Baldwin Public Library

400 Cedar Street • P.O. Box 475 • Baldwin, WI 54002-0475 • (715) 684-3813



Special activity for teens - Wed. Aug 6th at 6:30pm:  


Final session for all kids on Wed. Aug. 6th at 10:30am - fun activities, snow cone machine, and prizes!


Summer Reading

      All summer long -Get your child's Reading Activities sheet, with different fun ways they can choose to read.  Get 4 in a row done and bring it back to win a small prize and be entered for bigger prizes at the end of the year!   Or, choose to just keep track of your reading minutes per week instead.    Every Tuesday there will be a new activities sheet or reading log on the table in the library, and possibly a craft or game or guessing project too.     We hope these weekly visits will keep reading fun all summer long so your kids go back to school with NO SUMMER BRAIN DRAIN.   (You don't have to come every week, it's up to you.)

Also, check out our schedule of special programs and guest performers.   This year's theme is "Fizz! Boom! Read!"  to encourage kids to explore fun science projects and science-related reading, keeping them up with the Common Core standards in school, and the emphasis on STEM skills.    Among the programs scheduled are a workshop on making your own air-powered rocket, Rad Zoo reptiles, and fun chemistry experiments.  There will be a Family Fun time and picnic, ice cream night, and lots of storytimes.   Please join us as much as you can!



1000 Books before Kindergarten
The library has a new program this year called 1000 Books B4K.  Join this nationwide movement to promote early literacy by reading regularly to your baby or toddler. Research shows that it’s never too early to start them loving books and it benefits them for the rest of their life.

If the goal sounds high, think of it this way::  Read 1 book a day for 3 years = 1095, read 10 books a week for 2 years = 1040, Read 3 books a day for 1 year = 1095.  Register at the library and get your tracking sheets and more information.   Reading a same favorite book counts!  So does Storytime!

When you read a book with your child, color in a circle on the balloon chart.  After every 100 sheet is filled, bring it to the library and a balloon with your child’s name will go up on our blue sky chart.  Prizes will be given at various intervals, but the best prize is a better life for your child!   Info: 715-684-3813.


Storytime:  Strengthen your child’s early literacy skills, and just have fun!   (Note: If BW schools are cancelled due to weather, there will be no Storytime.  If school is delayed two hours on a Tuesday, there will still be the Toddler class at 10:30 and the evening class at 6:30pm.)

School-year Storytime at Baldwin Library will resume in Sept. of 2014 -  for Pre-school,  Toddlers, and Lap-sit.   You can sign your child up now at the front desk in the library or call us at 684-3813.
Classes are at different times depending on the child’s age.   The pre-school classes are for children ages 3-5, involving stories, songs, crafts, plays, etc. for about 45 minutes (with no parent in the room). The sessions are offered at 9:30 am or 6:30pm on Tuesdays. Younger children can attend the Lap-sit program at 9:45am (for up to age 24 months, with adult attending) or the Toddler program at 10:30am (for 2- to 3-year-olds, with adult attending). Please note: Though the library does not officially open on Tuesdays until 10:00am, the door will open at 9:30 to accommodate Storytime families.
      The Lap-sit program lasts for about 20 minutes, and is designed to introduce infants to the wonders of books and the library. A very simple story with lots of actions will be read, and children will be invited to participate if they are able in simple songs and finger plays. Children too young to participate will enjoy sitting on the parent's lap and watching and hearing the festivities. It's never too soon to expose kids to books, as considerable research shows the benefits later in their school and working years.
      The Toddler program will last about 30 minutes and involves a couple of stories, sing-along songs, puppets, and other activities designed to create a love of reading and the growth of creativity. One adult is required to be in the room and is encouraged to participate with the child as you see fit.
Parents of 2-year-olds can choose either the Lap-sit or Toddler session, depending on their child's readiness.  Parents of 3-year-olds can choose either Toddler or Pre-school depending on their child’s comfort level, whether they would be better with older or younger children, and whether they would like the parent in the room or not.
Accommodations can be made to bring younger or older children along to a particular session if a family has multiple children participating.
There is also a special Storytime for the 4K classes on the first Friday morning of each month at 10:00am.
Please call or stop in to get more information and register your child soon, as space is limited! For questions, call  Bonnie or Rebecca at 684-3813. We hope to see you here!