140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
M-Th 9am-8pm, F 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4

Book Groups

Contact Monica at 715-426-3484 if you have any questions about youth book groups.

If school is cancelled due to weather, youth books groups will also be cancelled.

Middle School Teen Book Group
Tuesday, June 6 at 4pm in the Board Room​

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

High School Teen Book Group
Tuesday, June 13 at 4pm in the Board Room

It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Grades 4 and 5 Book Group
Grades 4 and 5 Book group takes the summer off.  See you in September!

In these groups, kids receive a copy of the book from the library and come prepared to discuss the book. The book for the next month is handed out at the end of each discussion session. Future books are chosen by voting from a list that is compiled by taking student recommendations. Kids who attend the group are allowed to keep their copy of the book. If you take a copy of the book, but do not attend, you may either pay for your copy of the book or not be allowed to pick up future books. A snack is provided.

Programs / Events​​​​

Summer Reading Program
June  5 - August 25
Click here for all the details!

Friday Morning Classic Cartoons
June 16 and July 21 from 8:30 to 9:15am in the Library Lower Level
Join us for Friday Morning Classic Cartoons, including Looney Tunes, silly shorts, other staff favorites, AND complimentary cereal. Kids are welcome to come in their pajamas! Free (For all ages, birth to adult!)  No Registration Required.  (Light breakfast starts at 8:25-- anyone with a special dietary requirement is encouraged to bring their own cereal and/or milk.)

Teen Bookmaking
Wednesday, June 21 at 4pm in the Lower Level
​Join Event & Gallery Coordinator Cole Zrostlik for this open-ended teen book and journal creation experience! Sponsored by Teens in Power (TIP) at the River Falls Public Library. Free.

Little Golden Book For Littles - Preschool Storytime
Wednesday, June 28 at 10:15am
​at Fox Den Used Books (120 S Main St)
Everything old is new again! Heather at Fox Den Used Books will read old (and new) childhood favorites from Little Golden Book

Family Bookmaking - Make a Stab-Bound Book with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Thursday, June 29 at 6pm in the Library Lower Level - Registration required
FREE!  Student pairs will work with experienced teachers from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts to learn an Eastern bookbinding technique with a simple yet elegant design. Students make a blank book and learn a binding skill they can easily apply to future projects. The workshop’s theme is “Little Golden Books” in coordination with this summer’s gallery exhibition.  One adult must accompany every one child (we love teamwork, don’t you?); appropriate for kids 8+.  
Online Registration -  Click Here

Tween Golden Bookmaking
Saturday, July 15, 10:30am to Noon in the Lower Level - Registration required
Collage bookmaking for kids ages 10, 11, and 12 with local artist Kay Fritz. Drop-off encouraged. Free (Light breakfast and all supplies included!)
Online Registration - Click Here

Lego Mondays
Mondays from 4 - 5pm​​
June 12 & 26July 10 & 24 
​and August 7 & 21

Registration required.

​Call Monica at 715-426-3484 to register.

Maker Mondays
Second Mondays, January-May
Join us in the lower level of the library for an afternoon of family-friendly, hands-on activities in our pop-up makerspace. Kids, teens, and groups encouraged to attend from 3:30 - 5:30pm; adult- and family-focused program from 6-7pm, snack included. Free! ​

  • June 12 - Fairy houses
  • July 10 - Big Art
  • August 14 - Conductivity & soap
  • September 11 - Lego Robots & more

Family Story Hour
Usually the third Tuesday of the month
6 - 7pm in the Lower Level
This once-a-month evening storytime features stories, movement, and early literacy education. We provide a snack and a free book to take home for every child under age 5. The Family Story Hour is open to anyone, but geared toward preschool aged children and their families.


Bird Watching Kits to Check Out
The library has bird watching kits available for checkout.  Included in the kit are a backpack, binoculars, field guides, a checklist of common birds, and a journal for kids to make notes about what they saw.  The backpacks are located in the children’s library.  Bird watching is a great hobby for kids (or anyone) to take up. It costs nothing, can last a lifetime, and you don’t have to go any farther than your own backyard!

1000 Books before Kindergarten
Registration form

This is a passive, individual program that parents can sign up for any time before a child enters Kindergarten. The goal is to read 1000 books together before your child starts Kindergarten. We have lots of information and even some incentives along the way. You do need to sign up to participate and be eligible for prizes. Stop and talk to Monica with any questions.


Class size is limited so stop by or call 715-425-0905 to register.
Please call Monica at 715-426-3484 if you have any questions.


Baby Time

For ages birth - 23 months
Tuesdays from 9:30 - 9:50am

This is for babies up to 24 months of age. Baby time lasts about 20 minutes and includes stories songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Parents must attend with child.
Runs June 13 - August 1

Toddler Lapsit

For ages 24-36 months
Tuesdays from 10:45 - 11:15am

This is for ages 24 – 36 months featuring stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays. Parents must attend with child.
Runs June 13 - August 1


Preschool Storytime

For ages 3-5 years-old
Thursdays from 10:30-11:15am or 1-1:45pm
For ages 3 -5. This storytime features stories, songs, movement, and rhymes, and a craft or an activity. Parents may opt to attend with their child or to let children participate on their own.
Runs June 15 - August 3

Library Events for Youth