Youth Services

For Children


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 features more than 200 interactive games and activities, and it allows for multiple children to all play together.  The cooperative nature of the games encourages social & emotional development, as well as helping children build skills in the areas of literacy, math, science, social studies, and art.  The WePlaySmart table has replaced our old AWE children's computer.


We have all of this year's Battle of the Books titles available at the library for checkout!  Ask a librarian for more information.


Build a Better World


Thanks to everyone who participated in the summer reading program.  This year a total of 201 children read 3,370 hours! 

Awesome work everyone!


Many thanks to our Summer Reading Program sponsors:

  • American Legion, Stuessy-Kuenzi Post 141
  • Bank of New Glarus Board of Directors
  • Culver's of New Glarus
  • Dane County Fair
  • Eugster's Farm
  • The Friends of the New Glarus Public Library
  • The Friends of the New Glarus Woods
  • Madison Mallards
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • New Glarus Utilities
  • Pizza Hut of Southern Wisconsin
  • Schuster's Playtime Farm
  • South Central Library System
  • Union Bank & Trust
  • VFW Post 10549


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.  See our online calendar for special summer story time dates.

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.

Links for Caregivers

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

Early literacy information

Family Fun

Did You Know?

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