Children

Weekly Early Childhood Programming

Fall Outdoor Storytime

Outdoor Storytimes at Lewis Park

Mondays @ 9:30am and 10:30am

September 13 - October 25

Monday Storytime is back at Lewis Park this fall.  For the months of September and October we will be offering two outdoor programs, one at 9:30am and one at 10:30am.  No registration required.  Bring your own blankets/chairs.  In case of rain, we will meet inside the park shelter.  

No Storytime October 11.

 

Baby Bounde Fall

Baby Bounce Outside at the Library

Tuesdays @  9:30 am and 10:30am

September 7 - October 26

Baby Bounce is back at the library this fall. This program is designed to help foster early literacy, social development, and parent-child bonding through songs, rhymes, and board books.

For the safety of our children, we will be meeting on the green space at the corner of Milwaukee and Anthony Street.

Registration is encouraged.

Register Here for 9:30am

Register Here for 10:30am

 

Zumbini Fall

Zumbini Session 1

Wednesdays @ 9:15am and 10:15am

Outside at the Library

September 8 - November 17

Zumbini is back this fall and at the library with two times available.  

This program is designed to foster learning and bonding through music and movement.  You can also check out a Zumbini Book and CD to share with your child at home during the week.  

For the months of September and October we will be meeting on the green space at the corner of Milwaukee and Anthony Street..  November location TBD.  

Space is limited, registration is required.

Register Here for 9:15am

Register Here for 10:15am

 

 

 

Thursday Storytime

Thursday Storytime Outside at the Library

Thursdays @ 9:30am 

September 9 - October 28

This storytime is for all ages.  We will share stories, songs, and rhymes in a sensory friendly environment.  

For the safety of our children, we will be meeting on the green space at the corner of Milwaukee and Anthony Street.

Registration is recommended.   

Register Here

 

 

 

 

School Age Programming

Zumba Kids

Outdoor Zumba Kids/Zumba Kids Jr

Mondays @ 3:30pm

September 13 - October 25

Join Ms Heather outside the library each Monday in September and October for Zumba.  This class is open to school age kids and will feature dancing, playing games, and learning about different dance traditions.  

For the safety of our children, we will be meeting on the green space at the corner of Milwaukee and Anthony Street.

Registration is required.

Register Here

 

Magic Tree House Book Club

Magic Tree House Book Club

Second Tuesday of the Month @ 3:30pm

Magic Tree House Book Club is back this fall at the library.  Each month we will discuss a Magic Tree House Book, learn about the historic time the book was set in, do an activity, and create a craft.  This program is designed for students in grades K-3.  

For the safety of our club members, we will be meeting in the library side yard on Anthony Street for the months of September and October.  November and December meeting locations to be decided at a later time.  

Registration is strongly recommended.

Register Here

 

 

Book Explorers

Book Explorers

Fourth Tuesday of the Month @ 3:30pm

This book club is for students in grades 4&5 and features a different book each month.  We will explore different genres of books, discuss our reading, and do an activity around the theme of the book.  

For the safety of our club members, we will be meeting in the library side yard on Anthony Street for the months of September and October.  November and December meeting locations to be decided at a later time.  

Registration is strongly recommended.

Register Here

 

 

 

Special Family Programming

Elmore LawsonDrum Circle with Elmore Lawson

Saturday, September 18 @ 1:00pm

At the Community Garden

Through music from West Africa, Brazil, the Philippines, and Native American traditions participants will learn the basics of drumming and how to participate in a drum circle.  Together with Mr. Lawson, children will explore playing together as well as individual expression.  

 Program sponsored by the African Studies Program at the UW Madison.  

 

 

 

 

Book ExplorersCommunity Garden Fall Open House

Before and After the Drum Circle

Saturday, September 18

The Community Garden is hosting a fall open house on September 18th in conjunction with the Drum Circle.  McFarland 4H will be offering a craft project at 12:00 and 2:00.  Tours of the garden will be at 12:30 and 2:30.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book ExplorersWendy and DB

Outdoor Concert

Friday, October 1 @ 5:30pm

Join us in the Discovery Park outside of the library for a concert and celebration.  

Wendy & DB are here for a live concert that children and adults will enjoy.  They are an award-winning kindie duo from Chicago, with two guitars, a ukulele, and their voices, write and perform songs about science, nature, diversity, animals, safety, and the arts.

We will also be celebrating our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program which is a program sponsored by the McFarland Lions and Lioness Clubs.  

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Early Literacy Program

This program encourages you to read 1000 books to your child before they enter school.  Experts have found that children that are read to at an early age have better success in school.  By reading to your child every day you are developing pre-reading skills that are essential to school and learning success.  It also provides a terrific bonding opportunity.  

Join our program through the Beanstack site or app and start logging your program progress.  

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