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Youth Services

Welcome to Youth Services! The Youth Department is dedicated to providing programming for children of all ages. 
 
Throughout the year, we have programs including storytime, crafts, performers, and other events for you and your family to enjoy. Please see the schedule below for specific program details, dates, and times. 


 Starting Tuesday, June 1, our Summer Learning Challenge kicks off!  For information on sign-up and how tracking reading and learning works, please visit our Seasonal Reading Programs page under the Youth Services tab.


 Storytimes
 
Storytime Age Groups:
  • 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 is geared for children ages birth to 23 months.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Parachute Play: A storytime geared just for active toddlers (ages 18 months-3 years)! Toddlers can learn through parachute play to stories and songs. Thank you to Brisingamen Intelligence for our 20 handle parachute!
In-person Story time resumes Tuesday, June 22nd - August 5th.  No sign-up required! Each week we will have three(3) programs at the library. Baby lapsit and Parachute Play will remain in a kit format for the summer and resume in-person in September 2021.  Click here for complete details on in-person storytime!
June's schedule:
  • Monday, June 21
    • Baby Lapsit Kits  - Pick up from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) 
  • Tuesday,  June 22nd - 1pm - IN-PERSON   
    • Preschool StorytimeTheme: Rawr! Dinosaurs!
  • Wednesday, June 23 - 10:30am - IN-PERSON
    • Preschool Storytime Theme: Rawr! Dinosaurs!
  • Thursday, June 24 - 10:30am - IN-PERSON
    • Toddler Time Theme: Rawr! Dinosaurs!
  • Monday, June 28
    • Parachute Play Kits  - Pick up from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 29 - 1pm - IN-PERSON
    • Preschool Storytime Theme: Stripes & Spots .
  • Wednesday, June 30 - 10:30am - IN-PERSON
    • Preschool Storytime  Theme: Stripes & Spots!
  • Thursday, July 1 - 10:30am - IN-PERSON
    • Toddler Time Theme: Stripes & Spots 

Upcoming Activities:
This summer the library will be offering a mix of On the Go kits and in-person programming. Please read the guidelines below for both the On the Go kits and the in-person activities.
 
On the Go Kits:
1. All kits are geared toward children ages 2-11.
2. Kits are on a first come, first serve basis. No reservations of kits will be taken.
3. Kits will be loacted on a table isndie of the atrium near the library's front doors. 
4. Kits will ony be available on the days & times listed for each event (see schedule below).
5. Please understand this is an eveloving process, we may modify how pick up works.
 
In-Person Programming:
All in-person programming will be held outside on the West side of the building. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors. 
 
 June's Activities: Childrens & S.T.E.A.M 
  • Wednesday, June 23:
    • Dino Night (On the Go Kits) (Pick up from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.): With this kit, children will get supplies to make their own dinosaur fossils. There will also be dino themed crafts, trivia, and more!
  • Tuesday, June 29:
    • S.T.E.A.M. Club (In-person @ 4 p.m.): Children in grades 2nd-5th will be challenged with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities. This S.T.E.A.M. club will use clay to complete animal creation challenges! *Registration Required. Attendance limited. Registration opens Monday, June 14.  To sign-up, please call 262-673-8240 and select '3' for the youth services department.
  • Wednesday, June 30:
    • 4th of July Craft (On the Go Kits) (Pick up from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.): Need a fun craft for Independence Day weekend? Stop by the library and pick up our 4th of July kits. Inside will be instructions and supplies to make 3 fun 4th of July themed crafts!

 
Dial A Story
Children and their families can now enjoy stories, poems, and more right over the phone! Call 262-457-6616 to access the library's Dial A Story line and pick the content you want to hear. New content will be uploaded every month.