Where the Wild Things Are

About the Blog

Where the Wild Things Are is a blog for kids & families. Youth Services Librarian, Ann Hardginski, will share info about great books for kids & parents, cool websites, and other info related to youth services at the library.

Pooches and Pages Sign-up Open for Fall 2014

dog with reader

The new school year is just around the corner, and that means Pooches & Pages will be returning! Kids in grades 1-5 are invited to sign-up for a 15-minute time slot to read to a certified therapy dog. The program takes place the third Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-noon in Little Chute, and registration is now open for September 20, October 18, and November 15. Call 788-7825 to reserve your "Spot!"

Children's SLP Grand Prize Winners Announced

science beakers

Congratulation to all of our summer reading grand prize winners! 

1. Science Kits--Ellie D.

2. Dinosaur Laser Pegs--Alex S.

3. LEGO kits--Streeter O.

4. Zoobmobile kit--Mercy T.

5. Robot kits--Nick T.

6. Fun Loom--Caleb M.

7. Wimpy Kid Package--Evelyn V.

8. Princess Package--Olivia V.

9. Games Galore--Connor B.

10. Art Kit--Elora W.

11. Cars Package--Gerrit W.

12. Frozen Package--Evelynn F.

13. Charlie Puppet and Books--Taya H.

14. Water Balloon Set--Ava L.

All winners have been notified. Thank you to everyone who participated in Fizz, Boom, Read! We hope you enjoyed a great summer of science and reading. We had a BLAST!

Last Week of Summer Reading

Where did the summer go?! We are in our last week of our Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading program. The last day to turn in any reading records is Friday, August 1. We will be drawing for all the grand prizes early next week and will post the winners here.

We hope you have been enjoying all the great science shows this summer. Be sure to join us Wednesday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at the Little Chute Village Hall for Science Day with Mr. J. Mr. Janssen is a science teacher at Little Chute High School, and he will dazzle you with exploding paint cans, a frozen banana hammer, and other fun science demonstrations.We also have an Elephant and Piggie Party on Friday, August 1, at 10:30 a.m. in Kimberly for all our early reading fans of those two silly friends.

Thanks for reading with us this summer, and we hope to see you sometime this week!

Fizz. Boom, Read June 9-August 1

 

Come join the summer fun at the library! We have weekly prizes from the treasure chest or the book cart, plus kids who check out five or more books earn a grand prize entry. We have fourteen grand prizes to give away at the end of the program:

  1. Be a Scientist—Slime Lab and Glow-in-the Dark Lab  
  2. Be a Paleontologist—Dinosaur Laser Peg Kit
  3. LEGO Engineer—2 LEGO kits 
  4. Zoob-mania—Car Zoobmobile Kit
  5. Mr. Roboto—2 robot kits
  6. Get Crafty—fun loom, bands, and book
  7. Big Wimp—Wimpy Kid game and book
  8. Princess Palooza—3 dolls and book
  9. Games Galore—three card games
  10. Be Artsy—pad, pencil, drawing books
  11.  I <3 Cars—Cars art package and movie
  12.  Frozen Fan—movie, CD, and three books
  13. Chilling with Charlie—dog puppet and 2 books
  14. Get Soaked—water balloon filler and Tick ‘n Tater      

Prizes are on display at the Kimberly Library. Discover great reads to keep your child's brain happy and engaged all summer long. Sign up soon!

Fizz. Boom, Read Summer Reading Program

science flasks with Fizz, Boom, and Read written on them

It's time to gear up for another great summer reading program for ages 3-grade 5! This year's children's theme is centered around science--Fizz, Boom, Read. Kids earn fun prizes and free books by reading for two hours per week throughout the summer. Registration starts on May 27. The program begins June 9 and runs for eight weeks through August 1. Stop by at either location to sign up and pick up your first card.

We also have many fabulous family shows on Wednesdays at 10:30 & 1:30 p.m. plus Friday activities. Science shows, a bubble artist, live animals, and shark art are just a sample of the great programs designed for family fun and engagement. Be sure to check out the website calendar or pick up a program brochure when you register. 

When kids check out five or more books during the program, they will receive a grand prize drawing slip. We have fourteen fabulous grand prizes to give away at the end of the program, including laser pegs, Legos, a Charlie the Ranch Dog puppet, science kits, a fun loom, a Frozen Fan package, and more! Be sure to join the fun this summer and keep your brain engaged with some great reads!

Classic Picture Book Goes to the Big Screen

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, the 1972 classic by Judith Viorst, will be coming to theaters in October.

 

 

Begin Smart

Ever wonder about the hows and whys of reading to young children? This fifteen minute video demonstrates ways to read together and why it is so important. Start smart!

Touch Screens Are Here

Our AWE computer stations have been very popular with our youngest patrons, and we are pleased to announce we have now upgraded to the touch screen edition. Be sure to check out the new stations the next time you are in the children's area. And yes, parents, you no longer have to tell your children, "Don't touch!"

Free Early Literacy Tips Calendar

Looking for fun and easy activities to do with your preschooler? Download a free early literacy calendar created by youth librarians from around the state for daily inspiration. By incorporating the concepts of singing, playing, reading, writing, and talking into your home routine, you are building pre-literacy skills that will help your child become a reader. Science and math activities are also included in the calendar, and Kimberly-Little Chute Library is featured in the month of April.

Have a Happy Early Literacy New Year!

Winter Break at the Library

Looking for something to do with the kids during winter break? The library will be hosting a family movie, Despicable Me 2 (PG), on Friday, December 27 at 10:30 a.m. in Little Chute. We will also have a book-based movie geared towards tweens and teens on Monday, December 30 at 1:30 p.m in Kimberly: Percy Jackson--Sea of Monsters (PG). Free popcorn from Tom's Drive-in will be available at both movies.