Events for Kids

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program

Join us at the Burlington Public Library for “Libraries Rock” this summer! We have a Reading Program where children of all ages can earn prizes by completing weekly bookmarks of fun reading activities. Kids will also have a chance to win a grand prize.

And while you’re here, take advantage of these fun events:

  • Summer Registration Begins: Monday, June 11
  • First day to turn in reading record: Monday, June 18
  • Summer Reading Program Ends: Friday, August 17
  • Grand Prize Drawing: Monday, August 20-winners will be notified this week.

Teen Volunteers Needed

We need your help with this year’s summer reading program, and you need community service hours. So, let’s work together!  Sign up to be a 2018 Summer Reading Program Volunteer at BPL today! You can sign up at

Special Summer Event for Teens & Adults:

Cosplay How-To Sessions

Mondays, June 4 – September 10, 6:30 p.m. (see noted dates)

Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime.

  • June 4 – Cosplay Planning 101
  • June 18 – Modifying Thrifts and Everyday Items
  • July 9 – Makeup
  • July 16 – Wigs
  • July 30 – Sewing Patterns
  • August 13 – Sewing Troubleshooting
  • August 20 – Props & Accessories
  • September 10 – Photography Etiquette

Story Wagon Series

Fridays, June 15-July 20, 10:00 a.m. (no Story Wagon on July 6th)

Professional performers will appear at the library this summer. These free performances fill up fast, so feel free to come early. Be sure to see:

  • June 15 – Leonardo Biciunas, Leonardo Music
  • June 22 – Amy Mueller, Libraries Rock Dance Party
  • June 29 – Doug Jarecki & Matthew Huebsch, Kidsplay – interactive theater
  • July 13 – Todd Charles Steinberg, Moogician
  • July 20 – Emily Roberts, Snake Discovery

Special Events

  • June 12 – June Dairy Day at the library, from 10-11:30 a.m. This event – with free ice cream, a petting zoo, face painting, and games – is courtesy of Kan-Do 4-H and Burlington Back 40 4-H, Racine County Dairy Promotions, and WI Milk Marketing Board. This event will be located in Wehmhoff Park next to the library.
  • June 12-Traxside Skating event-Kids come to Traxside and read for 30 minutes and then you can skate this night for free from 4:30 to 9 p.m.
  • June 13- Popcorn and a movie-A Wrinkle in Time. 10:30 and 1:30-Registration required.
  • June 14 -Lego Build-10:00 a.m. All ages welcome to come and build. We will provide the Legos.
  • June 14-the library will have a table at the farmer’s market. 3:00 to 7:00
  • June 18- Wehr Nature Center Presents-The Buzz about Bees! 10:00 a.m.  ages 5 to 10
  • June 19-Lap-Sit 10:00 a.m.
  • June 20 – Zumba for Kids (and families, too!) 10:00 a.m. in Wehmhoff Square Park. It’s fun and fast, and don’t forget to bring your water bottle!
  • June 26 – Unicorn Party at 10:00 a.m.
  • June 26-Tech Class Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Registration Required
  • June 27-Family Bingo 6:30 p.m.
  • June 28 Summer Crafts at 10:00 a.m.
  • July 10 and 12 Block Party at 10:00 a.m.-kids come and build around the library.
  • July 11- Juggling Club presents at 10:00 a.m.-everyone will get a chance to juggle.
  • July-12-the library will have a table at the farmer’s market.3:00 to 7:00
  • July 17-Lap-Sit at 10:00 a.m.
  • July 19, 20 and 21-Book Sale
  • July 24-Lap-Sit at 10:00 a.m.
  • July 25 – Megan Wells-Grimms Fairytale at 10:00 a.m.
  • July 27-Kohl’s Wild Theater at 10:00 a.m.
  • July 31, August 7, and 14-ABC Music and Me at 10:00 a.m.-for kids birth to 5.
  • August 8-Tie Dye T-Shirts in Wehmhoff Square Park at 10:00 a.m.-Ages 10 and up. Registration Required
  • Every Friday in August at 10:00 a.m. Sensory Play in Wehmhoff Square Park. Children ages 5 and under and their care takers come and explore hands-on activities that involve your senses.
  • August 20-Summer Reading Grand Prize Drawing. Winners will be notified this week.


Threatening Weather
Please call the library at 262-342-1130 to see if we are open and programs are not canceled.  We alert Channels 4, 6 and 12 when the library is closed due to bad weather.