Preschool (3-5 years)

  1. Iditaread

    Registration is required.

    Check out our newest reading program, Iditaread - based on the annual Alaskan Race, the Iditarod. Children ages 3 through 6th grade are welcome to participate in 23 reading challenges from March 1 – 31 for an entry in a drawing for a stuffed husky! The first 200 to reach the midway point will receive a special prize as well. Simply print out your reading log and fill out the form below to get started!

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

    When: 
    Thursdays | 10:00-10:45 am OR 1:30-2:15 pm | January 23 – March 27 & April 10-April 24
    Where: 
    Children's Program Room A/B
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Registration begins 8/26/13 at 9:00 am. Please click on the "View in the Calendar" link above or call 832-6187 to register.

    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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  3. 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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  4. Ready to Read: Play and Learn

    When: 
    Mondays | 1:30-2:30 pm | January 20-February 10, February 24-March 24, & April 7-21
    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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  5. 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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  6. Tuesday Evening Specials

    When: 
    Select Tuesdays | 6:30-7:15 pm | January 21-28, February 11-18, March 4, 18-25, April 15-29
    Where: 
    Children's Program Room A/B
    Registration Details: 

    Registration is required for some programs, see program calendar for details

    Programs may include game night unplugged, movies and crafts and more! See the library calendar for each session's topic.

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  7. Storyvine

    When: 
    Wednesdays | 9:15-9:45 am OR 10:00-10:30 am | January 22 - March 26 & April 9 - May 7
    Where: 
    Children's Program Room A/B

     Join Children's Services Staff for a program for children, families and childcare providers. Come for stories, music and movement, fingerplays, and an occasional short animated story or puppet play. While geared towards childcare providers, families are always welcome to attend.  No registration required.  There is no program on April 2.

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  8. Early Childhood: Seasonal Fling

    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ann at acooksey@apl.org or call (920) 832-6187.

    Seasonal Fling Field Trip

    This program may include a puppet show, music, fingerplays, stories, or a short animated book. For an early childhood audience.

  9. 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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  10. Ready to Read: Play and Learn- Hmong Edition

    When: 
    Sundays | 2:00-3:00 pm | January 19-February 9, February 23-March 23, & April 6-13
    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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