Children's Library

The Oregon Public Library offers a variety of literacy, educational, and recreational programs and services to children of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. We also provide support to local educators and homeschooling families.

Storytimes

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Storytime

The Five Early Literacy Practices are Read, Sing, Talk, Write, and Play. Ms. Kelly and Ms. Wendy plan storytime activities that highlight them to build early literacy skills and a love of reading in young children.

All storytimes are in-person and registration is NOT required. We have weekly daytime and monthly Saturday and evening options. Join our email list for Storytime News and Updates!

Weekly Storytimes

Winter session starts January 23-March 21

Location: Children's Program Room

Morning Storytime
Day: Tuesdays and Wednesdays (January 23/24 to March 19/20)
Time: 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Baby Storytime 
Day: Thursdays (January 25 to March 21)
Times: Two sessions - Attend the one that works best that day!
9:30 am to 10:00 am
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Monthly Schedule

Pajama Storytime starts again February 19. 
Day & Time: 3rd Mondays at 6:00 pm.

Saturday Storytime starts again February 10. 
Day & Time: 2nd Saturdays at 10:00am 

Afterschool Programs

Art Lab
Day & Time: 1st Tuesday from 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Makerspace
Each month we explore a different art process or technique. For ages 6-11.
Registration required.

Tinker Lab
Day & Time: 3rd Tuesday from 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Makerspace
Each month we have a different STEM related project or activity. For ages 6-11.
Registration required.

Block Party
Day & Time: Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm
Location: Children's Program Room
Each month we have a different STEM related project or activity. For ages 6-11.
No registration.

Librarian's Choice

Did you know that you can ask librarians to pull materials?
The Librarians will select books, movies, magazines and more based on your answers to the survey. We pull materials for any age from babies to adults!

You can pick up your bag of books in the Library at the Check out Desk, or use Curbside Pickup by parking in front of the library and calling (608) 835-3656.

To make a request, complete the Librarian's Choice form and a librarian will get back to you with instructions for how to pick up the materials.  

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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1000 books before kindergarten logo

The most effective way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is designed to help parents and caregivers accomplish this goal.

The program is self-paced and you can collect your prizes at any time. Prizes include stickers, finger puppets and tub toys, and a free book!

You can track on paper or through our Beanstack app and website. You can count a book as many times as you read it! 

For children 0-5. 

Learn more about the 1000 Books early literacy program.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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kids reading books with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library logo

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is BACK! Sign up for a free book for ages 0-5 to be sent to your home every month. This is free for families in Dane County.

Sign up online at https://www.madisonreadingproject.com/imaginationlibrary and you’ll get your first book within 60 days!

Thank you to Madison Reading Project for bringing this wonderful program to Dane County!