Library announces winter activities

The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library will be offering many children’s activities throughout the winter.

Storytime: signup will begin Monday, Jan. 6 with sessions set to start on Monday, Jan. 13. All storytime events are held 10 to 10:45 a.m. on the following weekdays: preschoolers (3-5 year olds) meet on Tuesdays; toddlers (2-3 year olds) meet on Wednesday, and; lapsit children (12-24 months old) meet on Thursdays.

The Winter-Spring weekly storytime themes are as follows: the week of Jan. 13 – Playing in the Snow; Jan. 20 – Penguin Power; Jan. 27 – I Spy Something Orange; Feb. 3 – Pizza, Pizza, Pizza; Feb. 10  – Be My Valentine; Feb. 17 – Shapes; Feb. 24 – Counting Sheep; March 3 – Birthday Surprise; March 10  – no storytime events this week; March 17 – Sometimes Fast/Sometimes Slow; March 24 – Spring Time; March 31 – Bubbly Bubbles; April 7 – Bunny Hop; April 14 – Clouds and Rainbows; April 21 – Bike Rides, and; April 28 – Let’s Go Fly a Kite.

Lego Club: older children, in Kindergarten through fourth grade, are invited to attend Lego Club, a popular group that will meet on the following Tuesdays: Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18 and April 15. Registration for Lego Club is required.

All Dolled Up:   for kids of all ages the library will offer All Dolled Up, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. During the program children will make crafts and accessories for their 18-inch dolls. An adult must accompany children under the age of 5. Participants should bring a sack lunch but snacks and drinks will be provided. Signup for All Dolled Up will begin Monday, Jan. 6.

Board Day: another activity the library will offer is Board Day, slated 1-4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24. Play a favorite board game, learn a new game and have the opportunity to meet new friends.

Snow Dogs: the Snow Dogs will return 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 as part of the City’s Freeze Fest.

YA Gaming: for the older kids the library will offer YA Gaming, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.

Teen Literacy Day: will be celebrated at the library, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17.

Snow emergencies: patrons are reminded that if the City of Whitewater declares a Snow Emergency, the library will be closed. If the Whitewater Unified School District closes schools due to weather, the library will not hold storytime events that day. 

For more information about any of the programs listed or to register for those that require it, visit the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library at 431 W. Center St., Whitewater, online at or by phone at (262) 473-0530.

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