Youth Summer Reading

Click here to obtain the Baby/Toddler recording sheet. Click here for the Youth recording sheet. Extra recording sheets are located here.

The Youth Summer Reading Program begins on Friday, June 7 with our Family Fort Night kickoff. The program runs through Saturday, July 27.

  1. Reading records will be available by June 1. As soon as you have a reading record, you may begin tracking your reading activities.  The first day to receive a prize from the library is June 10.
  2. Keep track of your reading activities on your reading record.
  3. Visit the library between June 10 and July 27 to track your reading and collect rewards.
  4. After you are finished with all three game boards, ask for a “Read for a Reason” extra reading log from the library. Your extra reading will earn money for Fort Atkinson’s K9 Unit.  The more you read, the more money the library will donate at the end of the summer.
  5. Log all reading at the public library by July 27.

Recording Hours
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Storytime Programs

Baby Time (birth to 18 months): Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Toddler Time (18 to 36 months): Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Family Storytime: Tuesdays at 6 p.m. (not 6/11, 6/25, 7/2, or 7/16)

Storytime in the Park: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Join us at the Jones Park shelter for stories, songs, and an activity.  In case of inclement weather, we will meet at the library.  Check the library’s Facebook page for updates.  Storytime will be held in the park from June 12 through July 24.

Special Programs:
Family Fort Night Friday, June 7
Library Youth Area  5:30-7 p.m.
Stay in the library after hours to create a cool reading fort.  Bring a good book, a flashlight, and indoor fort-building materials—such as sheets, pillows, and blankets.  The library doors will be locked at 6 p.m.  All kids must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Creepy Crawly Zoo  Tuesday, June 11
Library Community Room 6 p.m.

Make Your Own Mini Buttons Thursday, June 13
Library Youth Area 2-3 p.m.

Veg Out! Nutrition and Gardening Camp June 15 -or- June 20
Library Community Room 1-4 p.m.
Registration is required.  Recommended for grades 1-5.  Kids will learn about building a healthy plate, where food comes from and diversity in food and nutrition.  Please visit to register for one session.  An AmeriCorps Farm to School program sponsored by Fort HealthCare.

Marc the Zani, Interactive Variety Show  Tuesday, June 18
Library Community Room 1:30 p.m.

Musician Randy Peterson Tuesday, June 25
Library Community Room 6 p.m.

Galaxy Slime  Thursday, June 27
Library Youth Area 2-3 p.m.

Paper Aliens Art Workshop Tuesday, July 2
Library Storytime Room 3:30 p.m. –or– 6 p.m.
Registration is required.  Join local artist Sally Koehler to design and make your own alien.  Students will learn about two-dimensional artwork and symmetry.

Ballet Storytime Tuesday, July 9
Library Community Room 1:30 p.m.

Mad Science “Reach for the Moon” Tuesday, July 16
Library Community Room 6 p.m.

MakeDo Cardboard Construction Thursday, July 18
Library Youth Area 2-3 p.m.

Musician Tom Pease Tuesday, July 23
Library Community Room 1:30 p.m.

Special thanks to the community’s generous 2019 sponsors and contributors!

Abendroth Water Conditioning, Inc.

Badger Bank

Cloute Window & Wall Washing

Culver’s of Fort Atkinson

Dunsmoor Doors, Inc.

Edwin Frohmader VFW Aux. 1879

Edwin Frohmader VFW Post 1879

Fort Atkinson Parks and Recreation

Fort Community Credit Union

Friends of the Library

Frostie Freeze

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

Kiwanis Club of Fort Atkinson

Knights of Columbus No. 3396

Krueger Jeweler

Lions Club of Fort Atkinson

Optimist Club of Fort Atkinson

Paul Frank Florine American Legion Aux. 166

Paul Frank Florine American Legion Post 166



Yerges Van Liners, Inc.