Programs & Activities for Kids

All activities are free; some require registration.

Most library events will be held virtually this Fall. Please read program descriptions for registration and viewing information!



Family Storytime

Ages 0-4

September 9-November 25

10:00 AM

Join us on the Pauline Haass Public Library Facebook page each Wednesday for a traditional storytime designed for ages 0-4. Enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and more! Stop by the library during the week following storytime and pick up a take-n-make activity to go with the storytime theme.

Storytimes will take place virtually on our Facebook page. Wish to pick up the activity from a distance? Call to schedule a curbside pick up at 262-246-5182. Take-n-Make activities are available while supplies last.




LEGO Club Show and Tell

September 2
October 7
November 4

6:30 PM

Have you been building cool stuff with your LEGOs at home? Send us a picture and description and we will show them off on our Facebook page for all to see!

Email the builder’s first name and age (optional) along with a picture and description of what was built to at least a day before Show and Tell is scheduled.




Make It! Junior

Grades 1-6

September 8-December 20

Stop by and pick up a creative take-n-make craft kit designed for school-age kids. A new project is introduced every 3 weeks. See a display of all projects and pick up yours up in the Children’s Department.


Make it! Junior craft kits will be:
September 8-27Mischievous Rock & Yarn Monsters
September 28-October 18Pumpkin Stress Balls
October 19-November 8Haunted House Luminaries
November 9-29Bendy Dolls
November 30-December 20(to be announced)

Wish to pick up the craft from a distance? Call to schedule a curbside pick up at 262-246-5182. Make It! Junior craft kits are available while supplies last.




Colossal Fossils

All Ages

Tuesdays @ 1:00 PM: October 6, 13, 20, 27
Thursdays @ 6:00 PM: October 8, 15, 22 ,29

Join us for this all new DINO-mite four week virtual paleontology program. Learn about dinosaurs, the Ice Age and so much more from the experts at Colossal Fossils in Wausau, Wisconsin, all from the comfort of your home. Each week’s presentation will be offered on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM and Thursdays at 6:00 PM. Pick a time that works for your family and call the children’s reference desk to reserve your spot. You can sign up for one or more of the presentations!

Week 1 (October 6 & 8): Tyrannosaurus Rex
Week 2 (October 13 & 15): Predators and Prey
Week 3 (October 20 & 22): Ice Age Giants
Week 4 (October 27 & 29): Women in Science

Registration is required. This program will take place over Zoom and participants will need an email address to attend. Call the children’s reference desk at (262)246-5182 to reserve your spot.





LED technology at PHPL! Wisconsin Science Festival 2020

Grades 3+

Thursday, October 15-Saturday, October 17

Sign up for Wisconsin Science Festival days and celebrate curiosity by making LED light-up name badges while learning about optics, circuits, and art all in a fun take-n-make kit!

Registration Required. Sign up by filling out this quick form or visit our Children’s Reference Desk in person to register.




Trick or Treat at the Library

Ages 3-12

October 31

10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Visit the library on Halloween day and receive a treat and a special take-n-make activity. Costumes welcome!

No registration. Just drop in! Take-n-Make activities are available while supplies last.






Please note: For the protection of children using the library, the Pauline Haass Public Library Child Safety Policy states:

Pauline Haass Public Library is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for children and families. Library staff have many duties to perform in order to serve the public. For this reason, the staff cannot monitor the behavior or whereabouts of each patron, including children, or take over parental responsibilities

Children age five and under must be accompanied by, and within view of, an adult or caregiver at all times and in all areas of the building including the Children’s Area and the restrooms

Please feel free to refer to our complete Child Safety Policy.