Summer Reading Program


We want to take a moment to thank our sponsors of the Agnes Robinson Waterloo Public Library 2017 Summer Reading Program. Your support enables us to have a successful program and enables so many children to enjoy the library programs.



Jeff Quinn, Magician visited the Library for Family Nite on Friday, July 16. What an amazing night! Jeff even made the lights go off and on in the library (or at least he took credit for the feat on that rainy, stormy night!). Make sure to check the dates of future Family Nites at the Library for more fun and excitement.




Oh Goodness what fun was had at the Lego Party on Tuesday Night. Be sure to come back and if you haven't made it yet, stop by this Tuesday.


 More Lego Fun

Our Second Lego night was so much fun. It is great to see the parents enjoying the legos as much as the children.


Final Lego Night

Our final session of Lego Night was complete with guests Dillon Saathoff and Troy Ogden showing their robots to the group. What a great job these two have done in building these robots.

With the success of our Lego Nights, the Library will be offering these again during the school year. We will keep you posted as to dates and times.




Our second family night was June 25, with Wild Life Encounters. Our patrons got to see and touch many wild animals including an Alligator, a Albino Python, a hedgehog, a Feral Fox and a Patagonian Cavy, and a Porcupine. Make sure to come to our next Family Night on July 7, when the Omaha Zoo is our guest.



The Library hosted the Children's Museum Bubble Demonstration. What an interesting and fun presentation.



Poppin' Penelope Pizza Party


The Library's final family night during summer reading was a pizza party and guest, Poppin' Penelope doing face painting and balloon hats and swords. The night was a great end to a wonderful summer reading program. Thanks to all who participated, volunteered and had fun!




The Summer Reading Pizza Party was also when winners of the contests and drawings were announced. The "Guess the correct number of Legos in the Jar" was won by Brandon Kohn with a guess of 500 legos. Brandon received a box of legos of his own to take home.
The Parents as Reading Partners was won by the Albrecht family who selected the inflatable pool as their prize. 2nd place in this category went to Bakken family who won zoo passes.
The Scavenger hunt winners were Asa Woodward who won a tent, and Corbin Wells who won passes to the Children's Museum.
The Teen Program "Guess what the Shredded Book Is" contest was won by Madysen TenEyck who received a $30 Scheels gift card. The winners of the drawing for the Teen Bingo were Kaydence LaPuzza and Ethan Maline who both won $10 Scheels gift cards.
The grand prize was won by Scarlet Foley who won a $50 gift card and Amara Woodward who won an engraved brick.

Congrats to the winners, and a special thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers for another successful year.






Family Night Kickoff with Magician Jeff Quinn

Friday, June 16th at 7:00 pm.

Lots of Magical fun for the entire family

"Lego" Your Imagination

Tuesday, June 20th at 5- 6 p.m. 

Family Night Wildlife Encounters

Friday, June 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

A wildlife adventure featuring live, exotic animals

and amazing animal facts

"Lego" Your Imagination

Tuesday, June 27th at 5- 6 p.m. 

Family Night Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

Friday, July 7th at 7:00 p.m.

We are bringing the Zoo to you!

From polar bears in the arctic to turtles in Nebraska,

learn what it takes to help animals at home and far away

"Lego" Your Imagination

Tuesday, July 11th at 5- 6 p.m.

Family Night Omaha Children's Museum

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 p.m.

An Amazing Bubble Show featuring bubbles of all shapes and sizes!

Poppin' Penelope's Pizza Party Palouza

Monday, July 17th at 5 p.m.

Our end-of-summer reading celebration with pizza, prize drawings,

awesome balloon creations and face painting.

(For kids who have earned a pass by reading at

least 3 hours and their families.)