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!

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 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
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 seven-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 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Wednesday, October 3, 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 seven-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 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
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 workshops 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.

Girl Reading to Dog
Every 3rd Saturday at 10:30 ~ September through April (excluding December)
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. 

Upcoming
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
open book
Mondays at 4:00-4:40 p.m. in Kimberly
Kimberly Public Library

Relax after school with great stories and fun book-related activities geared for kids in grades 4K- 2 during this special three-week session of story adventures.

Upcoming
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:40pm
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:40pm
Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Have fun exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math in this series of after school workshops 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!"