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!

Blast off into fun by joining A Universe of Stories! summer reading program for children, teens, and adults at the Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library. Earn weekly prizes plus entries into the grand prize drawing when you read.

Registration begins on Monday, June 3. Please visit the library to register and pick up your reading log. The program runs Monday, June 10 to Saturday, August 3. Free family concerts will be offered every Wednesday along with other engaging programs for all ages. More details can be found under the calendar tab.

Children who read in the summer enter school in the fall ready to learn and succeed. Make the library your place for reading and learning fun. Read long and prosper – it’s the logical thing to do.
 

9-4 p.m.
Kimberly Public Library
Little Chute Public Library

It's Drop-In Craft Day! Stop by either location to make a space-themed craft to celebrate A Universe of Stories.

Upcoming
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 12:00pm
Little Chute Public Library

Trust me, I'm a reader! Join us for a Dr. Who Con where we will have all things Dr. Who. The Dalek Asylum in Milwaukee will bring their life-size daleks, we will have activities, and more!

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!"