Our new winter reading program will be coming in January 2017! This program is open to all K-12 students. There will also be an adult winter reading program, to encourage families to read together. Stay tuned for more information!
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2016 summer reading program a success!
Our sponsors and partners:
- Anchor Bank
- American Legion, Stuessy-Kuenzi Post 141
- Argue-Ment Golf Course
- The Artful Gourmet
- Bank of New Glarus Board of Directors
- Brenda's Blumenladen
- Cow & Quince
- Dane County Fair
- Esther's European Imports
- Eugster's Farm
- Friends of the New Glarus Public Library
- Kennedy's Ice Cream & Grill
- Madison Mallards
- Milwaukee Public Museum
- New Glarus Bakery
- New Glarus Chamber of Commerce
- New Glarus Utilities
- New Glarus Youth Committee
- Pizza Hut of Southern Wisconsin
- Schuster's Playtime Farm
- South Central Library System
- Sugar River Pizza
- Tofflers Pub and Grill
- Union Bank & Trust
- VFW Post 10549
Congratulations to this year's grand prize winners!
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.
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.
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 know of an eligible baby, please, contact New Glarus Public Library staff for a special reading care package to be sent to the family.
New Glarus Public Library sends a big THANK YOU to the New Glarus Community Foundation for funds to purchase our children's computer. The AWE Early Literacy Station offers lots of fun learning games in both English and Spanish. It is a big hit with our younger patrons, especially the touch screen feature. If you haven't seen it yet, stop by the Library and try it out!