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Letter to Students and their Families
Programs

Programs

Family Storytime

Join Miss Andrea or Miss Tena for storytime on Facebook Live. Continue to build early literacy skills through interactive stories, songs, and rhymes.

Miss Andrea and Miss Tena
Storyline Online

CELEBRITY STORYTIME

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

Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Tena's Pick

Clarice the Brave
by Lisa McMann:

Clarice the mouse and her brother Charles are on an epic journey across the ocean. They were taught to be careful—as all mice are—but caution is no match for the sea, which took their mother, and it is certainly no match for Special Lady, the horrid cat who ate their sister. Now the siblings hide in their pantry crate, knowing every move they make could be their last. Being careful may have saved them in the past, but now Clarice and Charles will need to grow bold if they are to survive.

Andrea's Pick

Amelia Unabridged
by Ashley Schumacher:

Best friends, Amelia and Jenna, share a passion for books, especially the Orman Chronicles, written by the young author Nolan Endsley. While attending a literary festival after graduation Jenna meets the author during a chance encounter. Amelia is angry at this missed opportunity which creates turmoil in their friendship. Soon after Jenna is killed in a car accident, leaving Amelia and Jenna’s family devastated. When a mysterious, rare edition of the Orman Chronicles is sent to Amelia, she is convinced it somehow came from Jenna. She is determined to track down the source of the book which leads her to a small, yet delightful bookstore in Michigan. To her shock she finds herself face to face with Nolan Endsley. Having both endured trauma and loss, Amelia and Nolan feel an immediate connection and begin to help each other heal.

Tena's Pick

Cold Turkey
by Corey Rosen Schwartz:

This absurd and heartwarming tale is a about a generous turkey who shares his
warm clothes with each of his barnyard friends. But once he’s down to just his birthday suit, what’s a cold turkey to do? (Not to worry—his friends will have him toasty again in no time!)

Activity Bags

Activity bags are available!

Stop in to pickup your preschool age activity bag.  Call 715-536-7191 to reserve your bag today.  Curbside pickup is available.

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.

Trending

Trending

Letter to Students and their Families
Programs

Programs

Family Storytime

Join Miss Andrea or Miss Tena for storytime on Facebook Live. Continue to build early literacy skills through interactive stories, songs, and rhymes.

Miss Andrea and Miss Tena
Storyline Online

CELEBRITY STORYTIME

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

Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Tena's Pick

Clarice the Brave
by Lisa McMann:

Clarice the mouse and her brother Charles are on an epic journey across the ocean. They were taught to be careful—as all mice are—but caution is no match for the sea, which took their mother, and it is certainly no match for Special Lady, the horrid cat who ate their sister. Now the siblings hide in their pantry crate, knowing every move they make could be their last. Being careful may have saved them in the past, but now Clarice and Charles will need to grow bold if they are to survive.

Andrea's Pick

Amelia Unabridged
by Ashley Schumacher:

Best friends, Amelia and Jenna, share a passion for books, especially the Orman Chronicles, written by the young author Nolan Endsley. While attending a literary festival after graduation Jenna meets the author during a chance encounter. Amelia is angry at this missed opportunity which creates turmoil in their friendship. Soon after Jenna is killed in a car accident, leaving Amelia and Jenna’s family devastated. When a mysterious, rare edition of the Orman Chronicles is sent to Amelia, she is convinced it somehow came from Jenna. She is determined to track down the source of the book which leads her to a small, yet delightful bookstore in Michigan. To her shock she finds herself face to face with Nolan Endsley. Having both endured trauma and loss, Amelia and Nolan feel an immediate connection and begin to help each other heal.

Tena's Pick

Cold Turkey
by Corey Rosen Schwartz:

This absurd and heartwarming tale is a about a generous turkey who shares his warm clothes with each of his barnyard friends. But once he’s down to just his birthday suit, what’s a cold turkey to do? (Not to worry—his friends will have him toasty again in no time!)

Activity Bags

Activity bags are available!

Stop in to pickup your preschool age activity bag.  Call 715-536-7191 to reserve your bag today.  Curbside pickup is available.

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!

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

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Photo Gallery

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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