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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an easy, do it yourself program that is designed to get families reading to their children from infancy on. Read to your child every day and before you know it you will have read 1000 books – or more! 1 book per day for three years is 1,095 books! 2 books per day takes about 1.5 years! Read more »


Babygarten @ the Library

Babygarten @ the LibraryBabygarten™ is much more than a playgroup!

Infants and children under 2-years of age and their caregivers will share nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays, bounces and books. The session always concludes with a free play period. Call the library for details at 920-596-2252. Read more »

Story Hour @ the Library

Preschool Story Hour for ages 2-5 on Thursdays at 10:30 am - no registration required. Story Hour is scheduled for most Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. in October, November, January, February, April, May, July and August and is held in the meeting room at the library. Contact the library @ 920-596-2252 for details.

Movie Time @ the Library

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join us for our next "Movie Time @ the Library" on Thursday August 27 @ 3:00pm. We will be showing a popular recent movie and serving snacks. Read more »

Lego Lab

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Join us for Creativity and imagination in action! Work individually or in teams to create this month's challenge. We will have a new theme every month that will be revealed at the program. Please do not bring your own legos. This program is for ages 7-12. Call the library for details at (920)596-2252.

Tuesdays @ 3:15 p.m. (ages 7+)

On the Waterfront

End of Summer

We are near the start of a new school year and for us here at the Library it means the busyness of summer is coming to an end. We meet this time of year with mixed emotions - the relief of another successful summer reading program wrapped up is evident, but we're also a bit melancholy because soon the library will settle into its "school year" routine and that means kids won't be here for most of the day. We had another great summer here and as always it's because of the interaction we had with the young people who used the library and/or participated in the programs we offered. Sometimes we are so busy we don't get to eat, or take a break or barely take a breath, but we would not like it any other way. Read more »