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Youth Services


We are continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and county health recommendations in order to serve the best interests of our communities. 

Below you'll find the latest information on upcoming programming and you can also follow us on our Facebook page.


Summer Library Program 2020

Imagine Your Story, our 2020 Summer Library Program, runs June 8-August 15! Join us for STEAM-powered reading fun and creative adventure with fairy tales and folk tales, mythology, fantasy, and more. Registration at locations kicks off May 26th and includes an online option (links below). Participants can pick up a copy of our Reading Records and Teen Raffle Tickets at any of our five locations or download and submit them below.

Download Summer Program Flyer Here

Reading Program, Birth to entering 5th grade

  • Fill out a registration card, and place it in an entry box at any of our five locations, or register online below.

  • Choose a Reading Record that is right for your age. These are available at each of our five locations and are also available by download below.

  • Set your reading goal (see Reading Records for examples).

  • Read and earn Imagine Your Story-themed prizes and books this summer! Prize bags are available for pickup at locations June 15-August 15.

  • If you finish and want an extra challenge, complete an Extra Reading Record.

Reading Program Registration - Click Here

Download Reading Records Below:                                                                                  

            Birth – Preschool Reading Records                                                         

            Kindergarten – 5th Grade Reading Record

            Extra Reading Record

Teen Reading Raffle, Entering 6th-12th grades

  • No registration required.

  • Fill out a Reading Raffle ticket for each book you read (May 26-August 15).

  • Drop the ticket in an entry box at our five locations, or submit an entry ticket online below.

  • Each submitted raffle ticket enters you in a drawing for fun prizes like gift cards from local and online businesses, AirPods, and more! Everyone who enters receives a prize.

Teen Reading Raffle Entry Ticket, Grades 6 - 12

Other Summer Library Program Activities

Camp Imagination Online Give your imagination wings with our summer 2020 virtual offerings that include Friday Story Time Shorts at 10:30; maker videos featuring our latest grab-and-go kits; book talks highlighting our many new collection additions; school-age read alouds; and more!

Story Time Shorts Watch for us on Facebook every Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. June 12-July 31 for 15-minute virtual story times featuring themes like Daring Dragons, Fantasy STEAM, Music and Folk Tales, and Super Hero Yoga!

Book Talks Learn more about the latest additions to our collection with Youth Services Book Talks on Facebook throughout the summer. What will your next read be? We’ll share nonfiction and picture books, graphic novels and beginning readers, children’s and young adult novels to help you choose!

Story Strolls Enjoy an outdoor stroll through a picture book! These will be available at our Holmen, Onalaska, and West Salem locations beginning June 8.

Anytime Story Times These grab-and-go literacy kits are geared toward preschoolers and are available now and throughout the summer at each of our locations! The theme changes every two weeks.

Curiosity Kits Geared toward tweens and teens, these STEAM-based project kits are sure to ignite your imagination! Available at locations beginning June 8.

Booklists are suggested reading in various categories provided by our Youth Services Librarians, New York Times Best-sellers list, etc.  Click on "Booklists" in the blue buttons at the top of the page.

Reader's Advisory
Reader's Advisory is a service to assist young people and their families, and those who work with children, in selecting reading materials. Stop by to talk with a youth services librarian at the Library’s youth services desks in Onalaska, Holmen, and West Salem, or before and after youth programs at any of the five County Library branches. They will be happy to recommend books and other materials for children and teens with regard to abilities, age levels, and interests.

Youth Services - Contact Us
Youth Services Staff travel to each of the five library locations to conduct programs, select and maintain books and other materials, conduct Reader's Advisory, and provide many other services for children, teens, and their families.

Youth Services has offices in Holmen, Onalaska & West Salem:

Holmen Public Library
121 W. Legion St * PO Box 220
Holmen, WI 54636
Onalaska Public Library
741 Oak Ave S
Onalaska, WI 54650
781-9568 ext 5
West Salem Library
201 Neshonoc Road
West Salem, WI 54669





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