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Tiny Tot Time: 1 - 3 Years Old

Where: 
Children's Room
When:
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue May 02 2023 except Tue Oct 25 2022, Tue Nov 22 2022, Tue Dec 20 2022, Tue Dec 27 2022, Tue Feb 21 2023, Tue Mar 28 2023.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Registration: Opens on September 23, 2022

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

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. 


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



Wiggles and Giggles: Birth - 12 Months Old

Where: 
Children's Room
When:
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed May 03 2023 except Wed Oct 26 2022, Wed Nov 23 2022, Wed Dec 21 2022, Wed Dec 28 2022, Wed Feb 22 2023, Wed Mar 29 2023.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 9:15am to 10:00am
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 9:15am to 10:00am
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 9:15am to 10:00am

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. Current guidelines require everyone 2 and older to wear masks in public buildings.

All programs are subject to change based on registration and current public health guidelines and best practices. 



Story Hour Thursdays: 2 - 5 Years Old

Where: 
Children's Room
When:
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu May 04 2023 except Thu Oct 27 2022, Thu Nov 24 2022, Thu Dec 22 2022, Thu Dec 29 2022, Thu Feb 23 2023, Thu Mar 30 2023.
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Registration: Opens on September 23, 2022

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

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. 


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

We follow current Dane County Public Health guidelines.



Story Hour Mondays: 2 - 5 Years Old

Where: 
Children's Room
When:
Repeats every week every Monday until Mon May 01 2023 except Mon Oct 24 2022, Mon Nov 21 2022, Mon Dec 19 2022, Mon Dec 26 2022, Mon Feb 20 2023, Mon Mar 27 2023.
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Registration: Opens on September 23, 2022

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

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. 


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

We follow current Dane County Public Health guidelines.



Fall Park Storytime

Where: 
See Event Description
When:
Repeats every week until Wed Sep 28 2022.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Join Miss Emily for stories, songs, and actions rhymes on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am at local parks (parks to be determined):

  • September 7 
  • September 14
  • September 21
  • September 28

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 (September is on the Patio)
When:
Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, October, November, December on the third Tuesday until Tue Apr 18 2023 except Tue Dec 20 2022. Also includes Tue Dec 13 2022.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm

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. 



Exploratory

Where: 
Children's Room
When:
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu May 04 2023 except Thu Oct 27 2022, Thu Nov 24 2022, Thu Dec 22 2022, Thu Dec 29 2022, Thu Feb 23 2023, Thu Mar 30 2023.
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Exploratories are family activity times for pre-school and elementary school-aged children and their families held in the library children's room. Join in the fun!


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.



Read with an Officer!

Where: 
Children's Area
When:
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Stop in the Children's Area to Read with an Officer most first Wednesdays of the month.



Touch a Truck Storytime

Where: 
Fireman's Park
When:
This event has ended.

National Public Works Week is May 15-21, so we're celebrating DeForest's Public Works staff and all that they do to maintain our village's streets, parks, buildings, the Library, and more.

Join Miss Emily and Public Works staff for a special outdoor storytime featuring truck-themed stories and songs. Stay afterward to climb on and in some big trucks, play with trucks in the sand, and take a photo or two with special props.



Summer Exploratory

Where: 
Children's Room
When:
This event has ended.

Exploratories are family activity times for pre-school and elementary school-aged children and their families held in the library children's room. Join in the fun!

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.

Exploratories will return this fall!



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