Read Me a Book Club: Narwhal and Jelly

 

Do you have a kiddo in grades K-2? Sign them up for our podtastic new Read Me a Book Club! Our next virtual meet up is on Thursday, February 25, at 6 p.m. We will read and discuss Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, the first book in the New York Times Bestselling series Narwhal and Jelly. You and your children will also enjoy a silly song, wacky mad libs, friendly camaraderie with peers, and more. Be sure to contact Youth Services by phone or e-mail to request a copy of the book and a free activity bag (optional but recommended) which contains Narwhal and Jelly activities and a craft.

For more information or to register, visit https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/read-me-a-book-club/ or contact Youth Services by phone (715-839-5007) or e-mail (ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us).

We hope you can join us!

Get Your February Storytime Kit!

February Storytime Kits are ready for you to pick up 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 February kits:


February Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit

Board book: Counting Kisses

Shape drum and mallet

Bubbles (you get to keep)

Paper pals activity (you get to keep)

Songs, rhymes, and fingerplays sheet (you get to keep)

Additional handouts (you get to keep)


February Family Storytime Kit

Rhythm sticks (2)

Scarves (2)

Paper pals activity (you get to keep)

Watercolor wow activity (you get to keep)

Songs, rhymes, and fingerplays sheet (you get to keep)

Additional handouts (you get to keep)


We’ll use some of these materials during storytime, so be sure to have your kit ready each week in February. 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 February kit.

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

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 as family-friendly games and activities. Registration is required.

You do not need to read before the meeting, nor do you need to have a copy of the book to enjoy book club. If you would like to follow along while listening to the read aloud, Youth Services has a limited supply of the books for participants to check out with a library card. A limited supply of activity bags with materials that tie-in to the monthly book selection are also available.

For more information or to register, visit https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/read-me-a-book-club/ or call Youth Services at 715-839-5007.

 

Storytime Kits Return!

January Storytime Kits are ready for you to pick up 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 January kits:


January Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit

Board book: Where Is Baby’s Belly Button?

Scarves (2)

Bubbles (you get to keep)

Five Little Ducks finger puppet activity (you get to keep)

Songs, rhymes, and fingerplays sheet (you get to keep)

Additional handouts (you get to keep)


January Family Storytime Kit

Wrist bells (2)

Scarves (2)

Polar bear craft (you get to keep)

Five Little Ducks finger puppet activity (you get to keep)

Songs, rhymes, and fingerplays sheet (you get to keep)

Additional handouts (you get to keep)


We’ll use some of these materials during storytime, so be sure to have your kit ready each week in January. 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 January kit and schedule a pick-up.

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

Personalized Book Bundle

Personalized Book Bundles


Personalized Book Bundle

Want some fresh reads to keep your kiddo interested and engaged in reading (and perhaps a few titles for yourself as well)? Let the knowledgeable staff at the library do the browsing for you! We will create a personalized bundle of books and other materials based upon your or your child’s interests. Staff will put up to 10 items on hold for each participating child or teen and up to five items on hold for each participating adult. You may request one new bundle each month for each participating reader. Ready to give it a try? Simply fill out this form: https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/book-bundles/ 

HAPPY READING!

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 Reads for Kids program. Happy reading!

Scavenger Hunt- at home!

Scavenger hunts are one of the most popular and highly requested activities for kids at the library.

For anyone who has been missing our hunts, try out this new scavenger hunt at home!  This hunt has an extra challenge: everything you find must be either black or white.  How many items can you find?!

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!

Family Literacy Month with CVTC

Now in its third year, CVTC is hosting a virtual Family Literacy Event that celebrates children’s books and the joy of reading. This event will highlight the works of Mo Willems–beloved author of Elephant and Piggie, Pigeon books, and more. You can participate by heading over to the Facebook event page. Enjoy literacy based activities, storytime, community resources, book giveaways, and more between November 1 and November 15.

We look forward to joining the fun as soon as we finish reading these great books! In the meantime, check out these Willems-inspired booklists, curated by Elephant-and-Piggie-loving Youth Services staff:
Lesser Known Books by Mo Willems–Elephant and Piggie recommend these books by Mo Willems. Pigeon thinks they’re OK. He’d rather drive a bus.
If You Like Mo Willems…These authors have numerous books that are funny, creative, and sure to please adults and children alike.
Elephant and  Piggie Read-Alikes–Enjoy these humorous and clever early readers that appeal to both adults and children.
Happy Family Literacy Month!

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!