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.

Galaxy Slime
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 12:15pm

We'll create Galaxy Slime at our first Lunch Bunch of the summer!
You bring a lunch...we provide the fun (& secret recipe lemonade)!

This program is for ages 8+.
Call the library at 920-596-2252 for details.

 

4th Tuesday of the Month (except in Dec.) @ 3:15

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.

Upcoming
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 3:15pm
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Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:00am

(Please note - the date has changed to June 20th and this event will take place during Summer School at Little Wolf High School)
Dan Kirk will be the game show host and you might be the star of the show! The ULTIMATE Game Show combines games of skill with games of knowledge for ULTIMATE fun!
Who will be The ULTIMATE Winner? Will it be you?

All ages welcome – children 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible party.
For more information call the library at 920-596-2252.

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Every other Wednesday @ 10:30

Cultivate a love of reading in your child early on! Join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, and fun. Stay and play after the program – this is a great opportunity to meet other families in the area and enjoy the library!

Best suited for ages 5 and under. Come to one session or come to all. No registration required.
For more information call the library at 920.596.2252

Upcoming
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:30am
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:30am
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Sage the Tail Waggin’ Tutor loves listening to children read. Do you think you could pick out a story she'd like? Call the Library for details at 920-596-2252.

This program is best suited for children ages 5+.

Art Text
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Artist Mary Tooley is back with fresh ideas for projects guaranteed to spark your creativity!

Drop in from 2 – 4 p.m.
All ages welcome – children 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible party.
For more information call the library at 920-596-2252.

Moon Landing
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 12:15pm

Let's Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of NASA's Apollo Moon Landing!
You bring a lunch...we provide the fun (& secret recipe lemonade)!

This program is for ages 8+.
Call the library at 920-596-2252 for details.

 

Dripping Slime
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

Slime lab isn't just for big kids any more! Let's get messy!

This program is for ages 5-7 only.

For more information call the library at 920-596-2252.

Zoomobile
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 2:30pm

The NEW Zoo is coming to you! The NEW Zoo’s Zoomobile will bring live animals for you to learn about.
Presentation is followed by opportunity for close-up looks and possibly even petting the animals!

All ages welcome – children 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible party.
For more information call the library at 920-596-2252.

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Sage the Tail Waggin’ Tutor loves listening to children read. Do you think you could pick out a story she'd like? Call the Library for details at 920-596-2252.

This program is best suited for children ages 5+.

Starry Night
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 12:15pm

Starry Night is one of the most recognized pieces of art in the world. It is absolutely everywhere, too. It can be seen on coffee, mugs, t-shirts, towels, magnets, etc.
Let's create our own Starry Night inspired art!

You bring a lunch...we provide the fun (& secret recipe lemonade)!

This program is for ages 8+.
Call the library at 920-596-2252 for details.

 

Bob Kann juggling
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:00am

Bob uses storytelling, juggling, magic, and everything but the kitchen sink to “make em’ laugh.”
Stick around for the annual summer picnic serving up your favorite picnic foods including ice cream!

All ages welcome – children 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible party.
For more information call the library at 920-596-2252.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 3:00pm

Join us for our next "Movie Time @ the Library" on Thursday August 15 @ 3:00 pm. We will be showing a popular movie and serving snacks.

Floor seating only, so bring your favorite cushion or blanket and get comfortable.
This event is for kids ages 7+ Call the library for details @ 920-596-2252.

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Sage the Tail Waggin’ Tutor loves listening to children read. Do you think you could pick out a story she'd like? Call the Library for details at 920-596-2252.

This program is best suited for children ages 5+.

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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.