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!

Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in September and October
Facebook Live

Tune in each week on Facebook as Ms. Ann shares a fun story and then travels around town for a virtual visit at a local place of interest. See behind-the-scenes tours of how things are made or done at some of your favorite places in the community!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 6:00pm

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Memorial Park in Kimberly

Join us November 29th, 2020 for our annual holiday event! As always, Memorial Park’s light display will be “powered up” for the first time on this night of celebration. Santa will arrive on the Village of Kimberly Fire Truck and holiday cheer will abound in Memorial Park.

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!"