Colby Community Library

Mon. 9 am - 5 pm
Tue. Noon - 7 pm
Wed. 9 am - 5 pm
Thurs. Noon - 7 pm
Fri. 9 am - 5 pm
Sat. 9 am - Noon
*Curbside available by request

Summer Reading Program

Program Description

Registration is Open: June 1 to June 19

Register in person or Call 715-223-2000 and we will have your materials ready for you with no waiting in line!

Intended for children ages 3-12.

Track pages read or listened to on your reading record and be eligible* for a prize choice from our “Castle of Prizes.”

Only books checked out from the Colby Library AFTER signing-up may be counted. The earlier you register, the more pages you can read and count!

A minimum of 500 pages must be read and recorded to be eligible for the prize drawings.

Return your record to the Library by 5pm on Monday, July 19, 2021.

Prize Castle

Reading Prize Finale

Thursday, July 22 , 10 a.m.

In the CCL Outdoor Amphitheater.

Rain date: Friday, July 23 at 10 a.m.

Return your record to the Library by
5pm on Monday, July 19, 2021.

Prize Castle

Reader Royalty Club

Readers reaching the Royalty Club will have their names in the “Castle of Prizes” drawing  first.

We will then work backwards through the clubs, ending with the Pirate Club members.

  • ROYALTY CLUB:  Read or listen to 4000 or more pages
  • DRAGON CLUB:  Read or listen to 3000-3999 pages
  • UNICORN CLUB:  Read or listen to 2000-2999 pages
  • KNIGHT CLUB:  Read or listen to 1000-1999 pages
  • PIRATE CLUB:  Read or listen to 500-999 pages


Build it Bag

Tails & Tales Build-It-Bags

Available: Monday, June 21 – Friday, July 2

Pick-up “Build-It-Bags“ at the CCL (one per family, please).

Using only the items in the bag, along with your own scissors and adhesive, create a Tails & Tales-themed creature or structure (unicorn, castle, dragon, etc.).

Take a photo of your creation.

Submit the the photo (NOT the creation) into the CCL by 5 p.m. Friday, July 9.

Emailing photos to is preferred.

Photos will be displayed at the CCL and judged by a local artist.
Winners will receive a Family Pizza Party Pack!

Fairy Tale Guessing Game

Fairy Tale Guessing Game

Visit the CCL to see the Fairy Tale Display Case. 

Fill out a slip when you visit the library to guess how many pieces the display contains. 

The submitted guesses will be checked and those closest to the number of items, without going over, will be the winners. 

Limit: one guess per day

The winner and runners-up will be able to choose a prize from the items in the display at the Finale! 

Dragon Craft

Take & Make Crafts of the Week

Each week, visit the CCL’s Kraft Kingdom to pick up a free craft bag for at-home crafting fun!

Coat of Arms

Create A Coat of Arms

Decorate a coat of arms about YOU to hang on our Palace wall.

Return it to the Colby Community Library by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 19, to earn a chance in a random drawing for “Dragon-Themed” prizes at the Finale!

Build it Bag

Passport Activity Fun

A passport activity booklet will be included in your registration bag. Complete 30 activities and fill in the blanks with what you accomplished.

Return it by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 19.
Prize bags will be awarded at the Finale.


Colby Community Library : Tale for Teens


Summer Reading Program for Ages 13-19

  1. Sign-up at the CCL starting June 1 thru Saturday, June 19.
  2. Read a book (or many books!) which you check out at the CCL
  3. Fill out a short “Teen Book Proclamation” review.
  4. Turn in your reviews by Monday, July 19 for a chance to win one of several awesome prizes!
  5. If you are a winner, you will be notified by Wednesday, July 21!

Teen Prize Packages 2021

  1. Sharpie Dragon Art Kit
  2. Cactus Makeup Bag w/Makeup
  3. Barnes & Noble Gift Card $25
  4. Barnes & Noble Gift Card $25
  5. Dragon Bag w/Henna Marker Sets
  6. Believe in Miracles Suitcase
  7. Clothes Pin Framed Art
  8. Intensity Pen Tower w/Planner
  9. Target Gift Card $25
  10. Rogers Cinema Movie Card$25
  11. DREAM Metal Art & Fuzzy Pillow
  12. Memories Shadow Box

Hours & Expectations

2021 Summer Hours : Begin June 1st

Monday: 9 AM -5 PM
Tuesday: NOON-7 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM -5 PM
Thursday: NOON-7 PM
Friday: 9 AM -5 PM
Saturday 9 AM –NOON

 *Curbside pickup available during ALL OPEN HOURS!

As you visit, please keep in mind:

  • If you are ill, stay at home.
  • Only 25 people may be in the library at one time.
  • Sanitize hands upon entering.
  • Maintain a social distance of 6 feet from others.
  • Grab & Go: Limit your visit to 30 minutes.
  • Children under age 12 must be accompanied by a responsible party over 16.
  • Masks are required for patrons age 5 and up. (Bring your own or we can supply while quantities last.)  Mask must cover nose and mouth at all times.  If you cannot wear a mask, we will assist you with curbside service.
  • Adult Computer Use: Limit 30 minutes per day; staff are unable to assist with most computer issues to maintain social distance.
  • Return items in the outdoor book/AV drops only; quarantine period is 48 hours.
  • Restrooms are cleaned on Sunday & Wednesday evenings; use at  your own discretion.

At this time, we are unable to offer:

  • Drinking Fountains
  • Children’s Computers
  • Play Areas
  • Study Rooms

The Colby Community Library staff is looking forward to supplying great books, movies, magazines, and CDs to Colby and surrounding community youth this summer. As always, library cards are FREE! 

Questions?  Call 223-2000 or visit us at 505 W. Spence Street for answers!

 Vicky Calmes, CCL Director

Colby Community Library
505 West Spence Street
Colby, WI 54421

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 318
Colby, WI 54421-0318

PHONE: 715-223-2000
FAX: 715-223-8178


Mon. 9 am - 5 pm
Tue. Noon - 7 pm
Wed. 9 am - 5 pm
Thurs. Noon - 7 pm
Fri. 9 am - 5 pm
Sat. 9 am - Noon
*Curbside available by request