1000 Books Before Kindergarten
This program aims to ensure that all children entering kindergarten have acquired necessary learning and literacy skills through exposure to books and a language-rich early childhood experience. This program is open-ended, so you can read at your own pace, year-round! Stop by the Children’s Desk for more information or to sign up!
3-D Printer is back in April! Contact the library to make an appointment to print something amazing!
Knit and Crochet Club – March 22 & 29, April 3, 10, 19, 26 at 6 p.m.
For all ages and experience levels, Knit and Crochet Club meets at 6 p.m. on the scheduled dates. Bring your own project to work on, share your expertise, and learn from others. Beginners welcome.
Baby to Three, Come Wiggle with Me – Mondays from 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Words and wiggles go together like peanut butter and jelly in this special story time/open play/dance party for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups! Enjoy music, movement, stories, and playtime, and get to know other families with young children. Read, dance, repeat!
LEGO Club -1st and 3rd Monday at 4 p.m.
Invite all your friends to come and build with you. Give your creation a name, then see it displayed in the Children’s Library.
Storytime with Ms. Denise – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Put a spring in your step with stories, songs, and fun with Ms. Denise!
March 22 Down on the Farm
March 29 Sick and Get Well Soon
April 5 Eggs!
April 12 Open Play with Ms. Denise
April 19 Spring is Here!
April 26 Dinosaurs
Brain Boosters – Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Brain Boosters is a hands-on, interactive environment where caregivers help children develop early reading, writing, math, and science skills through open-ended play. Various crafts, games, and exploratory/sensory activities will be provided each week. This is a drop-in program and is designed for patrons of all abilities.
Celebrate National Library Week: April 9 – 15
Fine Free Week: Any library material returned this week will be not be charged overdue fines! It’s the perfect opportunity to round up those unreturned books and movies at your house and get them back in circulation. (Fees are still charged for lost or damaged materials.)
Earn Library Loot: Turn in a short paragraph outlining the most creative reason your library material(s) have become overdue and receive one Library Loot coupon which may be used to pay off $1 in fines, purchase a book from the book sale, purchase a beverage, or add $1 to your printing account. Your submissions will be anonymous, but may be posted in the library or on our social media pages. Limited to one submission per person per day.
Swag: Stop by the library during the week and pick up buttons and make-it-yourself bookmarks.
Fabric Egg Hunt – April 1 through 30
I spy with my little eye…oodles of fabric eggs! Kids, join us in a month-long egg hunt! Find and count all the eggs you can and bring your answer to the Children’s Desk for a special treat. Everyone who participates will also have their name put in a drawing to win a quilt! This program is possible thanks to a generous donation by Joanne Howe.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors – Saturday, April 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. Registration is required.
Our cuddly Tail Waggin’ Tutor is coming back for more stories! Sign up to read to a trained therapy dog the first Saturday of every month. Stop by the Children’s Desk or call to reserve your spot…and your snuggles!
Farm Party! – Tuesday, April 11 at 1 p.m.
We love farms and farmers! Come on down for an afternoon of barnyard fun – – we’ll have games, crafts…and touch-a-tractor! How cool is that?!
Craft-er-noon & Ozobots – Wednesday, April 12 from 1pm – 3pm
Oodles and oodles of craft supplies at your disposal… What will you create? AND! While you’re here, you’ll also have a chance to play with some super cool mini robots!
Three Cheers for Olivia! – Thursday, April 13 at 1 p.m.
Olivia, everyone’s favorite precocious piglet created by Ian Falconer, has a new book coming out this April: Olivia the Spy. This calls for a celebration! Join Ms. Katherine for an afternoon of stories, snacks, crafts, and fun!
April Closures: Friday, April 14, and Sunday, April 16.
Dual Language Story Time – Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m.
Ms. Helen returns for stories, rhymes, and songs in both English and Spanish, as well as occasional activities and crafts embracing cultural diversity. This program is open to everyone and will happen regularly on the third Saturday of every month. ¡Únase a todos nosotros!
Astronomy Day – Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m.
Moon phases and eclipses and the universe, oh my! Dr. Wayne Osborn is joining us for International Astronomy Day, so be ready for fun of astronomical proportions! There will be interactive activities and crafts—we’ll even bring out our telescope! Trust us, you won’t want to miss this!
BookMyne available for your devices – Download today!
Need access to your library catalog on the go? Add SirsiDynix’s BookMyne app, available both on Google Play and the Apple App Store. You can check availability of items by typing the title or scanning an item UPC, place holds, view best seller lists, manage your library account, and more.
Interpreters are available for all programs upon request. Please notify the library at least 3 days in advance of the program date.
BadgerLink provides an amazing variety of quality resources! (Please note, BadgerLink may require a library card to allow for full access.)
Click the links below to check out all the information available—for free!
Bet You Didn’t Know About This Resource…
Did you know that you have access to royalty free music, audio themes, and sound effects? It’s true! Soundszabound offers the only royalty free music library which meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education! The music library ensures copyright safety and is ideal for grades K-12 and universities. Imagine what you could create with access to an entire library of amazing sound! Podcasts, PowerPoint, videos, news shoes, presentations, web design…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! How cool is that?!
NoveList K-8 provides users with book recommendations, read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more!
(NoveList K-8 is provided by BadgerLink. A library card may be needed to access this resource.)
The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids LOVE it. And it’s free to use at the library! From Age of Learning, Inc. (Please note, ABCmouse.com is available for free through the library provided the patron is either using a library computer or the library’s provided WiFi.)
Do you know someone who’s pregnant or recently had a baby? Maybe that someone is you?
Sign up for a Welcome Baby Bag! It’s simple, it’s free…and it’s filled with all sorts of goodies for the new baby and their family: books, bookmarks and stickers, early literacy information…and more!
Stop by or call (262) 728-3111, x117 for more information.
Ready to sign up? Stop by the Children’s Desk! (Please note, each bag is customized for the family, so it’ll be a few days after the form has been submitted for the bag to be ready for pick up.)
Growing Wisconsin Readers is a statewide initiative rooted in public libraries that aims to support Wisconsin caregivers of young children with information about early literacy so they can prepare children for learning at school and beyond.
For information about your child’s development and what to do if you have a concern, www.actearly.wisc.edu is an excellent resource. Not only will they provide information about resources available to you locally, but you can also learn more about your child’s developmental milestones. If you have any concerns about your child—developmentally or otherwise—be sure to talk with your child’s doctor.
If you’re pregnant or have a baby under one year, you can sign up to receive free text messages on prenatal care, infant care, and more through text4baby, a free service offered by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition and the FDA Office of Women’s Health. For more information and free resources, visit the following websites: