PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES Some programs require pre-registration. To register for these free programs, use the online link in the program description below, or call 608-827-7402, email info@midlibrary.org, or stop by at the library's upper level Service Desk.

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TODAY   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Upper Level Library

‘Tween Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 9-12)
Wednesdays, 4-5pm and 6-7pm
January 26, February 2, 9, 16

Are you a Rogue, a Wizard or a Warrior? Play your part in the classic role-playing fantasy game. All skill levels welcome! Registration is required - space is limited to 5.  Registering for the January 26 date signs you up for the entire 4 week series. 




TODAY   
 
In the Upper Level Library

Toddler To-Go Crafts
Wednesdays at 5pm (while supplies last)
Are you missing storytime crafts? Pick up a pre-assembled toddler-friendly craft bag from the lobby ledge to take home. 




TONIGHT   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Upper Level Library

‘Tween Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 9-12)
Wednesdays, 4-5pm and 6-7pm
January 26, February 2, 9, 16

Are you a Rogue, a Wizard or a Warrior? Play your part in the classic role-playing fantasy game. All skill levels welcome! Registration is required - space is limited to 5.  Registering for the January 26 date signs you up for the entire 4 week series. 




Monday January 31   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Online

Winter Weekly Digital Escape Rooms (Grades K-5)
January 10 – March 11

Test your puzzle-solving skills with new escape rooms sent to you via email each week. Work on the escape room of your choice whenever it is convenient for you! Reply to the email with your answers to be entered into the weekly and grand prize drawings!

 

Week 4 (January 31 – February 6)

Complication in the City Geotilted (Kindergarten)
The Shapeterians have created their blueprint for the new city called Geotilted. The blueprints look fabulous except for one major issue! The engineers and architects have forgotten to plan for electricity and power supplies. There is no way for the monorails, flying cars, robots, or buildings to have any power! The Shapeterians need your help to put the power supply sources into the plans before construction can begin.

Commotion in the Coral Reef (Kindergarten)
The coral reef is such a beautiful place to discover all sorts of sea life. Captain Claw has decided to bring his submarine Triton to the surface to do some snorkeling. Little did he know, that his relaxing snorkeling excursion would be interrupted by a large number of Caribbean reef octopuses. The octopuses are searching for food and are becoming a nuisance to the other creatures in the reef. Captain Claw knows the only way to get the octopuses away from the reef is to get his special rainbow light to shine at them which is in his submarine on the shore. He doesn’t have much time as more and more reef octopuses will invade the area! 

Citizenship Challenge (Gr. 2-3)
The Patriotic Carnival wants reward those that are going above and beyond to be good citizens. Each time someone is caught being a great citizen, they get a special treat. See how many special treats you can collect!

Butterfly Bandit (Gr. 1-4)
A villain is working to capture all the world's butterflies! Put your knowledge to the test and solve the clues to unlock his briefcase to set the butterflies free again!

Caught in the Code (Elementary/Middle School)
We are caught in an infinite loop! Someone has re-written our classroom code and we are stuck. We will keep having the same day over and over unless we can find the correct code to de-bug the system. The correct code has been locked in the Breakout EDU box - once we figure out the combos, we will escape the loop and move forward.

Call me on my Shell Phone (Gr. 4)
Sammy Shark has been trying to get in touch with Patsy all day! She must not be picking up her shell phone because Sammy Shark has yet to talk to her.




Wednesday February 2   Registration Required
 
In the Upper Level Library

‘Tween Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 9-12)
Wednesdays, 4-5pm and 6-7pm
January 26, February 2, 9, 16

Are you a Rogue, a Wizard or a Warrior? Play your part in the classic role-playing fantasy game. All skill levels welcome! Registration is required - space is limited to 5.  Registering for the January 26 date signs you up for the entire 4 week series. 




Wednesday February 2   
 
In the Upper Level Library

Toddler To-Go Crafts
Wednesdays at 5pm (while supplies last)
Are you missing storytime crafts? Pick up a pre-assembled toddler-friendly craft bag from the lobby ledge to take home. 




Wednesday February 2   Registration Required
 
In the Upper Level Library

‘Tween Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 9-12)
Wednesdays, 4-5pm and 6-7pm
January 26, February 2, 9, 16

Are you a Rogue, a Wizard or a Warrior? Play your part in the classic role-playing fantasy game. All skill levels welcome! Registration is required - space is limited to 5.  Registering for the January 26 date signs you up for the entire 4 week series. 




Monday February 7   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Online

Winter Weekly Digital Escape Rooms (Grades K-5)
January 10 – March 11

Test your puzzle-solving skills with new escape rooms sent to you via email each week. Work on the escape room of your choice whenever it is convenient for you! Reply to the email with your answers to be entered into the weekly and grand prize drawings!

Week 5 (February 7 - 13)

The Great Race (Kindergarten)
You and a friend have to make something to push or pull and ride in for a big race. You want to practice pushing and pulling. Solve the puzzles so you can get some practice to help win the race!

The Litter Bugs Come Back (Gr. 1-3)
The Litter Bugs made it to school on time and are ready for their next adventure! Come along and join them as they put their new knowledge to use!

Spidey Goes to Class (Early Elementary)
Spidey is excited for his first day of school. He has all of his supplies and cannot wait to see his friends. He just needs to find his backpack! Please help Spidey retrace his steps and Breakout his backpack.

Takeoff Trouble (Gr. 1-4)10...9...8...7...
You are about to take off to explore our Solar System and beyond, but a red light starts flashing! If it stays on, the launch will be aborted.
...6...5...4…
You look over, and see that the “All Clear” button is hidden behind a series of locks.
...3...2...1…
Can you get through the locks and hit the “All Clear” button in time to
BLASTOFF?!

You Be The Governor (Gr. 5)
You were just granted governorship of a colony! Congratulations! Which one? I suppose you would like to know that, huh? Let’s make this fun - if you guess right you get to be governor. If not, we’ll let the King choose again.

Where Do I Belong? (Gr. 5-8)
You've just moved into the area and are trying to find out where you fit into this new civilization.  From your research, you know that the social classes in Mesopotamia and Egypt are pretty strictly defined and you do not want to make waves and upset anyone.  What you need to know now is how religion and political systems factor into your region.  Can you gather enough information to successfully assimilate into the region?




Monday February 7   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Online

Little om BIG OM Yoga 
Monday, February 7
Toddlers (ages 1-3) at 10:30am
Kids (ages 5& up) at 6pm

**This event has been changed to virtual**

Yoga and mindfulness practices specifically designed for each age group and led by awesome little om BIG OM instructors. Registration is required.




Monday February 7   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Online

Little om BIG OM Yoga 
Monday, February 7
Toddlers (ages 1-3) at 10:30am
Kids (ages 5& up) at 6pm

**This event has been changed to Virtual Yoga**

Yoga and mindfulness practices specifically designed for each age group and led by awesome little om BIG OM instructors. Registration is required.




Tuesday February 8   
 
Online

Monthly library board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.  Agenda and minutes at midlibrary.org/board  

Public Meeting, Everyone Welcome. 




Tuesday February 8   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Upper Level Library

Minecraft Club returns in the Tech Area on the Main Level. Open to ages 7-13. Registration required.

Registration opens on January 11th.




Wednesday February 9   Registration Required
 
In the Upper Level Library

‘Tween Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 9-12)
Wednesdays, 4-5pm and 6-7pm
January 26, February 2, 9, 16

Are you a Rogue, a Wizard or a Warrior? Play your part in the classic role-playing fantasy game. All skill levels welcome! Registration is required - space is limited to 5.  Registering for the January 26 date signs you up for the entire 4 week series. 




Wednesday February 9   
 
In the Upper Level Library

Toddler To-Go Crafts
Wednesdays at 5pm (while supplies last)
Are you missing storytime crafts? Pick up a pre-assembled toddler-friendly craft bag from the lobby ledge to take home. 




Wednesday February 9   Registration Required
 
In the Upper Level Library

‘Tween Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 9-12)
Wednesdays, 4-5pm and 6-7pm
January 26, February 2, 9, 16

Are you a Rogue, a Wizard or a Warrior? Play your part in the classic role-playing fantasy game. All skill levels welcome! Registration is required - space is limited to 5.  Registering for the January 26 date signs you up for the entire 4 week series. 




Monday February 14   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Online

Winter Weekly Digital Escape Rooms (Grades K-5)
January 10 – March 11

Test your puzzle-solving skills with new escape rooms sent to you via email each week. Work on the escape room of your choice whenever it is convenient for you! Reply to the email with your answers to be entered into the weekly and grand prize drawings!

Week 6 (February 14 - 20)

Here is your link to Playground Fun (PreK-2) 
It is time for recess but the gate is locked. Help unlock the clues so you can swing, slide and run with your friends on the playground.

Here is your link to Make it Count (PreK-1) 
Practicing numbers 0-100

Here is your link to Winter is Snow Fun (Elementary) 
Winter is fun, especially if you are a Snowman. Sam Snowman's friends played a trick and locked up his ticket home on the Deep Freeze Express. He needs to figure out the silly clues and open the locks so he can get home before he melts.

Here is your link to Winter Sports (Elementary/Middle School) 
It's winter-time, but that doesn't mean you're stuck inside. Get out there and explore the frosty world of sports! Watch the play-by-play, solve the puzzles, and help this cold-weather athlete score big.

Here is your link to Winter Jubilee (Gr 4-8) 
You and your friends are going to your town’s winter jubilee. There will be fun and games galore and of course the town’s annual winter jubilee championship games. You and your friends have been waiting all year for this competition. You know your team will be the one to beat, but first you need to brush up on your teamwork, logic and puzzle solving skills so you can win the competition! Do you have what it takes?

Here is you link to Winter Wonderland (Gr. 5+) 
Join us on an adventure around the world as we check on some of the animals that thrive in the cold.




Monday February 14   
 

The Middleton Public Library is going to Lakeview Park this winter!  Join the library on these no school days for MCPASD students: 

  • Monday, February 14 from 10:00-11:30am
  • Wednesday, March 9 from 1:00-2:30pm

The Library will be inside the Lakeview Park community room and students can choose a free children's or teen book plus a take and make craft activity (while supplies last). 

Lakeview Park is located at 6300 Mendota Avenue in Middleton. Look for the library inside the community room which is under the large pavilion. 

PLEASE NOTE: This event is weather permitting and may be cancelled last minute based on projected forecast. Current Covid-19 guidelines for indoor gatherings will be in place. 




Tuesday February 15   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Upper Level Library

Guide your character through an underwater world to discover treasure using Scratch coding. No previous coding experience necessary. Ages 8-13. 




Wednesday February 16   Registration Required
 
In the Upper Level Library

‘Tween Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 9-12)
Wednesdays, 4-5pm and 6-7pm
January 26, February 2, 9, 16

Are you a Rogue, a Wizard or a Warrior? Play your part in the classic role-playing fantasy game. All skill levels welcome! Registration is required - space is limited to 5.  Registering for the January 26 date signs you up for the entire 4 week series. 




Wednesday February 16   
 
In the Upper Level Library

Toddler To-Go Crafts
Wednesdays at 5pm (while supplies last)
Are you missing storytime crafts? Pick up a pre-assembled toddler-friendly craft bag from the lobby ledge to take home. 




Wednesday February 16   Registration Required
 
In the Upper Level Library

‘Tween Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 9-12)
Wednesdays, 4-5pm and 6-7pm
January 26, February 2, 9, 16

Are you a Rogue, a Wizard or a Warrior? Play your part in the classic role-playing fantasy game. All skill levels welcome! Registration is required - space is limited to 5.  Registering for the January 26 date signs you up for the entire 4 week series. 




Saturday February 19   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 

Please note: this program has been changed to a kit instead of an in person program. 

Polish and paint your own set of Kraken 12-piece raw dice to take home with you. Space limited. Registration required. 

Registration opens on January 1st, 2022




Monday February 21   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Online

Winter Weekly Digital Escape Rooms (Grades K-5)
January 10 – March 11

Test your puzzle-solving skills with new escape rooms sent to you via email each week. Work on the escape room of your choice whenever it is convenient for you! Reply to the email with your answers to be entered into the weekly and grand prize drawings!

Week 7 (February 21 - 27) – LAST WEEK OF WINTER DIGITAL ESCAPE ROOMS

Here is your link to Closet Clean Out (Gr. 1)
This closet is a mess! There are clothes, shoes, and hats everywhere! I can’t even remember the last time I wore some of these things. We'd better hurry and get this cleaned up before someone else sees it!

Here is your link to Camp Mighty ( Kindergarten)
At Camp Mighty, we are ending the Summer with a race! You must work through each puzzle using pushes and pulls to get to the finish line. Ready, set, go!

Here is your link to Carnival Quest (Gr. 2)
The carnival is in town and you want to try and play as many games as you can before it closes. See if you can win any prizes!

Here is your link to Carnival Behind the Scenes Breakdown (Gr. 2-3)
The Patriotic Carnival needs a lot of people to help keep it running. It operates like a small town with security and everything! Before people can come in, they need to have everything in working order. Time for one last check before the doors open. We have to work fast!

Here is your link to Can Washington Retire? (Gr. 2-5)
It’s George Washington’s last day as president and he has misplaced the key to his office to hand to John Adams! He doesn’t want anyone to know and he left some clues around as a reminder to him as to where it is. Please help him so he can finally retire to Mt. Vernon.

Here is your link to Cari’s Closet (Gr. 3)
Susan just started her new job at Cari’s Closet, a new clothing store in town. Her boss has asked her to go through the store reports and see where they can work on boosting sales. The only problem is, Susan can’t remember much about graphing! She needs your help to interpret the data and help Cari’s Closet increase their sales!

Here is your link to Benjamin Lewis Tracks Down the Gold Treasure 
(Gr. 5)
Some historians believe there is a huge fortune (worth more than 6 million dollars today), buried somewhere in Virginia. Our young hero, Ben Lewis, is out to find that treasure. In his last attempt, Ben tracked the gold down to Fairfax County, Virginia. Help him complete his quest!




Tuesday February 22   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Upper Level Library

Minecraft Club returns in the Tech Area on the Main Level. Open to ages 7-13. Registration required.

Registration opens on January 25th.




Wednesday February 23   
 
In the Upper Level Library

Toddler To-Go Crafts
Wednesdays at 5pm (while supplies last)
Are you missing storytime crafts? Pick up a pre-assembled toddler-friendly craft bag from the lobby ledge to take home. 




Saturday February 26   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Book Bunch: Oregon Trail Adventures (Grades K-6)

Saturday, February 26  2pm

Think you have what it takes to survive the Oregon Trail? Come on and find out! Your adventure will include all kinds of Oregon Trail Challenges, including a Choose Your Own Adventure Book and more. Registration is required. Please register all attendees - kids and adults. 

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 




Monday February 28   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Online

Virtual ‘Tween Book Club (Ages 9-12)
Monday, February, 28 6pm

Get a book – read a book – discuss a book! The first 20 ‘Tweens to register will receive a free copy of A Dash of Dragon by Heidi Lang– to keep! Head chef, Lailu Logenberry, has a lot on her plate – pay back a loan shark, avoid the Eleven mafia, and keep her customers happy with her specialty, monster cuisine. Worst of all, it seems her only chance at success is enlisting the help of her annoying rival, Greg. The Zoom meeting will include trivia challenges, MAD Libs, games and more. Registration deadline to receive a copy of the book: February 24.




Wednesday March 2   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Kindermusik (Ages 0 -6)
Wednesday, March 2, 10am
Saturday, March 5, 10am

Music, rhythm, stories and fun presented by the professionals from The Wonder Studio. Registration is required.




Wednesday March 2   
 
In the Upper Level Library

Toddler To-Go Crafts
Wednesdays at 5pm (while supplies last)
Are you missing storytime crafts? Pick up a pre-assembled toddler-friendly craft bag from the lobby ledge to take home. 




Saturday March 5   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Kindermusik (Ages 0 -6)
Wednesday, March 2, 10am
Saturday, March 5, 10am

Music, rhythm, stories and fun presented by the professionals from The Wonder Studio. Registration is required.




Monday March 7   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Little om BIG OM Yoga 
Monday, March 7
Toddlers (ages 1-3) at 10:30am
Kids (ages 5& up) at 6pm

Yoga and mindfulness practices specifically designed for each age group and led by awesome little om BIG OM instructors. Registration is required.




Monday March 7   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Little om BIG OM Yoga 
Monday, March 7
Toddlers (ages 1-3) at 10:30am
Kids (ages 5& up) at 6pm

Yoga and mindfulness practices specifically designed for each age group and led by awesome little om BIG OM instructors. Registration is required.




Tuesday March 8   
 
Online

Monthly library board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.  Agenda and minutes at midlibrary.org/board  

Public Meeting, Everyone Welcome. 




Wednesday March 9   
 

The Middleton Public Library is going to Lakeview Park this winter!  Join the library on these no school days for MCPASD students: 

  • Monday, February 14 from 10:00-11:30am
  • Wednesday, March 9 from 1:00-2:30pm

The Library will be inside the Lakeview Park community room and students can choose a free children's or teen book plus a take and make craft activity (while supplies last). 

Lakeview Park is located at 6300 Mendota Avenue in Middleton. Look for the library inside the community room which is under the large pavilion. 

PLEASE NOTE: This event is weather permitting and may be cancelled last minute based on projected forecast. Current Covid-19 guidelines for indoor gatherings will be in place.




Wednesday March 9   
 
In the Upper Level Library

Toddler To-Go Crafts
Wednesdays at 5pm (while supplies last)
Are you missing storytime crafts? Pick up a pre-assembled toddler-friendly craft bag from the lobby ledge to take home. 




Monday March 28   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Online

Spring Weekly Digital Escape Rooms (Grades K-5)
March 28 - May 15

Test your puzzle-solving skills with new escape rooms sent to you via email each week. Work on the escape room of your choice whenever it is convenient for you! Reply to the email with your answers to be entered into the weekly and grand prize drawings!

Week 1 (March 28 – April 3)

Movie Time (Kindergarten – 1st Grade)
The giraffes want to go see a movie but they block the screen. The giraffes found a show for giraffes only. When they arrive at the door it is locked. The clues will unlock the theater. Hurry and help solve the clues before the movie starts.

Keyla Makes Marvelous Music (Gr. 1)
Do you hear that? It sounds like a band playing. Keyla wants to play the drums, but she can’t find her drumsticks! Can you help Keyla find her drumsticks so she can join the band and make some marvelous music?

Investigative Detective (Gr. 2-5)
You are a member of the detective task force and have been chosen to help solve a series of crimes that the department believes are all connected in some way. Work with your fellow detectives to investigate the crime scenes, gather clues and evidence and find the perpetrator once and for all so justice may be served!

It’s Elementary, My Dear Poet! (Elementary)
Opportunity came knocking at your door,
now you get to go where you’ve never been before!
Alaska’s the place where you’ll learn from the best -
the poets whose work you have always obsessed.

Whale-watching and hiking on glaciers sound fine!
Biking and train rides - the LONGEST zip line!
With a slap to the forehead you cry out in vain - 
the ticket they sent you to ride on the plane

you locked in a box while trying to store it;
it didn’t get lost, but now you must floor it!
To get off the locks that have kept it secure,
you have to solve puzzles of which you’re unsure.

In 45 minutes your plane will depart,
and if you’re going to get there, you sure better start.
Remove all the locks and get into the case
or all of your hard work will just go to waste! 

It’s a Code Code World (Middle School, High School)
Our Code, the Code that lets us access the internet and communicate with our friends, listen to music, and watch videos has been messed with!  Someone has played a trick and added a Jenga Code! If we remove the Jenga Code, our entire program will collapse, which means no Internet for who knows how long! We need to carefully fix our code to save our Internet access, keep it from collapsing and Breakout!






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