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!

Mother Kissing Baby's Hand
Tuesdays at 10 am from September 11 through October 23
Kimberly Public Library

It's never too early to read to your child. Enjoy rollicking rhymes, sweet stories, and merry music during this story time session geared for babies birth-24 months. Playtime included afterwards. Older sibling helpers are welcome and are encouraged to bring along their own special stuffed toy or doll.

Upcoming
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. ~ September 12 - October 24
Little Chute Public Library

Discover a wide variety of splendid stories from classic tales to newer picture books during this seven-week session of story time for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. Early literacy concepts such as letter recognition, counting, coloring, and shapes will be covered. Music and fun are added bonuses!

Story Time repeats each week on Thursdays in Kimberly at 10 a.m.

Upcoming
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Thursdays in Kimberly ~ September 13 - October 25
Kimberly Public Library

Discover a wide variety of splendid stories from classic tales to newer picture books during this seven-week session of story time for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. Early literacy concepts such as letter recognition, counting, coloring, and shapes will be covered. Music and fun are added bonuses!

Story Time is also held on Wednesdays in Little Chute at 10 a.m.

Upcoming
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
open book
Mondays at 4:00-4:40 p.m. in Kimberly
Kimberly Public Library

Relax after school with great stories and fun book-related activities geared for kids in grades 4K- 2 during this special three-week session of story adventures.

Upcoming
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:40pm
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:40pm
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Little Chute Public Library

Dress up in your favorite costume and have lots of fun with stories featuring not-too-scary monsters and catchy tunes during this special story time event. Great for kids up to age 6 and their parents/caregivers, but all ages welcome.

Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Have fun exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math in this series of after school workshops perfect for curious minds. Activities may include brush bots, perler beads, building towers, and more! For students in grades 3-6.

Upcoming
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fridays in November at 10 a.m. in Kimberly
Kimberly Public Library

November is Picture Book Month! Join us on Fridays as we share stories featuring favorite picture book characters and make a craft. Great for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers.

Upcoming
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Girl Reading to Dog
Every 3rd Saturday at 10:30 ~ September through April (excluding December)
Little Chute Public Library

Pooches and Pages is our reading to therapy dogs program held on the third Saturday of the month (September-November and January-April) in partnership with Compassionate Canines. Kids in grades 1-5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to a canine friend.

What a fun way to improve reading skills! Registration is required, either in person or by calling 788-7825. You may register for more than one month at a time. 

Upcoming
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 6:15pm to 6:45pm
Little Chute Public Library

Wear your jammies to the library for story time! We'll share some fun bear stories and make a bear-y wonderful craft. Great for preschoolers-second grade. All ages welcome.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Mel Kolstad (Facebook, Website), our November/December Artist in Residence, is doing an awesome all-ages, drop-in, super-cool collage event. More details coming soon. Save the date!

Picture of Dog and Reader

The library is happy to be partnering with Compassionate Canines, Inc. again this school year to provide a wonderful and fun program for kids in grades 1-5 to read to therapy dogs. The idea behind the program is to help readers gain confidence. According to Compassionate Canines, a therapy dog can help "increase a child's motivation to read, help the child maintain his/her focus for a longer period of time, and help the child stay on task despite errors. The presence of a therapy dog helps a child read aloud without pressure or stress. The dog offers quiet social support and invites interaction. And best of all, a therapy dog helps to reduce a child's blood pressure and general level of anxiety. Reading aloud is fun!"