Children's Programming

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Summer Reading 2021

Story Time
Story time will be held outside this year on the
south side of the library, and is offered for three
 age groups, multiple times a week.  If your
regular time slot is scheduled at the same time
as a special event, it will  be canceled so that
you and your child can attend the special event.

Register for Summer Sessions here

Online Reading Challenge
for all ages
Register Here

* Registration begins
April 12th

 Birth - K Grades 1 & 2  Grades 3&4
Tuesday 10-10:45
Monday 10-10:45 Monday 11-11:45
Tuesday 11-11:45  Thursday 1:30-2:15  Wednesday 1:30-2:15
Wednesday 10-10:45 Friday 11-11:45 Friday 10-10:45
Wednesday 11-11:45    

Grades K-4
Read to win books, bags, and toys. Earn 1 point per minute read! Earn at least 960 points overall to enter the prize drawings for movie tickets, pizzas, toys,  and the grand prize, a Nintendo Switch Lite! All prizes are made possible by donations from our generous sponsors listed below,
Thank You!

Birth to 5

Have you signed up your little ones for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program yet? ReadSquared now allows you to enroll your child in a second program.  When you log the books you read together, they will automatically be logged in both programs.  Your child will earn summer reading prizes for every 50 books you read and your child will be entered in the grand prize drawing after you reach 200 books.


Summer is busy, and we want to say thank you for reading with your kids! Log books you read with your kids of any age, picture books, chapter books, and audio books! You’ll be entered to win gift cards, coloring books, and even a massage! Logging for the whole family across all age groups is easier than ever. Register yourself, add your kids, then log for everyone from one page. You can also log for multiple kids in the same program at the same time.

Weekly Craft

Craft kits will be available to pick up at the Circulation Desk each week, June 1st-July 30th.
*While supplies last

Thank You Sponsors!

The Watertown Regional Library would like to thank the following sponsors of our 
Summer Reading Program

a-i Computer Solutions, LLC Arby's Avera Therapy Watertown
Bramble Park Zoo 
Citi-Wide Property Management Custom Fabricators Inc.
Dairy Queen Dakotaland FCU Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel
Diamond Realty Dockter's Electric
Faber's Farm Equipment, Inc. First Bank & Trust Glacial Lakes Energy, LLC
Gray Construction Co.  Great Clips Green Roby Oviatt, LLP
Hartley Transportation, Inc Knights of Columbus Cretin Council 859 Linneman Insurance
Macksteel Warehouse, Inc Maxine Horning McDonald's
Moffatt Mother of God Monastery Mustang Candle Company
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Office Peeps
Runnings Farm & Fleet
Sanford Health Watertown
Steve Gales State Farm Insurance
Syr Inc
T & L Quick Care, PC
Thunder Road
Tires Plus Watertown
Tower Systems, Inc
Trav's Outfitter
Watertown Chiropractic Watertown Confectionery Watertown Kampeska Krushers
Watertown Optimist Club Watertown Public Opinion Wishard Insurance, LLC

If you would like to contribute to the enrichment of readers
in our community contact the library at  882-6220

Reading Programs
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Birth - Kindergarten)

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program designed to help parents prepare their children for kindergarten.  The most effective way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them.  To encourage you in that endeavor, you can sign up children ages Birth to beginning Kindergarten.  There are two ways to participate, online or through paper logs.

Register and Log Here 


Story Time

Story time programs aim to instill a love of reading by encouraging parents and other special adults to read aloud to children.   Activities in story time promote brain and language development for children from birth to age 5. At story time, children and caregivers are introduced to five early literacy skills that are essential for learning to read including phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge, print awareness, and background knowledge.
Remember: Sing, Talk, Play, Write, READ!

**Registration is required for this class.