Preschool Story Hour
Preschool Story Hour is held Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 am from February-April, June-August, & from October-December. These 12 week sessions are geared toward 3-5 year olds, but all are welcome! Books, crafts, games, songs, learning, snack, and more! Registration is required! Register by calling the library at 715-635-2792 or emailing Miss Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Night Bedtime Stories
Thursday Night Bedtime Stories is an evening storytime that is held weekly and open to all. Come in your pajamas for popcorn, stories, and craft. Thursdays from 6:00-6:45 pm. Just drop in.
Sensory Friendly Story Time
Sensory Friendly Story Time is a more adaptable story time, geared toward children with sensory processing disorder or autism. This story time is held once a month, on the 2nd Friday, from 10:00-10:30 am. This story time is held at Lakeland Family Resource Center and is part of a partnership between the Library and LFRC. Registration is required since this story time is limited to 5 children. You may register by calling the library at 715-635-2792 or emailing Miss Angie at email@example.com.
Library Lego Club
Library Lego Club is open to kids and teens of all ages and is free. Legos provided. Just drop in! A theme is presented followed by a time to free build. Lego Club meets the 1st Monday of each month from 6:00-7:00 pm. In case of a holiday, Lego Club meets the 2nd Monday. No Lego Club in December.
FLASH (Friday Library/Lakeland Afterschool STEAM Hub
Spooner Memorial Library is excited to announce a new partnership with Spooner Elementary School, Community Learning Center, and Lakeland Family Resource Center. FLASH is a Friday afterschool option for kids in K-4th grade and will be hosted by Spooner Memorial Library and Lakeland Family Resource Center. Contact the library to register for this fun STEAM afterschool program!
Keep your eyes open for our teen events at the library. We host fun events around Teen Read Week in October, have an amazing Teen Summer Reading Program, and work to find better ways to serve our teen patrons. Teens, check out our growing Young Adult and Junior book section, our study room, our computer stations, and our teen Tumblr page - spoonerlibraryteens.
Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program for all ages runs from June 1st-August 31st every summer and includes four special events on Wednesdays in July. There are amazing reading incentive prizes for all ages. Children turn in minutes and teens and adults turn in book titles for a chance at prizes.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide program to encourage reading with children. This program is for babies, toddlers, and children who have not started kindergarten yet. For ever book read, a child or caregiver fills in a circle. Every 100 circles are turned in for fun prizes, including a picture book, a puppet, and a tee shirt. Once 1,000 books are read, the child receives a special certificate and gets his/her picture taken for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten hall of fame book which is on display at the library.
Movies @ the Library
Spooner Memorial Library has a movie license and plays movies periodically. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for any upcoming movies.
Other Things to Do at the Library
If you can’t make it to one of our scheduled programs or events, stop in anyway! We have plenty of fun drop-in activities for children! We have board games to play, fairy doors to hunt for, lots of toys to play with, computers to use, and lots and lots of books! We also have a fun backpack station where children can fill a backpack with Beanie Boos, activities, and books to check out. We have a large dvd, blu-ray, and puzzle collection to check out as well.