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.

Picture of Sage the Therapy Dog, a tan shih tzu

Sage the Tail Waggin' Tutor

Friday, May 20, 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+.

Healthy Beginnings PIWI Group

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 10:00am
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 10:00am
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 10:00am
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 10:00am

HEALTHY BEGINNINGS PRESENTS...

Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI)

PIWI is designed for parents with children under 3 years old to interact together with fun activities, songs, and toys.
Parents will also get information about their child’s development, temperament & interests.
You'll even receive a free toy or book after each session you attend!

Location: Sturm Memorial Library
Time/Dates: 10 - 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays, May 3, 10,17, 24

Questions? Contact:
Gretchen Konopacky
(715) 258-6405
gretchen.konopacky@co.waupaca.wi.us

Brought to you by:
Waupaca County Public Health & Sturm Memorial Library

 

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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.