What’s Happening at Your Library in August

Provided by Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library

August is time for fairs and vacations before kids head back to school! The Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program maybe winding down, but we still have plenty of programs for children and their families to enjoy.

This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories.  The Summer Library Program began on Monday, June 10th and continues through Saturday, August 17th.  All the programs listed below are family friendly and absolutely FREE!


Registration began Monday, June 10th and continues through Saturday, August 3rd

This 8-week reading incentive program requires each child that registers to complete a certain number of reading challenges based on their age/grade level.  The 8-weeks of the challenge is divided into 4 two-week sections.  When a child completes their section they will get a prize.  If a child completes all 4 sections, they will earn a free book.  Also, when a child completes a section they will receive a raffle ticket to enter into one of the several prize drawings.

STORY TIME!!  No registration is required…come when you can!

Every Monday in August, 10-10:30 am: Story time for all ages.

August 2nd and 9th, 10-10:30 am: Toddler story time.


Tuesday, August 6th, 6 pm – 6:45 pm: It’s LEGO Night in the JP Adler Family Room.  Come and create with LEGOs.  The rule of the game is to use your imagination.  The library will provide the LEGOs.  Leave yours at home.  This is a family event.

Tuesday, August 13th, 6 pm – 7 pm: Space Slime in the JP Adler Family Room.  Create your own goopy, oozie slime that you can take home.  Supplies are limited so get to the program early.

Tuesday, August 20th, 6 pm – 7 pm: Sidewalk Chalk outside by the flag pole. Use the sidewalk squares as your canvas to make your masterpieces.

Tuesday, August 27th, 6 pm – 7:30 pm: Movie Night in the JP Adler Family Room.  Come see the second installment about the hidden lives of the animals that live with us.


Deke Slayton Museum Mini-Space Camp

Wednesday, August 14th at 10 am – Drendel Room in the 2nd Street Community Center

Hear about how Wisconsin born Deke Slayton went from farm boy to an astronaut and was the driving force behind the moon landing.  There will be a presentation, Q&A, and hands-on activities for the kids.

Space Carnival

Friday, August 16th from 12 – 2 pm

Join the Youth Services staff for a fun afternoon of various crafts and activities to help celebrate the end of the Summer Library Program.  Weather permitting this event will be outside the library, but in case of rain it will be held in the Drendel Room at the 2nd Street Community Center.

For more information about any of our programs, or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at 715-387-8494 Ext. 3 or email us [email protected].

New Children’s Fiction for August

We have many more great books for August at the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library. Stop in and take one home today!