Kids

Upcoming Events

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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!

Baby to Three, Come Wiggle with Me – Mondays at 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 – Mondays at 4 p.m.
Invite all your friends to come and build with you!  We have hundreds and hundreds of LEGOs ready and waiting!  Give your creation a name, then see it displayed in the Children’s Library.

Knit and Crochet Club September 11, 20, 27 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.  Beginners welcome.

Storytime with Ms. Denise – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Come on down to the library every Wednesdays for stories, songs, and crafts with Ms. Denise!
September 6-    Tools
September 13-  Construction
September 20-  It’s Apple Time!
September 27-  At the Zoo

Brain Boosters – Thursday 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.

Costume Exchange Donations Needed!
Aram Public Library is looking for gently used Halloween costumes and accessories for our upcoming Costume Exchange program, October 6-7!  Donated items will be made available to area children—at no monetary cost to them.  Donors will receive tax receipts, if desired. Donations can be dropped off at the library any time during normal business hours. Thank you so much for supporting our local children!

The 3D Printer is back! – Make an appointment to download and print a model. Check out www.thingiverse.com for some ideas before you come.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors – Saturday, September 2 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!

Library closed Monday, September 4th in honor of Labor Day

Book Buzz – Parent/Child Book Discussion –
Friday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Come one, come all… to a super fun book club aimed at 8-12 year olds and their parents!  We’ll meet the second Friday of every month at 4 p.m. to discuss our chosen book, have snacks, and do an activity or craft!   Parents are invited—but not required—to participate.  This month’s book will be The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill.  Please contact the library if you’d like a copy of the book reserved for you.  Have you heard about the latest Book Buzz? That’s right, y’all…Book Buzz is BACK!  New day, new time, same tons of fun!

Kindness Rocks – Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m.
Spread some kindness around…with Kindness Rocks.  Join us to decorate rocks with positive pictures and sayings.  Then, when you’ve finished, you can leave your rocks in random places outdoors for people to find!  You can even leave clues online that would help lead rock hunters to your very special creation.  (We have it on good authority that Delavan folks have already started leaving rocks around town!)  How fun is that?!

GEE Funny Farm – Saturday, September 16 at 10 a.m.
That’s right, folks…Gee Funny Farm, LLC is coming back for Scarecrow Fest!  And this time, they’re bringing EVEN MORE ANIMALS!  Join Ms. Katherine and some of the friendly critters from GEE Funny Farm, LLC for some fantastic fall fun; you’ll even have the chance to pet and interact with these amazing critters!  You’re not going to want to miss this!

Cardboard Box Drive-In – Friday, September 29 from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. Registration is required.
Back by popular demand! Let’s go to the movies! We’ll spend the first part of the program transforming cardboard boxes into cool, kid-friendly cars. Then, park your sweet ride and join us for a movie. All supplies and snacks will be provided! Registration is required, so stop by the Children Desk or call (262) 728-3111, x117 to reserve your parking space!

Dual Language Story Time will be back in October!  ¡Únase a todos nosotros!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources

Homework Help!

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!

Music and More

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?!

Other Fun Resources!

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.)

ABCmouse.com for Libraries

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.)

Resources for Parents

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: