Outreach Programming Menu
Visit the library or bring the library to you!
The activities listed here are designed as interactive programs led by library staff for school and community youth organizations. These programs are offering in person at the library, at your location, or can be held virtually.
➜ Please schedule ahead. Notice of 4 weeks is preferred.
Virtual programs generally do not require materials to participate, with the exception of some commonly found supplies such as pencils and scratch paper. We recommend each participant use a personal device (1:1 ratio). Library staff will provide a secure Zoom link with a password to your participants prior to the virtual session. If you have different technological needs and/or requirements, please speak with Youth Services staff about alternatives.
To learn more or to schedule a visit, please contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best for Grades 4K–2
Elephant and Piggie Are Friends (45–60 minutes)
Laugh out loud as we read and play games inspired by this popular series created by Mo Willems. Participants will learn to draw Piggie, play Mad Libs, and listen to a story starring this silly duo.
School-age Storytime (30–45 minutes)
Share a love for reading with stories, songs, and games. Storytimes can be tailored to most themes or topics.
Best for Grades 3–5
Dog Man Party (45–60 minutes)
Dog Man fans will solve trivia questions, play games, and learn to draw their favorite pooch during this celebration of the beloved graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey.
Choose Your Own Adventure (45–60 minutes)
Take control of the plot and explore your unique path through the story! Participants will vote their way through an interactive “you-choose” read-aloud.
Book Talks (30–45 minutes)
Let us help you find your next favorite book! Book Talks can be customized for any grade level or interest. Please schedule ahead 4–6 weeks.
Best for adults who work with children
Book Talks (30–45 minutes)
Enjoy an interactive presentation featuring our top suggestions for books on your selected topic, customized for any age or interest. Please schedule ahead 4–6 weeks.
Storytelling Tips and Tricks (30–45 minutes)
Review key considerations when selecting books to read aloud. Discover techniques for enhancing expression and interaction to ensure an engaging and joyful reading experience for you and your audience.
Dabble Box Demo (30–45 minutes)
Want to learn more about the library’s exciting collection of Dabble Box makerspace kits available for checkout? Dabble Box staff will demonstrate a selection of fun kits to use with your group and provide an overview of how to explore the collection.
Book a Librarian (30–45 minutes)
How do I get a library card? What services and resources does the library offer? How do I use the library catalog? Gain confidence as a library user in this friendly introduction to the public library.
Groups are always welcome to visit the library during our regular hours. In addition to browsing and reading, your students can try out our featured scavenger hunt, make a craft project, and play games! Planning a self-guided visit? Let us know! We can:
- Send library card applications.
- Prepare library cards before your visit.
- Pull a selection of books on a topic or theme.
- Prepare additional copies of the scavenger hunt card or craft to accommodate your group.
Youth Services staff will provide an orientation to the library space and resources, followed by a short walkaround relevant to your group needs and interests.