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January and February Events at BPL

abc playgroup

ABC Playgroup
For 2-3-4 year old kids, together with their parents, to learn reading skills through playing, singing, talking and writing. More Information


Read for Fines | Beloit Public Library

Read for Fines
Kids ages 12 and younger can read to redue overdue fines by $1 for every 15 minutes read at the library. Visit or call the Youth Services Desk at 364-2915 for more information.

Tumble Books Library | Beloit Public Library

TumbleBooks eBook Library
This library of children's e-books is a great resource for tech-savvy kids. The books teach the joy of reading in a format they'll love! Click here to browse the Read Watch Learn! TumbleBook Library

What to Read Next

Suggested Reading Lists

Reading Lists
Suggested Reading by age group

Bookquest | Beloit Public Library

Bookquest is an annual “battle of the books” competition among Beloit 4th and 5th graders. Each school year 30 books are selected for students to read in preparation for a contest held in March. 
2017-2018 Booklist
Downloadable PDF

Youth Media Awards

ALA Youth Media Awards
Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth.  2018 Awards Booklist

NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers. Get started


Growning Wisconsin Readers

Growing Wisconsin Readers
Growing Wisconsin Readers is a statewide initiative rooted in public libraries that aims to support Wisconsin caregivers of young children with information about early literacy so they can prepare children for learning at school and beyond.

1000 Books

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Help your child read 1000 books before Kindergarten! It’s easier than you might think.
Get started

Media Plan

Family Media Plan
The Family Media Plan is a tool developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It can give you a snapshot of how much time each child spends on daily activities (sleeping, eating, homework, physical activity, and media use). It includes AAP recommendations on screen-free zones, media manners, and more.


"Little" Little Free Libraries
Keep your eyes open for these Little Free Libraries built at kid height and filled with picture books, designed to get books in the hands of kids. A partnership of Family Services, the School District of Beloit, and the Beloit Public Library. A location list is available here.


Schedule a library visit

Library Visits | Beloit Public Library

Library visits are a great way to excite kids about reading. We can customize your visit to include a library tour, storytelling, library cards and more.

Call 608-364-2915 or email the Youth Services Department at least one month in advance and have several dates and times in mind.

Groups need to have one adult chaperone for every six children.

We are unable to schedule library visits during May, June, July, and August due to Summer Library Club preparation and programming.

Large groups are welcome to attend Summer Library Club Family Fun Days.

The Beloit Public Library’s Youth Services Department provides library service to youth and adults working with youth in order to promote early literacy, personal enrichment, and the lifelong love of reading and learning.

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