Entries by Jerissa

Summer Library Program ends August 14

Congratulations to the Summer Library Program participants (ages 0-18) who have completed their summer reading goals! If your family is not quite finished, no worries! You have until August 14 to complete your goal and collect your prize at the Youth Services desk. All you have to do is show a Youth Services staff member […]

NEW! In-Person Storytime

Storytime Song (Tune: London Bridge) Monday morning storytime Owen Park, Owen Park It’s in-person storytime Come and join us! That’s right, folks! In-Person storytime* returns at 10 a.m. on Mondays, July 12 – August 9 at Owen Park (1st Avenue) near the playground. Enjoy playful stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. This storytime is great for families […]

Two New Permanent StoryWalks®!

The library’s Youth Services team is delighted to announce the installation of two all-new, permanent StoryWalks® in Eau Claire. The walks were created in partnership with the City of Eau Claire’s Parks & Forestry Division and made possible through a COVID Recovery Grant from United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley. StoryWalks® combine literacy with […]

Meet the Parenting Collection

Parents and caregivers, let me introduce you to Youth Services’ new(ish) parenting collection! Launched at the end of 2019, this collection contains materials for both children and adults on a range of family topics. You’ll find picture books for children about welcoming a new baby, potty training, adoption, divorce, and managing emotions. You’ll also find […]

Building Brains by Playing with Your Children

Parents, did you realize that children develop essential skills that help them learn how to read long before formal reading instruction begins? These are called early literacy skills, and they include vocabulary, print motivation, phonological awareness, print awareness, letter knowledge, and narrative skills. How do children gain these skills, exactly? The answer is simple. Through […]

Building Brains by Singing with Your Children

Parents, did you realize that children develop essential skills that help them learn how to read long before formal reading instruction begins? These are called early literacy skills, and they include vocabulary, print motivation, phonological awareness, print awareness, letter knowledge, and narrative skills. How do children gain these skills, exactly? The answer is simple. Through […]

Building Brains by Reading with Your Children

Parents, did you realize that children develop essential skills that help them learn how to read long before formal reading instruction begins? These are called early literacy skills, and they include vocabulary, print motivation, phonological awareness, print awareness, letter knowledge, and narrative skills. How do children gain these skills, exactly? The answer is simple. Through […]

Building Brains by Talking With Your Children

Parents, did you realize that children develop essential skills that help them learn how to read long before formal reading instruction begins? These are called early literacy skills, and they include vocabulary, print motivation, phonological awareness, print awareness, letter knowledge, and narrative skills. How do children gain these skills, exactly? The answer is simple. Through […]

Raising Resilient Children

Parents and caregivers of children ages 0-12 are welcome to join us for “Raising Resilient Children,” a Triple P virtual seminar. Triple P is a researched-based program that promotes positive relationships between parents and their children. It helps parents develop effective strategies for dealing with childhood behavioral, emotional, and other developmental issues. Registration is required. […]

March Storytime Kits for Families

March Storytime Kits are ready for you to pick up and enjoy with your little ones. We have two types of kits available: a Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit and a Family Storytime Kit. Each one is designed to enhance your storytime experience and provide continuous opportunities for early literacy fun at home. Here’s what you can […]