Library Programs

In this day and age, a Library needs to be more than just books. We pride ourselves in paying close attention to our patron's needs. Because of this commitment, the Brillion Public Library is a dynamic, interactive place to learn, to discover, and to explore. No matter what your age or interest, we have a program that is just right for you.

Summer Reading Program

The Library presents a summer reading program for the whole family. The program features independent reading programs that include a Read-to-me programs for those who aren’t able to read; a school age reading program; a teen and adult reading program. The library also offers weekly storytimes, family programs and programs for select age groups during the summer. Links are to 2017 programs.

 Timber Rattler Read Program

Open to youth in K-Grade 5. Youth read for 4 weeks and earn a ticket to a special Timber Rattler game in August. Program runs with the summer reading program with ticket orders due on July 28th.  Timber Rattler game is on Au;gust 20, 2017 at 1:05 p.m.  

 Read the book, be the book

 A joint program between the Brillion Public Library and the Brillion Nature Center.  The Library provides the "Read the book"  part, while the Nature Center brings the book to life with an activity program.  This year your opportunity to be the book will take place at the library once a month.  Come to Storytime on the designated Tuesday and experience the book.  Then take a trip out to the Brillion Nature Center and experience further. 

 Battle of the Books

Open to youth in grades 7-12. Each year a Brillion Team of youth participates in a Manitowoc-Calumet Library System Battle of the books contest. Youth are given the titles at the beginning of the summer. Coaches work with the youth on the books. A System competition takes place on September 6th at Silver Lake College.   

Homeschooling Session

The Library offers monthly sessions during the school year (September-May) for families that homeschool.  Activities are provided for the school age youth while the parents are given the opportunity to network with other homeschoolers. Click here for a list of activities.

Book Talking

Discussion groups meet once a month on a Tuesday (usually the 4th Tuesday of the month) at 1:30 p.m. Group suggests titles of books that are read by the group and discussed. Copies of the book are furnished by the library.  Discussion on the same book takes place on the following Wednesday at West Haven.

Schedule of books  2017 Schedule of books

Genealogy

The Library hosts a quarterly Genealogy session. Programs take place on the first Wednesday of the month (March/June/September/December) at 1:30 p.m. Program is open to anyone interested in genealogy, family history or local history. Anyone with an interest in Genealogy can be a part of the library’s genealogy email list. Receive information of genealogy related topics. Sign up at the library or send an email to cmoede@mcls.lib.wi.us  expressing your interest in genealogy.  Our program will be on December 6th  at 1;30 pm and will feature guest speaker, Meredith Meier from the Manitowoc Public Library.  She will talk about the resources available to genealogists.  Make plans to join us!    

Internet and Computer Exploration Classes  Devices Classes

The library offers basic computer and Internet exploration classes at various times throughout the year.  They also offer Device classes.  Bring your device in and lreceive help on using the device and accessing Overdrive to download books and audiobooks.  Watch for notices of upcoming sessions. Check newsletter, calendars and latest news for current program dates.

Displays!

The Library offers the public the opportunity to put a display in the library’s display case. Displays are in the case for a one month period. If you are interested in putting up a display, contact the library. 

Milwaukee Bucks Read to Achieve

Youth in grades 1-8 can earn a free ticket to a Milwaukee Bucks game by reading. Program starts in January and ends in February. Watch for details!

Munch a Movies

Open to the public. Program takes place in February and March of the year on Tuesdays at noon. The Library shows a feature on the screen. The public brings their lunch and enjoys coffee furnished by the library. Click for schedule of movies.

Story Time and Free Play

Open to all youth preschool through Kindergarten age. Programs last between 30 and 45 minutes and consist of a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts and other activities. Join us on either Mondays at 6:30 p.m. or Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.. The Library runs 3 sessions every year with the first week of the month featuring Free Play.  Free Play uses a theme and has a variety of play activities for the children. Click for Current Schedule.

Parents are invited to sign up their young children for the 1000 books program.  The goal of this program is for a child to have at least 1000 books read to them before they start Kindergarten.  To help parents reach this goal, the Library invites parents to sign up and receive materials to track their progress.  Children receive small incentives along the way.  To sign up for this program, stop in at the library during library hours.

Brillion Public Library Wish List

The Brillion Public Library, as a tax-supported institution, is always looking for ways to keep costs down, but still maintain a high level of service. This Wish List is one way. The Public and Organizations are invited to donate items on this list. Donations may be made in honor of someone, in memory of someone, to celebrate a special event, or for no reason at all. If you would like to donate one or more of the items, please contact The Brillion Public Library. Thank you!

Library Wish List