Virtual Storytimes on YouTube
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Saturday, October 2 | 9am (while supplies last)
Stop in to pick up a take-home kit to make a Fall-themed hedgehog magnet craft!
Thursday, October 21 | 3pm (while supplies last)
Grab a kit to take home and make a not-so-scary spider web from popsicle sticks and yarn!
Stop by for a stroll through our StoryWalks! StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. The StoryWalk begins near the entrance of the library, and follows the sidewalk to our beautiful Patrons Park!
The October 2021 title is: The little old lady who was not afraid of anything/La viejecita que no le tenía miedo a nada by Linda Williams
Preschool Storytimes - Tuesday/Wednesday at 10am
Baby Storytime (Age 0-2) - Wednesdays at 9:15am
Indoors in Storyroom. We will follow City of West Bend Covid-19 policies, which may change throughout the Fall. Times and dates subject to change.
Weekly Take-Home Craft Kits
If you are unable to attend storytimes, leftover storytime crafts will be available as take-home kits every Wednesday at 11:00am in the children's department. A new craft every week! Geared for preschool-age children. Times and dates subject to change.
Wednesdays | 3:45 – 5:00pm
This weekly program takes place off-site.
Please meet at:
Washington County Humane Society
3650 WI-60 Trunk, Slinger, WI 53086
Animals are ideal reading companions because they:
- Help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure.
- Do not laugh, judge, or criticize.
- Allow children to proceed at their own pace.
- Are less intimidating than peers.
- PLUS! You are helping to socialize shelter animals!
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR INDEPENDENTLY READING CHILDREN!
SIGN-UP AT THE LIBRARY FOR A 15 MINUTE TIME SLOT. YOU MAY CALL OR STOP IN TO REGISTER,
262-335-5151 ext. 5246. Please call the library if you need to cancel. Bring your own book to read; we will also offer a selection of books if you forget!
Please be respectful to WCHS staff and animals, and follow the rules of the facility for Covid-safety. Please bring a face covering in case policies change.
Stuffed Animal Sleepaway Camp
Thursday, September 23 – Saturday, September 25
Drop off a stuffed animal on Thursday, September 23 (anytime 9am – 9pm). The stuffed friends will be sleeping over two nights at “Camp Library”, so please pick a stuffed friend your child can live without for two nights! The stuffed animals will have lots of fun at camp and will be ready to be picked up on Saturday.
On Saturday, September 25 from 9am-11am, youth can pick up their stuffed animal friend. If you’d like, you may stay for a bit and enjoy a breakfast treat and read a story with your animal. We’ll also have a video of the “Camp Library” fun looping continuously from 9-11:00am. Drop in any time before 11am, it is not necessary to come right at 9am!
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month!
Come get a picture with our BIG library card. Post a picture on your social media to show your friends and family that you value the library!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid “Big Shot” Party
Tuesday, October 26 | 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #16 Big Shot is released today! Stop in after school for a Wimpy Kid Craft, Wimpy Kid Challenges, and a Wimpy Kid photo backdrop! We promise there won’t be a “Cheese Touch Frenzy”! This will be drop-in style; come when you can any time before 4:30pm. Supplies will be put away at 4:45pm.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
This free program encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before he or she enters Kindergarten. This goal was set by experts who say children need to hear at least 1000 books to help them learn to read for themselves. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books each and every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation — a key to school success. Plus reading together is fun and a great way to bond and relax. The program has no end date except for when your child starts school, so don’t feel rushed—just enjoy the experience! Take every chance to read with your child. You will share many special moments along the way. Find out more about 1,000 books before kindergarten.
Kiwanis Early Risers Family Programs
Once a month, the West Bend Library hosts a fun, family-friendly special performer. Music, magic, comedy, and more come to the West Bend community for free thanks to the Kiwanis Early Risers. Programs typically run about 45 minutes. Check our calendar to see more information about what's coming soon!
Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanians of The West Bend Early Risers work together to achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. Early Riser fund raising events - including the Souper Bowl Saturday Soup and Chili Cook Off, the Duck Derby, and Go-Kart racing - help support a variety of youth-oriented community programs. Their focus is to make West Bend, Wisconsin a better place to live. Wherever there’s a need, Kiwanians will be there – as they have for over 100 years, making a difference for children and for their communities.
Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 10am - Kohl's Wild Theater - sponsored by Kohl's
Contact Terika at the library for more information regarding Family Night programs.
Family Fun Flicks
These events are currently on hiatus.
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