Kids & Families

The children’s department offers resources and opportunities for the children, parents, teachers, homeschoolers and daycare providers of the Iola area throughout the year including special Summer Library Reading programs & events for the whole family.

June 11 - August 3

We want everyone to read but the amount is up to you. Write down how many minutes you read and bring your record back each week. This summer we will be reading for the Waupaca County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit. If you read every week of the program you will be able to make 8 donations that will make a difference in our community. Everyone who reads and returns every reading record will receive a prize.

June 11 - August 3

Pick up a STEAM packet for the whole family to try out at home. A new experiment will be handed out each week. Take pictures of your family doing the experiment and post them to our Facebook page.

We will have 18 kits available each Monday and will give out one STEAM packet per family per week.

June 11 - August

New jar every Monday!

Calculate how many items are in the jar. The person who comes closest to the correct amount in the jar will receive a prize.

Fridays @ 10 am, June 15, 22, 29, July 20, 27, and August 3

Bring along your favorite book, choose one from our shelves or let us select one for you. Woody, Po and Pepsi love to listen and will be waiting to hear you read. All dogs are certified through Therapy Dogs International.

Please sign up by calling the Library at 715-445-4330.

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 10:00am
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 1:00pm

Put on your best princess dress and join us for a Princess Tea party. Make a craft, play a game and enjoy a snack.

Story Time Logo
Wednesday @ 10am ~ June 13, 20, 27, July 18, 25, and August 1, 8, and 15

Super exciting story times for preschoolers. We will read books, do hands on art projects, science experiments, and many fun activities. The first week will be music with Mrs. Danielson from the I-S Elementary School.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:00am
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:00am
Wednesday @ 1:00 pm, June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1

Join us Wednesday afternoons to sing along with the musical movies we have chosen on the big screen downstairs in the air conditioned community room. Movies will be G or PG. Movie titles will be posted in the library. Refreshments will be served.

This program is for the whole family.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 1:00pm
K-9 Dog
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:00pm

Officer Jon Loken and his new canine partner will be at the library to meet and greet everyone. Learn about the job they do to keep our community safe.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

Make a fossil at the library today and come back next week to learn all about dinosaurs and fossils from Mr. Bill. Fossils will need several days to dry so will not be able to be taken home immediately.

This program is for ages 6 and up.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 6:30pm

Bring your stuffed animal and join us for stories and a craft. After the program your stuffed animal

is invited to a sleepover at the Library. Pick up your stuffed friend the next day and receive pictures

showing all the fun they had during the night.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

Exploding paint cans, a bed of nails, chemistry “magic” and a frozen banana hammer are just a few of the things you will experience. This a dynamic, highly motivational show that gets the audience involved in learning about science.

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:00pm

Are you faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, are you able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Make a mask, get a Super Hero Identity and practice your Superhero moves.

This program is for all ages.

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am

Join us for the final program of the summer. August 3rd is National Watermelon Day so after playing games we will enjoy watermelon and have a seed spitting contest.

This program is for the whole family.

TumbleBooks Ebooks for Kids

InfoSoup has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, an online collection of e-books for children. You  can access it from home, for free using your library card number and PIN.

There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles! You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone! All you need is an internet connection. There are no downloads: books are streamed right to your device at the click of a button.

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