Kids & Families

Pages of inside spread, children running on path with small dog

Mid-October - November StoryWalk 

The Hike, by Alison Farrell

Cover of The Hike by Alison Farrell, three kids on hike through the woods


This book tells the story of three girls' friendship—and their tribulations and triumphs in the great outdoors. Here is the best and worst of any hike: from picnics to puffing and panting, deer-sighting to detours. Featuring a glossary, a sketchbook by one of the characters, abundant labels throughout, and scientific backmatter. (

Please enjoy this selection and be sure and come to the library to let us know what you think!

Not sure where Zander Park is located? Here's a link with a map.

Pop-up book with toy dinosaurs

This month, take the Dinovember challenge! 

Each week find 3 dinosaurs hidden somewhere in the library.

At the end of the month, if you have found ALL TWELVE dinosaurs, turn in your game sheet to be entered in the drawing for a chance to win of way cool pop-up book, Mega Beasts, by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart.

Pick up your Dinovember game sheet today and get started!


Good Luck!!

Coffee and Play Break banner

Come for free-play and socializing on Thursday mornings @ 10. You will find a hot cup of coffee or tea waiting for you in the kitchen window, here at the library. We are offering hot drinks every Thursday morning at 10  from next Thursday, Nov. 30 thru January 4th.

line up of various Dungeons and Dragons characters.

Join us for our next session of Dungeons and Dragons:

Tuesdays, December 5 - January 23, 6 PM  - 7:30 PM

( no program on December 26 or January 2)


Join long-time Games Master Skot Rieffer for an exciting game of Dungeons and Dragons. This session will run each Tuesday for 1 1/2 hours (6-7:30 on Tuesdays, except for Dec. 26 and Jan. 2), for six weeks. The sessions are limited to 7 players each, so sign up soon to save your spot!  Contact Catherine at the library, at 608-798-3881. The sessions will be held virtually on Zoom.

For kids 13 and older.


Little girl reads to a dog

Monday, November 13, 2023

Future dates: December 4

Come and meet Brighty, our read to a Dog pal!

Brighty the reading dog, with big ears spread open.
Brighty is all ears and ready to listen!



Brighty is ready to listen and be a good audience for whatever you would like to read to him! Please call Catherine at the library: 608-798-3886 to schedule a 15 minute appointment to read to Brighty. All readers are welcome, no matter the reader's skill level. It's 15 minutes of practice, especially good for shy readers!

Kids doing a bunny hop dance

You Do You!

Little girl dressed up

January 11 to March 28 - 10 AM

Please come and learn about some great stories and songs to share with your kids all about feelings, emotions, and honoring what makes each of us unique! We'll talk about moods, friends, games, being silly, and what to do when we don't know just how we feel. 

Then join us for a very, very special Spring Break Dance Party storytime on March 28th, big siblings invited too!


For more details about storytimes check our flier here.

Please read and share our behavior guidelines with your children.

Are you about to embark on a new adventure like potty training your child? There is help waiting for you in the Parent Zone of our children's department. Take a look at the variety of resources this special collection has to offer.