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.

Summer Library Program & Math Adventures

Children can earn prizes for reading and completing activities. Program runs June 6 to August 20. Families can track online with Beanstack or on a paper log!

New this year, we are partnering with Wisconsin Mathematics Council to host Summer Math Adventures. Children in grades PreK to 5 can earn prizes by completing math games and activities.

More on Summer Library and Math Adventures!

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

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.

The Library hosts in-person and online (via Zoom) storytimes. We have weekly daytime and monthly Saturday and evening options. 

More on Storytime options.

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!stack of books with glasses and a paper airplane

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, 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.

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 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!

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