Infants, Toddlers & Pre-K

Infants, Toddlers, and Pre-K Programs - Spring

The Spring Green Community Library is an excellent place for younger children to socialize with other kids their age, and have fun while doing so! Our programs focus mostly on crafts and literacy. We also have a fantastic selection of children's books and dvd's, so there's definitely something for your child to enjoy! Come cozy up in warm, welcoming kids' area and read a book!

In May: Kid's Programming Hour - ScratchJr

• Wednesday, May 24th3:45-5:00 PM

Suggested age 5-9.  If you have your OWN device with ScratchJr downloaded, you can feel free to join us! Registration required for those needing an iPad. Parents/guardians must be present AND work with children ages 6 and under. Only 14 iPads will be available for participant registration. If, after registering, you cannot attend, please call and let Chris know at 608-588-2276. The Spring Green Community Library is not responsible for any damages to personal devices brought to the library.

We have a lot of opportunities for kids 0-6 at the library (storytimes, for example), and plenty of programs for children and teens 7-17... but there is that particular group of children that are ages 5-7 that we we always wish we could design more for - specifically! That's why Chris will be leading a kid's "Intro to programming" geared towards children with a suggested age range of 5-9. We will be utilizing the awesome educational programming tool ScratchJr to explore the basics of learning how to program! ScratchJR is an easy to use, "Drag n' drop" style app that is absolutely free! Your child will get the chance to play around with different characters, backgrounds, colors, and programming methods in order to develop a fundamental understanding of how programming utilizes "rules". And, best of all, they'll get the chance to play around and add their own creative tastes!

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‣ Storytimes @ The Spring Green Community Library *Currently taking a break!*

We offer storytimes in the Fall, Spring, and Summer! Storytimes typically consist of one or two books, some easy-to-learn songs, and a craft/activity. Parents are required to stay with their children for storytimes. Additionally, though we champion curiosity and expressiveness in children, we do ask that parents and guardians do their best to keep their child relatively quiet and focused in order to avoid distracting other children, and to ensure everyone's safety! We thank you so much for your cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you at the library!

Note: we need at least four families to consistently attend any individual storytime. In the case of continued low attendance, the schedule is subject to change and a storytime slot may be removed. Be sure to pay attention to our website or facebook page for any updates! You can also come into the library and sign up to be on our age 0-6 e-mail lists!

We will occasionally be joined by some wonderful guests from the Meadows Assisted Living & Memory Care in Spring Green to read stories to children! We're thrilled to have a developing partnership with such a fantastic group of individuals!

• Pre-K Storytime: For kids ages 4-6. 

- Begins February 1st, and ends April 12th
- Wednesdays @ 10:30 (Lasts around 35 minutes)

• Tiny Tots Storytime: For kids ages 0-3. 

- Begins February 3rd, and ends April 7th
- Fridays @ 10:00 (Lasts around 15 minutes)

‣ 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Note: We are currently in the process of restructuring our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program in order to make things as easy as possible for both children and parents! In fact, we've been testing a fantastic and easy to use app! We are expecting to roll out our new and improved version some time this spring, so be sure to stay tuned! Until then, feel free to call Chris or with any questions!

The Spring Green Community Library is proud to offer the "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" early literacy program to families in the community! This independent program encourages parents to read aloud to their young children. While reading together, your child gains phonetic understanding that letters make sounds, sounds make words, and words make stories: all of which will help your child acquire important pre-reading skills. Designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, the program is to be completed before your child enters Kindergarten. Come into the library today to register and receive your program materials. Simply read to your child as much as possible, and track your progress. Fun rewards will be given out periodically and at the completion of the program. By reading just three stories a day, you and your child will have read over 1000 books in a year!

-Contact Chris Baker (Youth Services Librarian) with any questions at 608-588-2276, or come into the library!