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 will begin 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 who will be 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 will be here on Jan. 14, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, 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 will listen 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 will begin the program 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Jan. 15. 

Sign up and get a parent folder, instructions, reading tips and a reading log for the first 25 books.  At 25 books read, participants will get a finger puppet and book bag.  The library has incentives for other benchmark numbers along the road to 1,000 books.

*The PBS Kids Writers Contest is currently underway for children in kindergarten through second grade.  Visit the library to see the rules and obtain an entry blank.  Entries are due by
March 13.