Kids & Family

Read to an Animal

Where: 
Children's Room

When:
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
See our Calendar of Events for more dates.

Join the DeForest Area High School FFA to read to a different animal each month!



Chapter Chats

Where: 
Children's Room

When:
Monday, December 12, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
See our Calendar of Events for more dates.

Registration: Register!

Join us on the second Monday from 4 to 5 pm in the Children's Room for Chapter Chats, chatting and activities (craft, game, activity, etc.).

Our October chat will be a get to know each other and pick up the first book for our next chat. Miss Emily will choose the first book for the monthly chats after that the group will vote on the next book. You will receive the new book at each chat.



My First Book Club

Where: 
Children's Room

When:
Monday, December 5, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, January 2, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
See our Calendar of Events for more dates.

Registration: Register!

Join us for My First Book Club on the first Monday of each month from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Children's Room as we explore and discover exciting, fun picture books paired with activities or crafts.

This book club is geared toward kids in preschool - 1st grade.



Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime

Where: 
Community Room

When:
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 10:00am to 10:30am

All ages, no registration required.

Join Miss Emily for Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime on select Wednesdays. Explore the rhythms in stories and discover the rhymes that go to the beat.


If DeForest schools are closed due to weather, there will be no in-person Storytimes.

We follow current Dane County Public Health guidelines. All programs are subject to change based on registration and current public health guidelines and best practices. 

Follow the DeForest Library on Facebook for program updates or subscribe to our DAPL e-newsletter. 



Tiny Tot Time: 1 - 3 Years Old (Full)

Where: 
Children's Room

When:
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 9:15am
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 9:15am
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 9:15am
See our Calendar of Events for more dates.

Registration: Both sessions are full.

Silly songs, fun action rhymes, and interactive stories will have caregivers and little ones moving and grooving.

  • Session 1 is 9:15 - 10:00 am
  • Session 2 is 10:00 - 10:45 am

Space is limited. Please register for only one Storytime (Tiny Tot Time OR Story Hour) per child. When you register you will be registered for all remaining sessions. 



Wiggles and Giggles: Birth - 12 Months Old

Where: 
Children's Room

When:
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 9:15am to 10:00am
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:15am to 10:00am
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 9:15am to 10:00am
See our Calendar of Events for more dates.

Babies and their caregivers will have fun interacting with each other while singing songs, doing simple fingerplays, and enjoying short stories.


If DeForest schools are closed due to weather, there will be no in-person Storytimes.

We follow current Dane County Public Health guidelines. All programs are subject to change based on registration and current public health guidelines and best practices. 

Follow the DeForest Library on Facebook for program updates or subscribe to our DAPL e-newsletter. 



Story Hour Thursdays: 2 - 5 Years Old (Full)

Where: 
Children's Room

When:
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 9:15am
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 9:15am
Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 9:15am
See our Calendar of Events for more dates.

Registration: Both sessions are full.

Pre-schoolers will build letter and number identification skills while enjoying stories, songs, and activities with their caregivers.



Story Hour Mondays: 2 - 5 Years Old (Full)

Where: 
Children's Room

When:
Monday, December 5, 2022 - 9:15am
Monday, December 12, 2022 - 9:15am
Monday, January 2, 2023 - 9:15am
See our Calendar of Events for more dates.

Registration: Both sessions are full

Pre-schoolers will build letter and number identification skills while enjoying stories, songs, and activities with their caregivers.



Fall Park Storytime

Where: 
See Event Description

When:
This event has ended.

Join Miss Emily for stories, songs, and action rhymes on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am at local parks:

  • September 7 - Western Green Park
  • September 14 - Sunnybrook Park
  • September 21 - Tierney Park
  • September 28 - DeForest Fireman's Park

No registration is required! These storytimes are geared for kids of all ages.

Rain Location: Library Community Room



Build It Club

Where: 
Children's Room

When:
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
See our Calendar of Events for more dates.

Kids are encouraged to join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month for Build It Club!

This program is geared for kids ages 4 - 12, but all ages are welcome.


We follow current Dane County Public Health guidelines.  All programs are subject to change based on current public health guidelines and best practices. 

Follow the DeForest Library on Facebook for program updates or subscribe to our DAPL e-newsletter. 

Themes and activities may change.



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