Children's Initiatives

The Children’s Department offers a number of short-term and on-going efforts to support your child. These D-I-Y projects put you in the driver’s seat and can be done wherever you and your child read. Please stop by the Children’s desk for details and to join.

Baby Book Bees Start your baby on the path to book love and reading right from birth. Read 100 books to your baby in the first year and receive a bib and a wonderful book to share.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Preschoolers from age 1 and up are invited to meet the challenge of completing at least 1000 books before the start of school. Who wouldn’t want stickers, a book bag and book and a chance to put dots on our budding garden of readers?

Library Sneakers Call all kindergartners! Our special Sneakers tours (based on Pete the Cat's fine shoes) for La Crosse Public school children give an inside peek at our books, our Children's area and a secret look behind the scenes.

Library Stars Second graders at La Crosse Public Schools are our Library Stars. Each school gets an in-depth field trip adventure at the library, in which students learn about the Children’s department, some great books just for them, and a secret tour of what happens behind-the-scenes!