Dr. Seuss on the Loose

Dr. Seuss is on the loose at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library!  Throughout the month of March there will be Dr. Seuss related crafts and activities in the Children’s Department and the Maker Space.  Activities are open to all ages!

Breakfast at the Big Screen

Monday, March 26th at 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy your break from school with a movie and breakfast at the library!  This week's film is Moana
.  Cereal and milk will be provided.  All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

Family Build It!

Students are provided LEGOs and the opportunity to test their engineering skills and creativity at this monthly building club.  Participants can try one of the provided building challenges or can build whatever they choose.  Each student’s creation is placed on display in the children’s section until the next meeting.  Open to children ages 4-12.  
No registration is required.

Please note that this program now has extended hours:  4:00-6:00 p.m.

Pokemon Club

Pokémon enthusiasts ages 6-12 years are invited to meet other fans and show off their cards at Pokémon Club.  Participants are invited to battle their Pokémon or trade cards at their own discretion.  For those who wish to battle, there are trainer decks available for checkout.  Remember your library card!  No registration is required for this program.  Please note that this event now takes place in the Children’s Department.

Pokémon Club meets on the following days:
January 9th
February 13th
March 13th
April 10th

Bring Your Own Peeps

Tuesday, March 27th 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Dioramas aren’t just for grade school anymore!  We want to see who in our community can create the silliest, wackiest Peep Diorama!  You provide the Peeps and the library will provide everything else. The community will have a chance to vote for their favorite diorama through Tuesday, April 3rd.  Prizes will be awarded! This program is open to all ages and no registration is required. Supplies are first come, first serve.

Picture Book City

Welcome to Picture Book City!  Our picture books are arranged into neighborhoods by subject.  Each subject has its own color-coded sticker to make identifying neighborhoods easy.  Are you looking for books about trucks?  Look for the blue stickers.  Need a story for bedtime?  Those have light pink stickers.  This type of organization helps small children (and their grown-ups!) to more easily locate the types of books that they enjoy.  We invite you to come on in and explore!

Protect Kids Online Podcast
Need on-the-go tech safety information that fits your schedule? The Protect Kids Online (PKO) Podcast is brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. This podcast is designed for parents, grandparents, guardians, or caregivers of children as a resource for information on the latest trends, Information, and updates on the latest apps, websites, and online activity of children 17 years and younger. 
The WI ICAC Task Force is part of a national ICAC Task Force, consisting of agencies throughout the nation, that focuses on countering child exploitation online. We work with law enforcement, educators, and the community throughout the entire state of Wisconsin and beyond.  Have suggestions for future Protect Kids Online episodes? Listen online, download and subscribe to episodes, or submit questions at www.ProtectKidsOnlineWI.gov.

Book Boogie

It’s time to shake, wiggle, and jive at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library’s Book Boogie!  Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us on the third Saturday of the month for a book-based dance party!  Bring your dancing shoes.  No registration is required.

Third Saturday of the month from
10:30-11:30 a.m.

January 20th
February 17th
March 17th
April 21st


Rhyme Time

Ages Birth-3 years
Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories.  Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.

Please register here:  

Growing Readers

Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to engage with songs, rhymes, stories, and play.  Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes.  Each 30 minute class period is followed by art or activities and a play time.

Please register here.

1000 Books before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free program offered by the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library that invites caregivers and children to share books every day.  Research shows that the more children are read to before entering school the more ready they are to learn once they get there.  Not only will reading to your child every day help them learn but it provides you with a fun, free activity that the entire family can enjoy. 

If you have a child between the ages of birth to five years and would like to participate, please register at the circulation desk during regular library hours. Participants receive a sticker for every level they complete.  In addition, they receive a library bag when they reach the 500 book milestone and a forever book upon completion of the program.