Inspiring and supporting lifelong learning and the love of reading

Kids & Families

Welcome to Youth Services! We are passionate about literacy, connecting kids with great books, encouraging reading for pleasure, and developing curious minds. If you need assistance, please contact the library and ask for Ms. Ann.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten ProgramPlease visit our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten page to learn about an exciting opportunity to learn and grow with your child. This early literacy program, designed for families with children birth through age 5, will help your child get ready to read!

Summer is a perfect time to read for pleasure, and the library has a great music-inspired summer reading program called Libraries Rock! to encourage you in your reading endeavors. Registration begins on May 29 , and the program runs June 11-August 4 for eight weeks of reading fun! Stop by either location to sign up and pick up your reading logs. Read for two hours each week for a chance to win a grand prize, plus engage in classes, concert, and other shows that entertain and educate. See you this summer!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Little Chute Public Library

Other Location: 

Little Chute Village Hall Community Room

Science educator Mark Janssen (Mr. J.) will create excitement about science with his dynamic, highly motivational show that gets the audience involved in learning about a variety of science topics.  Exploding paint cans, a bed of nails, chemistry “magic” and a frozen banana hammer are just a few of the tricks he has up his sleeve.  Great for audiences of all ages! This show is sponsored through a grant from the Outagamie-Waupaca Library System (OWLS).

This show repeats at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Little Chute Public Library

Other Location: 

Little Chute Village Hall Community Room

Science educator Mark Janssen (Mr. J.) will create excitement about science with his dynamic, highly motivational show that gets the audience involved in learning about a variety of science topics.  Exploding paint cans, a bed of nails, chemistry “magic” and a frozen banana hammer are just a few of the tricks he has up his sleeve.  Great for audiences of all ages! This show is sponsored through a grant from the Outagamie-Waupaca Library System (OWLS).

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Little Chute Public Library

Get ready to "rock" during this story time all about good old rocks. Hear a tale about a trickster spider and his magic rock - plus other fun stories and songs. Great for preschool - grade 3.

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Kimberly Public Library

Stop by and enjoy creative playtime as we bring out our collection of Legos, blocks, Magna Tiles, and Build-a-Road sets. Thank you to US Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation for the grant to purchase these supplies.

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Little Chute Public Library

Kids, do you have a favorite stuffed toy that has a few owies? "Dr. Jen" will be in the library ready to stitch up your stuffie and get it all set for more snuggles and adventures. Appointments are open from 10 a.m. - noon; please call 920-788-7825 to register starting June 4.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Kimberly Public Library

Mary Tooley from Art in a Suitcase will present a workshop that is all about rhythm in music and art. Handmade African musical instruments made from recycled materials will be featured, and kids will try them out to create lively rhythms. Each child will also create a rhythmical picture using African design motifs. All ages will be able to join in and discover their creative talents.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Kimberly Public Library

View dozens of weird, wonderful, and wacky rock specimens with Mary Tooley from Art in a Suitcase. Learn cool (and hot) facts about the rocks. Specimens will include rocks that bend, float, look like gold, come from outer space, and tell stories (fossils). The program will conclude with a "rocky" art project. All ages welcome.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Kimberly Public Library

Like the library, this show is going to ROCK! Children’s musician Randy Peterson presents a concert filled with audience participation and musical fun. These engaging songs about the joy to be found at the library will have children feeling like reading rock stars!
Randy Peterson is a children’s musician from Green Bay who has been performing for children and families for over twenty five years. His concerts are upbeat, totally interactive and devoted to promoting the joy of reading. Sponsored by the Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS). This show repeats at 1:30 p.m.
 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Kimberly Public Library

Like the library, this show is going to ROCK! Children’s musician Randy Peterson presents a concert filled with audience participation and musical fun. These engaging songs about the joy to be found at the library will have children feeling like reading rock stars!
Randy Peterson is a children’s musician from Green Bay who has been performing for children and families for over twenty five years. His concerts are upbeat, totally interactive and devoted to promoting the joy of reading. Sponsored by the Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS).

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library

Like a good treasure hunt? Did you know there are treasures called geocaches likely hidden in your neighborhood as well as all around the world? Led by naturalist Debbie Nowak of 1000 Islands Nature Center, this class will show you how to get started with Gecocaching. Bring your own GPS or GPS-enabled mobile device, learn about the game, and even try finding a few practice caches around the library. A limited number of GPS units will also be on hand. All ages welcome.

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Little Chute Public Library

Libraries Rock - and Libraries Polka! Have fun dancing to some of the happiest music on Earth! Nationally-known polka musician Mike Schneider from Milwaukee will perform his Pint Size Polka program with lots of audience participation and many chances to dance. Loads of fun for all ages! This program is sponsored by FOLKS (Friends of the Library).

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Kimberly Public Library

Naturalist Lee Hammen will present on the many different types of mammals found right here in Wisconsin. See and feel pelts from a variety of mammals and learn more about these creatures that you might see around the neighborhood or while walking in the woods.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Kimberly Public Library

Singer Tom Pease will present a fabulous concert full of fun, laughter, and silly songs! Bring the whole family for a wonderful show by a beloved performer. Thank you to the American Legion Jacob Coppus Post 258 for sponsoring Tom's show.

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Little Chute Public Library

Stop by and enjoy creative playtime as we bring out our collection of Legos, blocks, Magna Tiles, and Build-a-Road sets. Thank you to Cheesefest for the grant to purchase these supplies.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Little Chute Public Library

Enjoy a taste of beautiful music as a special guest quartet from the Fox Valley Symphony presents musical stories from the classics -  a great treat for all ages!

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Little Chute Public Library

Enjoy musical stories along with rhymes and dances that celebrate the joy of music. Great for preschool - grade 3.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Kimberly Public Library

The Brown County NEW Zoo's live animal ambassadors will visit the library with the Zoomobile for a fun "edZOOcational" program featuring a variety of animals. Some hands-on time will be included. 

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