Project Secret Garden - Community Reading Event in Mauston, WI

111 West State St.
Mauston, WI 53948
(608) 847-4454

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​Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-Noon
Closed Sunday

2020 Summer Library Program
Imagine Your Story
June 22- July 17
Each week we will post a storytime on our website,

Facebook page and YouTube channel. 

Each week's story will feature a classic children's fairy tale. 
Then, each week pickup an activity pack that goes with that week's book.  Activity packs will include a reading log, a hands-on project, a journal page and other fun activities.   
No registration required, just check back here on our website. 

Mauston's StoryWalk

Mauston’s StoryWalk is a series of 16 panels. Panel number one starts behind the Hatch Public Library in Riverside Park. Walkers, joggers, families, strollers, bikers, all follow the sidewalk from panel to panel, reading a page from a book, and ending with panel sixteen at Murphy Park, about a one-mile walk in all. The StoryWalk encourages outdoor activity, literacy and the use of Mauston’s north side Riverwalk. The panels are made to be changed and our library installs a new book in the StoryWalk seasonally.

This project was funded with help from the Friends of the Hatch Public Library, Kwik Trip Kares and the Kohler Foundation.  The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  

Youth Services

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten. Sound hard? It’s easier than you think.

If you read just one book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years! And we have fun incentives to keep you and your child motivated.

Want to learn more? Ready to sign up?

Stop at the circulation desk or give us a call today!

Week 1: The Secret Garden

Video Storytime: The Secret Garden


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Week 2: Jack and the Beanstalk

Video Storytime: Jack and the Beanstalk

Our Summer Library Program activity pack will be available for pickup Monday through Friday, 9-5, on a table outside of the front of the library.  Until supplies last, contents vary.

Learn how to fill out and submit your reading logs by clicking here: Video Tutorial: Summer 2020 Book Logs.