Children’s Programs

View the full program calendar including special events. 

2020 Summer Reading Program

The Spring Valley Public Library’s 2020 Summer Reading Program is designed to engage all age groups in exploring books and activities. The program is free and there are no fees for any of the events or activities. There are three age groups: Read-to-Me’s (Children still learning to read), Independent Readers (Grade-schoolers tackling chapter books) and Teens (Students entering 7th grade or higher).

As you read books and engage in the activities, you are eligible to win badges and points. For each reading program there is a reading challenge in addition to complimentary activities including fairy tale themed take-home STEM kits, story unscrambles, coloring sheets, writing prompts, scavenger hunts and more. Readers earn tickets to allocate toward prizes for passing program milestones.

The best way to track your progress is through the Beanstack app or web site. Beginning June 8, 2020, you can start recording your reading time and participate in the activities, located exclusively in Beanstack. If you created an account in previous years, you can use the same account. Go to the “Summer Reading Program” page on this site to learn more. The page can be located by clicking on the “Summer Reading Program” at the top right of the website. 


Story Time

Tuesdays at 10:30am
Open to all ages and FREE!

Story Time Schedule:

Story Time is CANCELED until further notice due to precautions with COVID-19. When story time is resumed the new schedule will appear here. 

If you have any concerns please contact the library director by 715-778-4590 or email:



1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

A program to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.

Log the books you read with your child for rewards!

Sign up at the library or click the button below and pick up a reading log folder upon your next visit to the library!

Family Film and Book Club

The Family Film and Book Club meets every first Saturday at 1pm to watch a film based on a book the children have read prior to the film showing. Copies of the selected book are always available for check out at the library. After the film showing the differences between the book and film are discussed. This is a free program and open to families to do together or children grades 2-5.