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.

All Ages

Earth Day Dreamcatchers

  • Friday, April 20
  • Drop-in any time between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on this day off school
  • Youth Services Program Room
  • Use a variety of recycled and natural materials to weave a one-of-a-kind dreamcatcher
  • All materials provided while supplies last

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 April

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
    • 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

 Storytime

  • Storytime is currently on break.
  • Welcome First Graders!
    • During the storytime break, all of the over 800 first graders in the city of Eau Claire will be visiting the library for special tours.
  • Look for us out and about.
    • We will also be visiting Eau Claire schools to promote our upcoming Summer Library Program.
  • Come in and see us!
    • There are still many fun things to see and do throughout the library and in our Play and Learn area anytime the library is open.
  • Sing with us online.
    • You can watch videos of our librarians performing many of our favorite storytime songs anytime!
    • Click here to watch.
  • Upcoming Summer Storytime Series dates: June 11-July 27.

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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 (Grades 6-12)

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 April

Teen Website

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