For Children

We offer many fun activities and learning opportunities for our youth, including art contests, fun challenges, and informative programs. Our Legos, Duplos, Building Sets, Games, Puzzles, STEM Enrichment opportunities, Virtual Headsets, Wii Controllers and Makerspace items will are a huge hit with our kids!

Our Wednesday Movie Matinees happen every Wednesday at 4:00 pm.  Come watch your favorite movies, while enjoying  puffcorn and a refreshing glass of water with your friends!

Children's Book Week is celebrated with our annual Children's Book Week Bookmark Contest! We partner with the Newell-Fonda School System, to provide the opportunity for youth from Preschool - 5th Grade to create bookmarks based on their favorite books!  Prizes are given, and these works of art are displayed throughout Children's Book Week, so stop in and see their fabulous creations!

Our Preschool Storytime group meets weekly, and includes a book reading and a fun activity or craft. We try to work on the skills you will need for preschool, such as cutting with scissors, fun counting challenges, and fine motor development!  There's always something fun going on at our Preschool Story Times!

Our Summer Reading Program is unmatched, providing opportunities for our youth to participate in fun and learning, and to prevent that dreaded "Summer Slide"! There are so many ways you can participate:
       *Reading Incentive Program - Our Reading Incentive Program will look different this year, as we will no longer be keeping track of our minutes to earn our prizes!  Check back in for further info, as we develop this new program!
        *Summer Reading Program - Every Wednesday in June we will meet to explore something new, with this year's theme: Read, Renew and Repeat.  We will learn all about Recycling, and Conservation of our Natural Resources.  Our littlest readers (Up to Pre-K) will meet from 10:00 - 11:00, and our older kids (1st - 4th graders) will meet from 11:00 -12::00. We'll read a great book and do a fun craft or activity to get that brain engaged!

         *Weekly Challenges - Throughout the summer we have fun challenges that you may complete as an individual, with friends, or as a family. Check in to see what they are for the week - you have all week to complete them!
         *Big Prize Drawing - At the end of the summer we have a Big Prize Drawing to celebrate! Every time you participate in a library activity, you earn an entry, so participate as often or as little as you like!

We also offer Community Outreach Programs, such as Daycare Storytime. This can be led by the librarian, or we can provide the books and craft activities for your Daycare  Coordinator to use. Give us a call if you'd like to use this fabulous service - it's never too early to start engaging those little minds!