Wed, Feb 20 - The library is open.
Grades 4-5 & YA for Adults
​Book Groups are cancelled.

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, Mar 5 or Wed, Mar 6
​at 4pm in the Board Room​
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

High School Teen Book Group
Tues, Mar 12 at 4pm in the Board Room

​​​​Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Grades 4 and 5 Book Group
Wed, Feb 20 Book Group is cancelled​
Tues, Feb 19 or Wed, Feb 20
at 4:15pm in the Board Room

Keeper of Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

Tues, Mar 19 or Wed, Mar 20
at 4:15pm in the Board Room

I Funny by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein

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.

​​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.

Winter/Spring Storytimes 
January 15 or 17 - April 30 or May 2

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

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


715-425-0905

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

Programs / Events​​​​

Waffle Wednesday Teen Event
Wednesday, February 27 at 4:00pm
​in the Main Level Meeting Room​
​All the waffles you can eat! Toppings galore! Come make your own waffle creation at the library.
For students in Grades 6-12.

​Lego Mondays
Every other Monday from 4 - 5pm​​
Starts on January 14, 2019
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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  • March 11- Everything in 3-D
  • April 8 - Fix-it Workshop
  • (Bring in items to fix or take apart-- we will provide some projects, advice, and tools.)
  • May 13 - Robotics

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.

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.

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.