Storytime (September-April)

We know how important storytime experiences are to many families in our community.  During this unusual time, storytime will look a bit different than we are used do, but we hope to still be able to provide you with fun and engaging learning opportunities for your young child.

 

Early Learning Express Beanstack Challenge
January 11 to May 7.

Get on board the learning train with shared reading, activities, and great conversations with your preschool age child! Remember, parents and caregivers are a child’s first teachers.  Kids who complete these early learning activities will earn badges, as well as raffle tickets for a chance to win a gift card.

Join this challenge through a virtual platform called Beanstack.  Beanstack is available through a web browser, or you can download a free app from your app store.  If you used Beanstack during the Summer Reading Program, you can log in and find the challenge in the exact same way, without having to create a new account.

 

Early Learning Express Take Home Activity Kits
Need help finding fun learning activities to do with  your child?  The library is here for you!  Register and we will give you a bag of projects to do at home.  The included activities will correspond to the topics we discuss in our weekly Online Preschool Storytime, Online Toddler Storytime, and Online Skills Lab programs.

Registration is required so that we can be sure to have enough kits to go around,  For winter – spring of 2021, the first series will correspond to the programs held from the weeks of January 11 to February 26.  The second series will consist of activities that correspond to our programs during the weeks of March 11 and 22, and April 5, 12 and 19.  We will not offer our online programs the week of March 29 to April 2 — the week of Pewaukee Schools’ Spring Break.  Because of this break, we will have registration for the first two weeks on activities starting on March 1st and a separate registration for the last 3 weeks beginning on March 22.  To register, go to the April page of our calendar and click on the link on Monday, April 5th.

Be sure to also record your participation on the Early Learning Express Challenge on Beanstack!

Were you unable to register for an activity kit?  Instructions for all of the activities included in the kits can be found online, and are available to everyone.

 

Online Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Join Ms. Sandy via Zoom for stories, songs, and action rhymes.  All ages are welcome, but this storytime is geared for ages 3 and up.

Registration with an email address is required so that we can securely send you the link to each week’s Zoom meeting.  When you register, you are signing up for the entire five-week session.

Not able to participate live?  Each session of this storytime will be recorded and posted on our Facebook page so that anyone can watch and enjoy the stories.  These storytime videos will remain available for one week and then be removed.

Be sure to also record your participation on the Early Learning Express Challenge on Beanstack!

 

Online Toddler Storytime
Thursdays at 10:00 am.

Join Ms. Jenny on Zoom for a fun and educational storytime!  We will share stories, songs, and action rhymes.  If we have a day of amazing weather we may choose to meet in person outside the library, but plan to meet via Zoom.  Recommended for all ages, but especially our toddler friends.

Registration is required so that we can be sure that our storytimes do not become overcrowded.  Please provide an email address so that  can securely send you the link to the Zoom meeting.  When you register, you are signing up for the entire five-week session.

Not able to participate live?  Each session of this storytime will be recorded and posted on our Facebook page so that anyone can watch and enjoy the stories.  These storytime videos will remain available for one week and then be removed.

Be sure to also record your participation on the Early Learning Express Challenge on Beanstack!

 

Online Skills Lab
Fridays at 10:00 am

Join Ms. JoLynne or Ms. Andrea via Zoom for a quick story or two and some ideas for fun ways to grow school-readiness skills at home.  Parents and caregivers are a child’s first and most important teachers, and the Pewaukee Public Library is here to help you succeed.  Best for ages 3 and up.

Registration with an email address is required so that we can securely send you the link to each week’s Zoom meeting.  When you register, you are signing up for the entire five-week session.

Not able to participate live?  Each session of this storytime will be recorded and posted on our Facebook page so that anyone can watch and enjoy the stories.  These storytime videos will remain available for one week and then be removed.

Be sure to also record your participation on the Early Learning Express Challenge on Beanstack!