Programs & Activities for Kids

All activities are free; some require registration.

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

Programs will not be held the week of July 5-12


Kids’ Summer Reading Adventures: Imagine Your Story!

Birth-6th Grade

June 15-August 15

Starting June 15, sign up for our virtual summer reading program using Beanstack! Earn rewards for reading and having fun this summer. Download the Beanstack Tracker app or visit our summer reading webpage to get started!


Want to do Summer Reading completely from a distance? Request summer book bundles and coupons for completed activities to be picked up through curbside service. Call the Children’s Reference Desk at (262)246-5182 to request coupons or with any other questions.


Summer Performers

June 22 – ComedySportz
July 13 – Nickey Fynn
July 27 – Duke Otherwise

1:00 PM

Join us Monday afternoons for our virtual professional performer showcase geared for children ages 5 & up.

Performances will take place virtually on Zoom. Registration is required. Please call (262) 246-5182 to sign up.



Family Storytime

Ages 0-4

June 17-July 29
(no program July 8)

10:00 AM

Stories, songs, movement and more! Designed for preschool (ages 0-4), but all ages welcome.

Storytimes will take place virtually on our Facebook page.



Nightlight Storytime

All Ages

Mondays, June 15-July 27
(no program July 6)

7:00 PM

A quiet, bedtime version of our morning storytime, designed for preschool (ages 0-4) but open to all kids.

Storytimes will take place virtually on our Facebook page.



At Home LabTime

June 18
July 2, 16 & 30

4:00 PM

Wish you could get back into KidsLab to start creating and exploring again? Miss Nancy will be hosting at home LabTimes for our young makers. There will be a Photo scavenger hunt in June and take-and-make kits (July 2: Bristle Bots, July 16: Origami, July 30: String Art) to take home for July. Take-and-make kits will be available on select Thursdays for pick up at the library or through curbside service.

 Take-and-make kits may be picked up in the library or through curbside service pickup the day of each LabTime.  Limited supply available.


LEGO Club Show and Tell

June 23
July 14 & 28

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.




American Girl Beach Day

Ages 6-12

Wednesday, July 22

2:00 pm

Sign up for this take-and-make program! We will box up all of the supplies in a kit so you can make fun beach crafts for you and your doll at home. Directions will be available in the boxes as well as via quick YouTube tutorials.

Registration is required and begins July 1. Visit the Children’s Reference Desk or call (262) 246-5182 to reserve your craft box. Boxes may be picked up in the library or through curbside service July 16-21.



Kids’ Book Parties

Grades K5-6

Wednesday, July 29

1:30 pm

Registration opens July 8

Sign up for a book-themed party where you read a book for your age group (grades 5K-1, 2-3, or 4-6) and create a project to go with the theme! Pick up a craft kit to make at home; directions will be available in the kit as well as via quick YouTube tutorials.

Registration is required. Stop by the Children’s Reference Desk or call (262) 246-5182 to register. Check out a book for your party and pick up your craft kit in the library or through curbside service July 23-28.





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.