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!

man holding snake
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 10:30am
Kimberly Public Library

Happy No School Day! Meet snakes from all over the world with snake enthusiast Steve Keller. Overcome your fears and learn more about these non-venomous varieties as well as the story of how they came to be rescued. The famous Jeffrey the Red Tail Boa will make an appearance, and some hands on time with snakes will be included. Great for school-aged kids on up. Shows are at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (choose one).

man holding snake
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 1:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Happy No School Day! Meet snakes from all over the world with snake enthusiast Steve Keller. Overcome your fears and learn more about these non-venomous varieties as well as the story of how they came to be rescued. The famous Jeffrey the Red Tail Boa will make an appearance, and some hands on time with snakes will be included. Great for school-aged kids on up. Shows are at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (choose one).

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, February 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Tuesdays at 10 a.m. February 5 - March 26
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, February 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
baby holding book
Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in Kimberly
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, February 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Little Chute
Little Chute Public Library

Discover a wide variety of splendid stories from classic tales to newer picture books during this eight-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!

Officer Brady Boucher from Metro Police Department will be our special guest during the first week of story time. Learn about what a police officer does and ask questions.

Upcoming
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
owl holding book
Thursdays at 10 a.m. in Kimberly
Kimberly Public Library

Discover a wide variety of splendid stories from classic tales to newer picture books during this eight-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!

Officer Brady Boucher from Metro Police Department will be our special guest during the first week of story time. Learn about what a police officer does and ask questions.

Upcoming
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
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!"