Virtual Outreach Programs

Let us bring the library to you!

The activities listed here are designed as virtual programs led by library staff for school and community youth organizations. Most activities can be adjusted to meet your age, time, group size, and event needs. Programs generally do not require materials to participate, with the exception of some commonly found supplies such as pencils and scratch paper.

 ➜ Please schedule ahead 2–3 weeks unless otherwise noted.

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 virtual visit, please contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or email ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us.

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.

Additional In-Person Offering

BookBike

Check out materials, get a library card, participate in activities, and so much more at this library on wheels. BookBike visits are available year-round. To learn more or to request a visit, email bookbike@eauclaire.lib.wi.us.