Sturm Memorial Library • 130 North Bridge Street, Manawa, WI 54949 • (920) 596-2252 | Contact Us

Welcome to the Kids Page!

The kid's page is where you'll find information about programs and activities for children from newborns to tweens. We strive to provide a variety of activities to promote early literacy and support learning.

LIbraries Rock!

Have you signed up for Manawa's Summer Library Program?
Let us show you a fun way to keep those reading skills sharp over the summer.
Our program runs from June 11 through August 3 and you can sign up at any time.
Sign up is quick, easy, and you set the pace.

Read to Me
Babies – Kindergarten
Parents or caregivers will read to a child and participate in simple but fun early literacy activities. Child will be able to pick out a book to keep.

Grades 1-6
This individually paced program offers youth different opportunities for reading and hands on activities to keep the summer slide from digging in. Something fun will be happening every day at the library!

7th grade and up
Stop in any time to sign up for activities and challenges.

Rodeo Queen Amanda Doman
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Sturm Memorial Library celebrates the Manawa Mid-Western Rodoe with its annual Rodeo Lunch on Tuesday June 26th at 12:15pm. Rodeo Queen Amanda and Princess Sara will be the guests of honor and their horses will be here too! A picnic lunch will be served. Call 920-596-2252 for more info.

Picture of lego creation
Meets Every Fourth Tuesday from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Randy Peterson Performer
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us  for some lively, audience participation-filled, musical fun with award-winning musician, Randy Peterson. His engaging songs about the joy to be found at the library will have children feeling like reading rock stars.

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Root Beer Floats @ the Library? Yes! Courtesy of the Wisconsin Workers 4-H Club.

Logo for Read Aloud 15 Minutes

15 minutes of reading aloud each day can change the face of education in this country. Learn more about this National Campaign.

  • Reading aloud is the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning.
  • Nationally, 37% of children arrive in kindergarten without the skills necessary to begin their learning journey.
  • If a child is not reading at grade level by the end of the first grade, then there is an 88% probability the child will not be reading at grade level by the end of the fourth grade.
  • Even in higher income households, nearly 40% of families do not read aloud every day.
  • More than half the children in this country 13 million children will not hear a bedtime story tonight.