Prescott Public Library

Kid Services

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


Our early literacy program for children has been redesigned for 2021! We have new ways to sign up, new ways to log reading and new prizes!

This program is designed to encourage families to make reading aloud a habit. Reading aloud is the single most effective thing parents and caregivers can do to help their children get ready to read when they start school.

Who can participate? Children ranging from birth until they enter kindergarten. Children in the 4K program are eligible to participate.

*If you’re already signed up for 1,000 books, you can use the logging sheets you already have, or you can switch over to the new ones. To do so please email Leanne at

You can also participate virtually through Beanstack.

How to register


  1. Fill out the online registration form (click the “register here” button).
  2. After form is filled out, you will receive a follow up email to schedule a pickup time for matierials.


  1. Schedule an in-person appointment time on our website.
  2. When you arrive at the library, ask to sign up for 1,000 books.

Beanstack: (Fully virtual option)

  1. Go to our Beanstack page.
  2. Log in or create an account if you don’t have one.
  3. Register for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge.
How to collect prizes

The more you read, the more prizes your child will earn.

Prize benchmarks:

-Registration: Free book (free book list)

-200 books: Item from mystery prize box

-500 books: Reading buddy (stuffed animal)

-700 books: Item from mystery prize box

-1,000 books: Free book (free book list), tote bag, and completion certificate


*To collect prizes, please schedule a curbside pickup, or in-person appointment time on our website or by calling us at 715-262-5555

*Choose your free book before your pickup and let us know your choice. View the list of free books here.

Playaway Launchpad tablets.


Launchpad learning tablets are loaded with a world of learning with apps, videos, storybooks, and games just for kids. 100% secure. No interent needed.

Check one out today!

Take and Make Crafts

Take & Make Crafts for Kids

Available anytime: Pick up at the library and get crafty at home! 

See what crafts are available this month.

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Family Resource Center (FRCSCV)

Find the Family Resource Center’s classes, programs, and info for kids and families: 


The Family Resource Center of St. Croix Valley’s Play & Learn classes at the library are paused until further notice.

Thursdays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Play & Learn provides an opportunity for toddlers and preschoolers to interact with their parents and other children their age. Join in for parent-child play, snack, stories, songs, activities and parent discussion. 

Storytime open book with castle


In-person Storytime is paused until further notice. Find some fun online Storytimes and activities on our Resources at Home page.

Join us for some stories, songs and crafts!

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. & Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Dog reading books

Tail Waggin' Tutors

Paused until further notice.

Children of all ages and reading levels are welcome!

Reading sessions take place in a quiet, comfortable area. The child picks out a book that they would like to read, and sits down next to the dog and handler and reads.

Registration required. Give us a call to set up a time! Sessions are broken up into 15 minute time slots.

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Storytime To Go: E is for Early Literacy

The 5 most important things parents and caregivers can do to support their child’s early literacy learning.

Talk     Talking with children helps them learn to express themselves with language.

Sing     Singing, which often includes rhymes, helps children become aware of sounds in language.  This will help them decode words when they learn to read.

Read   Do you know the best way to help your children become successful readers?  Read to and with them from birth!

Write  Through writing, children realize that sounds are represented by letters and words and that text means something.

Play     Children learn about the world through play.  The knowledge they gain from playing helps children comprehend what they read.

The above information is from Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library2nd Edition; ALSC/PLA, 2011. Print.  More information can be found at

The American Library Association’s 2021 award winner, The Imagine Neighborhood, and honor recipient, Sesame Street Family Play: Caring for Each Other.

To find out about more digital media for children, visit ALSC’s Notable Children’s Digital Media List.

The Imagine Neighborhood

A podcast designed to help children and grown-ups grow their social-emotional skills through interactive storytelling, imaginative play, music, and mindfulness activities. 

Caring For Each Other

Developed as a shared play experience for caregivers and young children, the Sesame Street Family Play app provides over 130 screen-free activities that encourage kids to stay busy, move their bodies, and calm themselves. 

Curbside Pickup Hours

Monday                     10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday                     10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday               12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday                   10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday                         10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday                    Closed
Sunday                       Closed

Library Use

Monday                     10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday                     10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday               12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday                   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday                         10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday                    Closed
Sunday                       Closed

*By Appointment*

Prescott Public Library

800 Borner Street North
Prescott, WI 54021

715-262-5555 (Phone)
715-262-4229 (Fax)

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