Prescott Public Library

Kid Services

2021 Summer Reading Program

June 7th – August 31st

All ages can participate in our annual Summer Reading Program!

Track your reading progress to earn free books and entries into raffles drawings.

This year there’s two ways to choose from to participate:

1. Paper (with physical reading logs, sign up is at the library)

2. Virtual (fully online, sign up through Beanstack)

Come to the library to sign up!

Storytime open book with castle

Summer Programs for Kids

July 29, 3-4pm: Community Ed. Summer Park Program

August 4th, 11am: Wildlife Science Center – Rapters 

August 9th-22nd: Virtual Create A Creature Contest 

August 11th, 2-3pm: Crafternoon (make a fossil)

August 23rd, 1pm: SRP Finale – The Magic of Isaiah

See more information on these programs!

Storytime open book with castle

Outdoor Storytime

Fridays at 10:30 a.m. (starting June 11th)

All storytimes at the library will be held outdoors this summer.

Join us for stories, songs and crafts!

*June 18th Storytime will be at Freedom Park for our Books & Benches program.

**No Storytime on August 6th

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.

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!

Playaway Launchpad tablets.

Book Connections

Bring reading to life

Book Connections by Teaching Books strives to joyfully enrich everyone’s experience reading children’s and young adult books.

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 about picking up program matierials.


  1. 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, come in to the library with your completed logs.

*If you’d like to do a curbside pickup, please choose your free book before your pickup and let us know your choice. View the list of free books here.

Storytime to go logo

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. 

Library Use

Monday                     10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday                     10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday               12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday                   10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday                         10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday                    Closed
Sunday                       Closed

Curbside Pickup Hours

Monday                     10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday                     10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday               12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday                   10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday                         10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday                    Closed
Sunday                       Closed

Prescott Public Library

800 Borner Street North
Prescott, WI 54021

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

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