Take holiday break with the library

As the busy Christmas season begins, it’s time to think about what to do with the kids during winter break. The Shawano City-County Library can help.

Winter break programming at the library, 128 S. Sawyer St., starts Dec. 26 with “Baby & Me” in the children’s department. This infant-to-24-months program is 20 minutes long, followed by 15 minutes of playtime.

At 2 p.m., the newly featured “Coding for Kids” with Ozobots will begin in the Creation Station. Coding is suggested as a great activity for kids, as it might open up job opportunities in the future and is fun.

At 3 p.m. is Teen Tuesday Take Two, where teens can make some sweet treats before the library closes at 5 p.m.

Activities continue Dec. 27 with a 10 a.m. story time for all ages, followed by a craft project.

Then, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Creation Station will feature “Construct with Roominate” where older children through tweens can develop their science, technology, engineering and math skills by building walls, floors, staircases, couches and more. This activity will be followed by a run of the Christmas escape room “Elf,” where participants can help Buddy save Christmas.

Gather ’Round starts at 10 a.m. Dec. 28. Children of all ages are invited to join the children’s librarian for the 30-minute program, followed by a craft. The Creation Station will feature a play day with Legos and a Lego movie.

On Dec. 29, the last day of winter break programming, “Coding for Kids” with Ozobots will begin at 10 a.m. in the Creation Station. The “Elf” escape room will follow later in the day at 1 p.m.

More programs will follow in the new year at the main library, as well as its branches in Birnamwood, Bonduel, Mattoon-Hutchens, Tigerton and Wittenberg. Call the library with questions at 715-526-3829.