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

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.

 

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. Check out our handy guide on how to use the Beanstack app for this program.

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!

Don’t forget to stop by the library and pick up your paper dog to decorate and have run on the library IditaRead map to track your progress!

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.

 

 

 

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. See our handy guide on how to use the Beanstack app for this program.

Don’t forget to stop by the library and pick up your paper puppy to decorate and have run on the library IditaRead Puppies map to track your progress!

 

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.

 

 

 

How to Draw Cartoons

Grades 1-12

Thursday, April 8

6:30pm

Join us for a fun night of learning how to draw cartoons from artist Paul Merklein. You will be able to follow along to his simple instructions at home to make your own cartoon pictures. Learn how to draw superheroes, zombies, and other cartoon characters!

This program will take place over Zoom and is made for kids grades 1-12.

 

Register for this program here! Please call the children’s desk at (262)246-5182 with any questions.

This program is a collaboration of the Butler Public Library, Hartland Public Library, Jefferson Public Library, Powers Memorial Library and the Pauline Haass Public Library.

 

 

 

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.