State park passes, baseball tickets for kids at the library

Children and teens in T. B. Scott Library’s summer reading programs are receiving two free passes in addition to their regular prizes. Thanks to the Wisconsin DNR, each participant is entitled to a free courtesy sticker that will allow the child and the whole family to visit Council Grounds or other state park for a day. Also, vouchers are being given out to allow each child a free ticket to the Wisconsin Woodchucks baseball game on Aug. 1.

Children, teens and accompanying adults may continue to ride free on the Merrill-Go-Round to and from the many special “Make a Splash” events.

Upcoming events include:

Monday, July 19, 9:45-10:45 a.m., Cindi and Dennis Timm and their yellow lab, Ripper, invite readers of all abilities to read aloud in the library storyhour room during the fifth session of “Read to a Dog.”

Tuesday, July 20, 1-3 p.m. – “Water Your Imagination” for teens will include three hands-on activities – Japanese fish printing, marbleized paper making and creating a junk boat. Participants are encouraged to bring their own plain white t-shirts. Some t-shirts and all other materials will be provided. This event is open to grades 6 to 12. Pre-registration is appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, July 21, 10 a.m. – Musician David Landau will perform in the Prairie River Middle School auditorium, sponsored by River Valley Bank. All ages are encouraged to attend this upbeat musical program that will keep children engaged and constantly thinking as they sing some, move some, act some, dance some, shout a little and laugh a bunch.

Thursday, July 22, 12-1:15 p.m. – Lunch Bunch will “Make a Splash with Fishing!” Special guests for this session will be Linda and Jessica Schuster sharing their experiences when fishing in Alaska. Children going into grades 4 to 6 may join Lunch Bunch at any time by registering at the library youth services desk. Sessions include stories, hands-on crafts and other water-themed activities.

Wednesday, July 28, 10 a.m. – Make a Splash Outdoors on the library lawn with summer games, hands-on crafts and other water-themed activities led by library staff and volunteers, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Library programs and events are free of charge and open to the public. For more information or to register for a program, contact the library at 536-7191 or view the summer calendar at

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