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!

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 1-4 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 1-4 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 June 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.  Beginners welcome.

Club de Tejer y Crochet –  junio 3, 10, 19, 26 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!
June 5    –  Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
June 12  –  Picnic
June 19  –  Dinosaurs
June 26  –  Camping

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.

Summer hours begin May 26.
We will be closed on Sundays until September 8, 2019.

Free Lunches for Anyone 18 and Under
The Summer Food Service Program—a collaborative effort between Aram Public Library and the Delavan-Darien School District–will take place on the following Tuesdays under the tent behind the parking lot: June 11, June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23,  and July 30. Anyone age 18 and under is welcome to stop by for something to eat.  Meals will be served from 12 to 1 p.m. and will be followed by a free youth program.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m.
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!  Drop-ins are welcome, but registration is recommended!

Summer Reading Kickoff @ Veterans Park
Friday, June 7 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Let’s start summer off with a bang!  Join Aram Public Library, Delavan Parks & Recreation, and the Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County for an afternoon of fun!  Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut?  Test your mettle and show us what you’ve got while conquering our Astronaut Training Camp!  Even better?  Folks of all ages can also sign up for Aram’s Summer Reading Program right at the park AND the Mill Pond will have free admission from 3pm – 7pm! What a day!

Storywagon: Snake Discovery
Tuesday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m.
Slither into the world of reptiles and discover how unique they are! We’ll be ‘traveling’ around the world to meet reptiles from every continent they’re found on. Learn what a legless lizard is, watch a snake eat, hold a large boa constrictor, and more! There will be a wide variety of scaly critters to meet and learn about at this event. This hands-on program is fun for all ages!  The Storywagon series is presented by Lakeshores Library System.

Carting K-9s
Wednesday, June 12 at 1:30 p.m.
The ever-popular Carting K-9s are coming back!  Carting is a dog sport or activity in which a dog (usually a large breed, though any breed or size dog can do carting) pulls a dogcart filled with supplies.  Sometimes, they even pull people!  And this event just happens to be one of those “sometimes.”  Join APL and the Carting K-9s for a super fun event where these talented pups will give you a ride in their dogcart.  That’s right, YOU!  How neat is that?!

Tech Take-Apart (Tweens/Teens)
Thursday, June 13 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 disassemble an assortment of technology and technology-based toys.  All the technology, goggles, and some tools will be provided, but please bring a screwdriver, if you’re able.

Dual Language Story Time
Saturday, June 15 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!  ¡Únase todos nosotros!

Storywagon: Great Scott
Tuesday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m.
Get ready to blast off with magician Great Scott and his “Make Space for Reading” show. Aliens, space ships, and a ton of exciting magical fun await!  The Storywagon series is presented by Lakeshores Library System.

QWIC Bites: Kids in the Kitchen
Tuesday, June 18 at 4 p.m.
Registration required
Do your kiddos love to help out in the kitchen?  Are you looking for fun, healthy snacks you can make together?  Good news!  QWIC Bites: Kids in the Kitchen is a new collaboration between Aram Public Library and Walworth County Healthy Eating Active Living/WIC. Families can come together to learn about fun, easy ways to incorporate healthy snacks into their daily routine!  For our newest culinary adventure, we’re making English muffin pizzas with HOMEMADE pizza sauce!  Space is limited, so registration is required.

Farm Party
Wednesday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m.
We love farms and farmers!  Come on down for an afternoon of barnyard fun with a real-life farmer!  We’ll have games, crafts, touch-a-tractor, and a baby calf!  How cool is that?!

Space Pops (Tween/Teen)
Thursday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Registration required
Help us transform normal donut holes into out-of-this-world sugary snacks!  All materials will be provided.

Sunshine & Stories
Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m.
at Town of Delavan 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!

Storywagon: Colossal Fossils
Tuesday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Wooly mammoths. Saber-tooth cats. Giant bears. These are just a few of the dangers that humans may have encountered when they first set foot on Wisconsin soil over 15,000 years ago. Join Sean Sullivan, “The Mammoth Hunter,” as he tells the stories of these people and shows how they survived this harsh environment. See real working tools and musical instruments that are based on historical artifacts, and touch the bones from some of the most iconic Ice Age animals that ever lived. This incredible program will captivate the minds of every age.  The Storywagon series is presented by Lakeshores Library System.

Parachute Games
Wednesday, June 26 at 1:30 p.m.
Who doesn’t love playing with giant parachutes?!  Join us on the grass next to the tent for some super fun parachute games like Cat & Mouse, Shark, Popcorn, and Cave of Wonders! (Psst! Dress for active outdoor fun!)

Spy Games (Tween/Teen)
Thursday, June 27 at 1:30 p.m.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join Agent K and the rest of our covert staff on June 27 at 1330 hours.  Be prepared to get your spy on.  This message will cease in 3…2…1… *end transmission*

Summertime Shindig
Friday, June 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Put on your dancing shoes and join us under the tent for a Summertime Shindig!  We’ll provide the music and the refreshments, you provide the sweet moves.  Less than stellar weather?  No worries!  In the case of inclement weather, the fun will be moved inside the library!

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: