Preschool Story Hour
Preschool Story Hour is held Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 am from February-April, June-August, & from October-December. These 12-13 week sessions are geared toward 3-5 year olds, but all are welcome! Books, crafts, games, songs, learning, and more! Registration is helpful. Register by calling the library at 715-635-2792 or emailing Miss Angie at email@example.com. Summer story hour does not require registration.
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.
Fiction Fledglings Book Circle
Fiction Fledglings Book Circle is an opportunity to dig deeper into a picture book. Children of all ages are invited to bring an adult friend for a time of connection with a story that is read at the library and participate in a fun activity. Meets bi-monthly.
Buddy Book Club
Buddy Book Club is a book club for 1st graders and up with an adult. Read the book together and come to the library for a fun discussion, activity, and snack. Books are available to check out at the library. This book club meets bi-monthly and is open to everyone in 1st grade or older.
FLASH (Friday Lakeland/Library After School Hub)
FLASH is a Friday afterschool option for kids of all grades and will be hosted by Spooner Memorial Library and Lakeland Family Reaource Center. FLASH is at Spooner Memorial Library and begins in September 2019 and is held Fridays afterschool until 5:00 p.m. No FLASH when Spooner School is on break, including summer break.
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, and our computer stations. New this year, we have bi-monthly Tabletop Game Nights for teens and adults. This event is free and several games are provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Throughout the year we also have teen only video game nights.
Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program for all ages runs from June 1st-August 30th every summer and includes three special events on Thursdays 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.