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

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!

The E-Book Recommendations You’re Looking For

Hello Book Lovers!

As we move slowly toward the day we can all be back at the library, more and more customers have begun exploring our digital media services. With newly enhanced free access to multiple catalogs, you can easily download or stream e-books and other media—and many items are available on-demand.

You might be thinking, “But there’s so much! Where do I start?”

Allow us to help. The Youth Services team has compiled a collection of our recommended e-books and e-audiobooks. You can find links to these Great E-Reads on our KIDS website, as well as details about which services offer each title. Many of them are available on-demand with no waiting list.

Your child loves mysteries? We have a list for that! Looking for picture books? We have those too! You need more books that are just like Wimpy Kid? We’ve got you covered!

Need someone to do your yard work so you have more reading time?? Well…you’re on your own there. Sorry.

Check out our recommended Great E-Reads and find your next favorite book.

As always, please reach out with any questions. We’d love to hear from you!