Summer Library Program 2022

* All programs subject to change or cancel based on Portage County & CDC Health Guidelines.

Find more information on the following programs by scrolling down:

  • Summer Reading Challenges (Preschool, School-Age, Teen, & Adult)
  • Discovery Days
  • Storytimes
  • Youth Learning Labs
  • Kid & Teen Lit Loot
  • Teen Time
  • Teen Social Hour
  • SAMA (Society for the Appreciation of Manga & Anime)
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Other Ongoing Programs & Videos

Summer Reading Challenges:

Register and earn Reading Challenge points through the free Beanstack Tracker app or the Beanstack website. Visit your local library branch to pick up a paper guide of the reading challenges or download and print at home!

Preschool (ages 0-5)

Preschool: Stevens Point & Plover          Preschool: Rosholt & Almond

School-Age (entering Kindergarten - 5th grade, 2022-2023 school year)

School-Age: Stevens Point & Plover       School-Age: Rosholt & Almond

Teen (entering 6th - 12th grade, 2022-2023 school year)

Teen: Stevens Point, Plover, Rosholt, & Almond

Adult (ages 18-109)

Adult: Stevens Point, Plover, Rosholt, & Almond

Discovery Days:

All Discovery Days are drop-in events. Families, kids, & teens are welcome! No registration required. While supplies last.

Click below for more information!

Stevens Point Library: Discovery Days

Plover & Rosholt Libraries: Discovery Days

Storytimes:

Stevens Point Library:

Tuesdays          10:30am & 4:00pm    June 7 - July 26   *except July 12

Plover Library:

Thursdays        10:30am                     June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21

Rosholt Library:

Wednesdays     10:30am                    June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27

Almond Library:

Tuesdays          10:30am                    June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26

Youth Learning Labs:

Take & make activities aimed for kids ages preschool - 2nd grade. Pick up at your local branch library. First come, first served, while supplies last.

Kid Lit Loot:

Kids entering grades 1-5 (2022-2023 school year) can register on our website each month to receive a custom-selected book checked out on your library card with themed goodies! First come, first served. While supplies last. (After registering you will be contacted when your loot is ready for pick up!)

Registration is open for the following themes:

July: (Opens July 13)

June: This month's bags have all been claimed.

 

Teen Lit Loot:

   

Teens entering grades 6-12 (2022-2023 school year) can register on our website each month to receive a custom-selected book checked out on your library card with themed goodies! First come, first served. While supplies last. (After registering you will be contacted when your loot is ready for pick up!)

Registration is open for the following themes:

July: (Opens July 6)

June: This month's bags have all been claimed.

Teen Time:

All Teen Times are drop-in events. Teens entering grades 6-12 (2022-2023 school year) are welcome! No registration required. While supplies last.

Click below for more information!

Stevens Point Library: Teen Time

Plover & Rosholt Libraries: Teen Time

Teen Social Hour:

Stevens Point Library:

Mondays   4:30 - 5:30 pm     June 13 - July 25   *except July 4

Teen Social Hour is a drop-in event. Teens entering grades 6-12 (2022-2023 school year) are welcome! No registration required.

SAMA: (*Society for the Appreciation of Manga & Anime)

Stevens Point Library:

Mondays   3:00 - 4:00 pm     June 13 & July 11    

Join the S.A.M.A. club to discuss manga, watch anime, & participate in a variety of activities. Call 715-346-1549 to register.

Dungeons & Dragons:

Stevens Point Library:

Mondays   2:00 - 4:00 pm     June 20, June 27, July 18, July 25

Explore the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow adventurers.

Create your own character & participate in adventures led by experienced Dungeon Masters. Call 715-346-1549 to register.

 

Ongoing Programs:

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten & Family Read Aloud Challenge

   

Our popular programs, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (for children from birth to age 5) and Family Read Aloud Challenge are online! Visit pocolibrary.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack Tracker app to register. Visit your Portage County Public Library branch to register for our paper version.

Between Reads Book Club

For adults and teens (15 & up with parental permission) who love Young Adult literature (YA lit tends to feature teen protagonists and is typically marketed for young adults). Meets 1st Tuesday of each month at the Stevens Point Library, 6:30 pm in the Pinery Room or via Zoom.

Whether you’re 15 or 115, YA lit has something great to offer! Vote, read, and discuss YA novels of a variety of genres.

Registration required – contact Youth Services (715) 346-1549. Current book club selection available at the Check Out Desk on the main level.

 

YouTube Channel:

PCPL Talks Books

Visit our YouTube channel to watch all of our PCPL Talks Books videos.

Storytime Snippets

Enjoy your favorite rhymes and songs from our Family Book Breaks on the PCPL YouTube Channel.

Story Walks @ the Branches

StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children's story along a walking route in the community.