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.

No more fines @ the Library

Sturm Memorial Library is now fine free for all materials. We know this will make life easier for our patrons. Keep in mind, however, that materials still have to come back and if materials are a month overdue a bill will be sent to you via mail or email. If you return the item, the bill disappears and no fines will be put on your account.

Miracle on Bridge Street!

Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Be sure to include the library as one of your stops for Miracle on Bridge Street. We will be offering holiday photos with a green screen (15 backgrounds to choose from), have a simple craft for all ages and have treat bags for kids. The fun starts at 11am (no early starts) and ends at 4pm so you have time to get ready for the parade. For more info call 920-596-2252.

Picture of Sage the Therapy Dog, a tan shih tzu

Sage the Tail Waggin' Tutor

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 3:15pm

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+.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 10:30am
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 10:30am
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 10:30am
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 10:30am
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 10:30am
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 10:30am

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.

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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.