Sturm Memorial Library • 130 North Bridge Street, Manawa, WI 54949 • (920) 596-2252 | Contact Us

Welcome to the Kids Page!

The kid's page is where you'll find information about programs and activities for children from newborns to tweens. We strive to provide a variety of activities to promote early literacy and support learning.

Flyer for PIWI Spring Session
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 10:00am
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 10:00am
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 10:00am
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 10:00am
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 10:00am
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 10:00am

PIWI is designed for parents and kids to interact together during fun floor activities. Parents will get information about their child's interests, development, and temperament.
For more information contact Jen Lubinski at (715)258-6404 or jennifer.lubinski@co.waupaca.wi.us
Brought to you by Waupaca County Public Health and Sturm Memorial Library

Preschool Story Time at the Library for ages 0-5. Every other Wednesday at 10:30. Call 920-596-2252 for details.
Every other Wednesday @ 10:30

Cultivate a love of reading in your child early on! Join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, and fun. Stay and play after the program – this is a great opportunity to meet other families in the area and enjoy the library!

Best suited for ages 5 and under. Come to one session or come to all. No registration required.
For more information call the library at 920.596.2252

Upcoming
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 10:30am
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 10:30am
Picture of Sage the Therapy Dog
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Sage the Tail Waggin’ Tutor loves listening to children read. Do you think you could pick out a story she'd like? Call the Library for details at 920-596-2252.

This program is best suited for children ages 5+.

Picture of Lego Creations
4th Tuesday of the Month (except in Dec.) @ 3:15

Join us for creativity and imagination in action! Work individually or in teams to create this month's challenge. We will have a new theme every month that will be revealed at the program. Please do not bring your own legos.

This program is for ages 7-12. Call the library for details at (920)596-2252.

Upcoming
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 3:15pm
Picture of Sage the Therapy Dog
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Sage the Tail Waggin’ Tutor loves listening to children read. Do you think you could pick out a story she'd like? Call the Library for details at 920-596-2252.

This program is best suited for children ages 5+.

Logo for Read Aloud 15 Minutes

15 minutes of reading aloud each day can change the face of education in this country. Learn more about this National Campaign.

  • Reading aloud is the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning.
  • Nationally, 37% of children arrive in kindergarten without the skills necessary to begin their learning journey.
  • If a child is not reading at grade level by the end of the first grade, then there is an 88% probability the child will not be reading at grade level by the end of the fourth grade.
  • Even in higher income households, nearly 40% of families do not read aloud every day.
  • More than half the children in this country 13 million children will not hear a bedtime story tonight.