River Falls Public Library


140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
Contact a librarian


Building open
Monday - Thursday from 10am - 8pm Friday from 10am - 6pm
Saturday from 10am - 2pm


Youth Services

For Children and Teens


Teens in Power
TIP is our Teens In Power board and meets once a month to plan teen events, help with children’s events and generally have a great time. If you are interested in being a part of this board, please talk to Monica about joining.

Meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 4pm.
  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
- One-touch: tel:+18722403212,,143063741#
Access Code: 143-063-741

Teen Crafting
Beginning in January 2021, we will create some Take & Make craft kits that are designed for students in grades 6-12. Complete these on your own or grab one to complete as a group. Kits will be placed outside on our grab and go cart starting the week of Jan. 11. Watch for them!

Meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 4pm
  • January 27
  • February 24
  • March 24
  • April 28
  • May 26

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
- One-touch: tel:+18722403212,,143063741#
Access Code: 143-063-741

​Live Virtual Storytime
Watch on the River Falls Public Library Facebook Live andYoutube channel
January 4 - April 30, 2021
​Join our Youth Librarian and friends for interactive storytime extravaganzas of books, songs, movement, activities and fun!​
  • Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 am
    Full Storytime!
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30am
    Weekly themed, short activities.​​

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 by and talk to Monica if you have any questions or would like more information.

Book Groups

Click here for for information on middle school and high school book groups

TumbleBooks and TumbleMath Library 

Click here for links to TubleBooks and TumbleMath

In Person (when the library is open again)

Out-of-School Events

On every scheduled River Falls School District out-of-school day, the library hosts events ranging from movie screenings to crafting afternoons. Many times we have activities for students of a variety of ages, so check our current schedule to see what the next out-of-school event will be.


The children’s area accepts teen volunteers as long as they have completed 6th grade. We do require a parent signature, so fill out a volunteer form, get it signed by a parent and bring it in to talk to Monica about your interests and volunteer needs.


The River Falls Public Library offers storytimes for kids from birth through 5 years of age. We promote early literacy skills through these storytimes, focusing on research-based early literacy practices: Read, Sing, Talk, Play, and Write. Check out our storytime page for more information about specific times and dates.

Family Story Hour

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. Family Story Hour meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the lower level meeting room.

Summer Reading

We offer a comprehensive reading program at the library that encourages individual reading, family reading, and also includes all sorts of activities and fun both kids and adults. This program is a blast and can be enjoyed at whatever level you wish to participate.  Click here for more information.

Class Visits

Whether you want a librarian to come visit you or to bring in a class of any level, the library can make it happen. We will work with teachers and schools to help you meet your needs and encourage media literacy and a love of reading in all students.


The library does offer tours to scouting groups, classroom field trips, homeschool groups and most other small groups. If you are interested, talk to Monica about the type of tour that you might be interested in and schedule a time to come in and get a chance to see the inner workings of the library. This is appropriate for preschool-age and up.

Book Talks

Wondering about new and interesting titles? Not sure what to read next? Ask a librarian to visit and talk about some possible new titles that kids might want to be reading. Contact Monica with any questions or to schedule a visit.


We love to work with schools and other community partners. If you have any interest in having the library come out and engage you in something new, let us know. We have done presentations on early literacy, reading with kids, getting reluctant readers excited about reading and more. We have worked with parenting groups, education groups, teachers and others. Talk to Monica for more information.

Early Literacy

The library can answer any of your early literacy questions from “What do I read next?” to “How do I get my child interested in reading?” to “What else can I do to prepare my child for school.”  We can do presentations or simply sit down and talk with parents about thoughts and/or concerns.