Programs for Youth

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Grab the latest fun “Take & Make” project to make at home…everything but basic supplies (like glue, scissors, tape) is provided along with complete instructions to create something cool.

Knutson Memorial Library has a variety of learning tools for kids, including reading games, STEAM activities, math toys, and more for all ages! Ask library staff for more information!

New Items for Kids and Teens

Kids Summer Reading Program



The program is for Toddler – 5th Grade and runs from June 12th to August 18th.

You can win prizes just by checking out books this summer! Fill out a log sheet with the books you read this summer and earn prize tickets to put in the end-of-summer drawing. You could win a cool prize as a reward for reading. But the best prize will be the fun stories you read!

Check out the fun drop-in activities that will be happening in the library this summer. You’ll be SO glad you did!

Preschool Storytime 




Storytime continues every Friday! We welcome children from 18 months to age 5, and sometimes older (or younger) ones, too.


We encourage you to allow enough time for your children to explore the toys available, play with the other children, & of course select books to take home. 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten



The goal is to read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your little one starts kindergarten. Sign up, get a book bag and record sheet to begin, then earn rewards along the way.


Why should you participate? Reading together creates a great bond with your child, it develops your child’s love of reading and gets them ready to read, and instills a love of books in your child. This program is for children from birth to age 5 not yet in kindergarten.

Research Tools for Youth & Students


BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library. Here you can find everything from videos to newspapers, author interviews, encyclopedias, and more!

Click here for instructions on how to access BadgerLink at home:


Encyclopedia entries, videos, images, dictionary entries, and more. Appropriate for researchers of all ages.

PBS Wisconsin Education

Videos, interactive resources, Wisconsin biographies, and more!

Novelist K-8

Children’s fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more

BadgerLink (By Grade Level)

Making and STEM Resources

CoBuild At Home

The CoBuild website and Facebook group offers a wealth of online maker activities. All ages.

The Community Science Workshop Network

This resource is low in technology, but high in engagement and reliability. All the projects can be made with low cost or recycled materials. Upper elementary through middle school.

Science Friday

Everything from “The Many Types of Mucus” to a “Fossilize Me” card game is available here. Key vocabulary words are bolded, and the clear instructions are written with students in mind. Upper elementary and up.


Microsoft’s MakeCode program includes both physical computing with the Micro Bit and virtual coding and app development. Easy to use with limitless possibilities, it’s a great block coding interface. It even has Minecraft coding! Upper elementary through middle school.


Now in partnership with Harvard Graduate School of Education, the site includes an archive of activities for Scratch that includes 323 math activities, 302 visual arts ones, plus examples and stories to help build classroom community and support curricular content. Elementary through middle school.

Learn computer science at home. Limited internet and smart phone options too. Elementary through high school.

Recommended Free Language Learning Resources For Kids

Duolingo ABC (Free for Android/iOS)  

Designed by education experts to help your child learn to read English – 100% free! 



This site from the British Council has games, stories, and videos to help native speakers of Chinese, Arabic, Russian, French and Spanish learn English. The site includes resources for parents and teachers. 


PBS Kids Wisconsin  

Oh Noah!, (formerly known as Noah Comprende) is designed to teach Spanish to children ages six to eight through animated videos with embedded games that help build vocabulary. In each video, a misunderstanding launches a comic misadventure. 


Cambridge English 

Hmong Language Classes (Hmoob Cultural and Community Agency, La Crosse)