School Age Children and Families

Bucks Reading Challenge

The Elm Grove Library has stopped offering the Bucks Reading Challenge for this year.  Due to overwhelming demand and a possible glitch in the new system, the free tickets for the Bucks Reading Challenge are already gone. However, for those of you who already have reading sheets, if you complete the challenge this year and you cannot get a free ticket, the Bucks are offering these other choices:

1) Get a free upgrade when you purchase a ticket for a game this season.

2) Get a voucher for a free ticket for a game next season.

The details for these options are on the Bucks website and you will see the options when you go online to order tickets.

Trinity Irish Dancers / Saturday, March 16, 10:00 a.m. 

This local dance group will put on a free program showcasing young dancers of all ages. No registration required. More information available in the spring.

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

Join us after school one Thursday per 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

  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11

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. Sign up in the library or by phone, 262-782-6717.

Program Dates

  • Dexter (cat): Mondays, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 18, and Apr. 15 at 4:30, 5:00, and 5:30 p.m.
  • Clover (dog): Thursdays, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, and Apr. 11 at 4:00 and 4:30 p.m.
  • Enzo (dog): Saturdays, Feb. 9, Mar. 2, and Apr. 6 at 10:00, 10:30 and 11:00 a.m.

National Library Week / April 7-13, 2019

Test your observation skills with another "I Spy" display in the library! Then, on Friday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m., join us for a fun musical performance by David Landau (especially recommended for kids ages 3-7).

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 home school 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.