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!

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 24, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:00am
Little Chute Public Library

Come and make Valentine's with us! All supplies are provided. If you bring addresses, we will mail your finished products.

This free, all ages event will be at our Little Chute location.

Can't make our morning time? Join our evening session on the same day.

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 5:30pm
Little Chute Public Library

Come and make Valentine's with us! All supplies are provided. If you bring addresses, we will mail your finished products.

This free, all ages event will be at our Little Chute location.

Can't make our evening time? Join our morning session on the same day.

Tuesdays at 10 a.m. February 5 - March 26
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, February 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
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, February 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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!"