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Summer is the perfect time to try new things. 

Are you ready to take the Challenge?

For All Ages!

The Chilton Public Library Summer Reading Program tradition continues this summer! Read books and ebooks; listen to audiobooks; or (for our younger patrons) listen as someone reads to you. Then record everyday that you read in the Beanstack reading log (signup at  or pick up a paper log from the library) and earn badge buttons, book bags, and books!


Logging starts June 1. Regsitered after June 1?  You can backdate your reading log.

As always, the Summer Learning Program is available to readers of all ages – kids, teens and adults. The program is open to all, however, prizes must be picked up from the library.

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Starting June 19, 2023

Mondays at 11:30 AM

(no program the week of July 4th)

Join us at the library while we explore the fun of math.  Following the Summer Math Adventure program created by the Wisconsin Mathematics Council, participants will discover that math is all around us.

Library program is geared towards elementary and middle school ages.

Want to participate on your own?  Download your Math BINGO card directly:

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June 20, 2023 - August1, 2023

Tuesdays at 10:00 AM

(no program the week of July 4th)

Enjoy the summer with outdoor story time. Every week a different kid’s story relating to vegetable gardening will be explored. There will also be a fun, hands on garden activity for the whole family. This program encourages kids to be curious about where their food comes from, and to learn about and try fresh, healthy vegetables and herbs.


This program is a partnership amongst Chilton Public Library, FoodWise, and Ledge View Nature Center. Kids of all age are welcome.

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Tuesdays at 1 PM

June 13 - August 8


Camp Chilton is a weekly program geared towards those in third through fifth grade, though open to all who can work independently. Starting at 1 PM there will be crafts, creating, building and more.

Younger children can be accommodated with a participating teen or adult partner.

These two programs are a partnership between the Chilton Public Library, Brillion Public Library and the New Holstein Public Library.

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Science Action Club - Cloud Quest explores the impact of clouds on weather and climate. Using the GLOBE Observer citizen science platform, we will identify sky conditions and report discoveries to NASA. Researchers map these observations against satellite image data to study how clouds influence the flow of energy through Earth’s atmosphere.

Thursdays, June  22 through August 17, 11:30 AM, geared towards upper elementary and middle grade youths.

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Embark on thrilling literary adventures, explore new worlds, and engage in exciting discussions. Look no further, because the "Bookworm Brigade" Middle School Reading Club is here to ignite your love for reading!

Learn about new books, book-themed games and trivia, and complete reading challenges, bring your favorite book recommendation to share with the group!

Starts Wednesday , geared towards upper elementary and middle grade youths.

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First meeting - Wednesday, June 14 at 1:00 PM


ALL 5th - 12th graders are encouraged to participate.

Are you ready for an epic showdown of literary prowess? Get ready to participate in the thrilling "Battle of the Books" competition, where teams of readers engage in friendly competition to showcase their knowledge of selected books.

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Friday, July 7 at 6:00 PM

Calling all adventurers! Join us for an epic quest at our Library Dungeons and Dragons Program! This event will start with a learn-to, followed by a short quest.

Embark on a thrilling journey through the realms of fantasy as we dive into the captivating world of Dungeons and Dragons. 

Discover a treasure trove of character sheets, rulebooks, and dice sets to create your unique hero or heroine. Engage in epic battles, solve mind-bending puzzles, and navigate treacherous dungeons alongside your fellow adventurers. Immerse yourself in a captivating story.

No previous experience is necessary. Our friendly Dungeon Masters will guide you through the game mechanics and help you unleash your imagination.

Saturday, July 29

8:30 AM


A happy, healthy, fun run/walk for the entire family!


No matter your age or athletic ability, the CPL rainbow course is sure to be a great time.
You can do the 1.5 mile course (1 lap) or the 3 mile challenge (2 laps).


The course runs from the library down Main Street to Adams Street. Then up Adams to Columbia Street and Memorial Street. Runners will go down Memorial Street towards the hospital and turn down Oak Street. Take Oak to Park Streets, participants will then follow Park down to the library.

Color throwing will take place at the library and several places along the route.

Running will be running at their own risk. Runners must use sidewalks when available and obey all traffic law per the City of Chilton Police Department.

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The Great Puzzle Race

Friday, July 14 at 6:00 PM

Exit the Game Team Competition

Friday, August 11 at 6:00 PM


Do you and your friends/family have what it takes to complete the challenge while racing against other teams?  Sign up for the Great Puzzle Race or the Exit the Game team competitions. 

Each team can consist of a group of four.  Each team will be provided the same puzzle/game. The exact puzzle/game will not be announced until the night of competition.

Registration is required. Registration opens: 

Great Puzzle Race: June 5

Exit the Games: July 1

Registration closes one week prior to event. 

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Interactive Movies

Join in the fun and participate with the movie. Interactive script and props are supplied. There will also be popcorn.

Friday, June 16 at 6:30 PM - The Bad Guys (PG)

Friday, July 21 at 6:30 PM - The Princess Bride (PG)

Friday, August 18 at 6:30 PM - Cloudy with a Change of Meatballs (PG)

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