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

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, August 7 at 4pm in the Board Room
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy

High School Teen Book Group
Tuesday, August 14 at 4pm in the Board Room
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Grades 4 and 5 Book Group
The book group will take a break for summer.
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
Starts Monday, June 11
Click here for more information

Wake Up Family Sing-Along
Friday, August 10 and Friday, August 24 from 8:30 - 9:30am in the Library Lower Level  
We can't think of a more awkward start to the day than cereal and singing. Light breakfast will be served; kids are welcome to come in PJs.

Kirby Symes Bacon Bash Dash
Saturday, September 15

5K at 10:30am & 1 Mile Family Fun Run at 11:30am
Part of River Falls Bacon Bash
All proceeds benefit the River Falls Public Library
Costume Categories: Pink, Pigs, Bacon, or Books (9-11am Judging)
5k: $25/Adult $15/Student
1-Mile Family Fun Run: $20/Adult $15/Student $25/Family
Event Is Not Chip Timed, Register Online or Day-Of
Packet Pickup And Start At City Hall (Lower Level)
Race route & more details to come!
Register here​

Lego Mondays
Every other Monday from 4 - 5pm​​
Summer 2018

  • ​June 11 & 25
  • July 9 & 23
  • August 6 & 20

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!!!

  • August 13
    Awkward art and photography


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!

Rockhound Kits to Check Out
​The library has bird watching kits available for checkout.  Included in the kit are a backpack and everything a young rockhound needs to gather specimens in River Falls such as a hammer, safety goggles, and rock samples.

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.

No storytime for the week of June 4


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 12 - July 31

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 12 - July 31


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 14 - August 2

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.

Library Events for Youth