Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

203 N. Main Street (715)479-8070

Kids Rock

 Battle of the books readers: The list of books for the 2014-2015 season is in the Kids’ Department along with most of the books on the list.  Get a head start on the reading. 

Children's story hours are every Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  A short session for babies and toddlers featuring a book, music and activities begins at 10:00 am. followed by a second session for the 2-5 year-olds.  Afterwards, join us for a special craft or song. 

We have teen volunteers are here Saturdays from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Come and learn to do origami, make friendship bracelets or build with legos.

Quincy the Listening Dog is here on April 14, and May 12 from 4 to 5 p.m.  He will be in the children's area with Nancy Diepenbrock, his owner and handler.  Quincy listens to children read a book of their choosing.  The sessions last 10 minutes.  Call the library or stop in the children's area to sign up for a session.

The library began the program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, in January, 2015.  Sign up and receive a parent folder, instructions, reading tips and a reading log for the first 25 books.  At 25 books read, participants may select a finger puppet and book bag.  The library has incentives for other benchmark numbers along the road to 1,000 books.