Supporting Virtual Learning

How can the library help caregivers with at home learning?
Does your child need reading materials appropriate for their reading level? 
Call 236-5208 to request books or speak to a librarian about reading materials that are appropriate for your child’s reading level. Place your holds and pick up materials using curbside service.

Educators and mental health experts agree that some sense of routine will help ease anxiety for parents, caregivers and kids. Once assignments are completed, how do you keep kids' minds and bodies engaged in healthy and positive ways? Kids can be encouraged to tap into their natural curiosity with self-directed or semi-self-directed activities. Checking in with your kids while walking, cooking or reading allows you to gauge where your children are at mentally. 
(Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health Feelings Thermometer)

Additional tips:

  • Place reading materials in a designated spot where kids can easily access them whenever they are bored or need some fresh inspiration. 
  • The library is offering Monster Yarns Story Kits to ignite kids' creativity. These school-aged kits, picked up via curbside service, are yours to keep. Each one is packed with seasonal activities, crafts, games and a free seasonal book to keep kids’ minds and imaginations active. Call 236-5208 to reserve your kit.
  • Check out these other programs and services for more ideas to use during “brain breaks” and free time.