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Kid & Family Programs

Hallow-Read Around the World
Friday, October 1 (All day) to Sunday, October 31 (All day) Beanstack


Spooky season is upon us! In the U.S., Halloween is a holiday full of merrymaking, magic, and mischief. Many cultures celebrate life and death through rituals and celebrations with their communities. Learn about the origins and practices of various Halloween-like traditions around the world. Read all month long and complete activities to earn badges.

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Seek & Find Windows
Monday, October 4 (All day) to Sunday, October 31 (All day) Market & Library Street


Can you find all the items on the lists?

The Spooky Windows are located by the Library Street entrance and the Cute windows are located by the Market Street entrance.

Halloween Photo Op Hop
Monday, October 18 (All day) to Sunday, October 31 (All day) Lower Level & Studio 203


Stop in Studio 203 and the Lower Level of the Library for a Halloween Photo Op Hop.

We have many different photo oportunities setup downstairs and one setup in Studio 203. They will be up through Halloween.

The Workshop @ Home | Thursday, October 28 - 9:00am | Facebook


We've missed seeing everyone explore and create in The Workshop, so we're going to work on bringing the spirit of The Workshop to you on our Facebook page. We will share a Workshop-style project or tips each Thursday at 9 am.

Kids' Craft Buffet | Thursday, October 28 - 9:00am | Classroom - Lower Level


What to do on a no-school day?

Come to the Library to stock up on new-to-you craft supplies!

Fill a bag with die cuts, stamp pads, paper, mystery materials, and more!

Steaming Into the Weekend | Friday, October 29 - 9:00am | Facebook


We've missed seeing everyone explore and create in The Workshop, so we're going to work on bringing the spirit of The Workshop to you on our Facebook page. We will post a fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activity each Friday at 9 am, just in time for the weekend.

Kids' Craft Buffet | Friday, October 29 - 9:00am | Classroom - Lower Level


What to do on a no-school day?

Come to the Library to stock up on new-to-you craft supplies!

Fill a bag with die cuts, stamp pads, paper, mystery materials, and more!

Outdoor Halloween Party | Saturday, October 30 - 10:00am | Library Grounds


Get into your costume and be ready for a spook-tacular party at the library!

There will be:

  • Games
  • Activities
  • Photo opportunities
  • So much more for everyone of all ages!

Also, join Miss Emily at 10:15 am for a fun Storytime at the Rocks!

All activities will be offered outdoors in a safe manner following current health guidelines and best practices. In the event of rain, we will move activities indoors as we are able.

Time for Bed! | Monday, November 1 - 7:00pm | Facebook


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

Here is a link to the playlist on Facebook!

The Workshop @ Home | Thursday, November 4 - 9:00am | Facebook


We've missed seeing everyone explore and create in The Workshop, so we're going to work on bringing the spirit of The Workshop to you on our Facebook page. We will share a Workshop-style project or tips each Thursday at 9 am.

Read with an Officer! | Thursday, November 4 - 3:30pm | Children's Area


Exploratory | Thursday, November 4 - 3:30pm | Children's Room


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

Steaming Into the Weekend | Friday, November 5 - 9:00am | Facebook


We've missed seeing everyone explore and create in The Workshop, so we're going to work on bringing the spirit of The Workshop to you on our Facebook page. We will post a fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activity each Friday at 9 am, just in time for the weekend.

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