May 2024

Connecting educators to Oshkosh Public Library's resources and services.

We have a packed summer of events designed to keep kids’ learning going strong! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store for your students. Visit our website for details.

Sign up for Summer Reading: June 1 – Aug. 3.

Thank you to our sponsors: the Donald Hansen Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, Winnebago Community Credit Union, and the Oshkosh Herald.

Featured events

Grades K – 2

Call (920) 236-5208 to register for supplies.

  • Elementary Book Club: Join us for book discussions, snacks and activities. Themes include airplanes, sharks and dinosaurs. June 14, July 12, Aug. 9 | 4:30 p.m.
  • Read to a Dog: Improve reading skills and boost confidence. June 3 to Aug. 5 | 4 p.m. Grades K – 5.
  • Paint Along with Ms. Katie: Paint a rainy day frog, airplane and unicorn with guidance from Kids on Canvas. June 5, July 3, Aug. 7 | 1:30 p.m.
  • Wonderlab: Explore the world of S.T.E.A.M. learning with hands-on experiments. June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 | 5:30 p.m.

Grades 3 – 5

Call (920) 236-5208 to register for supplies.

Activities & more!

Your K – 5 students won’t want to miss ChickQuest, where they’ll learn about the life cycle of chickens (we’re hatching them in the Children’s Department!), and our adventurous Children’s Summer Art Display, where young artists can share their creativity on our gallery wall.


As the school year winds down, we want to thank you for the hard work and dedication you pour into teaching every day. Wishing you a fantastic summer ahead, and we hope to see you soon!


Happy Reading!


Marie, Kallie, Hannah, Juli and Morgan

Oshkosh Public Library Children’s Team

Staff Picks

Outdoor School:

Tree, Wildflower, and

Mushroom Spotting

by Mary Kay Carson 

An essential companion for young nature lovers. It features immersive activities, journaling sections, and advanced adventures suitable for all levels. 

Playing the Cards You’re Dealt

by Varian Johnson

Ten-year-old Anthony enters the family's spades tournament. When his partner is grounded, he reluctantly pairs with Shirley. As they strategize, Ant confronts family secrets that could strain their bond.

The Season of Styx Malone

by Kekla Magoon

Caleb Franklin and his younger brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer with their new, older neighbor, Styx Malone, a foster boy from the city.

New Arrivals

Children's Fiction


New Arrivals

Children's Nonfiction


Did you know?

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Summer Reading Lists are available for download. Titles on the 2024 list were compiled and annotated by ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee.

Free Printables

Birth – Preschool

Grades K – 2

Grades 3 – 5

Grades 6 - 8

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