310 Chieftain St. Osceola, WI 54020 | 715-294-2310 | Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Sun Closed

 Kid’s Programming

Visit the program calendar to see the full schedule of events.

 

Summer Reading Program 2022

Reading has many cognitive benefits and is especially important over the summer months. By participating in our library’s Summer Learning Program, kids and teens will be ready to learn and engage at the start of the next school year.

The program runs from Saturday, June 4th until Saturday, August 6th. Everyone, ages 0-18 are encouraged to enter. Any reading counts- you can be read to, listen to audiobooks, read comics, graphic novels, picture books, chapter books–even the back of cereal boxes count! 

Paper registrations will be available at the library starting June 4th at 9 am. You may register at any time throughout the program (it’s never too late to register). Paper reading logs are used to both keep track of time spent reading and as your entry into the grand prize drawings. The more you read-the more chances you have to win! 

After the program ends on August 6th, we will draw one name from each of three age groups. These lucky winners will receive a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card. This year, there will be an additional prize winner for the most number of minutes read. 

 

Beverly Cleary Take & Makes June 10th

Storytime

NOTE: We are not currently holding storytime.  Please follow us on Facebook or check back here for updates about when storytime will resume.

Storytime is held on Tuesdays at 10:30 am-check our calendar for an up to date schedule.

Storytime at the Osceola Public Library is Early Literacy Based fun for the whole family. There are songs, rhymes, finger-plays, and-of course-books! Following Storytime, join us for a fun craft or art project (some of these can be messy, so dress appropriately).

Every Storytime is crafted to support early literacy development. Books, rhymes, and activities are carefully selected and sequenced with the six aspects of early literacy in mind. You can see these in the diagram below-

Upcoming Children's Events & Programming

Coming Back Soon! Family Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30

  • A lively and fun Early Literacy based family Storytime that the whole family will enjoy.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register your little ones for this wonderful opportunity! Early Literacy prepares children for school and creates skills for lifelong learning. The average picture book takes about 5 minutes to read. That means you can get through the entire program in less than 15 minutes a day! Here’s what you do:

  • Read! Any book counts-books read at library Storytime, books on CD, eBooks-you can even read the same book over and over!
  • Keep track! Use the app (provide link) or the packet provided by the library.
  • When you get to 100 books, come to the library for a prize!
  • When you get to 1,000 your child will receive a certificate, have their photo taken, and  get to choose a book to add to our library’s collection and be the first to check it out!

For more information, see one of our friendly library staff.

Register at the library-

2021 Tails & Tales Summer Learning Program

Reading has many cognitive benefits and is especially important over the summer months. By participating in our library’s Summer Learning Program, kids and teens will be ready to learn and engage at the start of the next school year.

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, our 2021 SLP will be different from years past. However, we are committed to being a resource for families in our community and an advocate for literacy.

This summer will feature fun Take and Make Kits for families which can be picked up at the drive through window on. Each kit is literacy focused and contains several crafts and projects and are available while supplies last. See the kit schedule below! 

  • Thursday, June 10th  Beverly Cleary Kit
  • Thursday, June 17th Historical Fiction Kit
  • Thursday, June 24th Outdoor Adventures Kit
  • Thursday, July 1st Chris Grabentein Kit
  • Thursday, July 15th Nonfiction Kit
  • Thursday, July 22nd Roald Dahl Kit

To participate in the reading portion of the Summer Learning Program and be eligible for prize drawings, sign up for or sign into your Beanstack account at: osceolapubliclibrary.beanstack.org (or click anywhere in this tab) and select the 2021 WMPL Summer Learning Program Challenge. Then, start reading and earning badges!

Mystery Picture Book Bundles

Having a hard time picking picture books for your kids? Let us do the work for you!  Pick up a mystery bundle today at the drive-thru window- no need to call ahead!

Storytime at Home

Even though we aren’t holding storytime at the library right now, you can still hold your very own at home!  Call today to reserve a storytime kit, complete with supplies, books, and activity ideas!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Register your little ones for this wonderful opportunity! Early Literacy prepares children for school and creates skills for lifelong learning. The average picture book takes about 5 minutes to read. That means you can get through the entire program in less than 15 minutes a day! Here’s what you do:

  • Read! Any book counts-books read at library Storytime, books on CD, ebooks-you can even read the same book over and over!
  • Keep track! Use the app (provide link) or the packet provided by the library.
  • When you get to 100 books, come to the library for a prize!
  • When you get to 1,000 your child will receive a certificate, have their photo taken, and  get to choose a book to add to our library’s collection and be the first to check it out!

For more information, see one of our friendly library staff.

Register here through Beanstack for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Wilberg Memorial Public Library
Public Library of Osceola
310 Chieftain St.
Osceola, WI 54020

715-294-2310

Hours
Mon -  Fri 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday Closed