This program for ages 1 to Kindergarten encourages all families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten. Stop by the library to hear more or check out our website!
This program asks families to read 100 books in baby’s first year as well as participate in early literacy activities to create time for bonding with your little one.
Wednesdays in December at 10:30 AM
For ages 2-5. We’ll read a story and then do activities & crafts based on the book.
Week 1, Dec. 6: Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Week 2, Dec. 13: Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields
Week 3, Dec. 20: Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Week 4, Dec. 27: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
EARLY RELEASE & NO SCHOOL PROGRAMS
December 26, 10:30 AM: Special Storytime: Elephant & Piggie
December 27, 1:30 PM: Watch Despicable Me 3 on the big screen. Rated PG. Running time is 1 hour 35 minutes.
December 28, 1:30 PM: Craft your own corner bookmarks
December 29, 1:30-3:30 PM: LEGO free play
MINDFULNESS FOR KIDS
Join Trish Johnson, mindfulness instructor and Director of Manitou Center, on select Saturdays 10AM-11AM this winter as she gives children the skills to practice mindfulness. When young people have the skills to manage their emotional and physical experiences, they are empowered to make healthier choices for themselves.
Registration is required. Space is limited.
This program is made possible through funds from the Winona Community Foundation.
LEGO BUILDERS CLUB
2nd & 4th Thursdays at 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Unless no school (WAPS)
Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. This drop-in program offers the chance to make your own creations using our bounty of LEGOS!
Letters to Santa
November 27th – December 13th
Stop in Youth Services to get a blank letter your child can fill out with their Christmas wishes. Return the letter to Santa’s mailbox at the library with your address, and your child will get a handwritten response in the mail from Santa! All letters must be returned to the library by December 13th in order to allow time for a response.
Something to note: While all letters are personalized, none of the responses will contain any promises of gifts or anything else. They will be more focused on the joy of the season and spending time with friends and family.