Youth

Kids & Families

Story Hours

Pre-school Storytime:  Bring your 2-5 year olds to read, sing, talk, and play.  Siblings of any age are welcome.  Storytime is on Fridays at 10:30am. 

Pajama Story Time:  Held at the library for 2-7 year olds, at 6:30-7:00pm every first Tuesday evening of the month. Join us for bedtime stories, songs, and a snack. Wear your PJ’s and bring your blanket and favorite stuffed animal if you wish.  Each child will receive a free book, compliments of the Ellsworth Public Library and Jump Start to Literacy, Inc.

Storytime schedules and themes are found on the website calendar. No registration required. (Note: if Ellsworth schools are cancelled due to weather, story time is also cancelled. Any questions, call the library at 715.273.3209.)

Play & Learn

Play & Learn provides an opportunity for children to interact with their parents and other children ages 1-5.  Parents can also discuss parenting strategies, dilemmas, and everyday happenings with a parent educator and other parents going though similar situations.  All groups include parent-child play, parent discussion topic, children's activity, snack and stories.  No cost to participate.  Fall, winter and spring sessions will be held at the Ellsworth Public Library on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30 a.m.  Registration is required.  For more information visit www.frcscv.org or call Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley at 715-684-4440. 

Summer Library Program

A reading program for children (preschool – 5th grade) is held during the summer to promote reading. Our program includes exciting reading challenges, fun activities, awesome prizes, and great entertainers. As summer draws near, watch for details of the summer program on the website, at the library and in the local newspaper.

“I Read 100 Stories” Challenge

In March each year, the library challenges preschool-2nd grade students to read/be read to 100 stories and 3rd-5th grade students to read 500 pages, which is equivalent to 100 stories. Books need to be from the Ellsworth Public Library. Readers who complete the challenge will receive an “I Read 100 Stories” t-shirt. Registration is required.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Early Literacy Program

This is a multi-year program to encourage parents to read aloud 1000 books with their children before they enter five-year-old Kindergarten.  We invite you and your child to embark on a fantastic adventure together that’s sure to create a lifelong love of reading! The Ellsworth Public Library is joining libraries across the nation in offering this early literacy initiative. Although it may sound overwhelming to imagine reading 1,000 books before Kindergarten, it is not very difficult with an early start. At the rate of just one book per day, it takes less than three years. Sign up at the library to receive a book bag and your first reading record!

Legos in the Library

Kids in grades K-5 are invited to let their imaginations run wild with Legos.  Join us every third Tuesday of the month from 4:00-5:00 pm.  No registration required.

Make & Take

Once a month kids in grades Kindergarten and up are invited to join us at the library for some after-school artistic fun.  Make art and take it home with you!  Join us every 3rd Thursday of the month from 4:00-4:45 pm. Registration is required.

Family Movie Night

Fun for the whole family!  Bring a blanket to sit on and we'll provide a snack while you enjoy a movie together.  Come to the "theater" every 4th Tuesday at 6:00 pm.  Family Movie Night is held in the lower level of the library building. Check the website calendar to see what's showing.

 

Click EXPLORE to find family/child centered book lists, resources, websites, and more!

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Teens (Middle and High School Students)

Reading Programs

Our teen summer and winter reading programs encourages teens to read or listen to books from our library.  Each program has a fun theme and winning fabulous prizes is part of all the fun! Watch for details of the Teen Summer and Winter Reading Programs on the website, at the library, in the schools, and in the local newspaper.

Teen Activities 

Teen Maker Meet-Up

Teen artists, crafters and makers - explore and create at our Teen Maker Meet-Up.  Most sessions are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m.  Registration is required.  Call 715-273-3209 or stop by the library to sign up.  Visit our website at www.ellsworthlibrary.org to learn more.

Create a Cook

The only class where you eat your homework!  Learn cooking techniques, experiment with different ingredients, and best of all, sample your creations!  This group is open to all Middle and High School youth.  Most sessions are held on the second Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m.  Registration is required.  Call 715-273-3209 or stop by the library to sign up.  Visit our website at www.ellsworthlibrary.org to learn more.

Click EXPLORE to find teen centered book lists, resources, websites, and more!

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DUE TO HOLIDAY CLOSINGS OR SCHEDULING CHANGES SOME OF THE DATES AND TIMES ABOVE MAY OCCASIONALLY CHANGE.

CHECK OUR ONLINE CALENDAR TO CONFIRM EVENT DATES AND TIMES.