Scavenger Hunts


Rhyme Time

September 18th-December 4th
Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Best for Infants to 3 year olds

Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories.  Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.

Growing Readers

September 20th-December 6th
Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Best for ages 3-5

Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to engage with songs, rhymes, stories, and play.  Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes. Each 30 minute class period is followed by art or activities and a play time.

Protect Kids Online Podcast
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The WI ICAC Task Force is part of a national ICAC Task Force, consisting of agencies throughout the nation, that focuses on countering child exploitation online. We work with law enforcement, educators, and the community throughout the entire state of Wisconsin and beyond.  Have suggestions for future Protect Kids Online episodes? Listen online, download and subscribe to episodes, or submit questions at

Family Build It!

3rd Tuesday of the month
4:00-6:00 p.m.
September 18th 
October 16th 
November 20th
December 18th

Best for ages 4-12

Participants are provided LEGOs and the opportunity to test their engineering skills and creativity at this monthly building club.  Participants can try one of the provided building challenges or can build whatever they choose. Each child’s creation is placed on display in the children’s section until the next meeting.  Best for children ages 4-12. No registration is required.

Magic Tree House

Friday, October 26th 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Best for ages 5-9

Travel through time with Jack and Annie in this fun-filled program based on the ever-popular Magic Tree House series.  We will have a selection of crafts, games, and activities based on the travels of Jack and Annie.  This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Pajama Storytime with Circle K International

Tuesday, November 6th at 5:30 p.m.
Best for ages 3-7

Put on your jammies and grab your favorite teddy bear, it’s storytime!  Members of Circle K International will be reading stories at the library on Tuesday, November 6th at 5:30 p.m.  No registration is required! This program is free and open to the public (and stuffed animals).

Tea Rex Party

Friday, November 9th 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-12

What happens when you invite a Tyrannosaurus to a tea party?  Stop into the library on November 9th to find out! Enjoy delectable refreshments and visit with one of the most fearsome predators of the Cretaceous period.  This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Gingerbread Houses

Monday, December 10th 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Best for ages 4-12

Drop into the library to make your own gingerbread house.  The library has all of the building materials-we just need to add your creativity!  No registration is required for this program, but supplies are first come, first served.

1000 Books before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free program offered by the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library that invites caregivers and children to share books every day.  Research shows that the more children are read to before entering school the more ready they are to learn once they get there.  Not only will reading to your child every day help them learn but it provides you with a fun, free activity that the entire family can enjoy. 

If you have a child between the ages of birth to five years and would like to participate, please register at the circulation desk during regular library hours. Participants receive a sticker for every level they complete.  In addition, they receive a library bag when they reach the 500 book milestone and a forever book upon completion of the program.