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. 

boy reading to dog

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!"

The program takes place during the school year on the third Saturday of the month in Little Chute with the exception of December and May. Registration is open for September 16, and you may sign up for more than one month at a time. Please stop in or call the library at 920-788-7825 to register your first-fifth grader for a 15-minute reading slot. Your reader will think it is pawsome!

Chapter Chat

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 4:00pm - 4:45pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Title: Rain Reign
Author: Ann M. Martin

WANTED: 4th-6th grade students looking to interact with peers through the enjoyment of reading. The Kimberly Library will host Chapter Chat on the second Tuesday of each month after school from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Club meetings will focus on book discussion and other fun activities. Please come with the month's selection read and be ready to share your thoughts.

November's selection is Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin. Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.

Chapter Chat

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 4:00pm - 4:45pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Chris Grabenstein

WANTED: 4th-6th grade students looking to interact with peers through the enjoyment of reading. The Kimberly Library will host Chapter Chat on the second Tuesday of each month after school from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Club meetings will focus on book discussion and other fun activities. Please come with the month's selection read and be ready to share your thoughts.

The selection for October 10 is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape. Copies of the book will be set aside for pick-up at the Kimberly Library starting on September 10. We can't wait to see you in October!

Monthly Chapter Chat Dates:

  • November 14
  • December 12
  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
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