Entries by Jill

Boredom Busters

When is the best time to play on a pogo stick? Springtime! While spring isn’t here quite yet, Spring Break is fast approaching, and with it a whole week of your kids looking for something fun to do. Here at the library we have lots of books with activity, experiment, craft, recipe, and game ideas […]

Art Week at the Library!

Chase away the February blues with Art Week at the library! Most Eau Claire schools are off Thursday and Friday, so we are celebrating! All week long, the Youth Services division will offer drop-in art stations and scavenger hunts in the library. We are also hosting professional artist Dan Gogh who will be teaching two […]

Snuggle up for Pajama Storytime

Snuggle up in your snazziest PJs on Tuesday, December 28 at 6:30 p.m., and join us online for Pajama Storytime! Featuring bedtime stories, songs, and more. This storytime is geared for kids aged 0-4 and their families, and kids of all ages are welcome. Storytime will take place live via Zoom—a free online and mobile […]

Winter Break Week at your library

Join us for a flurry of fun at the library December 20-31! Visit us online or at the library during Winter Break Week for a blizzard of activities including Pajama Storytime Online, Family Bingo Online, scavenger hunts, Take and Make activity bags (while supplies last), and more. All week long, the Youth Services division will […]

New stories available in the parks!

Both of the two StoryWalks® available in Eau Claire parks have recently been updated with new stories! Stop by Owen Park to explore Being a Frog by April Pulley Sayre and Carson Park to check out Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas. The walks were created in partnership with the City of Eau […]

Storytime is back!

Our Youth Services librarians are back online, bringing families stories, songs, and storytime magic to foster of a love of reading and promote the development of early literacy skills. From June 7 – July 28, we will offer interactive storytime on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. on either Facebook Live (Mondays; no registration […]

Dabble Box Joins the BookBike for Summer Fun!

This summer, the library’s BookBike will join forces with our Dabble Box makerspace to visit area parks and help locals connect with library services and materials. The library’s Dabble Box room—a DIY makerspace offering educational STEAM projects and equipment—is on hiatus while the library is using its temporary location. However, Dabble Box staff will be […]

Great Books for New Readers

One of the most common questions I get from parents in the library is how to help their child learn to read. The first answer is that reading out loud to your child early and often is the number one way to help them become a good reader. Not only do they learn many pre-reading […]

Easy DIY Paper Butterflies

Fold a paper butterfly! To make this very easy, very fun project you just need one or two pieces of paper, scissors, and something to tie the middle with like string or a bread tie. Hang these colorful butterflies in a window, or tie them to a gift. Let your imagination fly free! See this […]

Stitch a bookmark in March!

Spring Break will look different this year not only because of the ongoing pandemic, but also because the library is on the move! To prepare for a temporary closure, Youth Services is offering several different craft/activity bags for pickup in March, while supplies last. They could be just the thing to keep your kiddos busy […]