The Library Pool Party has been rescheduled for Friday, August 17 due today's forecast.
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Summer Dare...June 5-August 4, 2018
Join us for our most amazing summer yet! Complete our weekly dares, attend some amazing events, and help us make our community a better place. Starting June 5, 2018 sign up for the program and pick up weekly activity sheets at any of our three La Crosse Public Library locations or participate online with Beanstack. (Best for children ages 0-11)
Summer Library Carnival
Tuesday, June 12, 4:00-6:00 pm, Main Library parking lot
Get ready to play! We will have games, face painting, a bounce house, a new Toddlers Only inflatable, and more during this special summer reading kick-off. For Children of All Ages
Tuesday, June 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, Main Library auditorium
All we need is a beat! Zumba is the perfect combination of fun and fitness. Join us along side our friends at the YMCA as we dance to great music with easy-to-follow moves. All ages welcome!
Foam Fest 2018
Thursday, June 21, 3:00- 5:00 pm, South Library Lawn
Join us for our second annual Foam Fest! Bring your swimwear and a towel and prepare to get bubbly. For Children of All ages.
Superhero Training Academy
Tuesday, June 26, 2:00-3:00 pm, Main Library auditorium
It's a bird... it's a plane... its YOU! Train like the Avengers, the Princess in Black, the PJ Masks and some of our other favorite heroes and find out if you have what it takes to be the next great superhero! Best for Ages 4+
Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle, and Jam!
Saturday, June 30, 10:00-10:45 am, Main Library Lawn
Are you ready for a totally interactive music program designed just for children and families? Wendy will be entertaining us with silly songs, upbeat music, and lots of opportunities to dance! Join us for this special Saturday morning program. Best for children under 6
SIlly Songs with David Landau
Tuesday, July 3, 2:00-3:00, Main Library Auditorium
Laugh till your stomach hurts with super musician David Landau! Get on your feet, and be ready
to shake, dance, and sing your sillies out. For Children of All Ages
Dance Party Disco
Friday, July 6, 10:30 - 11:30 am at the Main Library Auditorium
Join us for a spectacular dance party with music, movement, and fun! Best for ages 0-5
Tuesday, July 10, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Main Library auditorium
Do you dig dinosaurs? So do we! Join us for dinosaur stories, facts, and activities as we dig into the past and celebrate all things dino. Best for Ages 4+
Friday, July 13, 10:00-10:45am, Myrick Hixon Park
Gather at the east end of the Myrick Park Center parking lot for a “story walk” along the marsh trail to the piers. Along the way, we’ll stop and tell a story about marsh critters and learn a few facts with Wiscorps Naturalist Stephanie. Discover the beauty in our backyard! Best for Ages 4+
Elephant and Piggie: You Are Invited to the Library! (all ages)
Friday, July 13 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Community Library
Wednesday, July 18 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the South Community Library
Special appearance Saturday, July 21 at Storytime 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library
Gerald and Piggie will be joining us at the library! Join them for one or all of these events for crafts, stories, and more. For Children of all ages.
Family Movie: Coco
Tuesday, July 17th, 2:00-4:00 pm, Main Library Auditorium
Need a break from the heat? Join us for an afternoon showing of Pixar's Coco. Bring blankets and pillows to get comfy, and we'll provide the snacks. For Children of All Ages
Bruce the Bug Guy
Thursday, July 19 @ 1:00- 2:00 pm Northside Elementary Gymnasium
Have you ever wanted to see a giant hissing cockroach up close? Hold a tarantula? Hear about the weirdest and wackiest bugs on earth? This may be your chance! Join us for the region's premiere bug expert, Bruce the Bug Guy, as he teaches us all about the most exotic insects and arthropods! Depending on the size of the crowd we MAY be able to touch some of the largest bugs in town.
Library Pool Party
Friday, July 20, 2018, Erickson Pool and North Side Community Pool
Nothing beats a good book by the pool! Show your library card at North Side Community Pool or Erickson Pool for free admission. No library card? No problem! You can also donate a children's book at the pool for free admission all day! We will have snacks and activities at the North Side Community Pool from 1:00-2:30 pm and Erickson Pool from 3:00-4:30 pm. For children of all ages
Rocking Recycled Robots
Tuesday, July 24, 2:00-3:00 pm, Main Library Museum
We'll be turning trash into treasure in this crafty afternoon program. Design your own amazing robots using rubbish. Bring recycled materials from home or use our supplies. Best for ages 4+
Outdoor Play Date
Thursday, July 26 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at South Branch Library/ South Library Park
Let's play outside! We will have an assortment of good books, hula hoops, bubbles, chalk and more. Our friends from the Parenting Place's Muscles in Motion will join us with play activities as well! All ages.
Happy Birthday Harry Potter
Tuesday, July 31, 2:00-3:00, Main Library auditorium
Calling all muggles, witches, and wizards. Come decked out in your wizarding finest to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday. Enjoy games and more magical fun! For Children of all Ages.
Get Up and Go Day
Saturday, August 4, 10am-Noon, Main Library
Join in the fun for Wisconsin Public Television’s annual PBS Kids Get Up and Go! Day! Featuring award-winning musician and author, Jim Gill! There will be dancing, hands-on activities and crafts, community organizations and more. Special costume characters will party with us! For Children of All Ages
Friday, August 10, 10:00-10:45am, Myrick Hixon Park
Gather at the east end of the Myrick Park Center parking lot for a “story walk” along the marsh trail to the piers. Along the way, we’ll stop and tell a story about marsh critters and learn a few facts with Wiscorps Naturalist Stephanie. Discover the beauty in our backyard! Ages 4+
Beanstack is a free service provided by your local library to help families discover books based on your child's age and interests. Our goal is help prepare your child for school and ensure that he or she is reading at or above grade level by third grade. All books recommended are available for free at your library.
Teen Pizza Thursdays
Every Thursday from 1:30-3pm
June 14: Post-It Note Art (Main Library)
Help us turn Post-It Notes into fantastic artwork! We'll provide a variety of Post-It Notes and you bring your creativity and ingenuity.
June 21: Minute to Win It (North Library)
You’ve seen it on TV and it looks easy, right? Here’s your chance to test your skills against the clock!
June 28: Duct Tape-Palooza (Main Library)
Is there anything better than duct tape? You can design something truly weird or completely practical. We’ll supply the tape, you supply the imagination.
July 5: Cupcake War (South Library)
Put your cupcake decorating skills to the test as you compete to be crowned the winner of this cupcake war! But don't worry if you don’t win; there will still be cupcakes for everyone!
July 12: SlimeFest (Main Library)
It's time for slime! Learn how to make different types of slime and see whose is the slimiest of them all.
July 19: Amazing Race (Main Library)
Come and play a library version of this popular TV show and see if you can make it to the finish line!
July 26: DIY Spa Day (Main Library)
We'll be making some relaxing products to take home with you to help you de-stress as well as teach you a few stress-relieving techniques.