School Age Children and Families

FOEGL Presents: Marvels of Motion / Saturday, September 29, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Community Room

Physics comes alive in this exciting show! Children will be dazzled and entertained as they explore Newton's Laws of Motion. Observe the power of gravity, centrifugal force, inertia, and more! Free to attend. All ages welcome. No registration required. Presented by Mad Science of Milwaukee.

Monthly Lego Club / Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Join us after school on the second Thursday of the month to build with Legos. The library will provide Legos to use (please don't bring any from home), and a theme for the day to guide your creative building. This is a drop-in program (no registration required), but clean up will start at 4:45 and everyone should plan to pitch in. Recommended for grades K-5.

Program Dates

  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 13

Therapy Pet Reading Program

The Elm Grove Library sponsors a therapy pet program for students in grades 1-5 who would like extra practice reading aloud. Students may sign up for one 25-minute session per month with one of three animals. Dexter is a Russian Blue/Siamese cat; Clover is a Springer Spaniel; and Enzo is a Golden Retriever. All are experienced and certified therapy animals so they are calm and patient. Sessions will begin in September for Dexter, and October for the dogs. Specific dates will be posted soon. Sign up in the library or by phone, 262-782-6717.

Program Dates

  • Dexter the cat: Mondays, September 17, October 15, and November 12 at 4:30, 5:00, and 5:30 p.m.
  • Clover the dog: Thursdays, October 18 and November 15 at 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.
  • Enzo the dog: Saturday, November 10 at 10:00, 10:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Holiday Family Event / Thursday, December 6, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This annual event has something for everyone! Start off the evening learning how to make holiday crafts. We provide the supplies and instructions, you provide the energy and imagination. Then at 7:00 p.m. there will be a performance of “Ebenezer Duke,” an original musical re-telling of “A Christmas Carol” with musician Duke Otherwise. As always, refreshments will be served. Registration is required and will begin November 5th. All ages welcome!

Need an introduction to the library?

Students who would like to learn how to make the best use of library resources can schedule a class at a convenient time. For grades 1-3, there is a 30-minute class that includes a library tour and an explanation of available materials and how to find them. For older students, there is an additional 30-minute class to introduce them to the research databases provided by the library. Recommended especially for homeschool students. Classes will be scheduled on an as-needed basis, so contact Sue Daniels, Youth Services Librarian, for more information.

To register for youth programs, call the Elm Grove Library at 262-782-6717 or stop by the service desk. For more information, contact Sue Daniels, Youth Services Librarian.