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Summer Happenings for All Ages!

We are excited to partner with Beanstack again this year to offer an online reading and activity program for ALL ages!
June 14th – August 6th (Registration begins June 7th)

  • Have fun reading, completing activities, earning badges and rewards, as well as entering drawings for gift baskets, gift cards, and Chamber Bucks!
  • Our summer challenge may be accessed online at ellsworthlibrary.beanstack.org  or through the Beanstack Tracker App on your mobile devices.
  • If you do not have access online or through a mobile device, or would like to participate offline, you may participate using a paper log. Please call the library at 715-273-3209 to register. Paper Logs can be found on the Grab and Go Cart in the back hallway of the library.

How to Register

Online at ellsworthlibrary.beanstack.org

  • Click Register an Individual or Family
  • Follow the prompts to get yourself and your family members registered for 2020 Summer Reading Challenges
  • Start logging your reading and completing activities
  • Earn badges to motivate and put toward prizes

Using the Beanstack Tracker App

  • Download the Beanstack app (available through the App Store or Play Store)
  • Select Get Started
  • Does your library already use Beanstack? Select Yup!
  • Type in Ellsworth Public Library
  • Select Don’t Have an Account? Sign Up at the bottom of the screen.
  • Follow the prompts to get yourself and your family members register for the 2020 Summer Reading Challenges
  • Start logging your reading and completing activities
  • Earn badges to motivate and to put toward prizes

YouTube Beanstack and Tracker App Tutorial Videos

Summer Challenges by Age Group

0-11    Log reading by number of books you read or have read to you. (If you are a chapter book reader log 1 book for each 20 pages you read.) Earn a reading badge and something from the Summer Fun Cart for every 10 books. Reach 70 books and you earn a free book. Also each earned activity badge and any reading badge beyond 70 books, earns you extra entries into the Summer Gift Basket Drawing.

12-18    Log reading by number of minutes. Earn a reading badge for every hour of reading. Each earned reading badge rewards you with an entry to win an amazon gift card. Also, each earned activity badge and any reading badge beyond 7 hours, earns you additional entries into the gift card drawings.

19+     Log reading by number of minutes. Earn a reading badge for every hour of reading. Each earned reading badge rewards you with an entry to win Ellsworth Chamber Bucks. Also, each earned activity badge and any reading badge beyond 7 hours, earns you additional entries into the Chamber Bucks drawings.

Enjoy our Exciting Summer Activities and Events!

Youth & Family Programs (ages are recommendations)

Summer Scavenger Hunt
July 12- August 31

Find 10 painted story bricks hidden in 5 parks/parklets in town. The mission is to discover all 10 books and record which book character was found at which location. Pick up a recording sheet at the library or go to a google form HERE to record your answers.
 
Find all 10 and pick up at treat at the library!
 

Storytime in the Park with Ms. Caroline
(kids of all ages)

Fridays at 10 am (June 4-August 20)*
East End Park

Come sing, read, and play with Ms. Caroline.
*no storytime July 2

July 9 – Special chicken visitors and guest reader Ms. Elise

July 16 – Meet us at the Food Pantry Community Garden at 440 North Maple Street for a special Garden Storytime

July 23 – Special llama visitors!

July 30 – 4-H Members Small Animal Parade

Evening in the Park Storytime (kids of all ages)
2nd Tuesdays at 6:30 pm (June 8, July 13, August 10)
Summit Park

Come Sing, read, and play with Ms. Caroline.

An Evening at Lazy P Ranch
N4741 810th Street, Ellsworth
Saturday, July 31 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening with llamas! Interact with the llamas, listen to stories and make a craft. Geared toward kids but all are welcome!

East End Storywalk
July 5-30
East End Businesses

Take a tour of Ellsworth’s East End while enjoying a story! Starting at Associated Band (420 East Main Street), head over to Broadway where the story continues at SRG Autosport. Continue walking up Broadway toward East Wall Street, looking for the next pages of the story in business windows along the way. Look for page numbers to help you follow the story. You’ll make a stop at Joanne Hines Agency before heading back down Broadway Street. When you reach the end of Broadway, you’ll head over to Morse Street where your tour and the story ends at Country Fit and Brushstrokes Paint Party and Art Supply.

But your adventure isn’t quite done! Visit Nyeggen Chiropractic at 105 N Piety Street for a game of I Spy. Follow the directions found there for a chance to win a Summer Fun Gift Basket or business gift cards.

Poolside Storytime (kids of all ages) Thursdays 2-3:00 pm (during afternoon swim breaks)
June 17- August 19 (no storytime on July 1)

Listen to stories, sing songs, and rhyme during afternoon, open swim breaks.

*Poolside Storytime subject to change. Check the Library website or Facebook page for weather-related cancellations or pool scheduling changes.

Art in the Park (East End Park)
Saturdays, June 19, July 24, August 21
10-11 am – adults only
11 am – 12 pm – children and families

June 19 – wood slice animal painting
July 24 – printing and stenciling
August 21 – watercolor

Hands-on, fun projects for families, kids 10+ w/out an adult, and adults without kids.

Legos in the Park (kids of all ages)
3rd Tuesdays at 4:00

(June 15, July 20, August 17)
East End Park

Play and create LEGO masterpieces with your friends. 

Together Thursdays – Part of the E3 Summer Fun Series (all ages)
Thursdays 5-7 pm 
(June 17, July 15, August 19)
East End Park

Music, games and activities provided by the library. Farmers’ Market vendors will be set up, and food for purchase will be available from a variety of food truck vendors.

Music starts at 5:30

June 17 – Chris & Ari Silver

July 15 – Patchouli & Terra Guitara

August 19 – Brooke Elizabeth

Summer Reading Celebration & History of the Blues Concert with Joey Leone
Friday, August 6
5-7 pm at Summit Park

Come celebrate the last day of the Summer Reading Challenge with us and renowned guitarist, Joey Leone. The music begins at 5:30. Turn in your summer reading logs, pick up your prizes, make some crafts and enjoy the show!

Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services Launch Event for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Saturday, August 7
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services (W7725 US Hwy 10)

Activities at the launch event will include Touch-A-Truck, coloring, “celebrity” Storytime, face painting and a bounce house. Every child aged 0-5 are invited to register for a FREE program that provides an age appropriate book mailed to them each month through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program. Visit with Ms. Caroline to learn about the library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten programs as well as other fun events and programs at the Ellsworth Public Library.

 
Summer Fun Cart
Visit our Summer Fun Cart for Grab and Go Activity Kits and other summer fun. Free and available to all. New activities and items added periodically throughout each month. Please take only one per person per visit. Share pictures of what you make or of yourself enjoying the kits from the cart at eplstaff@ellsworthlibrary.org.
 
 

Adult Programs/Events

Community Book Club (21+)
3rd Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Summit Park

Let’s gather together to share our love of books, conversation, and community. Copies are available at the library. (We’ll move back to Zoom in inclement weather)

June 24 – Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

July 22 – The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs

August 26 – The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner (Author Susan Meissner will be joining us virtually at 7 pm)

 

 

 

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Call us at 715-273-3209 about making your library services and experiences safe and welcoming.