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!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Little Chute Public Library

Enjoy a taste of beautiful music as a special guest quartet from the Fox Valley Symphony presents musical stories from the classics -  a great treat for all ages!

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Little Chute Public Library

Enjoy musical stories along with rhymes and dances that celebrate the joy of music. Great for preschool - grade 3.

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.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Kimberly Public Library

The Brown County NEW Zoo's live animal ambassadors will visit the library with the Zoomobile for a fun "edZOOcational" program featuring a variety of animals. Some hands-on time will be included. 

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Little Chute Public Library

Kids, do you have a favorite stuffed toy that has a few owies? "Dr. Jen" will be in the library ready to stitch up your stuffie and get it all set for more snuggles and adventures. Appointments are open from 10 a.m. - noon; please call 920-788-7825 to register starting June 4.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Little Chute Public Library

Rondini returns with his sidekick Einstein the World's Cutest Bunny for a fun magic show for the whole family. Come enjoy some furry cuteness and magical surprises. 

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Kimberly Public Library

We'll wrap up our musical summer reading program with a fun dance party! Wear your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie to the big hits songs: YMCA, the Mack Chicken Dance, and more! Fun for the whole family!

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Little Chute Public Library

Love to code or want to learn more about it? Taught by programmer John Emenecker, this free workshop will teach you Scratch, a visual programming language created by M.I.T. Learn problem solving, creativity, and collaboration skills in a fun manner to create games, interactive stories, and animations. This class meets daily for an hour over five days, and a commitment to attend each day is expected. Registration is required as space is limited. Please stop by either location or call 788-7825 to register starting July 9. For ages 8-14.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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Heesakker Park, Little Chute

Arrive at the park anytime between 5-7 p.m. to enjoy a self-led story walk in the woods. Pages from a delightful picture book by Keiko Kasza, who will be visiting the library in October, will be stationed along the stroller-friendly path to read together as you enjoy the beauty of nature. A craft related to the story will be available after the walk in the pavilion. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner for a fun family evening in the park. Sponsored by the Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library and the Little Chute Park and Rec.Dept.

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. More details to follow.

 

Invite friends, share your love of glass, art, Jon Wos or Kimberly by heading to the Facebook Event.    See more of Jon's art on Facebook or his website.

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!"