Programs & Activities for Kids

All activities are free; some require registration.

Most library events will be held either virtually or as grab and go kits. Please read program descriptions for registration and viewing information!

 

 

Family Storytime

Ages 0-4

Wednesdays,
January 27-April 14

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, a grab and go activity demonstration, and more! Stop by the library for a full week following each storytime to pick up a kit for the grab and go activity demonstrated in the program.

Storytimes will take place virtually on our Facebook page. If you wish to pick up the activity from a distance call to schedule a curbside pick up at 262-246-5182. Storytime grab and go activities are available while supplies last.

 

 

 

Make It! Junior

Grades 1-6

September 8-December 20

January 18-May 2

Feeling crafty and creative? Stop by the children’s reference desk and pick up a fun grab and go craft kit designed for school-age kids. A new project is introduced every 3 weeks. See a display of all of the season’s projects in the children’s department.

 

The final Make it! Junior craft kit this fall season will be:
November 30-December 20Paper Snow Globes

 

Make it! Junior craft kits this winter-spring season will be:
January 18-February 7Pine Cone Snowy Owls
February 8-28Chinese Dragon Puppets
March 1-21Paper Bird Kites
March 22- April 11Fingerprint Flower Pots
April 12-May 2Origami Window Stars

If you wish to pick up the activity from a distance call to schedule a curbside pick up at 262-246-5182. Make It! Junior grab and go activities are available while supplies last.

Want to help support this program? Check out our Amazon wish list to donate supplies!

 

 

 

IditaRead Winter Reading Challenge

Grades 1-6

January 18-February 26

Race onto our Beanstack app to read and track your progress in our winter reading challenge! Readers will be racing along the IditaRead trail, reaching checkpoints with their reading. Readers will need to complete 27 hours of reading to get through all of the checkpoints and pass the finish line. The first 50 finishers in each age group (grades 1-3 and grades 4-6) receive a prize and all finishers can enter a drawing for a grand prize.

Want more ways to win an IditaRead prize? Take part in our musher’s challenge and answer six trivia questions during the IditaRead program, a new fact and question available each week, for a chance to enter a prize drawing. We also have a prize for the racer who finishes the most reading so be sure to log past the 27 hour finishing mark!

 

Register for this program on the Beanstack app or website (as used in our Summer Reading Program). New to Beanstack? Get started here or contact the library for more information. No device? No problem; talk to our staff for a paper option.

 

Want to help support this program? Check out our Amazon wish list to donate supplies!

 

 

 

IditaRead Puppies

Ages 0-5K

January 18-February 26

Race onto our Beanstack app to read and track your progress in our winter reading challenge! IditaRead puppies will be racing along a shortened version of the IditaRead trail, reaching checkpoints with their reading. Puppies will need to complete 13 hours of reading to get through all of the checkpoints and pass the finish line. The first 50 finishers receive a prize and all finishers can enter a drawing for a grand prize.

 

Register for this program on the Beanstack app or website (as used in our Summer Reading Program). New to Beanstack? Get started here or contact the library for more information. No device? No problem; talk to our staff for a paper option.

 

Want to help support this program? Check out our Amazon wish list to donate supplies!

 

 

 

Harry Potter Book Night @ Home

Grades 1-6

February 4-6

Registration begins Monday, January 4

Hogwarts can’t come to the library this year, but the magic can come home with you in a fun and magical craft kit. In the kit will be supplies to create your own wand that would even impress Ollivander. You will choose your own wand core then use magic infused clay to design a wand of your dreams. After crafting a wand you can try your hand at making your own magical snitch so you can keep up on your Quidditch training. We don’t want our teams to be rusty when we get back to Hogwarts!

 

Registration is required and begins Monday, January 4. Craft kits will be available to pick up Thursday, February 4–Saturday, February 6.

Want to help support this program? Check out our Amazon wish list to donate supplies!

 

 

 

 

Youth Art Month

March 1-31

Celebrate the creativity and artistic talents of Hamilton School District K-12 students. Visit and view the artwork on display throughout the month.

 

 

 

 

Spring Storywalk®

All Ages

April 19 – May 2

Visit our StoryWalk® at the Sussex Village Park set up in partnership with the Village Recreation Department. A StoryWalk® takes a children’s book and spreads its pages across a nature trail to allow families to experience a story and the outdoors together. Our featured book is the dinosaur-filled story Am I Yours? by Alex Latimer.

The StoryWalk® begins at the trail south of the Village Park tennis courts.

 

 

 

 

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.