Youth Services

Our 2018 Youth Summer Reading Program has officially come to an end. In total, we had 754,800 minutes read throughout the summer. Awesome job everyone! We will be making phone calls to our prize winners throughout the next few weeks. Feel free to stop in though or call 262-673-8240 to see if you won anything!
 
 
Our full 2018 Fall programming guide is available! Stop by the Youth Desk or click here to see all the activities we have in store for you and your family this Fall season!
 
Upcoming Events:
  • Zoo Scavenger Hunt (Sept. 17-29): We'll have different pictures of zoo animals hidden around the library. Find them all and stop by the desk to receive a small prize!
  • "LOL" Comedy Night at the Library (Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 3:30-4:30): Need a break from homework or feel like laughing? Stop by the library to play a slew of silly activities that is sure to make your family Laugh Out Loud! We'll ahve mad libs, jokes for you to leanr, and play other silly games that are bound to make you laugh!
  • Family Movie: A Wrinkle in Time (Fri. Sept. 28 at 3:30): Rated PG. Runtime 109 minutes.

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:
  • Sept. 17
  • Oct. 1
  • Oct. 15
  • Oct. 29
  • Nov. 12
  • Nov. 26
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:
  • Sept. 11 & 12: The Letter "S"
  • Sept. 18 & 19: Under the Sea
  • Sept. 25 & 26: Bugs
  • Oct. 2 & 3: Pets
  • Oct. 9 & 10: Royalty (Children are encouraged to dress up as a prince of princess)
  • Oct. 16 & 17: Where does my food come from?
  • Oct. 23 & 24: Jokes
  • Oct. 30 & 31: Boo! (Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes)
  • Nov. 6 & 7: Breakfast
  • Nov. 13 & 14: Hibernation
  • Nov. 20 & 21: Who's coming to visit?
  • Nov. 27 & 28: Pockets
  • Dec. 4 & 5: Winter Wonderland
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:
  • Sept. 13: The Letter "S"
  • Sept. 20: under the Sea
  • Sept. 27: Bugs
  • Oct. 4: Pets
  • Oct. 11: Royalty (Children are encouraged to dress up as a prince of princess)
  • Oct. 18: Where does my food come from?
  • Oct. 25: Jokes
  • Nov. 1: Boo! (Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes)
  • Nov. 8: Breakfast
  • Nov. 15: Hibernation
  • Nov. 29: Pockets (After 35+ years of service, Ms. Marcia is retiring. Please join us for her last storytime!)
  • Dec. 6: Winter Wonderland
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. Please call 262-673-8240 to register today! Thank you to Brisingamen Intelligence for our new 20 handle parachute!
Upcoming Dates:
 
  • Sept. 10
  • Sept. 24
  • Oct. 8
  • Oct. 22
  • Nov. 5
  • Nov. 19
  • Dec. 3

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.
  • A Wrinkle in Time (Fri. Sept. 28 @ 3:30): Rated PG. Runtime 109 minutes.
  • Sherlock Gnomes (Fri. Oct. 12 @ 3:30): Rated PG. Runtime 86 minutes.
  • Pokemon: The First Movie (Fri. Nov. 9 @ 3:30): Rated PG. Runtime 96 minutes.
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Fri. Nov. 23 @ 2:00): Rated PG. Runtime 159 minutes.
  • The Dog Who Saved Christmas (Fri. Dec. 14 @ 3:30): Rated PG. Runtime 89 minutes.
  • The Incredibles 2 (Fri. Dec. 28 @ 2:00): Rated PG. Runtime 125 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):
  • September 4: School
  • Oct. 2: Star Wars
  • Nov. 6: Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 4: Brrr!
  • Wii & Teen Services