Youth Services “Librarian”
Wina Mortenson is our Youth Services coordinator. Wina has lived in Galesville since December of 2004, and began working at the library in July of 2006. She moved into the Youth Services position in September of 2007.
The Galesville Public Library offers Storytime on Fridays at 10:15 a.m. during the school year. Storytime is intended for children aged 3 to 5, and their families or care providers. We have lots of fun at Storytime; reading books, singing songs, doing fingerplays, and making art projects. Sometimes we even have a treat! Storytime is a great help with brain development and getting ready to read.
When there is no school (a release day) on a Friday, then we invite older children to join us for a special Storytime called Library Time! Library Time is intended for children age 3 to 3rd grade, and their families or care providers. Older children are certainly welcome. Children 5 and under should have an adult or older sibling to accompany them. We usually have a special party or extra-cool Storytime for these days.
We have a “Fishing For Fun” backpack at our library! The Galesville Trout Club provided the entire funding for this backpack full of enjoyment. The backpack has an aquatic theme with hands-on activities relating to fishing, freshwater mussels, aquatic invertebrates, and just spending time near water bodies. This backpack can be checked out for 3 weeks, just like a book! The backpack includes: Telescopic fishing pole, tackle box and tackle, fish identification cards, maps for fishing spots, fishing guide, aquatic invertebrate nets, invertebrate collection tips, magnifying glasses, mussel shells, mussel identification book, Russell the Mussel book, scavenger hunts, Secchi disk, natural resources journal, plus much more! To check this item out, ask at the front desk.
Fishing for Fun backpacks, available at many areas libraries, are provided, assembled and maintained by The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Friends of the Upper Mississippi Fishery Service.
Summer Library Program
Every summer we have a great SLP program for kids ages 4-11 and their families/caregivers on Tuesdays in July. There is also a finale party in August. It’s great to read over the summer, and SLP makes it even more fun! Volunteers for SLP are always needed and appreciated. If you are an adult or a child who has completed 6th grade or older, please ask a library staff person about how to help out! Click here to go to the SLP page.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Sharing books and stories is so important to your child’s brain development, and children who are read to at an early age are more successful in school. Join in to our “1,000 Books” program, to reach this very achievable goal in a fun way! Click here to go the the 1,000 Books B4 K page.