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, Dec 5 at 4pm in the Board Room​
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis​​

High School Teen Book Group
​Tuesday, Dec 12 at 4pm in the Board Room
Ember In the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Grades 4 and 5 Book Group
Tuesday, Nov 21 or Wednesday, Nov 22
at 4pm in the Board Room
All the Answers by Kate Messner

Tuesday, Dec 19 or Wednesday, Nov 20
at 4pm in the Board Room
Winterling by Sarah Prineas

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​​​​

International Games Week at the Library
November 13 - 21
Seven days just isn't long enough!  Programs are for adults & kids of all ages. 
Click here for details.

Gingerbread Contest
Entries due on Wednesday, December 6 by 7:45pm.
Judging will take place on Thursday, December 7 during the Holiday Open House.
Click here for more information

Lego Mondays
Every other Monday from 4 - 5pm​​
Sept 18, Oct 2,16, & 30, Nov 13 & 27, and Dec 11
Registration required.

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

Maker Mondays
Second Mondays from 3:30 - 6:00pm
​Join us for an afternoon of creative, hands-on fun in our pop-up makerspace! We’ll feature art, tinkering, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Makers of all ages will create cool projects, try out new tools, and build new skills!   Families, kids 10+ w/out an adult, and adults without kids are all welcome to attend!!!

  • November 13
    Games, Gamers, and Game-Makers (International Games Week)
  • December 11
    Creative Lettering and Extreme Paper Art 
  • January 8
    Food Art (That you will definitely want to eat!)
  • February 12
    Extreme Drawing and Animation
  • March 12
    Sewable + Wearable Creations
  • April 12
  • May 14
    ​Make Circuits! 


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 September 12 - December 5
No storytime during the week of Thanksgiving

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 September 12 - December 5
No storytime during the week of Thanksgiving


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 September 14 - December 7
​No storytime during the week of Thanksgiving

Family Story Hour

Usually the third Tuesday of the month
6 - 7pm in the Lower Level

November Family Story Hour is November 14, one week early due to Thanksgiving
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.​

Library Events for Youth