Sturm Memorial Library • 130 North Bridge Street, Manawa, WI 54949 • (920) 596-2252 | Contact Us

Welcome to the Kids Page!

The kid's page is where you'll find information about programs and activities for children from newborns to tweens. We strive to provide a variety of activities to promote early literacy and support learning.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 3:15pm

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.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:30am
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:30am
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 10:30am
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:30am
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 10:30am
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 10:30am
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 10:30am
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 10:30am
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:30am
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 10:30am
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:30am
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 10:30am
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:30am
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 10:30am
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:30am
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 10:30am
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 10:30am
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:30am

Cultivate a love of reading in your child early on!

Join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, and fun. Stay and play after the program – this is a great opportunity to meet other families in the area and enjoy the library!

Every other Wednesday
Best suited for ages 5 and under

Come to one session or come to all. No registration required.
For more information call the library at 920.596.2252

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us on Friday March 15th at 3:30pm for some traditional Irish dancing with Kinsella Irish Dance. This dance troupe is back by popular demand after their commanding performance last year. This year we'll have a nice wood floor for the perfomance so that the talented toe tapping going on can be fully enjoyed! And of course, we're excited to host Kinsella Irish Dance because Joelly Mursau of Manawa is part of the troupe. Seating limited so get here early!

Logo for Read Aloud 15 Minutes

15 minutes of reading aloud each day can change the face of education in this country. Learn more about this National Campaign.

  • Reading aloud is the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning.
  • Nationally, 37% of children arrive in kindergarten without the skills necessary to begin their learning journey.
  • If a child is not reading at grade level by the end of the first grade, then there is an 88% probability the child will not be reading at grade level by the end of the fourth grade.
  • Even in higher income households, nearly 40% of families do not read aloud every day.
  • More than half the children in this country 13 million children will not hear a bedtime story tonight.