Summer Reading Program

Sign up starts June 2!

For all ages. Read stories, record your minutes/books, and earn book prizes. Every reading log you turn in, you will also be entered into a drawing. 

How to Sign up

There are two ways to sign up for the Summer Reading Program:

  • Come into the library and get your reading log sheet and stickers
  • OR download Beanstack, a reading tracker app
How to Participate

Readers of all ages can participate by filling out reading logs. Turn in 2 logs to complete the program.

  • Track your reading using the circles on your reading log and the stickers provided. OR use reading tracker app, Beanstack.
  • Reading goals
    • Ages 0-7: read 100 books (1 circle = 1 book)
    • Ages 8 & up: read 2,000 minutes (1 circle = 20 minutes)
How to get your prizes
  1. Bring your completed reading log (or Beanstack message) into the library to pick out your book prize
  2. Bring in your logs as you complete them
  3. 1 reading log = 1 prize book & 1 raffle entry

Raffle Drawing Prizes

  • Ages 0-11 | a variety of themed baskets filled with fun actvities & games
  • Ages 12-17 | Kindle e-reader
  • Ages 18+ | Kindle e-reader

*Winners will be announced after August 26

Questions? 715-262-5555 |

 Summer Events

Summer Kickoff Celebration Summer Reading

June 2 | 5 – 7 p.m.

Start the summer off with us at our family-friendly kickoff! There will be a variety of vendors and activities for the whole family to enjoy. See who’s coming. 

The Bazillions are coming! A kid-friendly rock-n-roll band.

Family Board Game Night

June 30 | 5 p.m.

Bring the family and get your game on! Board games will be provided. If you would like to bring a family favorite game, bring it with and share it with other game-goers.  

Minute Olympics Family Event

July 28 | 5 p.m.

Have a hilariously good time playing games like Stack Attack and Face the Cookie. Perfect for all ages!

Summer Park Program

August 4 (DATE CHANGED) | 3 – 4 p.m. | Lions Public Square Park

Calling all ages 9 to 14…bring your friends and join the library at the middle school park for an activity! Can’t make it this day? The Park Program is every Thursday this summer (June 2 – August 4). In collaboration with Community Education. 

Multiplayer Madness (video game event)

August 18 | 5  p.m.

Bring your friends and play some videogames. Who will win?

Storytime Finale

August 26 | 10:30  a.m.

Join us for the Storytime Summer Finale. Read stories and have fun with a fan-favorite character. Who’s coming? Reveal next week!


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Crafts & Movies

LEGO® Club

June 7, July 19 & August 2 | 3:30-5 p.m.

Design and build a LEGO® masterpiece at this drop-in program. LEGO® bricks provided.

Family Craft Hour

June 15, July 6 & August 10 | 6 p.m.

Drop-in craft events for families featuring a different themed craft each month. All materials provided, while supplies last. 

Adult Coloring Craze

June 28, July 26 & August 16 | 2 p.m.

Do you need some downtime? Stop in for some coloring, music and conversation. Connect with friends and fellow community members while joining us for some stress-free and relaxing coloring. Supplies provided.  

Movie Mondays

June 13, July 11 & August 8 | 5:30 p.m.

Sit back, relax and enjoy a movie on us. 

Books & Stories


Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. & Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Featuring stories, songs, and crafts for little ones.

Books & Benches

June 24 at 10:30 a.m. | Freedom Park

Meet the art bench, listen to stories with story time from Miss Sam, create an art & nature project and take home a free book! 

Find out more about the Art Bench Trail and explore the St. Croix Valley Bench by Bench. 

Author Event: Theresa Klug Murray (Make Your Own Storypage)

July 12 | Freedom Park | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Flex your creative muscles to make your own storypage! Local children’s author and illustrator Theresa Klug Murray will read her book, “The Four Stones” and facilitate an interactive time of creating art. 

Kids will gather organic materials found throughout the grounds of Freedom Park, along with additional materials that will be provided, to create and illustrate their own storypage. 

This program will inspire children to re-imagine nature and tap into their creative side to illustrate their own personal story page. Bring a small object that represents the “main character” of your story or create one from material provided.

A collaboration between Theresa Murray, The Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center, Community Ed, and Prescott Public Library.


Speakers & Boards

Badger Talks  

A collaboration of Wisconsin public libraries.

Wisconsin’s Glacial Landscapes | June 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Join the talk

Listen to David M. Mickelson as describes how Wisconsin’s landscape came to be what it is today and why Wisconsin was chosen as the location of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and the Ice National Age Scientific Reserve. 

David Mickelson is Emeritus Professor of Geoscience, Geological Engineering, and Water Resources Management at UW–Madison.

Swedish Pancakes for Breakfast? | July 20 | 6:30 p.m.

Why do we eat the things we eat? And how do those things change over time? This talk explores what the foods we eat can tell us about immigration and Nordic-American life in the Upper Midwest.

Dr. Marcus Cederström is a folklorist working in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at UW-Madison as the community curator of Nordic-American folklore for the “Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest” project.

Beneficial Backyard Bugs | August 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Join the Talk

Wisconsin is home to 20,000+ insect species—the vast majority of which provide benefits to humans. Learn the many ways in which insects help us out and also take a look at how common these beneficial creatures can be in our own area.

Patrick (PJ) Liesch is a statewide entomology specialist and director of the University of Wisconsin Insect Diagnostic Lab (IDL). 

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

June 27, July 25 & August 22 | 7 p.m.

Be part of a group of young adults who help the library come up with and run programs, brainstorm new ideas, give input on books, programs and more. Sign up for TAB.


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Monday                  10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday                  10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday            10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday                10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday                      10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday                 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday                    Closed

Prescott Public Library

800 Borner Street North
Prescott, WI 54021

715-262-5555 (Phone)
715-262-4229 (Fax)

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