Kids & Families

Help your young child be a reading star and sign up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program.  It's never too early to start reading!  This free program runs year round, so you can read at your own pace.  Children receive a prize for each 100 books you share together!  Sign up for the program at the Youth Services desk.

Food for Fines runs November 1st-30th! One non-perishable (non-expired) can or boxed item equals $1 of Library fines (not for billed/lost/damaged items). Donated food items will be used to stock our Little Free Pantry! Overflow food will be brought to our local food pantry. A maximum of 10 can/box items per account please. Sorry, but we don't have a way to credit your account for future fines, but we can offer you that fuzzy feeling you get from helping others.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

This storytime is for pre walkers and is a lapsit.  Held in conference room ABC.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am

This storytime is for one year olds!  Held in conference ABC.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

This storytime is for two year olds!  Held in conference room ABC.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am

This storyitme is best for ages 3-5.  Held in conference room ABC.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us the fourth Thursday of each month for some adventure on the Library’s own Minecraft server! Work together or on your own creations. For 3rd grade and up.  Registration required. Please note that the library has an expectation that patrons conduct themselves in a civil manner while playing in the game world.  Parents/Guardians are required to stay in the room for the duration of the program.  Meets in Tween/Teen Computer Lab.

To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).

Registration Dates: 

  • February registration date: 2/8
  • March registration date:3/8
  • April registraiton date: 4/12
  • May registration date: 5/10

No registration necessary in June, July or August. 

 

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

This homeschool art history class is sure to enhance your current arts curriculum. Each week we will journey through time and experience hands on activities that will offer students a chance to put their own spin on historic art pieces. After getting a brief glimpse into each time period of art we will we will recreate famous works of visual art as we are surrounded in the sounds of great classical music masterpieces. This class is best for students first grade and up with parents present.

Registration required and begins 1/2. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).Since this class builds upon itself, participants that miss more than three classes may be dropped from the class and a family on the wait list will be invited in.

Class will be held in Conference Room ABC. Please note that there will be no class on 2/15.

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

For adventurous students who want to hear fun, wild and gross TRUE stories from history. Have you seen "Pirates of the Caribbean" or "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and ever wondered about REAL pirates and ninjas? How about mummies? Knights with big swords? Are vampires real? Let's find out!

Appropriate for grades 3+. This class may contain occasional gross (mummies), violent (war), or scary (vampires) parts of history, so parents should decide if this is right for their child. 

Registration required and begins 1/2. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).

Class will be held in Conference Room ABC. Please note that there will be no class on 2/15.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for an hour of coding activities.  Activities may range from coding board games, robotics, Legos and ipads with Osmos.  For grades three and up. Meets in the Conference Room. Class will meet in the Board Room in April.   

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Drop in anytime to create a Dr. Seuss themed craft.  Held in teen/tween area.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us at the library this month as we learn about naturalist John Burroughs. Class will include a short lecture on the naturalist, followed by some natural and artistic activities inside and outside to take our learning further. For this class, participants will need to bring:

This class is intended for school-age students and up. Please dress for cold weather as we will be spending time outdoors. Class will be held at the Library.

Registration required and begins 2/26. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Registration is only for this specific class. To participate in other classes in this series, please register when our registration dates open.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Join us for a short storytime all about dinosaurs! Join us for creative play and themed crafts after! This class is best for preschoolers! Held in Conference Room ABC.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Learning Shop in Appleton will be stopping by to bring us some fun games and activites that are STEM related. There will be games and activities for all ages! A fun night for the family. Program held in Conference ABC. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us the third Thursday of each month for Lego Lab.  Each month we will feature a different building activity.  Each activity will include a brief presentation on the featured construction tied to STEM.  Themes may include: patterns, inventions, bridges, robots, homes, animals and more!  For students in grades K-5. Meets in Conference ABC.

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Drop in anytime to create a clover themed craft.  Held in teen/tween area.

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:15pm

Join us for a 1v1 switch tournament!  The library has switches, but you may bring your own controller if you prefer.  Ages 18 and under. 

Prizes:

TBA Amiibo

TBA Amiibo

First place gets to choose their prize, second place get the other prize!

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