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Kids & Family

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.

Themes and activities may change.



Read with an Officer!

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



Summer Voyagers

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

Registration: Register!
Please register each child that will be attending.

Sail away with us at this Summer School Age Book Club for kids in grades 1-4.

This summer we will be reading the book Wind Riders Rescue on Turtle Beach written by Jen Marlin and Illustrated by Izzy Burton.

Every week there will be activities that go along with the chapters we read. Space is limited. Register today!



Summer Park Storytime

Where: 
See Event Description
When:
This event has ended.

Come and shake your tail-fin with Miss Emily at our Outdoor Summer Storytime. Join us from 10:00 - 10:30 am for singing, dancing, stories, and more! After the stories stay and move and groove with some fun outdoor activities. This program is geared for kids of all ages. Bring a blanket to sit on and join in the fun!



Summer Wiggles & Giggles: Birth - 10 Months Old

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

Come and join us from 10:00 - 10:20 am for stories, songs, bounces, and giggles. There will be time after the stories to visit with other caregivers and their babies. 

No registration is required for this session.



Egg Decorating

Where: 
Community Room
When:
This event has ended.

Registration: Register!

Come decorate eggs with us. We will have an Egg-cellent time! Please bring your own hard-boiled eggs (no more than 1 dozen per family please). We will provide dye and other embellishments.

30-minute appointments are available from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Please register only once per family. We have enough space for 10 families to be in our Community Room.



Elephant & Piggie Have a Party!

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

We're throwing a party--with Elephant and Piggie's help--to celebrate Mo Willems and his books. You're invited to enjoy crafts, games, treats, and more with your favorite Mo Willems characters.

Check out some books by Mo Willems!

I Am Invited to A Party by Mo Willems can also be found on LINKcat.



Story Hour: Thursdays @ 9:15am and 10am: 2 - 5 Years Old (Full)

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

Both sessions are full. 

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


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. 



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