River Falls Public Library

Closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 28 - Sunday, December 1

Santa and his Reindeer
Are not visiting the library this year.  Too much work to finish at the North Pole.

Family Story Hour
Tuesday, December 3 at 6pm in the Lower Level
Featuring M is for Music with the River Falls High School Costumed Carolers with songs, snacks & fun.

Winter Festival
Wednesday, December 4 from 4-6pm in the Lower Level Community Room
​This event is for children 12 and under and is a partnership between the library and the UW-RF College of Education and Professional Services

Gingerbread Contest
Entries due on Wednesday, December 4 by 7:45pm
Judging will take place on Thursday, December 5 during the Holiday Open House
Please wait until Monday, December 2 to drop off gingerbread creations.

Holiday Open House
Thursday, December 5 from 4:00 - 7:30pm
Join us for popcorn, cookies, music, and cider in the lower level of the library, and while you’re here, check out the 2019 Quilt Show. All events and activities are free.

  • Face painting
    3:30 - 5:30pm in the Main Level Meeting Room
  • Book signing with children’s author John Coy
    4:00 - 5:00pm in the Lower Level Community Room
  • Games with Fox Den Used Books
    4:00 - 5:30pm in the Children’s Area 
  • Holiday Piano Music
    4:00 - 7:30pm in the Lower Level 
  • Magical Maker Cave w/ Cole
    4:00 - 7:30pm in the Main Level Meeting Room
  • Holiday Selfie Booth with Props
    4:00 - 7:30pm in the Main Level Meeting Room
  • Winter Crafts
    4:00 - 7:30pm in the Children’s Area
  • RFHS Costumed Carolers
    4:30 - 5:00pm strolling through all areas of the library
  • Henna Body Art
    4:30 - 6:30pm in the Lower Level
  • Read to Albert and Earl from Ugly Dog Therapy
    5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Storytime Room
    **Registration required. Sign up at the children’s desk.   

Closed for Cleaning, Staff Training, Collection Maintenance and Software Updates
Friday, December 6

Closed for Christmas
Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25

Noon Year's Eve Party
Tuesday, December 31 from 11:00am - 12:30pm in the Lower Level​
Noon Year's Eve is a party for kids where they can participate in all the fun of New Year without staying up until midnight. Help us ring in the new year at Noon instead. We will have crafts, games, treats, and even a balloon drop!

Closing for New Years
Closing early at 5pm on Tuesday, December 31 and closed all day on Wednesday, January 1

Holiday Happenings 2019

Festive events & library hours during the holiday season

715-307-2493 or 715-307-2610

140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
Contact a librarian

The Van Camp

2019 Gingerbread Contest Winners

People Choice

Amelia Janquart
#15 The Camp Van


Adult (ages 17 and up)

  • 1st place
    Nancy Miller
  • 2nd place
    Debbie Parsons

Youth (ages 16 and under)

  • 1st place
    Vivienne Strobel Sullivan
  • 2nd place
    ​Anika Hovland
Whimsical Designs

Adult (ages 17 and up)

  • 1st place
    ​Kim Kiiskinen

Youth (ages 16 and under)

  • 1st place
    Isla Janquart
  • 2nd place
    Amelia Janquart
Kit Design
  • 1st Place
    Emma Ruscher
Graham Cracker Design
  • 1st Place
    Caleb Sykora
  • 2nd Place
    ​Aryanna Plummer