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Programs for Youth and Parents


Birth to School Age Programs



All programs take place in the Youth Services program room unless specified otherwise. If registration is needed, please contact the Youth Services department at 262-754-1814 or register in person.


Milwaukee Bucks Reading Challenge

Ends February 5, Grades 1-8

Read your way to a 2018 Milwaukee Bucks game! Sign up at the Youth Services desk and track the number of pages you read. 250 pages earns you a voucher for one of three Bucks games (an adult ticket purchase is required). Readers who finish 500 pages or more will have their name entered into a drawing for an official Milwaukee Bucks autographed basketball.

Registration required. 



Be My Valentine 

February 11—17

Make a Valentine for that special someone. Craft supplies will be out all week to create handmade cards.


Kids’ Choice Award Voting

February 14—March 14

The Kids’ Choice Awards is a book-centered program for 4th, 5th and 6th graders in Jefferson and Waukesha Counties. Children in these grades have the opportunity to read books from the Kids’ Choice Award reading list and then vote for their favorites. See the display in the YS area for the list of books or check out one of our Kids Choice book bundles. Kids are eligible to vote after reading 3 books—the more you read, the more votes you earn! Check at your New Berlin school for voting information or vote on-line at (beginning February 14).


No School Day Colorama!

Monday, February 19, 1:00—3:00pm.

Youth Services Program Room

No school today for the New Berlin school district. Stop by the library to relax and color. We will have markers, crayons, and colored pencils available – as well as lots of coloring sheets and bookmarks to color! This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

No registration is required.


Theater At The Library 

Tuesday, February 27, 5:00—6:00pm.

Youth Services Program Room



Coming in March…

Read Across America Party

Thursday, March 1, 3:00—5:00pm.

Youth Services Program Room

From the National Education Association, “Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.” Join us as we celebrate a love for reading with a party inspired by some of our favorite classic Fairy Tales. Make your own set of storytelling puppets and other fairy tale themed crafts, build your own snack, and read fairy tales with your family. 

No registration is needed. 


 Tuesday Family Programs


Straw Rockets: February 20

Come and make paper rockets and see whose flies the farthest!




Saturdays, 10:00—11:00am February 3, 17*

*Read to Lola/Tazer will follow Lego Club from 11:00am—12:00pm 

Lego Club is open to all ages! Children under the age of 5 MUST have an adult in the room. The library will provide Legos and Duplos. No pre-registration is required, however, participants should check in at the Youth Services Reference Desk. When room is filled to capacity (25 people), we will no longer be able to let others in. 




We are adding to our therapy dog family! Kids are encouraged to practice reading with a trained therapy dog, however even children who aren’t reading yet are welcome to talk with or pet the dogs. All sessions are on a drop-in basis, no registration is required. Bring a book from home or school, or choose one from the library to read.

Mondays: January 15, 29; February 12, 26 Read to our “new” Bo: 6:00-7:00pm Tuesdays: January 16—February 20 Read to Bo: 6:00-7:00pm            Saturdays: January 6, 20 and February 17 (following Lego Club) Read to Lola: January 6, 11:00am-12:00pm Read to Tazer: January 20 and February 17, 11:00-12:00pm


Meet the Dogs!




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Thank you for supporting the New Berlin Public Library by attending our programs! We ask that you respect the age and attendance guidelines we have for certain programs. Registration for programs takes place at the Youth Services Desk in person or by calling 262-754-1814. In the event that we need to close registration, our waiting list policy is to take children/families on a first-come, first-serve basis at the beginning of the program. Sign in with a Youth Services librarian and we will notify you if there is room available. If you register for a program and cannot attend, please let library staff know. For all programs, please arrive before the program begins. We reserve the right to refuse admittance once a program has begun. We appreciate your cooperation.



Upcoming Pre-School & School Age Events



Friday, February 23, 9:30 am
This is a social opportunity for young children and their adults to meet others at the library

Read to Bo

Monday, February 26, 6:00 pm
Kids can practice reading with a well-trained therapy dog. All sessions are on a drop-in basis,

Theater at the Library

Tuesday, February 27, 5:00 pm
Children ages 5-8 can participate in fun theater activities that encourage reading and literacy

Read Across America Party

Thursday, March 1, 3:00 pm
From the National Education Association, "Motivating children to read is an important factor


Saturday, March 10, 1:00 pm
For tweens ages 8-14. 1:00-3:00 pm in the Teen Suite. Registration required. Limit 20. Participants

Pi(e) Day Bake and Taste!

Wednesday, March 14, 5:00 pm
A day for geometry and pie lovers! Make and Bake your very own pocket-sized pie filled with

Crafty Science

Tuesday, April 3, 1:00 pm
All ages. No registration required. Come join us in the Youth Services Department for crafts

Party Like An April Fool

Wednesday, April 4, 1:00 pm
For tweens ages 8-14. 1:00-3:00 pm in the Heritage Room. Registration required. Limit 30. General

Remarkable Reptiles!

Friday, April 6, 1:30 pm
Remarkable Reptiles, presented by Reptile Education Through Contact (RETC). For all ages. 1:00
Together we’ll mix a recipe of dirt, clay, water and seeds! All materials and instruction

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