Programs

The Youth Services Department serves young people, their parents and caregivers, teachers, university students, community organizations, and professionals who work with youth in a variety of capacities. For more information on any of these programs, feel free to call (715.839.5007), email, or stop by the Youth Services Desk on your next visit.

Youth Services Events Calendars:     JanuaryFebruary

All Ages

Family Winter Reading Program

  • January 2-February 28
  • Pick up a folder from Youth Services anytime during the program
  • Complete 14 activities from the folder
  • Turn the folder in before the end of the program
  • All families that finish will receive a cloth book bag (while supplies last) and be entered to win a grand prize
  • For more information call 715-839-5007

Recycled Art

  • Monday, January 22
  • Drop-in between 1-4 p.m.
  • Youth Services Program Room
  • All ages
  • What can you create with odds and ends from our craft closet? Drop-in for open craft time and let your imagination run wild.
  • Materials provided while supplies last
  • No registration

All Ages Open Lab in the Dabble Box!

The Dabble Box is the library’s new Makerspace. This is a place for you and your family to come and explore. We will have equipment and materials available for you to get creative with. These range from sewing machines to robotics kits, and many items in between.

Dabble Box in January

ARTmobile

All projects are free and open to the public. Art projects are designed for all-ages.

The library is excited to partner with the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center on this program.

  • Two Saturdays per month
    • January 6 and 13
    • February 3 and 10
    • March 3 and 10
    • April 7 and 14
      • All from 1-3 p.m.
      • Youth Services Program Room

Lego Club

  • One Sunday per month this fall
  • A family drop-in program
  • All dates are from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Youth Services Program Room
  • Join us each month to free build and challenge yourself to our monthly theme
  • No registration
  • We provide the Legos, you provide the inspiration
    • January 21: Castles
    • February 18: Trains
    • March 18: Skyscrapers
    • April 22: Favorite book

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  • Unlimited free animated picture books, games and puzzles, and book in foreign languages
  • Click here.

Babies and Preschoolers

Winter Storytimes

  • Upcoming Winter Series dates: January 8-April 7, 2018
  • All storytimes start at 10:15 a.m.
  • Youth Services Program Room
  • No registration required
  • View the full schedule.
    • Bouncing Babies on Wednesdays (20 min.)
      • for pre-walkers starting at birth
      • lap rhymes, songs, a unison read, parachute games, and bubbles!
      • program followed by a social time for caregivers and “tummy time” for babies
    • Little Movers on Thursdays (20 min.)
      • for babies who love to move, up to age 2
      • interactive rhymes, parachute games, songs, a unison read, and bubbles.
      • program followed by social time for parents and babies featuring a selection of fun and educational toys

    • Lap Tots on Mondays (20 min.)
      • for one- and two-year-olds transitioning from baby to toddler storytime.
      • interactive program includes short stories, songs, and parachute games
    • Toddler Tales on Tuesdays (20 min.)
      • for two- and three-year-olds
      • features easy to understand stories, songs, and activities
    • Preschool Storytime on Fridays (30 min.)
      • for preschool children who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities, songs, rhymes, and movement activities
    • Family Storytime on Saturdays (30 min.)
      • for ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family
      • stories, finger plays, music, and other activities

The Young and the Restless

  • Tuesdays, January 23-February 27
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Eau Claire Room
  • Ages 0-5 and their caregivers
  • Got cabin fever? Our open indoor playtime is an opportunity for kids to be active, develop motor skills, and make new friends.
  • No registration.

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  • Make a goal to read your child 1000 books before they enter kindergarten
  • Sign up at the Youth Services Desk to receive your folder and start tracking your progress.
  • Earn fun prizes along the way.
  • More information

Teens (Ages 10-18)

ACT Prep Workshop – Register today!

  • Sunday, January 21
  • 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Eau Claire Room on the library’s lower level
  • Registration is required as space is limited. Call 715-839-5007.
  • Presented by Ruth Harris, M.S., Director of the Northwest Reading Clinic
  • This FREE workshop will help test takers learn:
    • How to pace yourself
    • Tips and strategies for each section of the test
    • When and what to guess
    • How to analyze directions
  • Bring a pencil and notebook
  • Sample test materials will be provided
  • Refreshments will be served

Harry Potter Trivia Night

  • Thursday, February 1
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Grades 6-12
  • Eau Claire Room on the library’s lower level
  • Registration is required as space is limited. Call 715-839-5007
  • Celebrate International Harry Potter Book Night by taking part in an epic Harry Potter trivia challenge!
  • Eat pizza and test your Ordinary Wizarding Level knowledge for a chance to win prizes.
  • This is a team event. You can form your won team of 4-6 players and register together, or you can be placed on a team when you arrive at the event.
  • Trivia questions will cover both the books and the movies.

Teen Winter Reading Program

  • January 2-February 28
  • Complete reading activity cards for chances to win fun prizes!
  • Pick up and drop off activity cards in the Young Adult Lounge anytime during the program.
  • Teens may submit one card per week.
  • All cards must be submitted by February 28.
  • For more information call 715-839-5007

Teen Litwits Book Club

Talk about books you love (or hate!) without fear of non-readers getting you down. For grades 6-12. Teens vote on a new title each month. Register online or at the Youth Services Desk.

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Dabble Box

  • January 2
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3

Teen Open Lab in the Dabble Box!

The Dabble Box is the library’s new Makerspace. This is a place for you to come and explore. We will have equipment and materials available for you to get creative with. These range from sewing machines to robotics kits, and many items in between.

Check out the open labs for teens: (Teens are also welcome at the All Ages open lab times)

Dabble Box in January

Teen Website

Did you know that the library has a Teens Website? Check it out here! http://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/teens/