Youth News


Carol with a furry friend.

Humane Society Visit No school January 19, 2017
Carol Howard, Trempealeau County Humane Society volunteer, will be here with a live animal for you to visit! Her friend, Sheree Nelson will bring her service dog, Spencer. Let’s read together with our furry friend, learn about pets, dog safety, and the Humane Society. For 4K to 5th grade, younger siblings of these children are welcome.





It’s a Party with Galesville Royalty! No school December 8, 2017
Miss Galesville, Kaitlyn Anderson, and her 1st Attendant, Kamren Auer, put on a fun party.








The Power of Wind November 10, 2017
Adam Trunzo, UW Extension Educator, led us in cool activities that we tested with the fan!






Halloween fun! October 27, 2017
We sure enjoyed a morning of ghost stories, a project,
trick-or-treating, and a snack made by the older kids!







New section in the library!

All the fiction for grades 4-8 has been moved to its own section! Right across the aisle from the teen books, and next to the elementary section (grades 1-5). Not sure if a book is intended for your grade? All the elementary, middle grade, and teen fiction have the intended audience marked inside the cover, in the top right corner. The lexile level is there, too, if available. This should help you choose a book that’s just right for you!


SLP 2017 T-shirts

Build-Better-World-TshirtOur theme for this summer is “Build a Better World”.  You can visit the Summer Library Program page for all the details.  If you would like to have a matching T-shirt, there is an order form in the library, beginning in June.
Children’s and Adults sizes are $6, except Adult XXL and XXXL are $8.


New section in the library!

We have a new section in the library! Do you like reading graphic novels and comic books? Perhaps teen and adult superhero comics and graphic novels aren’t appropriate, though. Now you can find what you want on this special shelf just for elementary school age!




No School February 17th, 2017!

2-17-17 Beach Party

Aloha! We had lots of fun today with our Beach Party for 3yrs to 1st grade, and our Luau for 2nd to 5th grade. Some of the “beach combers” are pictured here. Thanks so much to Carol Howard for leading the Luau, and to Jeff Waller for helping out.





No School January 20th, 2017!

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Adam Trunzo was here for another program on Friday, January 20th. This time the program was called Marble Racer Madness! The kids and grown-ups used engineering skills to create their own roller coaster, and tested it with marbles!

No School December 2nd, 2016!

12-2-16 Dinosaurs with Adam Trunzo








We had a great program with Adam Trunzo, UW Extension Educator, all about dinosaurs. We got to read and learn about them, make an art project, and excavate with a tooth pick and vinegar to uncover a dino we could keep!

SLP 2016 T-shirts

kids T-shirt Our theme for this summer is “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!”  You can visit the Summer Library Program page for all the details.  If you would like to have a matching T-shirt, there is an order form in the library, beginning in June.
Children’s and Adults sizes are $6, except Adult XXL and XXXL are $8.

Storytime Fun

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We had a fun Storytime about bunnies on March 18, 2016.

No School February 19, 2016!  captain-underpants_logo

Join us at 10:15 for a Superheroes Party!  This special Storytime is a Captain Underpants Party intended for 3 years old to 5th grade! (The youngest children will have a separate Superheroes Storytime.) There will be stories, activities, a  craft, and treats! Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult or older family member.  Adults with older children are welcome to stay, if they choose.  The program should last approximately 1 hour.  Costumes welcome!

Great Halloween Party!

We sure had a fun time, with lots of people joining in to our Release Day Halloween Party on Friday, October 30, 2015.  Children ages 3 years old to 5th grade came in costume and had a good time with reading, activities, a craft project, and a snack.  We even did a little Trick-or-Treating!

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Summer Library Program T-shirt 2015

Our theme for this summer is “Every Hero Has a Story”.  You can visit the Summer Library Program page for all the details.  If you would like to have a matching T-shirt, there is an order form in the library.  Children’s and Adults sizes are $6, except Adult XXL and XXXL are $8.

Every-Hero-Has-Story-T-shirtBrad and Wina concert!

Join us at 2:00 on Saturday, April 25, 2015 for a fun show with great music!  Brad is Wina’s friend from Mpls., and they’ve been performing music for kids for at least 25 years!  They do a mixture of folk, oldies, and world music, and Brad plays lots of cool instruments. The concert is intended for ages 4 to 11, and all ages are welcome.  The cost is just a donation to the Friends of the Galesville Public Library.  You decide how much you want to give.  See you there!

4-13-13 Let Me See You Moose!

Author Night!

Come to the G-E-T middle school at 6:00 on Monday, April 20, 2015 to meet the author of Malcolm at Midnight.  W. H. Beck will speak about her experiences being an author and about her books.  Everyone is invited, and anyone aged 4K to 5th grade will receive a free book!  The 3 public libraries in our district will have a person there to greet you and tell you about their upcoming events and Summer Library Programs.  Wina will be there, for sure!  

Release Day Storytime!

On Friday, February 21, 2015 there’s no school!  Our Storytime will be a beach party with stories, fun, and a snack!  Children ages 3 years old to 3rd grade are welcome to attend.  We’ll be warm in here, though it’s cold outside.   Beach-Party

Release Day Halloween Party 2014!

Ages 3 to 11 were invited to a Halloween Party with Ms. Frizzle on Friday, October 25th, at 10:30.  There was no school for G-E-T that day!  Ms. Frizzle taught us about skeletons and bones with 3 fun activities, and then we went trick-or-treating to 3 places!  We ended with skull cupcakes that we decorated ourselves.  We had 14 kids, great costumes, and lots of fun.  Thanks to Natalee Dixon and Tom Sherwin for helping, and Michele Teichman for baking!

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Wisconsin Science Festival

The Wisconsin Science Festival 2013 was September 26 – 29, called “Curiosity Unleashed.”  We celebrated with an after school program on Friday, September 27 at 3:30 for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.  It was called Kitchen Chemistry, and was presented by Marilyn Whalen, the 4-H Youth Development agent for Trempealeau County.  We had 13 children come, and it was a great time!

Marilyn Whalen (4H) leads game

Marilyn Whalen leads an “icebreaker” game.


Kids’ Concert by Brad and Wina!

On Saturday, April 13th at 2:00, Brad Kampf (Minneapolis) and Wina Mortenson (our own Youth Services librarian) put on a concert!  Brad and Wina performed a mixture of folk, rock, and world music—with lots of instruments, singing, and fun!  This concert was a fundraiser for the Friends of the Galesville Public Library.  What a great way to kick off National Library Week!  If you didn’t make it to the show, we missed you!  A DVD will be available to check out from the library very soon.

4-13-13 Let Me See You Moose!

Culver’s Coloring for a Custard, for the month of April

To celebrate National Library Week, Culver’s is giving away prizes!  Come to the library and get a coloring sheet.  Celebrate your favorite book by drawing a picture about it.  Return the completed picture to the library staff and receive a coupon for a free Culver’s custard!  All the pictures will be hung up in the library for patrons and staff to admire.  At the end of the month, we will do a random “drawing” of two pictures.  The children who made those two pictures will receive a coupon for a free Scoopie Kids’ Meal!  Coloring sheets will be available April 1st through 30th, with the drawing taking place on May 1.  The two meal winners will be called on the phone.  Good luck!

Chinese New Year Storytime 10:15, February 15 2013

On Friday, February 15, we had a special Chinese New Year Storytime.  This program was for the younger kids, and we read books, made a dragon mask, and had a parade followed by cupcakes.dragon mask

Chinese New Year Library Time 1:30, February 15 2013

On Friday, February 15, our Library Time was also a Chinese New Year party!  This program was intended for ages 3rd to 5th grade.  We learned about how the Lunar New Year is celebrated and made a beautiful sponge painting of plum blossoms.  We followed the Chinese tradition of cleaning for the new year by giving the Community Room a good dusting, and used bubble wrap for pretend firecrackers during our parade!  Of course we had cupcakes, too.

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