Kid & Family Programs

2020 Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story
Saturday, May 16 (All day) to Saturday, August 8 (All day)


2020 Summer 
Reading Program:
Imagine Your Story

May 16 - August 8

Virtual Escape Room: Norbert's Journey - Level 1
Tuesday, June 23 (All day) to Saturday, August 8 (All day)


Escape Room: https://www.deforestlibrary.org/norberts-journey-level-1

Follow the link above to access our second Virtual Escape Room. If you missed the first one, it can be found here: https://www.deforestlibrary.org/escape-from-the-library-virtual-escape-room. You do not need to complete the first one to complete this one, but it does start where the first one ended. 

This escape room we designed a little easier and shorter than our first room.

Story Walk
Wednesday, July 1 - 12:00pm to Sunday, July 12 - 5:00pm


What magic can be made from a piece of string? Imagine the possibilities as you walk and read this delightful story.

The Story Walk starts on Market Street and will be at the DeForest Area Public Library from noon on Wednesday, July 1 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 12.

Read to an Officer - With a Twist! | Wednesday, July 8 - 3:30pm | Facebook


One of our local police officers will read TO YOU on our Facebook page.

Read to Wilson the Dog - Registration Required | Thursday, July 9 - 4:15pm | Zoom


Register for a chance to read to Wilson the dog. Each kid will get 10 minutes to read to Wilson.

Teddy Bear Picnic - Registration Required | Friday, July 10 - 11:00am | Zoom


Registration: Register!

Bring your favorite Teddy Bear and picnic lunch and join Miss Emily for some songs and story's. 

When you register you will receive a protected link for Zoom, please do not share the link.

Virtual Exploratory | Monday, July 13 - 5:00pm | Facebook


Each Monday Ms. Emily will share and demonstrate a family-friendly craft, experiment, or activity that you can try at home.

If your family would like to do the featured activity at the library, call (608)846-5482 to schedule an Make & Take Exploratory appointment for the next day (Tuesday). All necessary materials will be provided in a safe, socially distanced manner.

Time For Bed! | Monday, July 13 - 7:00pm | Facebook


Guest readers will be featured each Monday night for our Time for Bed program.

Make & Take Exploratory - Registration Required | Tuesday, July 14 - 9:30am | Children's Room


Registration: Call (608)846-5482

Want to try the featured activity from Monday's Virtual Exploratory? Call (608)846-5482 to schedule an appointment for our Make & Take Exploratory. All necessary materials will be provided in a safe, socially distanced manner.

Appointments will be available for:

  • 9:30 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 2:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm

The Honey Pies - Concert | Tuesday, July 14 - 6:30pm | Market Street


Meet the Honey Pies: Four musicians, heartfelt harmonies, virtuoso instrumentals and the best of traditional and original American music.

This is a drive-in, park, and listen event. Help us comply with Public Health Madison & Dane County regulations and stay in your vehicle. Get a free ticket for your vehicle at the Library.

Cub Scout Pack 35 will offer bottled water, bottled lemonade, and commercially popped popcorn for sale by car service!

Plans are subject to change. There is no rain date or location. In case of inclement weather, the show will be performed on Facebook Live.

Thanks to our sponsors! The Sponsor in the Spotlight for this event is DMB Community Bank!

Gold level sponsors are Anonymous Music Lover #1, Anonymous Music Lover #2, DMB Community Bank, TDS Telecom.

Silver level sponsors are Paulson Development LLC, REGI Madison, Friends of the Library, Essential Family Vision, South Central Library System, and LINKages Committee.

Concert Sponsors:

Anonymous Music Lover #1, Anonymous Music Lover #2, TDS, DMB Community Bank, Paulson Development LLC, Essential Family Vision Care, Friends of the DeForest Area Public Library, REG, LINK ages, and SCLS

Virtual Exploratory | Monday, July 20 - 5:00pm | Facebook


Each Monday Ms. Emily will share and demonstrate a family-friendly craft, experiment, or activity that you can try at home.

If your family would like to do the featured activity at the library, call (608)846-5482 to schedule an Make & Take Exploratory appointment for the next day (Tuesday). All necessary materials will be provided in a safe, socially distanced manner.

Time For Bed! | Monday, July 20 - 7:00pm | Facebook


Guest readers will be featured each Monday night for our Time for Bed program.

Make & Take Exploratory - Registration Required | Tuesday, July 21 - 9:30am | Children's Room


Registration: Call (608)846-5482

Want to try the featured activity from Monday's Virtual Exploratory? Call (608)846-5482 to schedule an appointment for our Make & Take Exploratory. All necessary materials will be provided in a safe, socially distanced manner.

Appointments will be available for:

  • 9:30 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 2:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm

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