Youth Services

 Our 2017 Summer Reading Program is officially over for the summer! Thanks to all the boys and girls that participated in it this year. Together, you read 730,293 minutes!! Good Job everyone! We can't wait to see what next summer brings!
 
Our Fall 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:
  • Teddy Bear Storytime (Ages 18 months to 5 years) Thurs. Sept. 28 from 7:00-7:20: Come bring your favorite stuffed friend for their very own storytime and sleepover! We'll read some bedtime stories, sing some songs, and tuck our friends in for a sleepover at the library. Maybe we can even catch our stuffed animals doing some silly things when the library lights go out! *Please make sure you bring a stuffed friend that you'll be okay without over night. Stuffed animal pickup will be Fri. Sept. 29 starting at 10 a.m.
  • Sept. is library card sign-up month: Have your child stop by the Children's Desk anytime during the month of Sept. to sign up for their very own library card! Children must be in at least Kindergarten to obtain a library card. Children who sign up for their own card during the month of Sept. will get to sign their name on our Sept. sign-up display!
  • Where's Waldo Scavenger Hunt (Sept. 18-Sept. 30): Stop by the Children's Desk to pick up a scavenger hunt sheet! See if you can find all the pictures of Waldo. Find them all and receive a small prize!
  • Banned Book in a Jar Game (Sept. 24-30): Banned book week is Sept. 24-30! Children's books such as Harry Potter, Captain Underpants and Where's Waldo have been challenged and possibly banned throughout the years! We'll have 2 "banned book" jars out at the Children's desk! Each will contain shredded pages from a popular banned children's book. Take a look at what is in the jar and see if you can guess which book it is. Those who guess correctly will win a prize! 

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. 18
  • Oct. 2
  • Oct. 16
  • Oct. 30
  • Nov. 13
  • Nov. 27
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:
  • Sept. 12 & 13: Loud & Quiet
  • Sept. 29 & 20: Pirates
  • Sept. 26 & 27: Things That Go
  • Oct. 3 & 4: Tacos
  • Oct. 10 & 11: Fire Safety
  • Oct. 17 & 18: Farming
  • Oct. 24 & 25: Windy Day
  • Oct. 31 & Nov. 1: Pumpkins
  • Nov. 7 & 8: Up and Down
  • Nov. 14 & 15: Dinosaurs
  • Nov. 21 & 22: Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 28 & 29: Nursery Rhymes
  • Dec. 5 & 6: Holidays
  • Special Winter Break Storytime: Dec. 27 & 28: Winter
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. 14: Loud & Quiet
  • Sept. 21: Pirates
  • Sept. 28: Things that Go
  • Oct. 5: Tacos
  • Oct. 12: Fire Safety
  • Oct. 19: Farming
  • Oct. 26: Windy Day
  • Nov. 2: Pumpkins
  • Nov. 9: Up and Down
  • Nov. 16: Dinosaurs
  • Nov. 30: Nursery Rhymes
  • Dec. 7: Holidays
  • Special Winter Break storytime: Dec. 27 & 28: Winter
Parachute Play:
A storytime geared just for active toddlers (ages 18 months-3 years)! Toddlers can learn through parachute play to stories and songs.
Registration required. Limited to 10 children per session. Please call 262-673-8240 to register today!
Upcoming Dates:
  • Sept. 11
  • Sept. 25
  • Oct. 9
  • Oct. 23
  • Nov. 6
  • Nov. 20
  • Dec. 4

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.
  • Boss Baby (Fri. Sept. 15 @ 3:30): Runtime 1 hour 37 minutes. Rated PG.
  • Beauty & The Beast (Mon. Oct. 9 @ 2): Runtime 2 hours 19 minutes. Rated PG.
  • Cars 3 (Fri. Oct. 20 @ 3:30): Runtime 1 hour 49 minutes. Rated G.
  • Captain Underpants (Fri. Oct. 27 @ 2): Runtime 1 hour 29 minutes. Rated PG.
  • Hotel Transylvania (Tues. Oct. 31 @ 4): Runtime 1 hour 32 minutes. Rated PG.
  • Despicable Me 3 (Fri. Nov. 17 @ 3:30): Runtime 1 hour 36 minutes. Rated PG.
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (Fri. Dec. 8 @ 3:30): Runtime 30 minutes. Rated PG.
  • Elf (Fri. Dec. 15 @ 3:30): Runtime 1 hour 37 minutes. Rated PG.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Fri. Dec. 22 @ 2): Runtime 1 hour 45 minutes. Rated PG.
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):
  • Sept. 5: School
  • Oct. 3: Fall
  • Nov. 7: Turkeys
  • Dec. 5: Holidays
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