Programs & Activities for Kids

All activities are free; some require registration. For more information, call the library at (262) 246-5182. Note: No Kids’ programs will be held the first week of July (Independence Day)

Kids’ Summer Reading Club

June 3 – August 10
Grades 6 & under

Join us for a summer of reading adventures! Starting June 3, sign up at the library to earn fun rewards for reading and enjoying the library this summer.

Watch our invitation to our Summer Reading Program video here.

To learn about summer reading for tweens and teens in grades 6 & up,  see the Events for Teens page.


Summer Storytime

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
June 11 – July 25 (except the first week in July)
10:00-10:25 AM

Stories, songs, movement and more! Designed for preschool (ages 0-4), but all ages welcome. Program is repeated three times throughout the week: pick your favorite day!

For an optimum storytime experience, please refer to our Storytime Tips and Guidelines.

No registration. Just drop in!

Nightlight Storytime

June 3
July 8

August 5

6:00-6:25 PM

Our weekday family storytime, designed for preschool (ages 0-4) but open to all kids, is offered in the evening. Pajamas and favorite cuddle toys are welcome.

For an optimum storytime experience, please refer to our Storytime Tips and Guidelines.

No registration. Just drop in!

5 & UP Summer Showcase

June 17 – Creepy Crawly Zoo
June 24 – Jeff McMullen (comedy)
No program held the first week in July
July 8 – Randy Peterson
July 15 – Zoozort (live animals)
July 22 – Mad Science (science)
July 29 – Glen Gerard (magic)

1:00-1:45 PM

Join us Monday afternoons for our six-week professional performer showcase designed and reserved for elementary school-aged children ages 5 & up.
(No adults or younger siblings permitted in the space-limited room.)

Kids age 5-12, get a free ticket at the Children’s Reference Desk in the library, beginning 12:30 PM on the day of the program.

Summer LEGO Club

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month:
June 12 & June 26
July 10 & July 24

6:30-7:30 PM

Join other LEGO-loving kids to imagine, design, and build with the library’s LEGO bricks. Your creations will go on exhibit at the library.

Ages 4 & up. Younger siblings are invited to play with DUPLOs under adult supervision.

No registration. Just drop in!

Summer Movie Magic







June 21 – The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part                                        
July 19 – The Lion King (1994 animated feature film)
August 16 – How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World

1:30 PM

Join us for a family movie afternoon. Bring a blanket, pillow and drinks (with secure lids.) The Library will provide the popcorn. Doors open at 1:15 PM.

All ages. No registration, just drop in!

Kids’ Book Parties

Tuesday, July 16
1:30-2:45 pm

Join others kids in your grade groups (5K-1, 2-3, or 4-6) for a book-themed party including book-sharing, snacks, and fun activities. Summer book party themes:

5K-1 “Out of this World!” Blast off into space with books and activities about the planets, stars, and aliens in our mysterious universe!

2-3 “Summer Camp” Pack your bags and head off to camp with these perfect summer camp reads!

4-6 “Portals to New Worlds” These books allow us to believe that at any moment we might be spirited away from our daily routine and into another world or time.

Grades 5K-6. Register in-person June 25-July 9; visit the Children’s Reference Desk to check out a library copy of the book of your choice. Registration is required.

Family Tie Dye

Saturday, August 17
10:00 AM-1:00 PM

The whole family is invited to a tie dye party on the library’s front lawn! Bring your own items to tie dye (shirts, socks, bandanas, picnic blankets… ) and we’ll provide the dye, rubber bands and gloves. Come to the library and color your world! All children ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration, just drop in!

LabTime in the KidsLab

Mondays & Thursdays, June 3 – August 8
3:00-7:00 PM

Drop by our KidsLab to imagine, explore, and create ANY time the library is open . . .

. . . or come by for extra help during LabTime. LabTime is a special time when teen volunteers will assist and supervise special activities that are not generally available in the Lab. These include Dash robot, scribble machines, shrinky dinks, and more. Come by at your convenience during these time slots.

Grades 3 & up.

No registration. Just drop in! Call 262-246-5182 to verify that a volunteer will be on duty the day you come in.

There will no LabTime the first week of July.

Vet Clinic, Camping, Train Table, & KidsLab!

Open anytime!
Imagine, Explore, and Create anytime in our interactive children’s department.

Practice hands-on learning in our pretend play areas appropriate for curious kids through second grade.

Investigate STEAM-based activities in our KidsLab maker space for kid explorers 3rd grade and older.

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

Parents are responsible for the safety of their children while on Library property. Parents are advised that the Library is a large and busy public place, accessible to all, and library staff cannot be responsible for children.

Children age five and under must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager at all times and in all areas of the building.

Please feel free to refer to our complete child safety policy.