Books to Get Your Family Moving

Inspired by YMCA of the Chippewa Valley’s Strong Challenge, Youth Services has compiled a list of picture books that will get your whole family moving. Wiggle, jump, and dance along to these 25 interactive books that will help your child practice gross motor skills while developing language and content knowledge.

Why sit and read when you can MOVE and read?! Access the titles here: Books to Get Your Family Moving

Place a hold on any of the selected titles with your library card and pick them up using the Park and Pickup Service (no appointment necessary) or In-Person Library Appointments. Need help? Contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or e-mail ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us

Happy active reading!

November Storytime Kits

November Storytime Kits are ready for you to check out 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 find in the November kits:


November Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit

Board book: I Love All of Me

Shape drum and mallet

Scarves (2)

Bubbles (you get to keep)

Songs and rhymes sheet (you get to keep)

Scarf songs and rhymes sheet (you get to keep)


November Family Storytime Kit

Rhythm sticks (2)

Scarves (2)

Songs and rhymes with rhythm sticks sheet (you get to keep)

Scarf songs and rhymes sheet (you get to keep)

Gratefulness cards activity bag (you get to keep)


We’ll use some of these materials during storytime, so be sure to have your kit ready each week in November. Haven’t registered for storytime yet? No worries! We’d love to have your family join us. Follow this link to view our Storytime Online schedule and to register: https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/storytime-online/

If you have an October storytime kit, please return it to the library no later than Wednesday, November 4.

Contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to reserve a November kit and schedule a pick-up.

We look forward to connecting with you and your family at storytime!

New craft kits for teens!

Hey, teens, have you heard the news? Free craft kits are now available! A new kit will roll out each month, just for teens (grades 6-12).

Our first Teen Take & Make kit, Fruit Snack Fortune “Cookie,” is super simple, tasty, and fun. Turn Fruit Roll Ups into little fortune “cookies,” with a cutting template and scissors. How easy is that? To reserve your kit, fill out the web form here or contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007. Quantities are limited; one kit per teen.

Don’t want to pick up a craft kit? The instructions are available here.

Library Staff displaying October Storytime Kits

October Storytime Kits

Library Staff displaying October Storytime Kits

October Storytime Kits are ready for you to check out 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 find in the October kits:

October Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit

Board book: I Went Walking

Wrist bells (2)

Bubbles (you get to keep)

Song and rhyme sheets (you get to keep)

Storytime at home sheet (you get to keep)

 

October Family Storytime Kit

Egg shakers (2)

Song and rhyme sheet (you get to keep)

Storytime at home sheet (you get to keep)

Costume accessories activity bag (you get to keep)

 

We’ll use some of these materials during storytime, so be sure to have your kit ready each week in October. A new kit will be available for November in late October. Haven’t registered for storytime yet? No worries! We’d love to have your family join us. Follow this link to view our Storytime Online schedule and to register: https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/storytime-online/

Contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to reserve a kit and schedule a pick-up.

We look forward to connecting with you and your family at storytime!

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.

Coming soon – Storytime OnDemand!

We are so excited to tell you about a new storytime series coming this fall 2020: Storytime OnDemand!

With Storytime OnDemand, you can enjoy storytime from the comfort of your own couch any time of day. Sing and play along with this exciting collection of songs, fingerplays, stories, and more!

Storytime OnDemand videos will be released bi-weekly this fall 2020. Each release will include a full storytime recording, as well as a video of each individual activity for you to enjoy a la carte!

View Storytime OnDemand!

For even more storytime fun, check out our live Storytime Online series.

Storytime is BACK!

   

The storytime train is coming. Hop on board! Choo! Choo!

We are excited to begin our Fall Storytime Online series the week of September 7! Please join us for:

  • Baby/Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. (geared toward ages 0 through 2 and their caregivers)
  • Family Storytime: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. (geared toward ages 3+ and their caregivers)

Featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more, these interactive storytimes foster of a love of reading and promote the development of early literacy skills. Storytime will take place live via Zoom—a free online and mobile video conferencing app. Registration is required. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link. During registration, participants can also choose to reserve our all-new baby/toddler storytime kit and/or family storytime kit. Each kit contains materials that will enhance your storytime experience at home. A new kit will be made available for storytime families each month during this series.

The September baby/toddler storytime kit contains a board book, scarves, bubbles, and song/rhyme sheets. The September family storytime kit contains a STEAM activity bag, scarves, and song/rhyme sheets. After you register for storytime and a kit, please contact Youth Services to arrange a kit pick-up.

It doesn’t stop there, folks! In addition to Storytime Online, we are pleased to offer Storytime OnDemand which will be available to you anytime starting Monday, September 7. You can access these videos via the Kids Page of the library website, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.

We look forward to connecting with you and your children during storytime this Fall! Questions? Contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us

Go ahead! Register for storytime now!

Dice Game

I love to write and illustrate my own stories, but am occasionally stuck for inspiration. This silly dice game is a fun way to spark your creativity! All you need to grab is one die, and writing or drawing tools.

Roll a Story / Roll a Drawing Printable (PDF)

You can also contact Youth Services for a program bag with all of the materials that you will need to complete this activity.

Call us at 715-839-5007 or send an email to Youth Services.

Storytime Fun

      

It was such a pleasure to connect with families and share the joy of reading, singing, and playing during our virtual storytime from April – July. While there will be no new storytime events in August, you and your kiddos can still enjoy recordings of both Baby Storytime and Family Storytime on our Facebook page anytime through August 30.

Youth Services staff is busily and excitedly planning a brand new series of storytime fun for the Fall which will run from September 7 – November 25. Please check back in August for more detailed information. For now, we can happily share with you that we are planning three weekly virtual storytime events: a pre-recorded storytime that will premiere every Monday and be available anytime thereafter, a live baby/todder storytime on Tuesdays at 10 AM, and a live family storytime on Wednesdays at 10 AM.

We will also have a limited number of optional storytime kits available for participating families to check out that will contain supplies for enhancing the storytime experience.

Happy reading! Happy August! And we look forward to having your family join us for storytime in September.

There’s still time to catch Ken Lonnquist!

For my family, summer in the Chippewa Valley is all about music, so we were so excited to watch the Ken Lonnquist concert as part of the Summer Library Program. There is still time to watch the show with your family this week!

We’ll also be tuning in next Thursday, July 30th at 6 pm to hear the show on Converge Radio 99.9.

Our favorite spot to listen to the radio is on a blanket in the yard, under the trees. Where is your favorite place to enjoy a great song?

3 Ways to Watch/Listen

  • Click to watch online! 
  • Chippewa Valley Community Television
    • Monday, July 20 – Saturday, July 25 | 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Converge Radio 99.9 FM
    • Thursday, July 30 | 6:00 p.m.