Celebrate Children's Book Week, May 1-7. A special program will be held at the library on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 6 -7:45 pm. Guest children's authors Sara Laux Akin and Janet Halfmann will talk about their children's books. Illustrator Carol Schwartz will demonstrate how illustrations are done. In addition there will be drawings for prizes and refreshments. The program is sponsored by the South Milwaukee Public Library, the South Milwaukee Public Schools and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Wisconsin Chapter. The program is frree and open to everyone.
"One World, Many Stories" is the theme of the 2011 summer reading program, which starts on Monday, June 13.. Children who read for 300 minutes (or for the very young, listen to for 200 minutes) will receive prizes and books. Additional 300 minutes receive merchandise/food coupons. Wednesday afternoons will feature performers and Thursday morning will feature craft programs. The complete schedule of activities will be out in two weeks.
The library will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Saturday, May 28 and Monday, May 30