Programs and Services for Children

We are committed to helping our community grow young readers. See below for our offerings to support your child’s reading journey. Each activity has both in-library and at-home components. Our calendar and flyer for the current programs is at the bottom of this page for viewing or download. Also explore our services and resources tabs for book lists, information on electronic resources, homeschooling, and more. Visit the Virtual Programs page for links to story times, breakout games, and more for parents and children. We also provide outreach to day cares and other programs that serve children in our area.

Outdoor Story Time

Early Literacy Story Times

 Our library offers story time year round either in-person or virtually. Story Time includes rhymes, songs, baby bounces, musical instruments, puppets, movement, and, of course, stories! Families are encouraged to stay after story time for social play and hands-on activities.

In addition to story time, we encourage families to sign up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program which provides encouragement for reading aloud at home to create both loving and learning bonds with your child. It also helps build your child’s home library because they earn free books along the journey. You can do the program with paper logs by stopping by the library and picking up our 1KBK packet.

You can also participate in the program electronically through Beanstack.

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Seasonal Learning Quests and Reading Challenges

Making connections is an important part of developing curiosity and deepening the learning experience.  To help encourage this we provide seasonal learning quests 4 times each year. In the summer we offer multiple quests where children can earn book bucks to “buy” books at the end of the summer.

This summer our theme is Oceans of Possibilities and we will have 6 different Quests.

Registration is not required for most of the quests, and for the ones that do, you register through Beanstack. 

We also create other reading challenges for all ages throughout the year. Visit our library Beanstack site antigopl.beanstack.org or download the app for more information about the challenges currently available.

Children playing with magnet tiles

Hands-On Learning Activities

The library has hands-on activities available during all open hours. These activities include arts and crafts, building blocks, puzzles, games and educational computers.

Some of the activities stay out in the public area and others need to be requested. We have a notebook on our reading castle with listings of all the activities available. This list is continually growing and we change the arts and crafts activities seasonally. 

We also offer scavenger hunts throughout the year that are available during all open hours during a given month. 

For fun and learning at home, we offer Take and Make art and science activities.

Quaran Team! Puppet Show

Book Bundles

Request a bundle of Children’s or Teen books. APL librarians will choose books for you based on what you like. Questions? Call 715-623-3724

Ms. Ada at the new story walk

Story Walks

Story Walks are picture books that are taken apart and displayed on signs along a trail allowing for reading, movement and enjoyment of nature.

We have two story walks on the Spring Brook Trail. The first begins at Hudson Street and continues to the Butterfly Garden. The second walk is along the chain link fence near the fairground and begins at the North Avenue entrance.  These walks are changed seasonally.

The library provides activities that connect to these walks through our Seasonal Learning Quests as a way to extend the learning at home.

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Antigo Public Library, Main
617 Clermont St.
Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-623-3724
Fax: 715-627-2317