Kids' Events

All Digital Programs are available at our YouTube page--West Allis Public Library

Digital Storytimes

Storytime enhances early literacy skills by giving children the opportunity to hear and learn new words through repetition and context. Each session consists of age appropriate books, songs, and rhymes.
Previous storytimes are available to view.

Outdoor Summer Storytimes

Tuesdays, June 15 through July 27 at 1:00pm
Kids 5 and under and caregivers, join us outside the library for stories, songs, & rhymes. Registration is not required. Caregivers must stay with children for the duration of the program. In the event of inclement weather, a new digital storytime will be available on the Library's YouTube page.

Summer Family Programs

Wednesdays at 10:00am, 11:30am, and 1:00pm
All ages, Registration NOT required 

These programs are all planned to take place outdoors, on the grassy area on the south side of the parking lot. Please bring your own blankets to sit on. Those with chairs will be asked to sit in the back to avoid obstructing the views of others. Masks and social distancing are encouraged.

In the event of inclement weather, programs will be moved to a digital format and available to view on our Facebook page—West Allis Public Library Children’s Services.

All three program times are identical.

June 23—Miss Kim’s Amazing Animals
Miss Kim is bringing her amazing animals to the library for you to meet and touch! LIVE ANIMALS!

June 30—Live Music with Fox & Branch
Join us for this nationally known folk duo. A Fox and Branch family show is all about audience participation. Kids get to sing, clap, and dance.

July 7—Schlitz Audubon Nature Center’s Beaks and Talons
Meet the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center’s raptors. LIVE ANIMALS!

July 14—Kidsplay presents Ready Readers
When our mighty heroes suddenly have their powers stolen by their nemesis, they must rely on the power to read--and a LOT of help from the audience--to help defeat their fiendish foe. Kidsplay's heroic hijinks will keep the whole family entertained.

July 21—Magic with Glen Gerard
Join us for a super fun magic show for kids of all ages!

July 28—Colossal Fossils
Are you ready for a “Whale of a Tale”? Come see massive whale bones and fossils from their ancient ancestors.

Sensory Play

Select Mondays, 10:30-11:30am
June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26
Registration is required and begins on June 1.

Each session we make a new sand, dough, or other fun sensory material! We’ll play for a while, then families can take their new play material home! Register at the library or online.

All sessions will take place outside the library.

Library Makers

Select Thursdays, 2:00-3:00pm
Grades 1-5
Registration is required and begins on June 7
July 1 Glitter Slime
July 15 Grass Head
July 29 Chalk Paint

Register at the library or online.

All sessions will take place outside the library.

Take & Make Craft Kits

Tuesdays, June 15 through July 27
All ages, registration not required

Take & Make Craft Kits return to the Children's Department starting June 15. A new craft will be available every Tuesday through July 27, while supplies last.