Youth Services

Our 2018 Summer Reading Program is here! This year's theme is, "Libraries Rock!" Our Summer Reading Program booklet is has all the details about Summer Reading Program events, activities, performers, and more. Sign-up for the Youth Summer Reading Program is also available! Children in ages 0 to 5th grade will be put into one of three categories.
 
Little Readers (Birth to 23 months): Little Readers will be counting how many books are read to them. You can sign-up for the Little Readers Program by visiting the Youth Desk or filling out the online form. Little Readers will also have their own reading slips to keep track of their books. Little Readers will receive a prize ticket for every book that is read to them. Stop by anytime the library is open to log your reading!
Read-To-Me (2 years old to 1st Grade): Read-To-Me Readers count how many books are read to them and/or they read. You can sign up for the Read-To-Me Program by visiting the Youth Desk or filling out the online form. Read-To-Me Readers will also keep track of the number of books they read by using their own reading slips. Simply put a tally for every book that they read/is read to them. They will get a prize ticket for every 5 books they have and a superdraw ticket to be put toward our bigger prizes for every 25 books they have. Stop by anytime the library is open to log your reading!
Independent Readers (2nd Grade to 5th Grade): Independent readers count how many hours they read. You can sign up for the Independent Readers Program by visiting the Youth Desk or filling out the online form. Indpendent Readers keep track of their reading with the hourly reading slipsThey will get a prize ticket for every hour they read and a superdraw ticket to be put toward our bigger prizes for every 5 hours they have. Stop by anytime the library is open to log your reading!
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to call 262-673-8240 or stop by the Children's Desk whenever we are open!
 
Upcoming Events:
  • Craft Palooza (Wednesday, June 13 from 2:00-5:00: Come construct as many crafts as you can! We will have tons of different crafts prepped for your enjoyment! Each type of craft is on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Family Movie: The Incredibles (Friday, June 15 @ 3:30): Movie will be shown in the community room. Feel free to bring snacks from home! Runtime is 1 hour and 56 minutes. Rated PG.
  • Family Music Night (Wednesday, June 20 from 3:30-5:00): Stop by for a night filled with music fun! We'll have tons of family fun activities including instrument crafts, a sock hop, and karaoke!
  • Special Weekend Storytime (Saturday, June 23 from 10:30-11:15): This is a special Weekend Storytime for all ages! Come for some fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Storytime will conclude with a fun activity!
  • I Survived the Library Party (Wednesday, June 27 from 3:30-5:00): Love the "I Survived" chapter books? Stop by the library for a party filled with fun "I Survived" adventures. You'll get to choose which activities you'd like to try and "survive!" For example, can you make a lego tower strong enough to withstand an earthquake? Or maybe you'll try to make a boat that won't sink! No registration required.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The Jack Russell Memorial Library is pleased to offer this Early Literacy Program as part of a state-wide program called Growing Wisconsin Readers. Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is open to any child beginning at birth until the start kindergarten.


Storytimes
Baby Lapsit:
Learning and a love for literacy is important at any age. Young minds will learn through language, stories, rhymes, and more. A parent must accompany children during these sessions. Baby Lapsit takes place alternating Mondays from 10:15-10:30 and is for ages 0 months to 17 months. No registration required.
Upcoming Dates:
  • June 25
  • July 9
  • July 23
Preschool Storytime:
Come aboard the Storytime Express for an experience filled with fun, stories, songs, and much more! All sessions include 20 minutes of storytime and 15 minutes of crafts. Preschool storytime is for ages 3 to 5. **During the summer, we have storytime Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-1:45 and Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:15. No registration required.
Upcoming Dates & Themes:
  • June 12 & 13: Instruments
  • June 19 & 20: Music Monsters
  • June 26 & 27: Dance Party
  • July 3: Chicken Dance (The library will be closed on Independence Day.)
  • July 10 & 11: Rock Around the World
  • July 17 & 18: Sounds of Science
  • July 24 & 25: In the Movies
  • July 31 & August 1: Music Styles & Stars
Toddler Time:
Little minds will learn, play, and explore with stories, fingerplays, and songs. Activities such as games, crafts, and freeplay will follow storytime. Toddler Time is for children ages 18 months to 3 years old and takes place Thursday mornings from 10:30-10:50. No registration required.
Upcoming Dates & Themes:
  • June 14: Instruments
  • June 21: Music Monsters
  • June 28: Dance Party
  • July 5: Chicken Dance
  • July 12: Rock Around the World
  • July 19: Sounds of Science
  • July 26: In the Movies
  • August 2: Music Styles & Stars
Parachute Play:
A storytime geared just for active toddlers (ages 18 months-3 years)! Toddlers can learn through parachute play to stories and songs. Alternating Mondays from 10:30-10:50.
Registration required. Limited to 10 children per session. Please call 262-673-8240 to register today!
Upcoming Dates:
  • June 18
  • July 2
  • July 16
  • July 30

Summer Family Movies
All movie times are listed below. Snacks from home welcome! No registration required. Children under 8 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Movie titles and screening dates subject to change based on availability.
  • The Incredibles (Friday, June 15 @ 3:30): Rated PG. Runtime 116 minutes.
  • Disney's High School Musical (Monday, June 25 @ 2:00): No rating. Runtime 98 minutes.
  • Ferdinand (Friday, June 29 @ 3:30): Rated PG. Runtime 110 minutes.
  • Disney's Descendants (Monday, July 2 @ 2:00): No rating. Runtime 112 minutes.
  • CoCo (Friday, July 13 @ 3:30): Rated PG. Runtime 109 minutes.
  • The Wizard of Oz (Monday, July 16 @ 4 p.m.): Rated PG. Runtime 125 minutes.
  • Sing (Friday, July 27 @ 3:30): Rated PG. Runtime 114 minutes.
  • Harry Potter Movie Marathon: 
    •     Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Monday, July 30 @ 10:00): Rated PG. Runtime 2 hours 39 minutes).
    • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Monday, July 30 @ 1:00): Rated PG. Runtime 2 hours 54 minutes).
    • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Monday, July 30 @ 4:30 p.m.): Rated PG. Runtime 2 hours 22 minutes).
Let's GO! LEGO!!
Bring your imagination to build fantastic LEGO creations! The library provides the LEGOs and a theme, YOU supply the creativity!
Ages 3+ and perfect for the whole family! 1st Tuesday of the month from 3:30-4:30. No registration required
Upcoming Dates (+Themes):
  • June 5: Summer Fun
  • July 3: Dance
  • August 7: Vacation
  • Wii & Teen Services