Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. (approximately 45 minutes)
Each week from September through May, children and families participate in stories and do a craft. Themes change from week to week and the Library also brings guest speakers in throughout the year. Pre-registration and/or sign-up are not required to participate in this free program. Come as often as your schedule allows.
Teddy Bear Time
Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. (approximately 30 minutes)
This is a smaller version of our Library Club Program. Children should not attend both Library Club and Teddy Bear Time because the weekly themes are the same. Guest speakers are not part of this program. This program is designed for families who want to participate in an activity together. Pre-registration and/or sign-up is not required to attend this program. Attend as often as your schedule allows.
Click here for the theme schedule.
If the Slinger School District is closed because of weather, Library Club and/or Teddy Bear Time will not be held.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
The library is offering it’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program as a way to help parents and caregivers give children a solid learning foundation before they start school. This program encourages both parent and child to have reading and the public library become an integral part of their everyday lives. The Slinger Community Library Program is open to all babies, toddlers and preschoolers who have not yet entered kindgeraton/5k.
1,000 books is one story every night for three years or ten books a week for two years or twenty books a week for one year (that’s just three books a day!).
Interested parents should stop in the Library to register your child. Each child will receive a reading log where parents can keep track of the books shared together. After reading and recording 100 books, parents are asked to bring in the reading log and the child will receive a Slinger Community Library Canvas Book Bag. When participants reach 500 books, the child and parent will receive a book of their choice to keep. Upon completion of reading 1,000 books, participants will receive an invitation to a graduation party, a certificate of achievement, a book of their choice and have their picture taken for the Library’s 1,000 books wall of fame.
You can record every book you read with your child, even those that you read together over and over and over! This program is about developing early literacy skills and we hope you’ll join us!
The Library offers a six-week, fun filled summer reading program that begins mid-June!
During the summer when Library Club is not in session, the Library holds a six week summer reading program for youth from birth – age 18. The summer reading program has a different theme each year and combines many fun activities with the main emphasis on reading. The children are invited to check out books from the Library and read them to earn prizes. If they are not old enough to read to themselves, they may have someone read the books to them.