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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.

Thursdays in October, November, January, February, April, May, July and August @ 11:00am - no registration is required.


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.

Lego Club

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 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.

SML Book Club

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The SML Book Club will meet at 4 pm on Wednesday June 4, 2014 to discuss The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Read more »

World Book Night

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (All day)

Who is helping give out half a million free books across America on April 23rd?      

We are! Read more »

Movie Time @ the Library

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:15pm

Join us for our next "Movie Time @ the Library" on Thursday April 24th @ 3:30pm. We will be showing a popular recent movie and serving snacks. Read more »

On the Waterfront

Best of 2013 p.2 (a little late)

It is almost the end of the third month of 2014 although you would not know it by the weather. Back in June we posted some staff picks from the first half of 2013 and the intent was to follow that up in January with some favorites from the second half of the year. So while I am a couple months behind, it's still possible to get this list done before it's time to post our favorites for  the first half 2014. In the interest of actually accomplishing this post, I held staff to five of their favorites from the last half of the year. This was very hard for Lyn and Carol as they are prolific readers. It wasn't so hard for me. (the ipad is still cutting into reading time even though I resolve to change this week after week)

Here are our favorites from the last half of 2013 (these books were not necessarily published in 2013) Read more »