Youth Services

For Children


Spring Break @ Your Library

  Monday,  March 27th @ 2:30 PM

Game Day!  Sponsored by Kinderladen.

  Tuesday, March 28th @ 2:30 PM

Moana Movie Screening.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

  Thursday, March 30th @ 10:00 AM

Building with Plus Plus.  Sponsored by Kinderladen.


New Interactive Table!

Many thanks to the Town of New Glarus for their generous gift of a Hatch Interactive WePlaySmart table.  This exciting new addition to the children's area will be arriving in late March.  The table will feature more than 200 interactive games and activities, and it allows for multiple children to all play together.  The WePlaySmart table will be replacing our old AWE children's computer.


Build a Better World


The 2017 summer reading theme is Build a Better World.  Summer reading registration begins June 1st, and can be done online or in person.  The summer reading program is open to all children birth through 12th grade.  We are currently in the process of planning our summer events.  Check out what we already have lined up:

Maker Mondays are designed for children in elementary and middle school, and focus on building skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Creative Thinking.  Each week will feature a different maker challenge.  Maker Mondays meet at 2:00 PM on the following dates:  June 12th, June 19th, July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, July 31st, August 7th.

  Thursday, June 15th @ 3:00 PM - Mr. Steve in concert!

  Friday, June 23rd @ 10:00 AM - Stuntology!

  Monday, June 26th @ 2:00 PM - Harry Potter Party!

Can you believe it's been 20 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?  We are celebrating the occasion with a party devoted to all things Harry.  Join us for magical crafts, games, and snacks.  Costumes are encouraged!

  Thursday, June 29th @ 2:30 PM - The Lego Movie

  Preschool Story Time

Join Miss Ignacia on Fridays in July for a special session of Preschool Story Time.  Story Time begins at 10:15 AM.

  Thursday, July 13th @ 3:00 PM - Stuart Stotts in Concert!

Thursday, July 20th @ 2:30 PM - Craft Day!

Our ever-popular craft day is back.  We will have eight different craft stations set up for you to explore.  All ages are welcome.

Thursday, August 10th @ 3:00 PM - Polka and Popsicles!

Join us for music and dancing with Pint Size Polkas.  Stick around after the show for a sweet treat to celebrate the conclusion of another great summer library program.





1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Why 1,000 books? 

"Everyone wants to do the best for their baby.  Looking at books with your child every day is one of the most important things you can do for his/her future.  Sharing books together strengthens your child's foundation for learning.  Pointing at pictures in a book, saying rhymes, singing songs, writing words, and playing together makes your child more ready for school.  Your baby's ability to learn grows from interacting with you, not a screen or educational toy.  Plant the seed for lifelong learning by growing a reading relationship with your baby."  -Growing Wisconsin Readers

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is open to all area children who have not yet started 5-year-old kindergarten.  Participation is easy and free.  Stop by the library or use our online registration form to sign up.  Record each book you and your child read together on your reading log.  You can count books heard at story time, daycare, and at school.  In recognition of your reading achievements, your child will earn a book to keep at the 100, 300, 600, and 1,000 book levels.  So what are you waiting for?  Sign up today!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is supported in part by the New Glarus Community Foundation.


Preschool Story Time

Join Children's Librarian, Ignacia, for stories, songs, and crafts! Preschool story times are held on most Fridays at 10:15 AM, from September through May, in the Village Hall Community Room.

Children's Librarian, Ignacia Boersma (r), had a bilingual English/Spanish Preschool Story Time on Oct. 14, 2011 with some help from Library Page Braxton Schafer. Photo courtesy of Janis Merkle.

Story Line

Call the New Glarus Public Library Story Line @ 527-4363 to hear a folktale, poem or song at nap time, bedtime or anytime! Story Line is sponsored by the Friends of the New Glarus Public Library.

New Baby Packages

The Friends of the New Glarus Public Library provide children’s board books and bibs to the library for distribution to new babies in the New Glarus area. If you

Links for Caregivers

Resources for Helping Children Cope With Tragedy and Scary Images in the Media

Early literacy information

Find books at your child's reading level with

Family Fun

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