Kid Services

Storytime

Storytime

Each storytime features books, songs, and activities based on a unique theme. Come join the fun!

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Fridays at 10:30 am

Take and Make Crafts

Take & Make Crafts for Kids

Pick up your on-the-go craft at the library and get crafty at home! 

*as supplies last

FAST Program (Families and Schools Together)

A free 8-week program for families with children 18 months-Kindergarten where parents and kiddos meet each week and connect.

  • Enhance relationships in your child’s life to be safe, stable & nuturing.
  • Find ways to strengthen your child’s social-emotional well-being & mental health.
  • Learn ways to be become an effective family leader to empower your family.

 Fall session starts September 26. Get registered today!

In partnership with the Family Resource Center of St. Croix Valley and FAST.

FAST program hours at the Prescott library
Register today for the FAST program

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

Storytime To Go | Narrating Tales of Preschool Storytime

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 www.everychildreadytoread.org.

Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley | LinkedIn

Family Resource Center of St. Croix Valley

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

  • ECE FAST: A group connection program. In the class they partner with parents to increase their child’s social/emotional well-being and learning readiness.  
  • Play & Learn: Families with children prenatal-Kindergarten entry. Parent-child play, snack time, parent discussion, circle time with story and songs, and a child craft activity.
  • Baby & Me: play & discussion for parents/caregivers with infants.
  • Triple P: Prenatal-kindergarten entry. Workshops and discussions about various family topics such as balancing work and family.
  • Parent Cafe: Families with children, prenatal-kindergarten entry. A safe space to share stories, experiences, worries, fears, wisdom, and challenges/victories of raising a family.
  • Find more for parents & families!

    Take and Make Crafts

    Imagination Library

    Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services announces the launch of 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.

    Take and Make Crafts

    Digital Media Award

    Take a look at the ALA’s 2021 Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media 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.

    Monday                  10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Tuesday                  10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday            10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday                10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Friday                      10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday                 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Sunday                    Closed

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