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Fun for Kids at KPL

September 24, 2020 at 11:08 AM by Brandi Cummings


We know that it can be hard for our youngest guests to adjust to all the changes they are facing. So Miss Heather put together this list highlighting some of the great resources and services available for kids at Kenosha Public Library right now. 

What services can you and your children take advantage of through the Kenosha Public Library in the era of COVID-19?
  • Mystery Bags (aka “Bags of 10”)
    Allow the experts in Youth & Family Services to customize a selection of books, audiobooks, movies, music, and/or developmental toys based on your child’s age, reading level, and interests. Do you have a struggling reader? A young child with a high reading level? An auditory learner? A child who prefers hands-on learning? We can pull together anything you need. Call 262-564-6150 or email refdesk@mykpl.info with your library card number and what you’d like for your child.

  • KPL Kids To Go Boxes
    At 9:00 am most Saturdays from September-December,  a limited number of “to go” boxes will be made available on a pre-registration basis. On alternating weeks, there are boxes for ages 0-5 and ages 12-19, and ages 5-12 and families. These boxes offer fun projects and activities for each age group. Registration for each box opens a week before the first available pickup date. See the events calendar on www.mykpl.info/events or call 262-564-6150 for more information.

  • To Go Crafts 
    Missing the craft table? We are, too. That’s why we have convenient “to go” crafts available at all KPL branches. Each week will feature a fun new craft for you to assemble safely at home. Request one at the children’s desk, or ask for one to be included with your Curbside order. 

  • Virtual Storytimes 
    Join us on Facebook Live for 15 minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes with your favorite storytellers!

      Toddler Storytime: 10:30 am Monday & Thursday

      Preschool Storytime: 10:30 am Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

      Family Storytime: 6:30 pm Wednesday 

      Preschool Play & Rhyme With Me: 11:00 am Friday

  • KPL Book Break 
    Call 262-564-6123 to hear a children’s story read aloud any time of day! There will be a new story to hear every day, Monday-Friday after 10:00 am (holidays excluded).
     
  • Virtual Programs 
    Join us on Zoom for fun programs, like Pokémon Club, Graphic Novel Book Club, Family Reading Club, and more. Pre-registration is required to receive a link to the program.
     
  • BrainFuse 
    Does your child need homework help? BrainFuse to the rescue! BrainFuse has live tutors available from 1:00-10:00 pm. Sign up for a BrainFuse account with your KPL library card and PIN.
     
  • Developmental Collection
    What can’t you check out for your child with your library card? Our developmental collection has hundreds of items, like sensory backpacks, LaunchPads pre-loaded with educational apps, puzzles, games, science kits, flashcards, musical instruments, puppets, robots, storytime to go kits, and even a soft & cozy ball pit for babies and toddlers. Yes, you read that right: a baby ball pit. We know—it’s our favorite thing, too. 
     
  • Ongoing Reading Programs
    Read books, get prizes! Join 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten to boost early literacy skills, or Open Books, Open Minds for children ages 5 and up. You can sign up and receive a physical log in person, or you can participate virtually at mykpl.beanstack.org

 

You can also come in to use our computers or WiFi access, browse the collection, study, or just chat with one of the friendly members of our Youth & Family Services team. We can’t wait to see you and help you find anything you need!