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!

Kimberly Public Library

A part of our Holiday Make and Take series! Join us as we decorate holiday cookies that you get to eat later. This event is free with all supplies provided.

Can't make this time? Join us for our morning session on the same day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 10:00am
Kimberly Public Library

A part of our Holiday Make and Take series! Join us as we decorate a clear ornament. Perfect for your tree or a gift! This event is free with all supplies provided.

Can't make this time? Join us for our evening session on the same day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 5:30pm
Kimberly Public Library

A part of our Holiday Make and Take series! Join us as we decorate a clear ornament. Perfect for your tree or a gift! This event is free with all supplies provided.

Can't make this time? Join us for our morning session on the same day!

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Kimberly Public Library

Our friends at The Learning Shop will be bringing in a wide variety of games for families to try out. It's a fun way to be "board" during winter break! Stop by anytime between 10:00-11:30 a.m. to play.

Friday, December 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Little Chute Public Library

A yeti named Migo is convinced that a human known only as "Small Foot" is real and has to prove to his tribe that it does exist. Free popcorn. 

Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in January
Kimberly Public Library

Play and get creative with Legos, MagnaTiles, and blocks. All ages welcome.

Upcoming
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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, January 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 6:15pm to 6:45pm
Little Chute Public Library

Wear your jammies to the library and enjoy fun stories featuring cold weather animals: penguins and polar bears. A craft will be included. Great for the whole family!

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!"