Entries by Jill

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 […]

Winter Family Activity Sheet

Winter Family Activity Sheet Find your next fun family activity idea on the Winter Family Activity Sheet from the library. With ideas like “build a snow fort and read in it” and “create an indoor obstacle course,” you are sure to find ideas every member of the family will love. How many activities can your […]

Family BINGO Online

Ring in the new Year with Family BINGO Online! How does it work? Families will register online and receive a Zoom link to attend one of our online Zoom Bingo sessions. Log on, and a Youth Services staff member will lead the group in a fun hour of bingo! Each family should arrange to pick […]

New Storytime OnDemand now available

Join Miss Kelly for this session of Storytime OnDemand! The full storytime includes: Monkey’s Picture Roly Poly Put Your Hands Up High Tiny Tim Going to Kentucky Watch the videos here. For more information about storytimes, call 715-839-5007 or visit our website www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids.