For Children

Build a Better World - Summer Library Program June 12 - July 21, 2017

New this year is a Build a Better Community component added to the traditional reading program.  Instead of earning trinket prizes, kids' reading will benefit a ommunity organization. Each hour of reading will equal one dollar. (Funding provided by the Friends of the Mazomanie Free Library.) Our goal is to do enough reading to be able to purhase a special headlamp (or two) for the District One EMS ambulance. But that's not all ...

Where in the World is the Globe?   Every day a little blue globe will be hiding in a different place in the library. Find it and  put your name in for a weekly prize drawing.

Read with Joy - 5-8 year old kids can read their favorite story to Joy, a patient, gentle 4-year old Labrador. Great for building confidence in young readers.  Joy will be ready to listen on Wednesday mornngs between 10-11 am. To schedule your child's 15-minute appointment with Joy (and Ms. Melody), call the library at 795-2104.

Pre-K Storytime - Fridays at 10:00 am  - June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 - Storytime is designed for children ages 2- 5 years old and includes a simple craft or activity. Registration is not required.

Lunch Bunch - Fridays at noon - June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 - Kids listen to a couple of chapters from The Hunt for the Hundredth Key by Geronimo Stilton while they eat their own sack lunch. The library provides dessert and fun crafty projects. Great for kids in 1st-4th grades. Seating is very limited - registration is required.

Special Guests & Activities - Wednesdays at 2:00 pm -

June 14 - Domino Effect;  June 21 - LEGO Challenge; June 28 - Rock Wall Climbing at Mix It Up Fitness, signed parental permission required; July 5 - The Soda Pups at the Community Building; July 12 - Tower Power; July 19 - Foiled Again!

Building Your Child’s Literacy Skills

Parents and teachers know that children who are read to at an early age become confident, capable readers. Reading to your child just twenty minutes each day helps encourage language skills, stimulate curiosity, and prepare for success in school.

Have a child with a specific interest like race cars or horses? Need help finding the right book to interest your young reader? Have a school project deadline coming up? Just ask and we will be happy to help you locate just the right books either on our shelves or available through the South Central Library System.

Live Homework Help® for students and adult learners

Online tutors are available on demand, every day from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. for one-to-one help with everything from homework to skills building and test prep. Professionally trained and experienced tutors will help students in kindergarten through 12th grades with math, science, English and social studies. Tutors will help adult learners with their GED, adult education courses, grammar help with their resume or a work-related project, and more.

How it works

The student and tutor communicate in a virtual classroom via IM (instant messenger). Live Homework Help® also uses two-way white boards, which are especially helpful for math and science problems.

Through Live Homework Help®, the tutor sees the grade level, subject and student’s question and the student sees the tutor’s first name and last initial. The tutor is not allowed to share personal or identifying information. With your Black Earth, Mazomanie or Dane County library card, you may get free Live Homework Help® every day, 2 to 9 p.m.

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