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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 Time 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 »

Lego Lab

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 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.

Culver's Coloring Coloring Contest

National Library Week is April 12-18 and Culvers is helping us celebrate! Read more »


Friday, April 17, 2015 - 9:30am - 10:30am

BBs 3rd Friday! Our next Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure screening is Friday April 17th from 9:30 to 10:30am. Bev from the Manawa Community Nursing Center will offer free screenings and then you can enjoy a light breakfast and conversation afterwards Read more »

People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sturm Memorial Library will be celebrating Earth Day Wednesday April 22nd with author Ron Bruch. Bruch co-authored People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish and he will present an engaging program on the history and present status of Wisconsin's most famous fish. The presentation will begin at 6:30pm. Read more »

On the Waterfront

People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

It's always a big night here at the Library when we host an author. We are very excited to be hosting Ron Bruch on Wednesday April 22, 2015 (Earth Day!) at 6:30 p.m. Bruch is a co-author of the big and beautiful book People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish. This book made a splash (pun intended - if you've ever seen a Sturgeon leap out of the water and splash back down again you won't soon forget it) when it was published and Bruch has made many appearances since then presenting an engaging program on the history of Sturgeon and of Wisconsin's involvement with this big, incredible fish. The sub-title says it all - Wisconsin does have a love affair with Sturgeon and the state was an early leader in making sure this fish did not go extinct. Manawa has its own love of Sturgeon as well, because the rocks down by the dam that is right outside the Library's door are one of the few spots in the state where the fish spawn each year. Read more »