Programs & Activities for Kids

All activities are free; some require registration. For more information, call the library at (262) 246-5182. Parents with children age seven and younger attending a library-sponsored activity must remain in the building for the duration of that activity. Please refer to our child safety policy.

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

 

Cookie Club

November 26-January 20, 2019

Join our winter Cookie Club! Each time you visit the library and check out materials, stop by the Children’s Services desk to get your card punched and decorate a paper cookie to display in the children’s area. Collect six punches by January 20 to be entered into a drawing for a prize basket.

Ages 2 & up.

Visit the Children’s Services desk to join.

 

 

 

 

Family Storytime

Winter/Spring 2019 dates:                                                                                      
January 29-April 19
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday starting January 29
10:00 AM

Stories, songs, movement and more: this 25-minute traditional storytime is designed with preschoolers (ages 5 & under) in mind, but all ages are welcome. Program is repeated four times throughout the week: pick your favorite day! Stay an additional 45 minutes for quiet together-time play in our early literacy play areas following each storytime.

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

No registration. Just drop in!

 

Nightlight Storytime

First Monday of each month:
Winter/Spring 2019 dates:
February 4
March 4
April 1
May 6

6:00 PM

Our weekday family storytime is offered in the evening on the first Monday of each month. Join us for a 25-minute traditional storytime designed with preschoolers (ages 5 & under) in mind, but all ages are welcome. 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!

 

LEGO Club

Winter/Spring 2019 dates (first Wednesday of each month):
February 6
March 6

April 3
May 1

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!

 

Doggy Tales

Winter/Spring 2019 dates (Thursdays):
February 14 & 28
March 14 & 28
April 11

6:00-7:00 PM

Dakota

Sign up for a time slot to read one-on-one to Dakota the Golden Retriever. Read aloud for practice, fun, or just some Doggy time. Dogs are great listeners! For kids in first through eighth grades — please stop in or register by phone for your 20-minute time slot.

Grades 1-8.

Registration is required. Visit the Children’s Services desk or call 262-246-5182 to register.

 

LabTime in the KidsLab

Mondays & Thursdays, 3:30-7:00 PM (no LabTime Dec. 17-Jan. 13)

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

But Labtime is something new and different! 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.

Our teen volunteers are in grades 8 & up. Interested in volunteering? Click here for more information.

 

Harry Potter Book Night

Thursday, February 7, 2019

6:00-7:30 PM

Our library joins bookstores and libraries around the world in sharing the magic of the Harry Potter series with young readers. Join us for Potter-themed activities throughout the library. Costumes welcome!

Grades 1-12.

No registration. Just drop in!

[Older siblings (age 16 and up) and parents: check out our Harry Potter Team Trivia Night following this event.]

 

Youth Art Month

Exhibit:
March 1-31, 2019

Reception:
March 7, 2019
4:00-6:00 PM

Celebrate the creativity and artistic talents of Hamilton School district K-12 students. Visit and view the artwork on display all month. Meet the teachers and enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pauline Haas Public Library at the reception.

 

Family Art Lab

Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17, 2019

Drop in between 1:30 and 3:30 PM

March is Youth Art Month! Visit the library for an artistic open-house afternoon. Art and craft activities are designed to give children and their caregivers the opportunity to experiment with different materials and techniques.

Grades 5K & up. Must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration. Just drop in!

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Thursday, April 18, 2019
6:00-7:00 PM

Attend an evening storytime featuring bedtime stories. Wear PJs if you wish, and most importantly, bring a stuffed toy to sleep over at the library! Pick up your toy the following day along with a photo from the slumber party.

All ages.

Registration is required. Visit the Children’s Services desk to register in person.

 

Winter Woodland, Little Farm Kitchen, 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.