Share nursery rhymes, songs and books with your infant at home! April 12-May 21

For infants birth to 18 months and their caregivers. We’ve carefully curated a take-home pack containing a full six-week program that features a different project to do with your baby each week. Terry, Toni and Tami demonstrate projects and songs in videos posted on Facebook and YouTube. To register, call (920)793-7114. Packs ready to pick up starting Wednesday, April 7.

A new pack each week!

Fun and educational Story Time packs for you to take home! Each contains books, music suggestions, finger plays, math and science activities, and an art project. As always, our materials reinforce those five vital early literacy practices: Read, Sing, Talk, Play and Write!

An adult with a valid library card must check out packs. One per family per week while supplies last. We’ll deliver curbside. (Geared for ages six and younger)

A new pack every other week!

Take a break from the virtual world! These screen-free activities give you and your school-age kids the opportunity to reconnect, refresh and refocus. Packs include all the supplies you need to maximize the fun. Pick them up curbside while supplies last. (Geared for school-age children)

Ms. Terry’s Virtual Booktalk Library – March 2021 Picks for Grade 4!

Delivery is to Two Rivers Schools only.

Ms. Terry’s Virtual Booktalk Library – March 2021 Picks for Grades 5-6!

Delivery is to Two Rivers Schools only.

October 2020-December 2021

Woke (slang): Aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice) —Merriam-Webster

What is Read Woke? It’s a feeling. A form of education. A call to action, and our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge to better protect your rights. Learning about others so you treat people with respect and dignity, no matter their religion, race, creed, or color. —Cicely Lewis

The Read Woke movement was created by Cicely Lewis, School Library Journal 2020 Librarian of the Year. To be included as suggested titles, the books must:

  • Challenge a social norm
  • Give voice to the voiceless
  • Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised
  • Seek to challenge the status quo
  • Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group

Beginning October 19, register for the challenge on Beanstack and earn badges for reading books written by authors of various marginalized communities. For all ages!

Click here for a suggested list of picture books AND chapter books!

Prizes are still available!

We are extending the deadline to use your Book Bucks to buy prizes until a month after the library building reopens. Give us a call and let us know what you would like—we’ll put your prizes aside for curbside pickup!

Our prize cart is also filled with great books for all ages. It’ll be here ready and waiting when the library building reopens, so save those summer reading challenge Book Bucks if BOOKS are your desired prizes.

Click here for a full menu of prizes!

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Babies Bloom at the Lester Public Library

Plant the seed to your baby’s success! Believe it or not, learning to read begins at birth. Sharing books together strengthens your baby’s foundation for learning and creates a long-lasting relationship with their favorite teacher – you! Babies Bloom at the Lester Public Library encourages parents and caregivers to read 100 books to their child before the age of 1. Babies who participate in the program will receive a special bib and a record sheet to keep track of the books they read. After each milestone of 25 books, participants will receive a free book to add to their home library. Stop by the library’s Help Desk to register for the program.

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Plant the seed to your child’s success!  Believe it or not, learning to read begins before kindergarten.  Sharing books together strengthens your child’s foundation for learning and creates a long lasting relationship with their favorite teacher-YOU! Register for the program at the Help Desk any time before your child enters 5-year-old kindergarten and receive a record sheet to keep track of the books you read. For every 100 books read you will receive a free book for your home library.