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!

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, March 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
baby holding book
Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in Kimberly
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, March 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Little Chute
Little Chute Public Library

Discover a wide variety of splendid stories from classic tales to newer picture books during this eight-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!

Officer Brady Boucher from Metro Police Department will be our special guest during the first week of story time. Learn about what a police officer does and ask questions.

Upcoming
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
owl holding book
Thursdays at 10 a.m. in Kimberly
Kimberly Public Library

Discover a wide variety of splendid stories from classic tales to newer picture books during this eight-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!

Officer Brady Boucher from Metro Police Department will be our special guest during the first week of story time. Learn about what a police officer does and ask questions.

Upcoming
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library

Abraham Lincoln impersonator Kevin Wood will present A New Birth of Freedom - an historical presentation centered on the twelve turbulent years from 1854-1865 when the slavery issue which had been divisive from the very beginning of our country came to a head and nearly broke us apart.  Hear about the historical background (beginning with the Declaration of Independence), the events which led Mr. Lincoln back into politics in the mid-1850s, the ever-escalating increase in tensions, Mr. Lincoln's election as President, and the Civil War.  You'll hear directly from some of Mr. Lincoln's best-known speeches and writings, and you will be inspired to hope as he did for a "new birth of freedom" for our country.

You will feel as if you are meeting the real Abraham Lincoln! This program is appropriate for ages 6 - adult.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

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, April 20, 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!"