News from Monona Public Library — July 14, 2021
Monona Public Library
Monona WI | | 608-222-6127
Hello, everyone!

We continue to adjust to things going back to normal, and we so appreciate everyone's patience as we change things.

As of Monday, June 28 we are recommending that patrons wear facemasks. We recommend everyone wears a mask to continue keeping the library safe as much as we can, especially for those below the age of 12. We thank you all for helping us with this.

Starting in late July, we will open up our meeting spaces for public rental again. This includes our Board Room, which can seat up to 12 comfortably; Municipal Room, which can seat up to 25 comfortably and has moveable tables and access to a projector; and the Forum Room, with a stage and can seat up to 70. We will announce the exact dates for this in the near future.

We are seeing more and more people coming back into the library as everyone adjusts to going out again. We will continue to offer curbside service for those who do not want to come into the building to pick up their items. We look forward to when we can have programs in the building, which is tentatively slated for later this fall depending on the how Dane County is with coronavirus numbers.

Every day is a wonderful day that we get to see you all again! We look forward to seeing you.

We have made our summer reading program virtual with all the same benefits: that good feeling as you reach your literacy goals, while also earning fabulous prizes! Participants will earn tickets to enter into random drawings for prizes as they complete reading and activity badges. Sign up June 1 to July 31 at: If you prefer a paper tracking system, download the Reading Log here or pick up a copy at Monona Public Library during open hours. Visit for more information. Join for a summer full of reading and fun!
Summer is here! Enjoy these titles that celebrate the season. Click on a book and place a hold to pick up some of these, or others by the same author or on the same subject. Need help placing holds? Email or call the library for assistance.
Sadarri & Company -- Online event: Register here
Interactive, international, and entertaining! Join multilingual storytelling troupe, Sadarri & Company, for some hand-clappin', finger-snappin', foot-stompin' FUN with an array of participatory animal stories and songs. Registration Required to attend Zoom. Also will be on Facebook Live!
Hands-on STEM Fun with At-Home Activities! Designed for Ages 8-15.
Register here to pick up a kit with supplies:
Registration is required for this event and closes the Sunday before the date listed on the event. Participants will be able to use Monona Library curbside pick-up to get materials for the program. A link to a video detailing the process for the program will be released via email to participants at the specified time. Please feel free to share pictures of your creation!

Enjoy storytimes with Angelika as she reads books, sings songs, and shares early literacy tips. Ages 2-5 but younger and older siblings/friends are always welcome.

Ask for a craft bag, first come, first served, during Curbside Hours. Free! No checkout needed. Craft Bags also available in the library during our new open to the public browsing hours!

Don't forget to send a picture of your craft to We can't wait to see what you create!
Play outdoors with Tiffany through different types of construction materials! Blocks, Lego, Duplo, giant boxes, and pool noodles galore! The goal of Construction Zone is for children to work together to create magnificent things out of simple materials! Drop-in event on library green space off Schluter Rd.
Read to a Dog - July 19, 4:30 - 6:00pm
(Outdoor event): Register Here
Beginning and independent readers are invited to register for a 15 minute time slot with a Dogs on Call volunteer and their canine! Registration Required. Masks recommended.
Kids Naturally Newsletter Deborah Proctor, Wisconsin Master Naturalist, shares tips and ideas in a monthly newsletter on how to unplug your children and grandchildren and get them into the great outdoors where they can learn naturally. Check "Kids Naturally" on the Children's webpage.
Outdoor event: Register here
Come build a mason jar terrarium with Tiffany and Sarah Ellis from Olbrich Gardens! Both will help guide you and provide information about how to care for your terrarium that you get to take home!
Gaming Hangout every Wednesday @ 1:00pm!
Every Wednesday we will play Jackbox games, Among Us, Spaceteam, and other free-to-play games that are available on multiple devices! Discord (free voice chat service) is required to participate. If you're interested in joining, email Tiffany for a link to the Discord server:
Online event: Register here
Online event: Register here
Join us this summer for an awesome Graphic Novel reading adventure! Each participant will get a book club bag two weeks before each gathering, filled with our selected book as well as some goodies! Registration required for each session.
Eco-Action Tuesdays: Click for Details
Travel back in time to the 1880s at the Nathaniel Dean House and learn how people lived without plastic. Then make your own plastic-free shampoo bar to take home!
Friday Morning Book Group
The Friday Morning Book Group is online! The program focuses on thought-provoking and enjoyable reads in a variety of genres, including both fiction and non-fiction. This is a casual, drop-in group, so please join us when you can! This book discussion will take place on Zoom. Regular print, large print, and book on CD copies will be available at the library one month before the book discussion.

Every Third Friday, 10-11:30 am
Adults, Children, Tweens, Teens, and Families! Our service model has shifted to provide virtual programming for all ages. Here are ways to connect with us online:

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