Entries by YS Librarian

VOX Books Now Available!

VOX™ Books have come to the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library! VOX™ Books capture children’s attention by combining a book into an all-in-one read along. Inside of the front cover is an attached audio device which reads the book aloud to your child. With these great books, there are no need for screens or CDs. […]

Summer Fun with Eau Claire Library!

Start Our Summer Library Program on June 1 Things are getting WILD at the library as we prepare for summer reading! Kids ages 0-18 can sign up for the reading program starting on June 1. The program runs through August 14, and kids can earn a prize for participating. Gather your kids and WATCH our […]

Dance Party with Freegal!

There is nothing quite like dancing and singing with your little ones. If you are anything like me, you are always on the hunt for fun, appropriate, kid friendly tunes. The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is here to help with your music needs! If you want free unlimited music streaming and free downloads of […]

Try-It Tray: Toilet Paper Roll Book Festival

Have you ever heard of an edible book festival? The library has hosted a few. You make a cake inspired by a favorite book. A few photos from past library festivals are shown here. Well, I’m no baker, but I do like crafts. I decided to take a common household recyclable—the toilet paper roll—and see […]

Scavenger Hunt: Characters

Scavenger Hunt @ Home: Book, Movie, and TV Characters Hello, library families! Are you searching for fun family activities to do at home, especially as the weather turns cooler and rainier this week? Try this fun indoor scavenger hunt! I’ve included prompts for talking, playing, and writing for various ages, just as I do in […]

Read This: The Strangers

We have a new Read This personality this week: Julia, from Youth Services, has a great recommendation perfect for upper-elementary and middle school readers. The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix is available for download at Wisconsin’s Digital Library or Hoopla with your Eau Claire library card. Happy reading!

Stories Aloud: Max Speed

Miss Riss has a super secret story to share this week: Max Speed by Stephen Shaskan! Great gadzooks! Listen, read along, and be sure to share your reactions by email or Facebook.  

Try-It Tray: Take-Away Game

This Try-It Tray is an easy, adaptable, fun game that’s perfect for kids of any age. Use those random knickknacks, tiny toys, or art supplies to create a new game! Play it to pass the time or keep score to select a victor, it’s completely up to you. Take-Away Game 1. Put 10 to 20 […]