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.

 

Family Storytime

September 4-November 21, 2018
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
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:
September 10 (Library closed September 3)
October 1
November 5
December 3

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 for all ages. 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

First Wednesday of each month:
September 5
October 3
November 7

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

Thursdays:
September 20
October 11 & 25
November 8 & 15

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.

 

Pumpkin Pageant

Month of October

Bring a book-theme-decorated pumpkin to the Children’s Department October 1 through October 31 for exhibit and People’s Choice vote.

Register your pumpkin the the Children’s Services desk.

 

LabTime in the KidsLab

Mondays & Thursdays, 3:30-7:00 PM

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.

 

Trick or Treat at the Library

Wednesday, October 31
5:00-7:00 PM

Spend Halloween at the Library! Visit us in your costume and receive a treat and a special take-home craft.

No registration. Just drop in!

 

Cookie Club

November 26-January 20, 2019

Join our winter Cookie Club and collect punches on your Cookie Club card for checking out materials from the library. 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.

 

Big Red Barn, 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 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.