Services for Children

Events

Winter Storytime Session: Cozy Readers

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January 11-March 18
All Ages Storytime - Mondays @ 10:00 am & Thursdays @ 6:30 pm
For children and their caregivers. Celebrate stories as we share books, rhymes, music and movement in a format appropriate for young children. This program runs approximately 30 minutes and will be the same for both the Monday morning and Thursday evening session. 

Toddler Music - Thursdays @ 10:00 am
Enjoy fun ways to develop early literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, singing and exploration of simple musical concepts. Recommended for ages 1-4, siblings welcome. Great for wigglers! This program runs approximately 30 minutes. 

Wondering what to expect at storytime? Click here to learn more!

 

Minecraft Mondays
 

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January 22-May 20
Mondays, 3:45-5pm

Come play Minecraft at the library! 10 players at a time may play in the library's private realm using the library ipads. 
There will be a signup sheet available at the Children's desk, the first 10 people to add their names to the list will be able to play using the library ipads. If necessary, we will add names to a waitlist.
Ages 6-15, first come, first served. You are welcome to bring your own device and play Minecraft in your own world!

 

Homeschool Hour
 

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September 14-May 30
Thursdays 1-3 pm

The library meeting room is reserved every Thursday from 1-3 pm. The first Thursday of each month, Ms. Amy, one of the Youth Services Librarians, will lead the group activity. Every week will be fun and full of variety, giving the homeschool community a chance for learning and connection. Click here for more information about specific dates. 

 

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Saturday, March 2, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

For children and their caregivers. Have a young (pretend) vet, grocery store manager, or farm-to-table chef in the family? Flex those imagination muscles by engaging with our variety of dramatic play stations set up around the library. Think "pop-up children's museum" meets "supercharged literacy zone."

Pretend play is a great way to practice emerging literacy skills, incorporate new vocabulary, and see/use printed language in everyday situations.
Drop-in and play anytime between 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

 

 

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Monday, March 11, 1-3 pm

Stop by the library to complete a variety of neon crafts and activities. Open to ages 7-18. Children under 8 years old must have a caregiver present. 

 

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Wednesday, March 13 @ 6:30 pm

Experience the gravity-defying jumps and toe-tapping rhythms of this traditional dance form. Trinity Irish Dancers of Madison have been sharing the power, grace and joy of traditional Irish Dancing since 1982. This special performance will entertain all ages! 

 

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Saturday, April 6, 1:00-2:30 pm

You are invited to experience some sticker magic! Join in making sticker books, designing your own stickers, and discovering new stickers to add to your collection. There will be a structured sticker swap time from 1:00-1:30 pm, but of course you're welcome to share sticker joy widely the whole time. Geared towards children ages 6-12 and their caregivers. 

 

The Children's Area

Our cozy children's area features a variety of toys and activities for playing and learning.
We have collections of books and audio for children ages birth-18, learning kits and busy boxes on a variety of subjects.
Come over to play and connect with other families!
 

Wondering what to expect during a visit to the library? Click here to learn more and view a Social Story. 

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School-age materials are available in the Intermediate Area.  

Resources

Follow for Updates

 

The most up-to-date program news is posted to the library social media pages. Follow for updates regarding weather, times, and exciting stuff going on at the library!

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