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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. No registration required.

Safety: We ask that kids stay with their adults to help with social distancing. We’ll mark off sitting areas to help ensure enough space between groups of attendees. We highly encourage wearing masks while in large groups, even at outdoor events such as Storytime in Owen Park.

Important! If you are experiencing COVID symptoms, please stay home. If possible, consider attending our virtual Storytime.

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.

Storytime OnDemand with Miss Kelly

It is fun to tell a story, but did you know that you can tell a picture, too? Join Ms. Kelly for Monkey’s Picture, a silly story about a monkey who makes a gift for his mama.

The Animal Antics full storytime line-up includes:

  • Monkey’s Picture
  • Roly Poly
  • Put Your Hands Up High
  • Tiny Tim
  • Going to Kentucky

When you are done quacking like a duck and swimming like a turtle, be sure to check out our other Storytime OnDemand and Fingerplay Fun videos!

March Storytime Kits for Families

March Storytime Kits are ready for you to pick up and enjoy with your little ones. We have two types of kits available: a Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit and a Family Storytime Kit. Each one is designed to enhance your storytime experience and provide continuous opportunities for early literacy fun at home. Here’s what you can find in the March kits:


Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit

Board book: One Clucky Hen

2 wrist bells

2 activity scarves

Bubbles (you can keep)

Little Mouse color activity (you can keep)

Songs and rhymes (you can keep)

Talking Is Teaching calendar (you can keep)


Family Storytime Kit

2 egg shakers

2 activity scarves

Lace a puppet activity (you can keep)

Little Mouse color activity (you can keep)

Songs and rhymes (you can keep)

Talking Is Teaching calendar (you can keep)


We’ll use some of these materials during storytime, so be sure to have your kit ready each week in March. Haven’t registered for storytime yet? No worries! We’d love to have your family join us. Follow this link to view our Storytime Online schedule and to register: https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/storytime-online/

Contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to reserve a March kit.

We look forward to connecting with you and your family at storytime!

Get Your February Storytime Kit!

February Storytime Kits are ready for you to pick up and enjoy with your little ones. We have two types of kits available: a Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit and a Family Storytime Kit. Each one is designed to enhance your storytime experience and provide continuous opportunities for early literacy fun at home. Here’s what you can find in the February kits:


February Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit

Board book: Counting Kisses

Shape drum and mallet

Bubbles (you get to keep)

Paper pals activity (you get to keep)

Songs, rhymes, and fingerplays sheet (you get to keep)

Additional handouts (you get to keep)


February Family Storytime Kit

Rhythm sticks (2)

Scarves (2)

Paper pals activity (you get to keep)

Watercolor wow activity (you get to keep)

Songs, rhymes, and fingerplays sheet (you get to keep)

Additional handouts (you get to keep)


We’ll use some of these materials during storytime, so be sure to have your kit ready each week in February. Haven’t registered for storytime yet? No worries! We’d love to have your family join us. Follow this link to view our Storytime Online schedule and to register: https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/storytime-online/

Contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to reserve a February kit.

We look forward to connecting with you and your family at storytime!

Storytime Kits Return!

January Storytime Kits are ready for you to pick up and enjoy with your little ones. We have two types of kits available: a Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit and a Family Storytime Kit. Each one is designed to enhance your storytime experience and provide continuous opportunities for early literacy fun at home. Here’s what you can find in the January kits:


January Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit

Board book: Where Is Baby’s Belly Button?

Scarves (2)

Bubbles (you get to keep)

Five Little Ducks finger puppet activity (you get to keep)

Songs, rhymes, and fingerplays sheet (you get to keep)

Additional handouts (you get to keep)


January Family Storytime Kit

Wrist bells (2)

Scarves (2)

Polar bear craft (you get to keep)

Five Little Ducks finger puppet activity (you get to keep)

Songs, rhymes, and fingerplays sheet (you get to keep)

Additional handouts (you get to keep)


We’ll use some of these materials during storytime, so be sure to have your kit ready each week in January. Haven’t registered for storytime yet? No worries! We’d love to have your family join us. Follow this link to view our Storytime Online schedule and to register: https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/storytime-online/

Contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to reserve a January kit and schedule a pick-up.

We look forward to connecting with you and your family at storytime!

November Storytime Kits

November Storytime Kits are ready for you to check out and enjoy with your little ones. We have two types of kits available: a Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit and a Family Storytime Kit. Each one is designed to enhance your storytime experience and provide continuous opportunities for early literacy fun at home. Here’s what you can find in the November kits:


November Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit

Board book: I Love All of Me

Shape drum and mallet

Scarves (2)

Bubbles (you get to keep)

Songs and rhymes sheet (you get to keep)

Scarf songs and rhymes sheet (you get to keep)


November Family Storytime Kit

Rhythm sticks (2)

Scarves (2)

Songs and rhymes with rhythm sticks sheet (you get to keep)

Scarf songs and rhymes sheet (you get to keep)

Gratefulness cards activity bag (you get to keep)


We’ll use some of these materials during storytime, so be sure to have your kit ready each week in November. Haven’t registered for storytime yet? No worries! We’d love to have your family join us. Follow this link to view our Storytime Online schedule and to register: https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/storytime-online/

If you have an October storytime kit, please return it to the library no later than Wednesday, November 4.

Contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to reserve a November kit and schedule a pick-up.

We look forward to connecting with you and your family at storytime!

Library Staff displaying October Storytime Kits

October Storytime Kits

Library Staff displaying October Storytime Kits

October Storytime Kits are ready for you to check out and enjoy with your little ones. We have two types of kits available: a Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit and a Family Storytime Kit. Each one is designed to enhance your storytime experience and provide continuous opportunities for early literacy fun at home. Here’s what you can find in the October kits:

October Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit

Board book: I Went Walking

Wrist bells (2)

Bubbles (you get to keep)

Song and rhyme sheets (you get to keep)

Storytime at home sheet (you get to keep)

 

October Family Storytime Kit

Egg shakers (2)

Song and rhyme sheet (you get to keep)

Storytime at home sheet (you get to keep)

Costume accessories activity bag (you get to keep)

 

We’ll use some of these materials during storytime, so be sure to have your kit ready each week in October. A new kit will be available for November in late October. Haven’t registered for storytime yet? No worries! We’d love to have your family join us. Follow this link to view our Storytime Online schedule and to register: https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/storytime-online/

Contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to reserve a kit and schedule a pick-up.

We look forward to connecting with you and your family at storytime!

Coming soon – Storytime OnDemand!

We are so excited to tell you about a new storytime series coming this fall 2020: Storytime OnDemand!

With Storytime OnDemand, you can enjoy storytime from the comfort of your own couch any time of day. Sing and play along with this exciting collection of songs, fingerplays, stories, and more!

Storytime OnDemand videos will be released bi-weekly this fall 2020. Each release will include a full storytime recording, as well as a video of each individual activity for you to enjoy a la carte!

View Storytime OnDemand!

For even more storytime fun, check out our live Storytime Online series.

Storytime is BACK!

   

The storytime train is coming. Hop on board! Choo! Choo!

We are excited to begin our Fall Storytime Online series the week of September 7! Please join us for:

  • Baby/Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. (geared toward ages 0 through 2 and their caregivers)
  • Family Storytime: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. (geared toward ages 3+ and their caregivers)

Featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more, these interactive storytimes foster of a love of reading and promote the development of early literacy skills. Storytime will take place live via Zoom—a free online and mobile video conferencing app. Registration is required. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link. During registration, participants can also choose to reserve our all-new baby/toddler storytime kit and/or family storytime kit. Each kit contains materials that will enhance your storytime experience at home. A new kit will be made available for storytime families each month during this series.

The September baby/toddler storytime kit contains a board book, scarves, bubbles, and song/rhyme sheets. The September family storytime kit contains a STEAM activity bag, scarves, and song/rhyme sheets. After you register for storytime and a kit, please contact Youth Services to arrange a kit pick-up.

It doesn’t stop there, folks! In addition to Storytime Online, we are pleased to offer Storytime OnDemand which will be available to you anytime starting Monday, September 7. You can access these videos via the Kids Page of the library website, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.

We look forward to connecting with you and your children during storytime this Fall! Questions? Contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us

Go ahead! Register for storytime now!