Category Archives: Children’s Room

1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

We’d like to congratulate Kiki Swanson, Walker Barnhart, and Ephraim Hartman on reaching their goal to read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! Each child received a Certificate of completion, sticker, and a free book upon reaching his or her goal. The parents who dedicated their time to reading to their children and giving them a boost up to Kindergarten also received a special thank you gift for building up these young readers!


Any child who lives in our service area and has not yet started kindergarten is eligible to join our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. No child is too young! In fact, we STRONGLY encourage parents to read to their children from birth. The program is easy and self-guided. Just sign up in the Children’s Department, pick up your program materials, and start reading!

Family Reading Night

Thursday, November 21 is Family Reading Night! You still have time to come in and get your family’s Family Reading Night Kit. These kits are full of great books, a DVD, coloring pages, activity sheets, treats and more! All you have to return are the books and DVD…the rest of it is yours to keep! AND if you check out a kit and email us a photo of your family reading together tonight, we’ll put the photo up on our Facebook page and website AND you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $20 Amazon gift card!

Photograph of Family Reading Night Kit

Lego Club

Calling all kids! Schmaling’s after-school LEGO CLUB is starting up again!
When: Every Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, September 6-November 22
Who: Geared toward 3rd – 8th grade students . . . but younger and older kids are welcome as well!
Every Friday, come work a series of building challenges: when you complete 5 you get a prize! The time is open – so come for a few minutes, or stay the whole time. However, the only time to complete the challenges is during the designated time, and participants will be using the library’s Legos only. Pictures may be taken of the completed challenges and some may also be put on display.