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.

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.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 3:15pm
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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

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 10:30am
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:30am
Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI)
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI)
PIWI is designed for parents and kids ages 0 to 2 to interact together with fun activites, songs, and books.
Snacks will be provided!
Parents will also get information about their child’s development, temperament & interests.

Location: Sturm Memorial Library
Time/Dates: 10 - 11:30 am Every Tuesday from October 1st to November 5th

Questions? Contact:
Gretchen Konopacky
(715) 258-6405

Brought to you by:
Waupaca County Public Health & Sturm Memorial Library



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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.