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Children's SRP details 2014

The children’s summer reading program, “Fizz! Boom! Read!” at Decorah Public Library will start June 9 with six consecutive weeks of fun and entertainment ending July 17th. Kids achieving the 15 hour reading goal will be rewarded a free library T-shirt designed by 6th grader, Kalea Oftedahl, and sponsored by the Friends of the Decorah Public Library. Additional rewards of free food coupons from McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and Pizza Ranch will also be available.




The annual Talent Show Starring Kids will be featured Wednesday, July 9 at 3:30-4:15.


Tom Murray and Chris Wasta will be featured Thursday morning July 10 at 10:30-11:15 with Fish Tales.


Tuesday, July 15 at 2-3pm brings Pillowcase Project with the Red Cross. Sponsored by the Disney Corporation, pillowcases decorated with Disney characters will be available to 3-5th graders as an educational tool for emergency preparedness. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, evacuated kids carried their most precious belongings in pillowcases. A workbook and pillowcase will be provided to each 3-5th grader free of charge.


IPTV’s Dan Wardell will present two energetic back-to-back story times Wednesday, July 16 at 10:00 and again at 11:00. Dan encourages kids to turn off the TV, use their imaginations, go outside and play, read good books and eat healthy food.


Toddle Time for ages 0-3 years meets Monday mornings throughout the year from 10:30-10:50 with stories, songs, finger plays, a puppet visitor and movement activities. Story Time meets Wednesday mornings at 10:30-11:15 throughout the year with stories, songs, finger plays, a puppet show, movement activities and a preschool craft.


Reading calendars will be available starting May 27th in the library or on the library web-site:  Questions regarding the children’s summer reading program may be directed to children’s librarian, Sally Stromseth, by calling the library at 563-382-3717 or by email:

Summertime at the library will be fun, exciting, energizing and educational as young patrons “Fizz! Boom! Read!”