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River Falls Public Library

715-307-2493 or 715-307-2610

140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
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The Library is closed by Governor Evers' Executive Order until at least 8am on Friday, April 24, or until a superseding order is issued.   https://evers.wi.gov/Documents/COVID19/EMO12-SaferAtHome.pdf

We are working on ways to help you connect with library resources and staff. 
Click here to learn more.

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.

Grades 4 and 5 Book group
First Tuesday of each month
Tuesday, April 7 at 4pm in the Board Room
Cancelled

Middle School Teen Book group
Second Tuesday of each month
Tuesday, Apr 14 at 4pm in the Board Room
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

High School Teen Book group
Third Tuesday of each month​​
Cancelled
Tue, March 17 at 4pm in the Board Room

Dry by Neal Shusterman

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​​​​

Virtual Peeps Contest
Submissions due by March 23​
Our annual Peeps diorama extravaganza has been cancelled this year. 
Fortunately, cell phones can do magical things these days! Submit a photo or video of your diorama, pun, or Peep-inspired inside joke (family-friendly please) by March 23 at 
https://tinyurl.com/wcly6j3

The public will have a week to vote followed by a Facebook Live red carpet event!

ABOUT THE CONTEST: Show off your wit, creativity, and ability to make a statement using marshmallow chicks. Entries must include at least one Peep. Imagination and puns are encouraged.

Upload your PeepORama video or photo at: https://tinyurl.com/wcly6j3

Big Fun Lab
In the Gallery
January 13 - April 1, 2020
Open Monday from 9am - 8 pm
Tuesday - Friday from 9am - 5pm 
Additional weekday and Saturday/Sunday gallery hours vary based on staff and volunteer availability. 

Come play with us! River Falls Public Library is honored to have been awarded the 2019 $10,000 Big Idea Grant by the River Falls Community Foundation. Join us in our pop-up indoor play and exploration space for children and families in the River Falls Public Library Gallery (library lower level). The Big Fun Lab will be free and open on an annual basis during the winter months for babies through tweens and their families. 

Click here for more information & events

​Lego Mondays
Every other Monday from 4 - 5pm​​
January 13 & 27
February 10 & 24
Cancelled - March 9 & 23
Cancelled - April 6
April 20
May 4 & 18
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!!!

  • April 13 - Robotics

Teens in Power (TIP)
Cancelled for March 2020
Second Wednesday of the month from 4-5pm
in the Board Room (Sept - May)
This is our teen advisory board (grades 6-12). We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month right after school to talk about and plan fun teen library events and projects.

Monthly Teen Events
Fourth Wednesday of the month at 4pm
(Sept - May)
Check for room location
Programs for teens in grades 6-12 every month on the 4th Wednesday of the month. We play games, watch movies, eat food, and do crafts. 

  • Cancelled - Mar 25 - Game Day
  • April 22 - Button Making
  • May 20 -Ice Cream Social

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.

​​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.
​​

All storytimes are cancelled
until April 10

Winter/Spring Storytimes
January 7 - April 30
​Registration begins December 30

Tuesdays

Baby Time

For ages birth - 18 months
Tuesdays from 9:30 - 9:50am

This is for babies up to 18 months of age. Baby time lasts about 20 minutes and includes stories songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Parents must attend with child.  

Toddler Lapsit

For ages 18 - 36 months
Tuesdays from 10:45 - 11:15am

This is for ages 18 – 36 months featuring stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays. Parents must attend with child. 

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.

Family Story Hour

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

​Cancelled for January 2020
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