Entries by Julia

Can You Survive…Book Scouts?

Traversing a raging river on a slippery log. Foraging for wild berries. Setting a broken bone. Yup…just an ordinary night at book club. Book Scout book club members put their wilderness survival skills to the test this September (albeit from the comfort of home) by voting their way through a series of challenges from Can […]

Read Me a Book Club Returns!

What do you call a tree with lots of friends? Poplar! What does the ocean do when it sees its friends? It waves! What do loggers eat in the forest? Mac and trees! Make new friends and kick off the fall session of Read Me A Book Club with goofy, laugh-out loud read-alouds and silly […]

Storytime OnDemand with Miss Kelly

It is fun to tell a story, but did you know that you can tell a picture, too? Join Ms. Kelly for Monkey’s Picture, a silly story about a monkey who makes a gift for his mama. The Animal Antics full storytime line-up includes: Monkey’s Picture Roly Poly Put Your Hands Up High Tiny Tim […]

Read So Much More with Hoopla!

This past year has greatly changed my reading habits. Before we found ourselves safer at home last spring, I was a reluctant e-reader. I sought the weight of a real, paper book in my hands, and relished the time away from a screen.  Since then I’ve discovered, at times out of necessity, a whole new […]

Frank Einstein and Scribble Bots Go to Book Club

Our Tween Book Club, the Book Scouts, has selected Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor by Jon Sciescka for the upcoming March virtual meeting. Frank, a kid genius and inventor, is trying to win the Midville Science hundred-thousand cash prize, when, one night, a robot brings itself to life in his workshop. With Klink, the […]

Spring Break Stock-up!

Feeling cooped up? Staying home for spring break? We’ve got the cure for cabin fever! Youth Services has a great collection of take and make/do activities available to keep kids busy. We have everything from an Owl Pellet Dissection to a Mini Zen Garden kit, and more. Stock up now so you are all set […]

Read Me A Book Club

What do goo monsters, ocean creatures with tusks, and a wolf in granny PJs have in common?! They’re all coming to you this winter at Read Me a Book Club! Read Me a Book Club is geared toward emerging readers in grades K-2 and their grown-ups. Each month will include a featured read-aloud, as well […]

Break in a Bag

Winter Break is around the corner, and we have you covered for a week of playing, crafting, exploring, and learning together. We provide the materials; you provide the imagination! Water Wow: Make a watercolor tape resist painting on canvas. Recommended for Toddlers-Kindergarteners.     Playdough Creations: Mix-up and explore your very own batch of silky, […]

Eau Claire Reads for Kids

Eau Claire is truly a community of readers and what better way to enjoy a good story than with a special person in your life. In true spirit, your neighbors, teachers, and fellow community members are joining us this winter to read some of their favorite picture books aloud as part of the Eau Claire […]

Book Club Votes!

There are so many GREAT books to read and it was extremely difficult to narrow down November options to just two choices. Book Club members will get to vote for our next book during the September meeting. Read the descriptions and watch the book trailers to learn more.If you haven’t signed up for book club, […]