Kid Services

Check out the full Programs & Events Calendar for March, April and May.

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Storytime

Fridays at 10:30 am

Each storytime features books, songs, and activities based on that week’s unique theme. Come join the fun!

Tuesday night Storytime is on summer break, but will be back in September. 

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Baby Storytime

Every other Friday at 10 am
Next session: June 21

Babies under two and their caregivers are invited to join us for a brand new Storytime, designed just for them!

Caregivers will read and bounce along as Miss Sam leads the group with stories and songs.

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LEGO Club

Next session: June 19 from 3:30-5 pm 

Design and build a LEGO® masterpiece at this drop-in program!

Every other Wednesday, LEGO® bricks provided.

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Read With Me

Monday, July 1 from 4-5 pm

Readers of all ages are invited to book a 15-minute appointment to read with Cali the therapy dog! Perfect for beginning readers to practice reading aloud.

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Craft Hour

Wednesday, July 10 from 4-5 pm

Craft lovers of all ages are invited to get involved with this drop-in craft event, featuring a different seasonal craft each month!

All materials provided, while supplies last.

  • July craft: CD Fish
  • August 7: Beaded Bracelets 

Mult-colored Butterfly bench at Freedom Park

Books & Benches

Friday, June 28 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Celebrate art, nature and reading this summer!

Gather at the Butterfly Bench at Freedom Park, listen to stories, participate in art & nature activities with National Park Service Rangers, and take home free gently used and new books!

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Mixed Nuts (comedy duo)

Wednesday, July 24 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. | Old Ptaceks Event Center

Adrenaline driven comedy for the whole family! Age appropriate humor, uproarious audience participation and physical comedy. 

Will be held at the Old Ptaceks Event Center (1449 Orrin Rd)

Starting a Family Book Club

  1. Find the right title for each family member
  2. Read! Watch! Listen! 
  3. Talk about what you read/watched/listened to using the discussion ideas and fun facts guides below.

Guides:  Dinosaurs    Dogs    Fairy Tales    Mystery    Sports    Space    Cooking     Books and Libraries

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

 

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.

You can also participate virtually through Beanstack.

How to register

Online:

  1. Fill out the online registration form
  2. After form is filled out, you will receive a follow up email about picking up program matierials

In-Person:

  1. When you arrive at the library, ask to sign up for 1,000 books

Beanstack (virtual option):

  1. Download the Beanstack app OR go to our Beanstack page
  2. Log in or create an account
  3. Register for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge

*When you reach a prize benchmark, you’ll get a message saying to pickup your prize at the library. 

How to collect prizes

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

Prize benchmarks:

-Registration: Free book 

-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, tote bag, and completion certificate

 

*To collect prizes, come in to the library with your log sheet/s.

overdrive kids

OverDrive Kids

E-Books and e-audiobooks for kids. Read or listen using the user-friendly Libby app.

Launchpad

Launchpads

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!

Launchpad the preloaded tablet

NoveList K-8 Plus

Your guide to reading for elementary and middle school students. Find award-winners, recommended books, author biographies, and more.

Playaway Launchpad tablets.

Teaching Books

Bring reading to life

Joyfully enriching everyone’s experience reading children’s and young adult books.

* Choose: IFLS Library System/Prescott Public Library

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Family Resource Center of St. Croix Valley

Find out more about the Family Resource Center’s classes, programs and services. Classes include:

FAST, Play & Learn, Baby & Me, Triple P and Parent Cafe

Early Literacy Resources

Talk, read and sing with your little one every day. Get tips and conversation starters to help get you going.

Talking is Teaching

Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit

Five For Families

Learn the 5 Strengths that keep families strong. Find out more.

  • Helping kids understand feelings
  • Parenting as Children Grow
  • Connecting with Others 
  • Building Inner Strength
  • Knowing How to Find Help
Take and Make Crafts

Imagination Library

Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services have launched Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Pierce & Pepin counties!

Children 0-5 years old are eligible for this FREE program that provides a book every month to registered children. Register your child today!

Take and Make Crafts

Child Milestones

Your child’s early development is a journey. Find out what to look for along the way. Find more resources and celebrate your child’s milestones.

Looking for screenings in Prescott? Find local developmental screenings through Prescott School District.