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River Falls Public Library
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715-425-0905

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

​​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.
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Winter/Spring Storytimes 
January 15 or 17 - April 23 or 25

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.

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, May 7 or Wed, May 8
​at 4pm in the Board Room​
The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

High School Teen Book Group
Tues, May 14 at 4pm in the Board Room

​​​​Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Grades 4 and 5 Book Group
​Tues, April 16 or Wed, April 17

My Side of the Mountain
​by Jean Craighead George

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​​​​

Annual Peeps Diorama Contest
Entries date extended to Saturday, April 13 at 4pm
Peeple's Choice Voting from April 14-17
On display April 11-30
Entries must be no bigger than 18 inches by 18 inches and MUST include at least one marshmallow peep.

​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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  • 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.