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. 


 
 
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.
 


 Storytimes
*Due to concerns of COVID-19 and to help limit the spread, all in-person library storytimes will be canceled until further notice. However, the Youth Department is providing "Storytime On the Go" kits for pickup during specified days & times.
 
 
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!

 
April Schedule:
  • Monday, April 5: Baby Lapsit (Pick Up: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, April 6: Preschool Storytime (Pick Up: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Theme: Big & Little
  • Wednesday, April 7: Preschool Storytime (Pick Up: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Theme: Big & Little
  • Thursday, April 8: Toddler Time (Pick Up: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Theme: Big & Little
  • Monday, April 12: Parachute Play (Pick Up 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Theme: Big & Little
  • Tuesday, April 13: Preschool Storytime (Pick Up 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Theme: Rain & Puddles
  • Wednesday, April 14: Preschool Storytime (Pick Up 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Theme: Rain & Puddles
  • Thursday, April 15: Toddler Time (Pick Up 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Theme: Rain & Puddles
*After Thursday, April 15, we will be taking a short break to prep for our Summer Learning Challenge! Stay tuned for dates and activities!


Upcoming Events:
*Due to concerns of COVID-19 and to help limit the spread of it, all in-person library programming will be canceled until further notice. However, we are providing Children's "Activity Kits on the Go" for pickup during specified days & times. Please see the schedule below.
 
  • Leprechaun Traps (Wednesday, March 17--Pick Up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.): Kids will be encouraged to be creative with this fun S.T.E.A.M. activity. Inside the kit will be craft supplies. Children must use whatever is in their bag to build a leprechaun trap. Hopefully, kids will be able to catch a leprechaun and find the pot of gold!
  • Ocean Suncatchers (Wednesday, March 31--Pick Up from 10 a.m.to 7 p.m.): Inside will be supplies for children to make ocean themed suncatchers out of coffee filters.
  • Spring Crafts for Kids (Wednesday, April 7--Pick Up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.): Inside will be supplies and instructions to make 3 spring themed crafts.