Youth Program Schedule

Winter/Spring 2023 Schedule

2023 Kids' Choice Awards

Read three or more books and you can vote in the Kids’ Choice Awards program. This reading program is open to any student in 4th through 6th grade in Jefferson or Waukesha counties. Voting will open January 30 and close February 10. The winner will be announced February 14, 2023. Learn more about the Kids’ Choice program. 

Voting is underway! Pick your favorites here!

Build It: A Club for Kids with Imagination / Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Previously called Lego Club, participants will spend time designing and building with Legos, Keva Planks, Ozobots, and possibly more. Build It will meet once per month on a drop-in basis, no registration required. The library will provide all materials. Recommended for grades K-5.

Program Dates

  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 19

Bright Beginnings Story Time and Play Group / Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

This story time meets in the large group room downstairs for 20 minutes of interactive stories and songs followed by playtime with special toys. Ages 1-3 years.

Program Dates

  • February 9, 16, 23
  • March 9, 16, 23
  • April 6, 13, 20

Morning Break Story Time / Fridays, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

This story time meets in the story room at the library for 30 minutes of stories, songs and other fun activities. Ages 3-5 years.

Program Dates

  • February 10, 17, 24
  • March 10, 17, 24
  • April 14, 21

Bedtime Story Time with Kathy Luck / Mondays, 6:00 p.m.

A story time for families will be presented one evening per month. Join Kathy for a lively mixture of stories, puppets, and music for ages 3-7.

Program Dates

  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 17

Therapy Pet Reading Program

You may choose to read with a certified therapy pet for 25 minutes once per month. Registering for a specific time is required so times will be posted at least a month before each visit. You will be able to register in December for a January time. Stop by or telephone the library to register (262-782-6717). Recommended for students in grades 1-5.

Clover the dog – Thursdays, 4:00, 4:30 p.m.

  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18

Dexter the cat - Tuesdays, 4:30, 5:00. 5:30 p.m.

  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2

Blumi the dog - Weekdays, 4:00 p.m.

  • February 8
  • February 14

Other special programs may be added to the schedule going forward, so keep checking for updates.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free program that encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before they enter school. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation which is key to school and learning success. Plus sharing stories together is fun! You can register for the program in the library and keep track of your reading on paper or register on our Beanstack site and keep track online.

To register for youth programs, call the Elm Grove Library at 262-782-6717 or stop by the service desk. For more information, contact Sue Daniels, Youth Services Librarian.