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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an easy, do it yourself program that is designed to get families reading to their children from infancy on. Read to your child every day and before you know it you will have read 1000 books – or more! 1 book per day for three years is 1,095 books! 2 books per day takes about 1.5 years! Read more »


Story Time @ the Library

Preschool Story Time for ages 2-5 on Thursdays at 10:30 am ~ no registration required.

Story Hour is scheduled for most Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. in October, November, January, February, April, May, July and August and is held in the meeting room at the library.

Contact the library @ 920-596-2252 for details.

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Babygarten @ the Library

Babygarten @ the LibraryBabygarten™ is much more than a playgroup!

Infants and children under 2-years of age and their caregivers will share nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays, bounces and books. The session always concludes with a free play period. Call the library for details at 920-596-2252. Read more »

Adult Book Club

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sturm Memorial Library's Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at 4pm to discuss The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan.  Read more »

Lego Club

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Join us for Creativity and imagination in action! Work individually or in teams to create this month's challenge. We will have a new theme every month that will be revealed at the program. Please do not bring your own legos. This program is for ages 7-12. Call the library for details at (920)596-2252.

Trick or Treat

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Trick or Treat is Friday night from 5pm to 7pm and we'll be out on the porch passing out treats and taking photos of all the visitors. Be sure to stop by and entertain us with your costumes. The lobby will be open for those people who need to use the bathrooms, get a drink or warm up. We'll see you Friday night!

On the Waterfront

All Hallows' Eve

Library staff is getting ready to celebrate Halloween and it's going to be a days long celebration at that. Starting tonight we'll be at Waupaca County Industries adding fun and mayhem to the Halloween party there for some area families. The Library is collaborating on this program with Waupaca County Healthy Start and the Waupaca Area Public Library. This promises to be a good time and we're excited about seeing new and familiar faces.

Thursday the Library will be rocking with costumed preschoolers and their families keeping the ghosts and goblins away. Story Time and Babygarten are going to be one big party this week with music, games and of course the library version of Trick or Treat. All families are welcome to attend and costumes and treat sharing is encouraged.

And finally, on Friday evening, your "in disguise" librarians will be out on the front porch passing out treats to all the families that stop by during the annual Trick or Treat event. Last year we served up the yummy goods to close to 100 people and we'd like to see that number smashed this year. The pumpkins will be out, the lights will be on and we'll be taking photos for our Facebook page so be sure to stop by. We love that the city of Manawa has Trick or Treat on Halloween evening - when else would it be? Who doesn't like being outside in costume when day turns to night, the fallen leaves rustle and swirl in the wind and the cool night air keeps us from getting too tired? Trick or Treat on Halloween evening observes a decades long tradition and is safe and enjoyable when a community is out and about joining in the fun. We'll see you Friday night!