Programs

On-going programming at the Library

Here we go….

The fall session of the 2017 Story Hour has officially started.  Fun for preschool children ages 3 – 6 including circle games, songs, fingerplays, felt board stories, books, crafts and more.  Meet other parents. Join us for the socialization. Join us for the reading readiness skills we sneak in. Join us just for the fun of it.

Get together on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

 

 

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Build a life long interest in reading with your children with the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. Research indicates that the sooner you start introducing your children to books the better for your child’s emerging literacy skills. Babies learn to focus on pictures and board books learning names of objects. Toddlers learn to turn pages, storybook language and basic story structure. Preschoolers learn new words and rhymes with stories. But really the greatest part of it all is the special bond you share with your child as you read together.

The Gays Mills Library wants to encourage reading to your child by participating in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. WAIT! DON’T BE INTIMIDATED BY THAT NUMBER. 1000 books is ONLY 6 books a day for 3 years. And it doesn’t have to be a different book each time and it includes anyone who reads to your child. And we make it very easy.

Interested? Contact the Library. We’d love to hear from you.

 

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Story Hour

First and third Wednesdays of the month, at 10:30 a.m.

The Gays Mills Public Library has activities for all ages. Story Hour has been an ongoing event for decades. Programs have been developed for the preschool set and center around a weekly theme. Story Hour happens every first and third Wednesday. There are 2 sessions, one at 9:30 am and the other at 11:00 am. Story Hour starts around the first Wednesday of October and ends in mid May. At story hour we play circle games, sing songs, do fingerplays, tell and read stories and end up with an art project. Story Hour provides fun social opportunities for the young child and encourages participation and acceptance.

Book Discussion

Book Discussion

Second Wednesday of the month
7:00 p.m.

For adults, the library, along with the Friends of the Gays Mills Public Library, has an ongoing Book Discussion group that gets together on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The Book Discussion series began with grants and book selections from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. The group later decided to select their own materials. Book selections have included both fiction and nonfiction titles, often including award-winning titles.

 

An Eye to the Future

The Library strives to provide more programming that can be accommodated at the library, so new programs may be developing in the future. Check back in the future in case we have something you might like to participate in.

For more information regarding programming at the library, call 608-735-4331 or email the library.

 

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