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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


Thru 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!



Lego Club 


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. 



Fridays,  9:30-10:30am

For preschool age or younger and their caregivers in the Youth Program Room.  This is not structured as storytime. No registration is required, however, space is limited so please check in at the Youth Services Desk.



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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Upcoming Parents / Educators Events


Open Quilting at the Library

Tuesday, February 27, 1:00 pm
Bring your supplies and spend the afternoon quilting at the Library. Prizes throughout the day!
Author and local quilter Trudie Hughes will share what it is like to be an author and

Wednesday Quilting Discussions

Wednesday, March 7, 9:30 am
Wednesday Quilting Discussions We will screen and discuss these “Why Quilts Matter”

Fabric Swap

Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 pm
Inspire new ideas at this fabric swap! Batik fabric required. Numbers and sizes will be shared

Wednesday Quilting Discussions

Wednesday, March 14, 9:30 am
Wednesday Quilting Discussions We will screen and discuss these “Why Quilts Matter”

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

Create-a-Block Demo with Kelly & Janet

Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 pm
The Quilting Angels’ Quilters, Kelly & Janet will demonstrate a block design! Variations

Wednesday Quilting Discussions

Wednesday, March 21, 9:30 am
Wednesday Quilting Discussions We will screen and discuss these “Why Quilts Matter”

Wednesday Quilting Discussions

Wednesday, March 28, 9:30 am
Wednesday Quilting Discussions We will screen and discuss these “Why Quilts Matter”

kraut & kimchi

Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 pm
Discover the health benefits of the ancient process of fermentation, followed by a sampling

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