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.

Sturm Memorial Library’s summer reading program, “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” begins June 10 and runs through August 30, 2024.

The program includes reading, weekly activities, special events, and take & make projects. All ages are encouraged to join the fun.
• Pick up a reading log at the Library, or print one out from our website.
• Follow the path and color in a square for each day that you read, either independently or together, for at least 20 minutes.
• For every five squares you color, earn small prize.
• Come to the library for a special prize when you reach the “Half Way There” point on the path in your reading log.
• Complete entire path and at least 8 activities to and earn a free book!
You’ve completed the program when your entire reading path is colored in, and you’ve finished at least eight activities from the back side of the reading log.
Reading can include: books, magazines, audiobooks, ebooks, cereal boxes, pokemon cards, board game instructions, street signs, maps – you get the idea, READ!

All prizes must be picked up at the Sturm Memorial Library, 130 N Bridge St, Manawa, WI.

Check our calendar for Special Events!

Download a Reading Log –

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.

TumbleBook Library

Don’t miss our TumbleBook Library of online animated, talking picture books!

A library card # is required from outside the library.