Youth Services

Our Fall Youth Guide is available. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 262-673-8240 or stop by the Children's Desk whenever we are open!
Upcoming Events:
  • Lego Checkout Club (All November Long!): Help the library build a GIANT tower of LEGOs again! Whenever children check out at least one book, they will get the chance to add 3 LEGOs onto our ever-growing tower! Let's see how tall it gets! No registration required.
  • Youth Winter Reading Program (Dec. 4-Feb. 24): Register at the Youth Desk to be part of the Winter Reading Program! It's a great way to keep youth (and adults) engaged in reading during the coolest part of the year! Earn raffle tickets for reading to put toward fun prizes. Prizes will be drawn in Feb. when the program ends.
  • Holiday Party (Wed. Dec. 6 from 3:30-4:30): Stop by the library for a Holiday celebration! Play Holiday Bingo, make crafts, and enter our raffle to win a prize! No registration required.
  • Life-Size Games (Wed. Dec. 27-Sat. Dec. 30-ALL DAY): Need something to do over Winter Break? Come play life-size versions of your favorite games! Checkers, tic tac toe, Connect 4, and more!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The Jack Russell Memorial Library is pleased to offer this Early Literacy Program as part of a state-wide program called Growing Wisconsin Readers. Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is open to any child beginning at birth until the start kindergarten.

Baby Lapsit:
Learning and a love for literacy is important at any age. Young minds will learn through language, stories, rhymes, and more. A parent must accompany children during these sessions. Baby Lapsit takes place alternating Mondays from 10:15-10:30 and is for ages 0 months to 17 months. No registration required.
Upcoming Dates:
  • Nov. 27
Preschool Storytime:
Come aboard the Storytime Express for an experience filled with fun, stories, songs, and much more! All sessions include 20 minutes of storytime and 15 minutes of crafts. Preschool storytime is for ages 3 to 5. During the school year, we have a morning session on Tuesday from 10:30-11:15 and an afternoon session on Wednesdays from 1:00-1:45. No registration required.
Upcoming Dates & Themes:
  • Nov. 28 & 29: Nursery Rhymes
  • Dec. 5 & 6: Holidays
  • Special Winter Break Storytime: Dec. 27 & 28: Winter
Toddler Time:
Little minds will learn, play, and explore with stories, fingerplays, and songs. Activities such as games, crafts, and freeplay will follow storytime. Toddler Time is for children ages 18 months to 3 years old and takes place Thursday mornings from 10:30-10:50. No registration required.
Upcoming Dates & Themes:
  • Nov. 30: Nursery Rhymes
  • Dec. 7: Holidays
  • Special Winter Break storytime: Dec. 27 & 28: Winter
Parachute Play:
A storytime geared just for active toddlers (ages 18 months-3 years)! Toddlers can learn through parachute play to stories and songs. Alternating Mondays from 10:30-10:50.
Registration required. Limited to 10 children per session. Please call 262-673-8240 to register today!
Upcoming Dates:
  • Dec. 4

Summer Family Movies
All movie times are listed below. Snacks from home welcome! No registration required. Children under 8 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Movie titles and screening dates subject to change based on availability.
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (Fri. Dec. 8 @ 3:30): Runtime 30 minutes. Rated PG.
  • Elf (Fri. Dec. 15 @ 3:30): Runtime 1 hour 37 minutes. Rated PG.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Fri. Dec. 22 @ 2): Runtime 1 hour 45 minutes. Rated PG.
Let's GO! LEGO!!
Bring your imagination to build fantastic LEGO creations! The library provides the LEGOs and a theme, YOU supply the creativity!
Ages 3+ and perfect for the whole family! 1st Tuesday of the month from 3:30-4:30. No registration required
Upcoming Dates (+Themes):
  • Dec. 5: Holidays
  • Wii & Teen Services