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.

Porch Pickup Now Available

Porch Pickup is now available! Call 920-596-2252 to request materials from our library that you can pick up at a scheduled time. You can check out any materials the library has here in Manawa. Check the new materials listed below to see new books that might be available. We are so happy to be able to offer you this service!

Picture of children reading and text "Zoom Storytime Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 17, 24. Registration required. Contact the Library at 920-596-2252 for more information.

Zoom Storytime

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 9:00am
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 9:00am
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 9:00am
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 9:00am
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 9:00am

Join us LIVE via Zoom for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun for preschoolers and their grownups.

Registration is required. Storytime kit including Zoom meeting invitation is available for pickup at the Library.

Contact the Library for more information at 920-596-2252 or

Picture of Sage the Therapy Dog, a tan shih tzu

Sage the Tail Waggin' Tutor

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 3:15pm

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+.

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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.