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!

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. April is the last session for this school year, and the program will resume in September.

Thursdays, April 12, 19 & 26 at 4:15 p.m.
Kimberly Public Library

Are you in 3rd - 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: a fabric envelope, a stuffie, and a bean bag animal. Build on your skills each week. Materials are provided, though if you'd like to turn that mismatched sheet or outgrown shirt into a fun project, bring it along!

This is a repeat of the March classes for new attendees. Class space is limited. Registration is required and begins on March 28. Please call 788-7515 or stop by either location to sign up. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space allows.

Upcoming
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library

The Brown Family's beloved bear, Paddington, embarks on an epic quest to find a stolen pop-up book for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday. Movie programs are always free, and free popcorn will be served.

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.

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).

 

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.

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!"