Children's Library

The Oregon Public Library offers a variety of literacy, educational, and recreational programs and services to children of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. We also provide support to local educators and homeschooling families.

Summer Library Program Starts on June 3rd!

The whole family can read, complete activities, and more to earn prizes! 

More information about SLP.


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The Five Early Literacy Practices are Read, Sing, Talk, Write, and Play. Ms. Kelly and Ms. Wendy plan storytime activities that highlight them to build early literacy skills and a love of reading in young children.

All storytimes are in-person and registration is NOT required. We have weekly daytime and monthly Saturday and evening options. 

Weekly Storytimes: Summer Session starts week of June 24!

Location: Children's Program Room

Monday Preschool Fun for ages 2-5: 
June 24th -July 29th
10 am - 11 am. Each week is a different activity.

Morning Storytimes for ages 0-5:  
June 25th - July 31st
Tuesday/Wednesdays, 9:30 am & 10:30 am

Baby Storytimes for ages 0-18 months: 
June 27th - August 1st
Thursdays, 9:30 am & 11 am

Monthly Schedule

Location: Children's Program Room

Pajama Storytime 
Day & Time: 3rd Mondays (June 17th, July 15th, and August 19th) at 6:00 pm.

Saturday Storytime 
Day & Time: 2nd Saturdays (June 8th, July 13th, and August 10th) at 10:00am 

Block Party

Day & Time: Starting on June 12, Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm
Location: Children's Program Room
We bring out the Library LEGOs and Duplos! Kids can free build during the open session.
No registration.

Librarian's Choice

Did you know that you can ask librarians to pull materials?
The Librarians will select books, movies, magazines and more based on your answers to the survey. We pull materials for any age from babies to adults!

You can pick up your bag of books in the Library at the Check out Desk, or use Curbside Pickup by parking in front of the library and calling (608) 835-3656.

To make a request, complete the Librarian's Choice form and a librarian will get back to you with instructions for how to pick up the materials.  

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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The most effective way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is designed to help parents and caregivers accomplish this goal.

The program is self-paced and you can collect your prizes at any time. Prizes include stickers, finger puppets and tub toys, and a free book!

You can track on paper or through our Beanstack app and website. You can count a book as many times as you read it! 

For children 0-5. 

Learn more about the 1000 Books early literacy program.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is BACK! Sign up for a free book for ages 0-5 to be sent to your home every month. This is free for families in Dane County.

Sign up online at and you’ll get your first book within 60 days!

Thank you to Madison Reading Project for bringing this wonderful program to Dane County!