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.

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Kimberly Public Library

Enjoy the comedy and juggling of Dan Kirk, the Juggler with the Yellow Shoes, who is COOL enough for kids, EDGY enough for teens, SMART enough for adults, HIP enough for seniors, and BAD enough for America’s Got Talent! Thank you to the American Legion Jacob Coppus Post 258 for sponsoring this show.

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 6:15pm to 6:45pm
Little Chute Public Library

Wear your jammies to the library and blast off with stories related to outer space. A craft will be included. Great for preschool-early elementary ages.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Little Chute Public Library

Sing along, dance along, and laugh along with beloved singer Randy Peterson as he leads us in a musical trip through the solar system. This show repeats at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Little Chute Public Library

Engage in a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math activities courtesy of our friends at the Appleton Learning Shop.

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.

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, July 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Kimberly Public Library

Welcome to The ULTIMATE Game Show hosted by Dan Kirk where you and your friends are the stars of the show!

The ULTIMATE Game Show combines games of skill with games of knowledge. From a challenging cup stacking game to a trivia game about cows, you’ll be on the edge of your seat waiting the outcome. Who will be The ULTIMATE Winner? 

Thank you to FOLKS (Friends of the Library group) for sponsoring this show.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Kimberly Public Library

Science educator Mark Janssen (Mr. J.) will create excitement about science with his dynamic, highly motivational show that puts the fun in learning about a variety of science topics. Great for audiences of all ages! Sponsored through a grant from the Outagamie-Waupaca Library System (OWLS). This show repeats at 1:30 p.m.

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Little Chute Public Library

What kind of space vehicle can you build? Play and get creative with Legos, MagnaTiles, and blocks. All ages welcome.

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Kimberly Public Library

What kind of space vehicle can you build? Play and get creative with Legos, MagnaTiles, and blocks. All ages welcome.

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!"