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We’re busy as beavers preparing for our next collection of fun programs!

Check back here to learn about our program offerings for Fall.

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Storyline Online

CELEBRITY STORYTIME

Storyline Online features celebrities reading a variety of wonderful children’s books.

Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Andrea's Pick

The Cousins
by Karen McManus:

If you love mysteries you won’t be disappointed. Mildred Story disinherited her children in a letter stating: “You know what you did”. Years later she has invited her grandchildren to work at her island resort. As the story unravels dark, hidden family secrets and lies begin to surface. What happened all those years ago? Will the truth finally be revealed? Be prepared for an epic twist toward the end.

Andrea's Pick

The Bruce Swap
by Ryan T. Higgins:

Grumpy Bruce the bear is back in this hilarious story about how much fun is too much? The mice want Bruce to say “YES” to more fun. The geese are always hungry and just want more sandwiches. One day all their wishes come true, Bruce says “YES” to fun and has a basket of sandwiches! Except it’s not Bruce, it’s his cousin Kevin. No one knows Bruce has left and gone fishing. Soon they realize that sometimes too much fun can have consequences. Find out what happens when Kevin leaves and Bruce comes home.

Activity Bags

Check back here to find out when we have activity bags available.

Family Activity Bags are a collaborative initiative between the Library, Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital, Fit Families, Healthy Minds Coalition-Lincoln County, and UWEX.

What's New?
  • STEAM to Go! Kits:   These kits are bagged collections of books and interactive STEAM resources of various themes.  Your children will have so much fun, they won’t even realize how much they are learning in the process.  Win-win!
  • Read-Alongs:  You and your child can now experience a book with the read-along audio built into the book.  Easy for kids to play, listen and learn.
Teacher/DayCare Resources
  • Book Bags:  Need some materials for the classroom?  You are able to request custom collections of materials for varying themes and appropriate age groups.  Call the Library at: ph#715-536-7191 and ask for the Youth Services Dept.
Programs

Programs

We’re busy as beavers preparing for our next collection of fun programs!

Check back here to learn about our program offerings for Fall.

Storyline Online

CELEBRITY STORYTIME

Storyline Online features celebrities reading
a variety of wonderful children’s books.

Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Andrea's Pick

The Cousins
by Karen McManus:

If you love mysteries you won’t be disappointed. Mildred Story disinherited her children in a letter stating: “You know what you did”. Years later she has invited her grandchildren to work at her island resort. As the story unravels dark, hidden family secrets and lies begin to surface. What happened all those years ago? Will the truth finally be revealed? Be prepared for an epic twist toward the end.

Andrea's Pick

The Bruce Swap
by Ryan T. Higgins:

Grumpy Bruce the bear is back in this hilarious story about how much fun is too much? The mice want Bruce to say “YES” to more fun. The geese are always hungry and just want more sandwiches. One day all their wishes come true, Bruce says “YES” to fun and has a basket of sandwiches! Except it’s not Bruce, it’s his cousin Kevin. No one knows Bruce has left and gone fishing. Soon they realize that sometimes too much fun can have consequences. Find out what happens when Kevin leaves and Bruce comes home.

Activity Bags

Check back here to find out when we have activity bags available.

Family Activity Bags are a collaborative initiative between the Library, Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital, Fit Families, Healthy Minds Coalition-Lincoln County, and UWEX.

What's New?
  • STEAM to Go! Kits:   These kits are bagged collections of books and interactive STEAM resources of various themes.  Your children will have so much fun, they won’t even realize how much they are learning in the process.  Win-win!
  • Read-Alongs:  You and your child can now experience a book with the read-along audio built into the book.  Easy for kids to play, listen and learn.
Teacher/DayCare Resources
  • Book Bags:  Need some materials for the classroom?  You are able to request custom collections of materials for varying themes and appropriate age groups.  Call the Library at: ph#715-536-7191 and ask for the Youth Services Dept.
Little Bluebirds Club

Little Bluebirds Club

Parents, join
LITTLE BLUEBIRDS CLUB
with your children.

Have fun developing
early literacy skills
to prepare your children,
birth to 4-years old,
for kindergarten.

Earn FREE books
as your child participates!

More Information about Little Bluebirds club

Welcome to our Little Bluebirds Club!

This free program provides the opportunity to engage in activities with your child to help early literacy development and school readiness before he or she enters kindergarten.  It is shown that children with well developed early literacy skills have greater success learning to read and generally have greater success throughout their school years.

The foundation of this program consists of five categories: Read, Play, Talk, Write, Sing.  You and your child will complete activities of your choosing in these categories.  Something as simple as singing your favorite song in the car counts as an activity completed.
Let’s get started!

  • Each time you complete an activity in a set category fill in your circle.
  • Once you have all of your circles in all five categories filled in bring your sheet to library.
    • Your child will receive a free book for each completed sheet.
    • Collect your next sheet for your next set of 50 activities.
  • After finishing all 10 sheets your child will receive a special certificate and a book.  By the end of the program your child will have received 11 books.

The end date for this program is when your child enters kindergarten, so please don’t feel rushed.  Have fun and enjoy all of the wonderful experiences you and your child will have together.

Little Bluebirds Club

Little Bluebirds Club

Little Bluebirds Club Logo

Parents, join
LITTLE BLUEBIRDS CLUB
with your children.

Have fun developing
early literacy skills
to prepare your children,
birth to 4-years old,
for kindergarten.

Earn FREE books
as your child participates!

Details

Welcome to our Little Bluebirds Club!
This free program provides the opportunity to engage in activities with your child to help early literacy development and school readiness before he or she enters kindergarten.  It is shown that children with well developed early literacy skills have greater success learning to read and generally have greater success throughout their school years.

The foundation of this program consists of five categories: Read, Play, Talk, Write, Sing.  You and your child will complete activities of your choosing in these categories.  Something as simple as singing your favorite song in the car counts as an activity completed.
Let’s get started!

  • Each time you complete an activity in a set category fill in your circle.
  • Once you have all of your circles in all five categories filled in bring your sheet to library.
    • Your child will receive a free book for each completed sheet.
    • Collect your next sheet for your next set of 50 activities.
  • After finishing all 10 sheets your child will receive a special certificate and a book.  By the end of the program your child will have received 11 books.

The end date for this program is when your child enters kindergarten, so please don’t feel rushed.  Have fun and enjoy all of the wonderful experiences you and your child will have together.

Literacy Adventure Park

Literacy Adventure Park

The Literacy Adventure Park offers opportunities for themed dramatic play activities that promote early literacy skills.  While all play promotes early childhood development, dramatic play has been shown to foster language and literacy development best.

Details

Welcome to the Little Bluebirds Literacy Adventure Park!  The Park is open to youth ages 3 – 7, with their adult, by reservation.  Call the Library and ask for Andrea:
ph# 715-536-7191.

While you play, we invite you to:

  • Use the objects and props provided to play pretend. Talk with your child about what the objects are and how they are used.  Discuss what you are doing. Notice and read print provided in the space.
  • Have fun playing multiple roles. Take turns or play multiple roles at once.  Let your child share their knowledge and share new information with them.
  • Develop a story or scenario for your play: discuss and negotiate what will need to happen. Encourage your child to make up a new scenario and use the objects provided in new or inventive ways.
  • Take advantage of the writing opportunities provided.
  • Read several of the books in the reading corner to reaffirm and enhance future play.

Coming Soon!

Let’s Play
Veterinarian

Check back here to see current/upcoming dramatic play themes!

Literacy Adventure Park

Literacy Adventure Park

The Literacy Adventure Park offers opportunities for themed dramatic play activities that promote early literacy skills.  While all play promotes early childhood development, dramatic play has been shown to foster language and literacy development best.

Details

Welcome to the Little Bluebirds Literacy Adventure Park!  The Park is open to youth ages 3 – 7, with their adult, by reservation.  Call the Library and ask for Andrea:
ph# 715-536-7191.  

While you play, we invite you to:

  • Use the objects and props provided to play pretend. Talk with your child about what the objects are and how they are used.  Discuss what you are doing. Notice and read print provided in the space.
  • Have fun playing multiple roles. Take turns or play multiple roles at once.  Let your child share their knowledge and share new information with them.
  • Develop a story or scenario for your play: discuss and negotiate what will need to happen. Encourage your child to make up a new scenario and use the objects provided in new or inventive ways.
  • Take advantage of the writing opportunities provided.
  • Read several of the books in the reading corner to reaffirm and enhance future play.

Coming Soon!

Let’s Play
Veterinarian

Child with stethoscope on plush dog

Check back here to see current/upcoming
dramatic play themes!

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Photo Gallery

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T.B. Scott Free Library
106 West First Street
Merrill, WI 54452

Telephone (715) 536 - 7191

Fax (715) 536 - 1705

Monday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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