Summer Library Program ends August 14

Congratulations to the Summer Library Program participants (ages 0-18) who have completed their summer reading goals! If your family is not quite finished, no worries! You have until August 14 to complete your goal and collect your prize at the Youth Services desk. All you have to do is show a Youth Services staff member your completed paper reading record or Beanstack app. Be sure to check library hours before your visit.

Teens (students entering grades 6-12) are also eligible to win one of six cool raffle prizes, sponsored by the Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. How do you participate in the raffle, you ask? Good question!

  • If you’re using Beanstack to track your reading, submit your raffle entries in your account there. Mark off the activity you have completed under the “Activity Challenge” tab or achieve your halfway reading Challenge Badge, then pop over to the “Ticket Drawings” tab to enter the prize raffle.
  • If you’re using a paper or pdf reading record to track your reading, submit your raffle entries through the web form here.
  • You also have the option to complete three bonus activities for more raffle entries. Find out more here.

You can do it! Finish up those reading goals, enter the teen prize raffle, and pick up your prize by August 14 before we say goodbye to another awesome Summer Library Program.

Questions? Give us a call at 715-839-5007 or email ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us.

NEW! In-Person Storytime

Storytime Song

(Tune: London Bridge)

Monday morning storytime

Owen Park, Owen Park

It’s in-person storytime

Come and join us!

That’s right, folks! In-Person storytime* returns at 10 a.m. on Mondays, July 12 – August 9 at Owen Park (1st Avenue) near the playground. Enjoy playful stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. This storytime is great for families with children ages 0-5, but the whole family is welcome. Spaces will be marked to help with social distancing. No registration required.

Extra! Extra! Our BookBike will also be in Owen Park near the playground on Monday mornings (9 a.m. to noon) and our Dabble Box staff will be on hand to offer creative play and projects such as coding and robotics, water coloring, button making, and more. While you’re at it, enjoy a story while you stroll through Owen Park with our new, permanent StoryWalk®.

In-Person Storytime, BookBike, and Dabble Box activities are all weather permitting.

*Virtual storytime on Zoom will continue through July 28 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Librarian reading book during Storytime

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 required) or Zoom (Tuesdays and Wednesdays; registration required). Find all the details here: https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/storytime-online/

Check out a summer Storytime Kit! Packed with activity scarves, music makers, bubbles, song and rhyme sheets, and other items, our Baby/Toddler Storytime Kits and Family Storytime Kits are designed to enhance your storytime experience and provide continuous opportunities for early literacy fun at home. It is not necessary to have a Storytime Kit to participate, but it does up the fun factor! Pick up a kit at the Youth Services desk starting Tuesday, June 1, while supplies last.

New this summer! We are thrilled to partner with Family Resource Center to offer “Practical Parenting” facilitated discussions after Baby/Toddler storytime on Tuesdays. A parent educator will present a brief parenting topic and lead an interactive discussion. Come meet other parents, discuss common parenting issues, and get your questions answered.

If you have any questions, please contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us.