School Age Children and Families

Holiday Family Event - All Ages Welcome! / Thursday, December 12, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This annual event has something for everyone! Start off the evening learning how to make holiday crafts. We provide the supplies and instructions, you provide the energy and imagination! Then at 7:00 there will be an encore performance of “Ebenezer Duke,” an original musical re-telling of “A Christmas Carol” with musician Duke Otherwise.This is an interactive performance with audience members taking on roles as needed. Ask someone who saw it last year how much fun they had! As always, refreshments will be served. Pick up your free tickets at the library.

Monthly Lego Club / Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Join us after school on one Thursday per month to build with Legos. The library will provide Legos to use (please don't bring any from home), and a theme for the day to guide your creative building. This is a drop-in program (no registration required), but everyone should help clean up. Recommended for grades K-5.

Program Dates

  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 12
  • April 9

Trinity Irish Dancers / Saturday, March 14, 10:00 a.m.

This local dance group will put on a free program showcasing young dancers of all ages. A short dance lesson for kids will follow.  No registration required.  More information available soon.

Therapy Pet Reading Program

The Elm Grove Library will be sponsoring a therapy pet program this fall for students in grades 1-5 who would like extra practice reading aloud. Students may sign up for one 25-minute session per month with a cat or dog. Our pet volunteers are experienced and certified therapy animals so they are calm friendly, and good listeners! Registration required.

Program Dates

  • Mojo from the Elmbrook Humane Society (dog): Saturdays, October 12, November 2 and December 14 at 10:00, 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. 
  • Clover (dog): Thursdays, October 24 and December 5 at 4:15 or 4:45 p.m.

National Library Week / April 19-25

Test your observation skills with another "I Spy" display in the library. Also, on Friday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m., join us for a fun musical performance by David Landau (especially recommended for kids ages 3-7).

Need an introduction to the library?

Students who would like to learn how to make the best use of library resources can schedule a class at a convenient time. For grades 1-3, there is a 30-minute class that includes a library tour and an explanation of available materials and how to find them. For older students, there is an additional 30-minute class to introduce them to the research databases provided by the library. Recommended especially for home school students. Classes will be scheduled on an as-needed basis, so contact Sue Daniels, Youth Services Librarian, for more information.

Click here for teen volunteer opportunities!

To register for youth programs, call the Elm Grove Library at 262-782-6717 or stop by the service desk. For more information, contact Sue Daniels, Youth Services Librarian.