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.

We are proud to be displaying a collection of vintage Star Wars 1978-1985 from curator Jarrod Roll.  The collection will be on display December 28 - February 28.

Invite some friends, share your favorite Star Wars pics and stories and get connected on our Facebook page.

Participate in our Winter Reading Program: May the Force Read with You!  Find out more on our website or go to either of our library locations.  We will also be hosting a party at the end of the reading program for all-ages.  To learn more, go to our website and head over to the Facebook event and invite some friends and get some groovy costume ideas!

child shaking maracas
Fridays in January at 10 a.m.
Little Chute Public Library

It's time to boogie! This special story time includes musical stories, rhymes, and get-up-and-get-grooving songs perfect for active kids up to age 6. Please bring along a dry pair of shoes to help keep the dance floor clear of winter slush.

Upcoming
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Little Chute Public Library

Dress up as your favorite Star Wars or sci-fi character and enjoy games, crafts, and activities for the whole family as we wrap up our winter reading program with this fun comic con-style event. Mingle with some Star Wars characters and enjoy a presentation by Star Wars author John Jackson Miller at 11 a.m.

This is truly an ALL-AGES event! Grown ups and teens, dust off those Spock ears and favorite vintage Star Wars tees and get your Princess Leia buns to our Little Chute location for some coffee, convo, crafts, and good ol' fashioned galactic fun!  Invite friends and get connected in the Facebook Event.

Mother Kissing Babies Hand
Tuesday at 10 am from February 6 through March 27
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 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Little Chute Public Library

Second Saturdays are all about casual convo, coffee, puzzles, art making and more.  Check out some movies or books for the weekend and enjoy a cup of joe inside our lovely library.  Specific Art Project/Theme to be Determined and will be added soon!  In the meantime, sign up for our email newsletter to be informed with updates for our programs and events weekly or bi-weekly.  

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There are plenty of things to do for all ages!   No registration required.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Kimberly Public Library
Title: Fablehaven
Author: Brandon Mull

Chapter Chat is a cool book club for 4th, 5th and 6th graders that meets at the Kimberly Library on the second Tuesday of every month. We will have some discussion and other fun activities related to that month's book. Join anytime!

February's selection is Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. 

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Kimberly Public Library

Those adorable Soda Pups - Root Beer, Sundrop, and Ginger Ale - will be performing fun tricks to entertain all ages. Watch the dogs ride a skateboard and a remote-controlled Hummer! What a great way to spend your afternoon off of school! 

Check out the event on Facebook.

Girl Reading to Dog
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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.

mother, father, sister walking with young boy wearing an astronaut helmet
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Free popcorn.

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Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Little Chute Public Library

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Rated PG. Free popcorn. A Disney-Pixar movie.

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Monday, March 5, 2018 - 6:15pm to 6:45pm
Little Chute Public Library

We love stories featuring alligators and crocodiles! Wear your jammies to the library and laugh along with the silly antics of our green reptilian friends. A craft will be included. All ages welcome.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:15pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:15pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:15pm to 7:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Are you in 2nd - 5th grade and would like to try sewing? In this three-week series, we'll cover how to thread a needle, some basic hand stitches, and sewing on a button or trims. We'll use what we learn to make a small project to take home each week. Build on your skills each week. Materials are provided, though if you'd like to turn that mismatched sheet, fading towel, or outgrown shirt into a fun project, bring it along!

Class space is limited. Registration is required and begins on February 19. Please call 788-7515 or stop by either location to sign up. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space allows.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Kimberly Public Library
Author: Katherine Applegate

Chapter Chat is a cool book club for 4th, 5th and 6th graders that meets at the Kimberly Library on the second Tuesday of every month. We will have some discussion and other fun activities related to that month's book. Join anytime!

March's selection is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.  

girl, goat and bull
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library

Inspired by the beloved book The Story of Ferdinand  by Munro Leaf,  Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Rated PG. Free popcorn. 

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Kimberly Public Library

We kick off our summer reading program Libraries Rock! with fabulous comedian, juggler, mime, and story performer Chris Fascione! Chris brings literature to life as he acts out stories in his fun, high-spirited, participatory program. Chris is full of boundless energy and humor and has been referred to as “Robin Williams for Kids.” He delights all ages with his wondrously imaginative storytelling. Thank you to FOLKS (Friends of the Library) for sponsoring this show.

This show will repeat at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Kimberly Public Library

We kick off our summer reading program Libraries Rock! with fabulous comedian, juggler, mime, and story performer Chris Fascione! Chris brings literature to life as he acts out stories in his fun, high-spirited, participatory program. Chris is full of boundless energy and humor and has been referred to as “Robin Williams for Kids.” He delights all ages with his wondrously imaginative storytelling. Thank you to FOLKS (Friends of the Library) for sponsoring this show.

 

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 Venure/Schmidt Family Foundation for the grant to purchase these supplies.

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.

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