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304 S. Fourth St., Stoughton, WI 53589
608-873-6281


Library Hours : Monday -Thursday 9 to 9 and Friday & Saturday 9 to 5


 

 

 

 

 

Children's Summer Reading Program

Storytimes
&
Programs

Movie Mornings
Special Programs
Children's
Picture Page
 
Welcome to the Children’s Department!
 

A spot that will amaze and amuse, enrich and educate, relax and rejuvenate, a place where the world awaits. The Children’s Department at the Stoughton Public Library promises all this and more.

Please join us for some of these fun and festivectivities! We offer pre-school storytimes, Mother Goose time for babies (also known as the Lapsit Programs), special events for all ages, as well as professional performers during the Summer Library Program. Stop by the Children’s Department to check out the new books and other materials just for you.


 

 

 

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2014

Programs & Story Times


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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Get started today!

Want your child to have a solid pre-literacy foundation before starting grade school?
The Stoughton Public Library challenges you to read 1000 books with your child before s/he starts Kindergarten.
Pick up a reading log at the Children’s Desk, keep track of progress on a sticker chart
and earn books as prizes for completing reading milestones.

For pre-K children ages 0-5.

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Totally Toddlers
Toddler Story Time
Stay tuned for the next session to start!

Enjoy circle time with stories, nursery rhymes, crafts and early literacy activities.
For children ages 0-3.

No registration required.

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Fall Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, October 1st thru November 19th at 10 - 10:35 am
Fridays, October 3rd thru November 21st at 9:30 - 10:05 am


Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and early literacy activities.
For children ages 0-5.

No registration required.

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Zany Zoo Animals

Friday, October 31, 9:30-10am

Dress up in costume and enjoy a special guest during our regular Friday story time session.
Once again it’s time to choose your favorite zoo animal shape from a selection of foam board hand-cut by artist Michael Hecht.
Then, use your wild imagination to decorate.
Sponsored by Skaalen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Ages 0-5.


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Family Movies


Come to the library's movie screenings!
Watch the newest DVD releases of some of this season favorites.
Specific details are available at the library.

Family Movie Afternoon
Thursday, October 23, 2-3:30pm

The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son,
as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Based on a classic cartoon.
This film is rated PG.

Free popcorn and juice will be served.
Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Stoughton.

Limited seating: Free tickets available at 1:30pm on the day of the film.


Free popcorn and juice will be served.
Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Stoughton.

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For more information, contact the Children’s Department at the library at 608-873-6281.
If you need special accommodations to attend these programs, please call the library as soon as possible.

 

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LEGO Club

Saturday, October 11, 10 - 10:45 am

Come and build a masterpiece with a variety of Legos.
The library will provide the Legos—all you need are the ideas!
All ages.
No registration required.

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Rainbow Loom Club

Thursdays, September 4 - December 18, 3:15 - 4pm

Join other crafters in the Children's Department after school every Thursday.
No instruction will be provided—this is a chance to share ideas, chat and have fun.
The library has two looms available for use.
Don't like to loom? Bring another craft project to work on.
For ages 8 and up.
No registration required.
 

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"Book Buddies "

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Book Buddies is an enjoyable way to encourage reading over the summer.
Buddies entering grades K-3 will pair up with Tween and Teen Tutors for fun projects, tasty snacks, and quality reading time.


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Hoo’s Woods
Saturday, September 20, 10am
at the Stoughton Fire Station

A family program that includes various species of raptors: eagle, hawk, falcon, owl or vulture.
Audiences learn about the importance of different raptor species, their specially-adapted tools, and their roles in our ecosystems.
Audiences will learn about the hearing of the owl, the talons and wingspan of the eagle, and aerodynamics of the falcon.

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Teen Chess Club

Thursday, October 2, 3:15 - 4pm

Meet in the Teen Area where volunteers from the Stoughton Area Senior Center
will be on hand to teach you how to play chess.
Already know how to play?
Challenge others to a game instead.
For ages 10 and up.
No registration required.


(Click here for details and more Teen programs)

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Evening Story Time
Tuesdays, October 14 and November11, 6:30-7:15pm

Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and early literacy activities.

Ages 0-6.
No registration required.

 

Materials and Services
 
  • Computers networked with the Stoughton Area School District
  • Graphic novels
 
  • Board books
  • Read-a-long books and CDs
 
  • Picture books
  • Children’s magazines
 
  • Early Readers and series books
  • Juvenile DVDs with G rating and a designated "Family Viewing" DVD collection with PG rating
 
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Books on CD
 
  • Non-fiction with different reading levels per subject area
  • Music CD’s including popular children’s performers, lullabies, movement and educational CD’s
 
  • Bilingual books
  • Playaway digital audio devices are self-contained audiobooks. Just add batteries and plug into your speakers or earbuds. Great for car trips!
 

 

 

 

Programming
The Children’s Department offers programming for children
ages 0 to 12 years old and their families.
Check out our regularly scheduled storytimes and children's programing:
  • Story Time & More : Story times for children ages 2 ½ to 5-6 years old. Sessions in spring and fall. No registration required.
  • Preschool Story Time : Infant/Toddler programs for babies from 0 to 30 months. Three sessions in spring and three in fall. Registration requested.
  • Family Enrichment Programs : General programs offered each spring and fall.
  • Summer Library Reading Program : For all children, readers and non-readers, designed to encourage leisure reading over the summer break.
  • Class visits : We’re available for visitations from classes, preschools and daycares. Special tours and/or story times must be scheduled in advance.
  • Outreach : Contact our Children's Librarian to learn about a visit to your school or daycare.

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2014 Children's Summer Reading Program

Last day to report books read was Saturday, August 9th!

 

Thank you to everyone who take part.
We hope you enjoyed participating.

949 Children and Teens completed 10,986 hours
of reading during the 2014 Summer Library Program!

 

Thank you! to the following sponsors provided donations or services
which made the Summer Library Program possible:

Christ Lutheran Church

Culver's

Dane County Fair

Deak's Pub & Grill

Eugsters Farm Market

Fosdal Home Bakery

The Friends of the Stoughton Public Library

Giggles toy store

Karen Koberstein, in memory of Cal and Ellie Koberstein

Mallards

Pizza Hut

South Central Library System

Viking Motorcars

 

Many thanks to Deak's Pub and Grill and Viking Motorcars for donating
toward the purchase of our "Above-and-Beyond" reading Grand Prizes.

And a special thanks to Giggles toy store for giving us a generous discount
when we purchased the prizes.

Our ten randomly drawn winners were:

Brittany S., Jack P., Kerstan R., Kyra F., Macy L., Meredith T.,
Mylah H., Rebekah A., Thijs R., and Thomas A.