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!

Online reading challenge June 22-August 15
Online

The summer reading program, Imagine Your Story, has gone virtual this year! Celebrate folk tales, fairy tales, and mythical creatures as well as your favorite stories. Download the free Beanstack app or look up Kimberly-Little Chute Library on the Beanstack website and register for the Imagine Your Story challenge.

Upcoming
Sunday, July 5, 2020 (All day)
Monday, July 6, 2020 (All day)
Mondays in July from 9 a.m. - noon
Little Chute Public Library

Wanting to see what's new at the library? Check out some of our newer books and movies during our pop-up library hours! We will be outside in front of the library each Monday from 9 a.m.-noon in Little Chute with a selection of new materials for all ages. It's a fun way to select newer materials while our library is yet closed to the public. Wearing a mask during this event is recommended and appreciated.

Pop-up Library will also be available from 3-6 p.m. at the Kimberly Library on Tuesdays in July.

Upcoming
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Other Location: 

Facebook Live

View a virtual one-hour program about the King of the Dinosaurs presented by Colossal Fossils on the library's Facebook page. To summarize in one word: Epic. Sponsored by a grant from the Outagamie-Waupaca Library System.

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Dragon scavenger hunt July 7-31
Local Parks in Kimberly and Little Chute

Be a dragon tamer as part of the Imagine Your Story summer reading program! Register at kimlit.beanstack.org and find the dragon hunt under activity badges. Locate up to twelve dragons in parks in Kimberly and Little Chute starting July 7- July 31. Find the picture of a dragon in a park to earn the badge and an entry into the prize drawing. The title of each badge will indicate which park has the dragon.

Participating Parks: Doyle, Verhagen, Legion, Sunset (2), Treaty, Centennial, Heesakker, Island, Heritage Parkway, Roosevelt, and VanLieshout. Have fun while exploring the outdoors!

Upcoming
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 (All day)
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 (All day)
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 10:30am
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 10:30am
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 10:30am
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 10:30am
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 10:30am
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 10:30am

Other Location: 

Facebook Live

Using the summer theme of Imagine Your Story, Ms. Ann and guests will share fairy tales and stories with favorite mythical creatures such as dragons and unicorns. Join in on the fun on the library's Facebook page.

Tuesdays in July from 3-6 p.m.
Kimberly Public Library

Wanting to see what's new at the library? Check out some of our newer books and movies during our pop-up library hours! We will be outside in front of the library each Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. in Kimberly with a selection of new materials for all ages. It's a fun way to select newer materials while our library is yet closed to the public. Wearing a mask during this event is recommended and appreciated.

Pop-up Library will also be available from 9-noon at the Little Chute Library on Mondays in July.

Upcoming
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 6:00pm

Other Location: 

Zoom

You are in the right place if you are:
+ wondering why you crave sugar at certain times
+ done reinventing the wheel and just wanting someone to finally tell you what works and what doesn't
+ wanting to discover what's keeping you stuck so you can get unstuck
+ ready to finally get this sugar and food thing handled so you can be your best self

Please register at: https://www.formulahealthcoaching.com/events

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Other Location: 

Heesakker Park, 1509 E. Lincoln Ave, Little Chute

Enjoy a stroll and a story through beautiful Heesakker Park! Pages from a delightful children’s picture book will be stationed throughout the park for your family to read together as you enjoy the beauty of nature. Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m.starting at the park shelter. Families will get to experience the park trails as well as have the option to cross the Fox River canal on the bow-string pedestrian bridge that connects Heesakker Park and Island Park. A craft will be available aterwards. Bring a picnic to enjoy after your stroll. This free event is co-sponsored by the Kimberly-Little Chute Library and the Little Chute Rec Dept.
 

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 6:15pm
Little Chute Public Library

Wear your jammies to the library for fun stories and a craft on the third Monday evening of each month at Little Chute Library. Great for preschoolers - early elementary ages.

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:15pm
Little Chute Public Library

Wear your jammies to the library for fun stories and a craft on the third Monday evening of each month at Little Chute Library. Great for preschoolers - early elementary ages.

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 6:15pm
Little Chute Public Library

Wear your jammies to the library for fun stories and a craft on the third Monday evening of each month at Little Chute Library. Great for preschoolers - early elementary ages.

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!"