Youth Services

Our Spring Youth Guide is available. 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:
  •  Family Movie (Fri. April 20 @ 3:30): DisneyNature: Bears. Runtime 1 hour 30 minutes. Rated G.
  • Summer Reading Program Bookmark Competition (April 2-28): To gear up for our 2018 Summer Reading Program, we're having a bookmark design competition! The 2018 theme is "Libraries Rock." Pick up a blank bookmark from the Youth Desk and design a bookmark around this year's Summer Reading Program theme! Submit your completed bookmark by Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. We will pick 3 winners that will be handed out as bookmarks during the summer months!

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.

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:
  • April 16
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 school year, we have a morning session on Tuesday from 10:30-11:15 and an afternoon session on Wednesdays from 1:00-1:45. No registration required.
Upcoming Dates & Themes:
  • April 3 & 4: Rainy Day
  • April 10 & 11: Libraries
  • April 17 & 18: Pajama Storytime (Please wear Pjs)
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:
  • April 5: Rainy Days
  • April 12: Libraries
  • April 19: Pajama Storytime (Please wear PJs)
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:
  • April 9

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.
  • DisneyNature: Bears (Fri. April 20 @ 3:30): Runtime 1 hour 30 minutes. Rated G.
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):
  • April 3: Space
  • May 1: Transportation
  • Wii & Teen Services