Dig Into Reading

Dig Into ReadingWelcome to the summer reading program page for kids ages 3 through Grade 5!

Sign Up to Read This Summer!

Register to participate in this summer's reading program. Sign up today!

Here's how it works:

  • Complete 7 reading-related activities listed on the reading record per week.
  • Turn in your record for a stamp and a cool prize.
  • You may complete up to 8 records during the program.
  • Check out 5 or more books and get a grand prize entry form (once per week). 

Be sure to take a look at InfoSoup's Books to Hoot About blog for book reviews, activity sheets, and more!


Dig Into Reading programs will take place June 10 through August 2. Mark your calendars now, so you don't miss out on any of the fun!

Juggling Funny Stories with Story Performer Chris Fascione
Wednesday, June 12, 10:30AM and 1:30PM
Kimberly Library
Chris is a nationally-known story performer from Chicago who will show us how to Dig Into Reading with comedy, mime, juggling, and storytelling. Get ready for a top-notch performance with lots of laughs! Sponsored by Outagamie Waupaca Library System.

Tom Pease in Concert
Wednesday, June 19, 10:30AM and 1:30PM
Little Chute Village Hall (corner of Grand Ave. and Main St. right next to the windmill)
Favorite Wisconsin songster Tom Pease will get everyone singing and having a great time during his high-energy concert that is guaranteed to put a song in your heart. Sponsored by the American Legion Jacob Coppus Post #258.

I Dig Dinosaurs! Story Time
Friday, June 21, 10:30-11:15AM
Kimberly Library
Come enjoy some dino-mite stories and a craft project just right for preschoolers-grade 2. Rawr!

Vehicle-mania: Up Close Encounters with Things That Go
Wednesday, June 26, 10:30-11:30AM
Kimberly Library parking lot
Get up close and personal with some of the cool village and emergency vehicles and meet the great guys who drive them! In partnership with Fox Valley Metro Police and the Village of Kimberly Street Department.

The Science Alliance: Bugs, Beetles, and Bookworms
Wednesday, June 26, 1:30-2:15PM
Kimberly Library
Learn about entomology (the study of insects) in this super science program. The Science Alliance will help you go buggy for bugs as we take a close look at those creatures who dig in the dirt and fly in the sky.

I Dig Trucks! Story Time
Friday, June 28, 10:30-11:15AM
Kimberly Library
Beep, beep! Honk, honk! Move over for stories about your favorite vehicles and then make a cool craft.

Dig Into Book Art
Wednesday, July 3, 10:30AM to noon
Little Chute Library
Drop in and create your own art project using book jackets of newer picture books. Make a book cover quilt or poster or whatever your imagination comes up with! It’s artsy fun for anyone who loves children’s book art.

Soda Pups
Wednesday, July 10, 10:30AM and 1:30PM
Kimberly Library
You will dig the agility and obedience tricks of the amazing and adorable Soda Pups! Come watch what Ginger Ale, Sierra Mist, Squirt, Dr. Pepper, and RB (Root Beer) can do. Meet and greet the dogs after the show, too!

I Dig Fairies! Story Time
Friday, July 12, 10:30-11:15AM
Little Chute Library
Have a fairy good time with fairy stories and then make a fairy crown.

Dig Deep into Nature!
Wednesday, July 17, 10:30-11:15AM
Little Chute Library
A naturalist from Apple Creek YMCA will teach us about critters that dig or live underground. In partnership with the Passport to Nature Program.

Digging into Fossils
Wednesday, July 17, 1:30-2:30PM
Little Chute Library
Our special guest, Ms. Lex, will give you the scoop on fossils—how they are formed and where to find them. This fun science program will include a hands-on activity and is geared for kids in grades K-5.

I Dig Animals That Dig! Story Time
Friday, July 19, 10:30-11:30AM
Little Chute Library
Dig into stories featuring wacky wombats and underground animals and make a related craft.

Game Day with The Learning Shop
Wednesday, July 24, 1:30-3:30PM
Kimberly Library
Our friends from The Learning Shop will showcase many of the latest games for you to try. You won’t be bored with so many great board games to play. Fun for the whole family!

Trivia Trek
Monday, July 29, 6:00-7:30PM
Kimberly Library to Sunset Park
Exercise your mind and body! Enjoy a family evening walk with trivia from community groups along the way. The trek is about one mile long and ends at the fire station with an ice cream treat. In partnership with the Kimberly Park & Recreation Department and the Fire Department.

Mad Science Show
Wednesday, July 31, 10:30AM and 1:30PM
Little Chute Library
We conclude our Summer Reading Program with a bang as Dr. Shock joins us all the way from Iowa to blind you with science! Come see incredible experiments as we dig into great science fun for all ages! Sponsored by Outagamie Waupaca Library System.

PBS Kids Get Up and Go! Day Tales and Tails
Friday, August 2, 10:00AM to noon
Kimberly Library
Get Up and Go! Day highlights ways Wisconsin families can be active, enjoy the outdoors, and be healthy! The event will include appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog and Martha Speaks, as well as hands-on fun, music, movement, arts & crafts, and science activities. In partnership with Wisconsin Public Television and Child Care Resource and Referral, Inc.

Pages in the Park
Tuesday, August 6, 5:00-7:00PM
Heesakker Park, Little Chute
Take a story walk anytime between 5-7PM. Enjoy nature as you read a children’s story at page stations along a path at Heesakker Park. Bring along a picnic supper if you wish and spend your evening at the park. In partnership with the Little Chute Park & Recreation Department.


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