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!

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Little Chute Public Library

Meet KimLit's Artist in Residence for September and October, Tyla Hilfreich (of Hilfreich Studio!) at the last Village of Little Chute Farmers Market for live woodblock relief printing onto t-shirts and paper! Bring your own t-shirts for Hilfreich to print on for a small donation. Choose from over 25 unique blocks all carved by hand and printed onto virtually any flat surface with a high quality, oil based archival ink, You won't wanna miss this unique experience.

What is the Village Market all about? Visit here.  Please help us continue this new tradition by supporting your local growers, artists, crafters, canners, bakers, chefs, nonprofits and musicians.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Have some fun with KimLit's Artist in Residence for July/August, Jon Wos. Learn about glass mosaics by helping Jon Wos create a permanent art installation at our Kimberly location. 

We will also have a super cool faux stained glass project for all ages (yes, we mean you, grown ups) to have fun creating to take home with you!

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Learn the basics principles and practices of collage, presented by September/October's Artist in Residence, Tyla Hilfreich. This walk-in / open house style workshop will focus on simplicity and balance within composition. All ages and skill levels welcome! No fees or registration required. This is open house style, so drop in anytime and stay as long as you'd like between 4 pm and 7 pm.  Invite friends, share collage tips and more in the Facebook event.

We will focus on five physical elements to tell a story. These physical elements include wood, earth, water, fire, and metal. Using these ideas as a foundation for storytelling, we will then begin to add personal elements to make it unique and our own.

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, September 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Kimberly Public Library
Title: No Talking
Author: Andrew Clements

Chapter Chat is a cool book club for 3rd, 4th and 5th 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!

September's selection is No Talking by Andrew Clements.

The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls to a "no talking" contest.

Copies are available at the main desk.

 

 

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 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!

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

Upcoming
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Wednesday, September 19, 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 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!

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

Upcoming
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Girl Reading to Dog
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 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. 

Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30pm
Little Chute Public Library

Have fun exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math in this series of after school workshop perfect for Little Chute School Districts's early release days. Activities may include brush bots, perler beads, building towers, and more! For students in grades 3-6.

Upcoming
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Little Chute Public Library

A presentation by children's author Keiko Kasza! "Why is Mickey a Mouse and Not a Human Child? All of my books use animals. I look into the reasons why animals are often used in books for very young children."

An author event brought to you by the Fox Cities Book Festival! Connect with fellow readers and Fox Cities Book festival attendees on our Facebook event HERE.

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

Wear your jammies to the library for story time! We'll share some fun dog stories and make a cute pocket dog craft. Great for preschoolers-second grade. 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 workshop 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
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!"