Programs / Events​​

Lego Mondays
Mondays from 4:00- 5:00pm

  • January 9 & 23
  • February 6 & 20
  • March 6 & 20
  • April 3 & 17
  • May 1

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 3:30-5:30; adult- and family-focused program from 6-7, snack included. Free! 

January 9 - 3D drawing, sketching, and dictionary page art
February 13 -  Comic art and animation
March 13 - Green screen!
April 10 - Wearables
May 8 - LittleBits

​The 7th-Annual Peeps Diorama Contest

Use marshmallow chicks and bunnies to transform tiny scenes from your imagination! Entries should be no bigger than 18" x 18" and must include at least one marshmallow Peep. Earn a new toothbrush for your entry, courtesy of your local dental offices! 

Entries Due: March 29
Judging: March 30
​PEEPle's Choice Voting: March 30-April 5
Winners Announced: April 6
On Display: March 30-April 13

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.

Ongoing

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.

Storytime

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.

Tuesdays

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 January 10 - April 25

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 January 10 - April 25

Thursdays

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 January 12 - April 27

Library Events for Youth


715-425-0905

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, Feb 7 at 4pm in the Board Room​
Legend by Marie Lu

High School Teen Book Group

Tuesday, Feb 14 at 4pm in the Board Room
​Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Grades 4 and 5 Book Group

Tuesday, Jan 17 at 4pm in the Board Room or
​Wednesday, Jan 18 at 4pm in the Board Room
Nickel Bay Nick by Nick Pitchford

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.