715-425-0905

140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
M-Th 9am-8pm, F 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm

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
Tues, Dec 4 & Wed, Dec 5
​at 4pm in the Board Room​
100 Days by Nicole McInnes

High School Teen Book Group
Tues, Dec 11 at 4pm in the Board Room
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

Grades 4 and 5 Book Group
Tues, Dec 18 & Wed, Dec 19
at 4pm in the Board Room

The Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove

Thank you Aldi Grocery Store for sponsoring 4th and 5th grade book club!

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​​​​

Gingerbread Contest
Entries due on Wed, December 5 by 7:45pm
Please don't drop off Gingerbread creations until Monday, November 26.  Judging will take place on Thursday, December 6 during the Holiday Open House.
Click here for a pdf of the rules

Holiday Open House
Thursday, December 6 - All Day
This free community event will feature: live music in the library, face painting, games, popcorn, cookies, refreshments, crafts, & more.

Noon Year's Eve Party
Monday, 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!

Lego Mondays
Every other Monday from 4 - 5pm​​
Sept 10 & 24, Oct 8 & 22, Nov 5 & 19, Dec 3 & 17 

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!!!
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  • December 10 - Creative DIY Gift-Making

Teens in Power (TIP)
Second Wednesday of the month from 4-5pm
in the Board Room
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.

Falls 2018 Dates: September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12

Monthly Teen Events
Fourth Wednesday of the month at 4pm
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. Watch for specific events.

Fall 2018 Dates: September 26, October 23, November 28, December 19 (note this is not the 4th Wednesday) 

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.

Fall Storytimes end on December 4 or 6
Winter Storytimes start on January 15 or 17

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.   No storytime on Nov 20.
Runs Sept 11 - Dec 4

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.  No Storytime on Nov 20.
Runs Sept 11 - Dec 4

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 Sept 13 - Dec 6

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