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.

In-person Storytime

black child holding an open book with stars shooting out of it on a purple background

We Read We Wiggle

Registration required. Register for either Tuesday or Wednesday as the program is the same for the week.

Time: 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Location: Outdoor space to be determined. It will either be at the playground at Prairie View or Netherwood elementary schools.

Geared to ages 2-5. Younger and older children welcome. 

Enjoy 25 minutes of stories, songs, and wiggles provided by Oregon Library staff and 15 minutes of active play organized by OSD Community Ed & Rec Staff.

More on Storytime including virtual and monthly options.

stack of books with glasses and a paper airplaneLibrarian'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.  

frog on a book all white with black outline and the text 1000 Books Before Kindergarten1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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, fingerpuppets 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.

two parents reading with two children sitting in their laps reading a picture book on a tan background with Dolly Patron's Imagination library and Madison Reading Project logosDolly Parton's Imagination Library

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 at and you’ll get your first book within 60 days!

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