Preschool (3-5 years)

  1. Sing-Along and Stories

    When: 
    Select Fridays | 10:00-10:30 am | January 30 & April 17
    Where: 
    Children's Program Room A/B
    Sing-Along and Stories

    Join Ellen to sing classic and new songs along with books, the piano and the Autoharp.

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  2. Ready to Read: Play and Learn - Hispanic Edition

    When: 
    Sundays 1:00-2:00 pm September 14 through November 23 and December 7 through December 14
    Where: 
    Children's Program Room A/B

    Help your child develop pre-reading skills, social skills and confidence through interactive, play-centered learning. Each week we will explore a different theme through sensory activities, dramatic play, crafts, books, games and fun! Siblings welcome.

     

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  3. Cookie Club

    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Sign up at the Children's Desk to receive your official Cookie Club card.

    Visit the Library and check out or read a book four times between April 27 and June 6 and receive a stamp on your official Cookie Club card. You must sign up at the Library to receive a card, and will receive your first stamp when you sign up. After you collect your four stamps, you can bring your completed card to Great Harvest Bread Co. on Northland Ave. for a free cookie! The Cookie Club is for children in grade 6 and younger. The Cookie Club card will expire on June 30, 2015. Thank you to Great Harvest Bread Company for sponsoring the Cookie Club!

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  4. Iditaread

    When: 
    March 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015
    Registration is required.

    Check out our March reading program, Iditaread - based on the annual Alaskan Race, the Iditarod. Children ages 3 through 6th grade are welcome to participate in challenges between March 1 – 31 for an entry in a drawing for a stuffed husky!  The first 100 children to reach the halfway point and visit the library to tell the librarian about their favorite book will receive a small bag of golden incentive prizes. Simply fill out the form below to get started!  Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 with any questions.

     

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  5. Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

    When: 
    Thursdays | 10:00-10:45 am & 1:30-2:15 pm | January 22 - March 26, & April 9 - April 30
    Where: 
    Children's Program Room A/B
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Registration begins on Tuesday, September 2 at 9:00am. To register, click here.

    Explore the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics through hands on activities and experiments. Each program will excite the imagination and curiosity of future scientists, artists and mathematicians. While geared toward preschoolers, siblings are always welcome to attend.

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  6. B.E.A.R. Bingo: Be Excited About Reading!

    When: 
    November 1 - November 30
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Register at the library or online starting November 1.

    Complete five activities across, vertically, or diagonally to get BINGO! Cross out activities that you complete. You may read to yourself, read to someone else or listen to books. You may complete five BINGOs for up to five spins of the wheel. Five BINGOs also earns a chance at a final drawing. A blackout on the BINGO board earns a second chance in the drawing. One BINGO sheet per child. November 30 is the last day to pick up prizes.  Registration is required. 

    This program is ideal for students in classroom settings. Exceptions for prize pickup after November 30 will be made for teachers who are picking up prizes for their students. Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or call 920-832-6020 to register your classroom, rather than using the online form. You will be emailed a PDF of the Bingo board to use with your students.

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  7. Puppet Palooza

    When: 
    Fridays | 10:00-10:45 am | February 13-27 and March 13-27
    Where: 
    Children's Program Room A/B

    Enjoy stories, puppet shows and a craft or activity.

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  8. Every Child Ready to Read

    Where: 
    At your home

    "Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play -- Everyday!" This handout provides early literacy guidelines for you to use with your children. Every Child Ready to Read is not a program at the library, but a resource describing the importance of talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing with your child at different developmental levels.

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  9. Ready to Read: Play and Learn

    When: 
    Mondays | 1:30-2:30 pm | January 19 - February 9, February 23 - March 23 & April 6 - April 27
    Where: 
    Children's Program Room A/B

    Help your child develop pre-reading skills, social skills and confidence through interactive, play-centered learning. Each week we will explore a different theme through sensory activities, dramatic play, crafts, books, games and fun! Siblings welcome.

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  10. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

    When: 
    All Year
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Register below, then print out a reading log.  You cannot earn prizes unless you are registered.

     

    Pick up your sheets at the Children's Service Desk or print them from our webpage. Redeem each sheet of 100 books at the Children's Service Desk for a small prize. When you redeem the last sheet, for books 900-1,000, you'll receive another prize and a certificate for finishing. We will check registration before handing out the last prize and certificate.

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  11. Tuesday Night Specials

    When: 
    Tuesdays | 6:15-7:00 pm | January 6 - April 28
    Where: 
    Children's Program Room A/B

    Family game night, movie and craft night and more!

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  12. Storyvine

    When: 
    Wednesdays | 9:15-9:45 am OR 10:00-10:30 am | January 21-March 25 & April 8-29
    Where: 
    Children's Program Room A/B

    This program for families and childcare providers features stories, music, movement, media, puppets and more!  There are no programs on April 1.

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  13. Group Visits

    Where: 
    Children's Section

    Request a group visit any time of year. A variety of literature-based programs are available for children birth through grade 6. Click here to learn more and/or to register online.

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  14. Ready to Read: Play and Learn- Hmong Edition

    When: 
    Sundays | 2:30-3:30 pm | September 21- November 23 and December 7-14
    Where: 
    Children's Program Room A/B

    Help your child develop pre-reading skills, social skills and confidence through interactive, play-centered learning. Each week we will explore a different theme through sensory activities, dramatic play, crafts, books, games and fun! Siblings welcome.

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