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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!

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 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.

Club LEGO– lunes a las 4 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 October 23, 30, November 4, 11, 20 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 –  octubre 23, 30, noviembre 4, 11, 20 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!
October 23   –  Pumpkins
October 30   –  Monsters!
November 6   –  Numbers
November 13 –  Bathtime & Bubbles
November 20 –  Shapes
November 27 –  Gobble, gobble, gobble!

Hora de Cuentos con Ms. Denise – Miércoles a las 10 a.m.
¡Esta es la temporada de historias, canciones y diversión con Ms. Denise!

Gather/Chatter/Scatter – Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m.
Looking for a place for your kids to play while you have a chance to chat with other adults or sit at a table and get some work done?  Look no further!  Join us at the library for Gather/Chatter/Scatter, an open-play-meets-coffee-klatch where you can sit back, relax, and let your kiddos have the chance to make new friends while playing with oodles of fun toys.

Gather/Chatter/Scatter
Los viernes de 9 a 11 a.m.
¿Está buscando un lugar para que jueguen sus hijos mientras usted platica con otros adultos o se sienta para trabajar? ¡Ya no busque más! Venga a la biblioteca a Gather/Chatter/Scatter (Reúna/Platique/Disperse), donde los juegos encuentran las pláticas con café y puede sentarse y relajarse  mientras su niños tienen la oportunidad de hacer nuevos amigos jugando con un montón de divertidos juguetes.

Papercutting (Papel Picado) with Rosie Zamora
Wednesday, October 23 – Youth & Families
Wednesday, October 30 – Teens & Adults
Both sessions at 6 p.m.
Please register
Mexican paper cutting is an art form that dates back to Pre-Columbian times. It was used in ancient rituals. Bark-paper and deer skins were two common media. Papercuts are currently used as decorations for different festivities including the Mexican Day of the Dead. Tissue paper and plastic are commonly used. These workshops will introduce learners to two types of papercutting: scissor cuts and chisel cuts. The first involves folding and cutting tissue paper to make desired designs. This class is designed for children, but is also appropriate for any age. The second type involves the use of: tissue paper, an x-acto knife and a pattern. This class is appropriate for someone who can safely work with a sharp blade.

Harvest Time Hullabaloo
Friday, October 25 f
rom 6 to 8 p.m. at Turtle Creek School
Aram Public Library, Delavan Parks & Recreation, and Turtle Creek Elementary School are teaming up to bring you an evening of games, treats, crafts, and fun. We’ll even have a costume contest. This is going to be EPIC – you won’t want to miss it! This event is free for all ages.

Trick or Treat!
Thursday, October 31 ALL DAY!
Stop by the Children’s Library in your costume and say TRICK OR TREAT anytime during the day for a sweet treat! (…or… a trick!)

The library will be closing early at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27. We will be closed all day Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29. If you have returns please feel free to put them in the parking lot drop-box! Happy Thanksgiving!

Food for Fines
Do your part to replenish the food pantry supplies at the same time you reduce your fines for overdue library materials.  For each nonperishable food item you bring in, we’ll take $1 off your overdue fines.  All donations must be in good condition and not past their expiration or sell-by dates. (Ramen noodles and gelatin mixes will not be accepted.) Food for Fines does not apply to charges for damaged or lost materials.

Friends Nut Sale
Saturdays throughout November from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Members of the Friends of Aram Public Library will be offering their festively decorated 1/2 pound packages of praline pecans for $6.00 while supplies last. Nuts may also be purchased at the Adult Desk other times.

Painted Pinecone Floral Bouquets
Friday, November 1 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Decorate your Thanksgiving table with a beautiful pinecone floral bouquet. This drop-in program is for all ages, and all materials will be provided.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Saturday, November 2  from 10 to 11 a.m.
Sign up to read to (and snuggle with) a trained therapy dog the first Saturday of every month.  Drop-ins are welcome, but registration is recommended.

Pie, Pie, Pie
Wednesday, November 6 at
4 and 6 p.m.
Please register
Nothing says autumn like homemade apple pie.  Warm, cozy, and oh-so-delicious!  Sign up to create a crust and filling for your own take-and-bake apple pie.  This program is great for pie enthusiasts of almost any age, so bring your family along and make a pie together!

Bring Jade Home
Monday, November 11 at 6 p.m.
Michelle Caffrey brings to life the true story of the heroic search effort for an Australian shepherd lost for 44 days in the vast wilderness of Yellowstone National Park.  Join the author for a multi-media presentation on Bring Jade Home: The True Story of a Dog Lost in Yellowstone and the People Who Searched for Her. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Storytime on a Bus – Tuesday, November 12 at 10 a.m.
Enjoy a leisurely bus ride with Ms. Katherine and listen to some delightful stories along the way.  Be at the library by 10 a.m. to catch the bus.

Pizza & a Movie for Tweens/Teens – Tuesday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m.  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
Please register
Spider-Man and  free pizza?  Yes, please. Sign up at the Adult Desk or call (262) 728-3111, x100 to reserve your spot…and your slice!

Dual Language Story Time
Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m.
Join us at the library 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!

Abraham Lincoln  & Thanksgiving
Monday, November 18 at 6 p.m.
Mr. Lincoln shares the story of how our national annual observance of the Thanksgiving holiday came to be established during his Presidency.

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!)
  • ABCMouse.com
  • 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

Education.com

Get Ready to Read

Growing Wisconsin Readers

Raising a Reader

Reading is Fundamental (RIF)

Reading Rockets

Teach Your Monster to Read

Zero to 3

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: