Upcoming Events


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!

1000 Libros antes de Kindergarten
Este programa busca asegurar que los niños que vayan a entrar al Jardín de Niños hayan adquirido las habilidades de aprendizaje y alfabetización necesarias para exponerlos a los libros y el lenguaje a temprana edad. Este programa es abierto, por lo que ¡usted podrá leer a su propio paso todo el año! ¡Vaya la Mesa de Información para Niños para inscribirse o solicitar información!

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!

Baby to Three, Come Wiggle with Me! – Lunes de 10 a 10:30 a.m.
Las palabras y risas van de la mano como las papas y cátsup en este ¡tiempo especial de historias/obras/fiestas de baile para bebés, niños pequeños y adultos! Disfrute de música, movimiento, historias, y juegos para conocer otras familias con niños pequeños. ¡Lea, baile y repita!

LEGO Club – Mondays from 1-3 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.

Club LEGO– lunes a las 1-3 p.m.
¡Invite a sus amigos a venir y construir con usted! ¡Tenemos cientos y cientos de LEGOs listos y esperando! Nombre su creación y exhíbala en la biblioteca para niños.

Knit and Crochet Club  August 6, 13, 22, 29 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.

Club de Tejer y Crochet –  agosto 6, 13, 22, 29 6 p.m.
Para todas las edades y niveles. El club de Tejer y Crochet se reúne a las 6 p.m. en las fechas acordadas. Traiga su propio proyecto. Los principiantes son bienvenidos.

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!
August 1 – Sharks!
August 8 – Dinosaurs
August 15 – What’s in a name?
August 22– Starry Night Stories
August 29– Open play!

Tiempo de Cuentos con Ms. Denise – miércoles a las 10 a.m.
¡Tiempo para historias, canciones y diversión con Ms. Denise!

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.

Estimuladores Mentales – jueves de 10:30 a.m. a 12 p.m.
Brain Boosters (Estimuladores Mentales) en un ambiente interactivo donde nuestras niñeras ayudan a los niños a desarrollar su lectura, escritura, matemáticas y habilidades en ciencias a temprana edad a través de juegos. Tendremos diversas manualidades, juegos y actividades de exploración/sensoriales. Este es un programa donde puede dejar a su hijo(a) y está diseñado para patrones de todas las habilidades.

Tech Take-Apart–Wednesday, August 1 at 1:30 p.m.
Have you ever looked at a piece of technology or a toy and wondered how it worked? Or maybe you just like taking things apart to see what’s inside?  Grab a screwdriver and head down to the library for the chance to take apart an assortment of technology and technology-based toys.  All the technology, googles, and some tools will be provided, but please bring a screwdriver, if you’re able.

Tween & Teen: Lumberjanes Camp–Thursday, August 2 at 1:30 p.m.
Friendship to the MAX!  Channel your inner camper and join us for snacks, crafts, and fun!  We’ll even learn some cool stuff, like how to tie various knots, use a compass, and read a map!

Book Buzz Parent-Child Book Club:
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Friday, August 3 at 4 p.m.
This book club is aimed at 8-12 year olds and their parents. We meet monthly to discuss our chosen book, have snacks, and do an activity or craft!   Parents are invited but not required to participate.

Read Off Your Fines + Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fines got you down?  Come to the library and spend some time reading…and watch those fines minimize!  Each participant will receive $1 off of their fines for each 15 minutes read at the library during the program.  And while you’re here, stop by and read to our sweet Tail Waggin’ Tutor, Divot!  Those minutes will count towards Read Off Your Fines, as well!  Even better?  The time spent reading can ALSO count for the Summer Reading Program!  How sweet is that?!  Just sign in, start reading, and sign out when you’re finished!  Easy peasy!  Read Off Your Fines is only applicable for overdue items and will not reduce charges for lost or damaged materials.

Sing Sing-Along–Tuesday, August 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
Do you love Sing as much as we do?  Come on down for a sing-along!  We’ll watch the movie, have snacks, and sing along to ALL THE SONGS!  WOO!  Space is limited, so registration is required.  Stop by the Children’s Desk or call (262) 728-3111, x117 to reserve your spot.

Kindness Rocks–Wednesday, August 8 at 1:30 p.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?!  All materials will be provided.

Tween & Teen: Paint Like Bob (Ross)–Thursday, August 9 at 1:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
Create your own Bob-like masterpiece as we follow along with a Bob Ross video.  Happy little trees!  All materials provided.

SRP Finale Carnival–Friday, August 10 from 4 – 7 p.m.
Summer Reading 2018 is coming to an end!  Let’s end the season with carnival games, snacks, smiles, and fun!

The Friends’ of Aram Public Library Annual Book Sale–
August 11 from 8am-3pm!

DIY Mini Album–Tuesday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
Join Aram Public Library and Kiwi Lane instructor Colleen Mendez in creating a mini-album to show off your favorite pictures!  Each participant will be able to design his/her own unique album using Kiwi Lane Designer Templates and a variety of papers!  This program is suited for ages 9 and up.  Registration is required, so stop by the Adult Desk or call (262) 728-3111, x100 to reserve your spot.

Books & Blankets + Read Off Your Fines
Wednesday, August 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Grab a blanket and a favorite book—or several!—and come on down to the library for an afternoon of reading.  Not only will you enjoy time spent reading as a family, you can also help to minimize any fines you may have acquired!  Each participant will receive $1 off of their fines for each 15 minutes read at the library during the program. Just sign in, start reading, and sign out when you’re finished!  Easy peasy!  Read Off Your Fines is only applicable for overdue items and will not reduce charges for lost or damaged materials.  Read on!  “There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” – Marcel Proust

Pizza & a Movie: A Wrinkle In Time (PG)
Thursday, August 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
Pizza AND a movie?  What could be better?!  Oh yeah…getting both…for FREE!  Space is limited, so registration is required.  Stop by the Youth Desk or call (262) 728-3111, x117 to reserve your spot…and your slice!

Dual Language Story Time–Saturday, August 18 at 10 a.m.
Join Ms. Helen 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 todos nosotros!

Tiempo de Historias de Lenguaje Dual–Sábado 18 de agosto a las 10 a.m.
Únase a Ms. Helen para cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español, así como actividades y manualidades ocasionales que abrazan la diversidad cultural. El programa está abierto a todos y será el 3er sábado de cada mes. ¡Únase a todos nosotros!

Scarecrow Build! – Tuesday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required.
It’s scarecrow building time!  Aram Public Library and Delavan Downtown Business Association​ will provide the frames, some clothes, and materials for the head.  You provide the creativity!  Is there something special your scarecrow just HAS to have?  Bring it along! Once completed, the scarecrows will be displayed downtown for this year’s annual Scarecrow Fest 2018​!  All ages are welcome, but there will be small pieces and building materials–hot glue, etc.–so young children will need to be accompanied by an adult.  Stop by the Children’s Desk or call (262) 728-3111, x117 to reserve your spot and give ’em something to crow about!

Sunshine & Stories–Friday, August 24 at 10 a.m.
@ Delavan Township Community Park
Summer fun is a walk in the park when you join Ms. Katherine and Ms. Emily for Sunshine & Stories, another super awesome collaboration between Aram Public Library and Barrett Memorial Library.  We’ll meet in Community Park in the Town of Delavan every month this summer for stories, snacks, and silliness!  The park has shelters available, so rain or shine, come on by for a fun time!

Tween & Teen: Late Night at the Library
Friday, August 24 from 5-9 p.m.
Registration required.
How will you take advantage of a tweens and teens only night at the library?  Maybe you’ll check out books, use our computers, hang out with friends, play games, watch movies, or make some cool crafts!  We’ll have snacks and beverages available, but be sure to eat dinner before you come.  Late Night at the Library is open to anyone from age 9 through 18 who has provided the library with the required permission slip. There will be one Late Night event each month. Please note: the permission slip is good for any/all of the Late Night at the Library events throughout the summer and must be received by Ms. Katherine at APL on or before the first Late Night your child chooses to attend. 


SRP Prize Shop is open on these days!:
Tuesdays– 2:30pm-4:00pm & 5:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday, August 18–9:30am-11:30am


RBDigital for E-Magazines
Enjoy unlimited digital access to all your favorite magazines – at no cost! Click on the RBDigital button on our website (under the Borrow menu/ Digital Magazines) to sign up, and download the app to find and read a constantly updated selection of titles.

RBDigital para E-Magazines
Disfrute de acceso ilimitado a todas sus revistas favoritas – ¡sin costo! Haga clic en en el botón de RBDigital en nuestra página web (debajo del menú borrow/Digital Magazines) para poder registrarse, y descargue la aplicación para leer nuestra selección de revistas que constantemente estamos actualizando.

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.

BookMyne está disponible para sus dispositivos – ¡Descárguela hoy mismo!
¿Necesita acceso al catálogo de la biblioteca en donde quiera que esté? Descargue la aplicación SirsiDynix’s BookMyne, disponible en Google Play y App Store. Vea la disponibilidad del material escribiendo el título o escaneando el código de barras, reserve material, vea los libros más vendidos, maneje su cuenta de la biblioteca y más.

Interpreters are available for all programs upon request. Please notify the library at least 3 days in advance of the program date.


Early Literacy

Five Early Literacy Practices

  • Talk!
  • Sing!
  • Read!
  • Write!
  • Play!

Did you know 90% percent of a child’s brain development occurs in the first 5 years of life?  You are your child’s first and most important teacher.

Aram Public Library has a multitude of Early Literacy offerings, including…

Baby to Three, Come Wiggle With Me! – Mondays at 10am
This story time/open play/dance party incorporates singing, stories, movement, and fun for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups!

Story Time with Ms. Denise – Wednesdays at 10am
Stories, songs, and crafts for families!

Brain Boosters – Thursdays from 10:30am – 12pm
This hands-on, interactive environment where caregivers help children develop essential skills through open-ended play.

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!

Summer Reading
Aram Public Library has a Summer Reading Program for all ages!  Yes, including babies and toddlers!

Did you know…

Aram Public Library has an assortment of early literacy and creative play materials accessible for in-house use?

  • iPad (loaded with apps and games specifically chosen by Ms. Katherine, our Youth Services Librarian)
  • Interactive Chalkboard Wall (write, draw, create!)
  • Magnetic Board (magnet options include numbers, letters, and more!)
  • Puzzles (varying in size and difficulty)
  • Coloring Sheets and crayons
  • Puppets
  • Play Food
  • Blocks, Wire Mazes, and More!

…and a variety of early literacy and resource materials available for checkout?

  • Books (available in print, audio, and electronic formats)
  • Backpack Story Time Kits (each themed kit contains books, manipulatives, and handouts pertaining to the given topic)
  • Music CDs (available in multiple languages!)
  • Nonfiction DVDs (ranging in topics and interests for kids of all ages!)
  • Craft Kits (all the materials necessary to make a simple craft with your child)
  • Book Bundles (4-5 books all centered around a theme)
  • Games (board and card games suited for a variety of ages and interest levels)

Helpful Websites

Act Early Wisconsin

American Library Association’s Great Websites for Kids

Children’s Book Council

Cooperative Children’s Book Center

Get Ready to Read

Growing Wisconsin Readers

Raising a Reader

Reading is Fundamental (RIF)

Reading Rockets

Teach Your Monster to Read

Zero to 3


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.) for Libraries

The award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. 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, 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, 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: