We offer a large variety of children’s titles. In addition, children can come to play and color in our children’s area, play educational games on one of our two Preschool Computers, checkout an activity bag, join us for storytime and other fun programming, and more! We are eager to provide a fun, interactive place for children to fall in love with reading.
Events at Our Library
Throughout the year we offer fun programs and contests in which children and families can participate. Check out our Library Events page for an up to date list of our upcoming events!
Summer Reading Program – Children preschool aged and above are welcome to join us for our Summer Reading Program. Click here to learn more: Summer Reading Program. Each summer we plan a fun-filled 6-week program. Children have the opportunity to create at our craft events, learn from our guest presenters, and earn great prizes to reward their time reading!
Storytime – Jump, sing, dance, and read! During the school year on Tuesdays at 11 am.
Fourth of July – Each Fourth of July, join in the fun and watch for our float in Wellman’s parade.
This summer we’ll be hosting a Dino Adventure! Join us at Parkside Activity Center from 1-4pm for lots of dino fun including: a real fossil dig, virtual reality dino tours, animated 10ft T-rex, volcano slide, and more! Admission is $3 for kids and teens and will be used to help support our library.
Halloween party – Each October we host a Halloween event at the Parkside Activity center, includes crafts, games, dancing and free candy!
Santa Party – Each winter we host a Santa visit at the library. Each child gets a free book from Santa and gets to play party games. Crafts, homemade ornaments and decorating a life size gingerbread house are just a few of the events happening at this party!
Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started). (Source: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program)
When you sign up with the Wellman-Scofield Library you will receive a free starter packet with a log to keep track of your books. Then check back in when you’ve reached a book milestone for a prize, visit us at the library to sign up or fill our this online registration form.
Visit the Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Page to learn more!
Challenge your family to an online escape room
Family Fun Escape Rooms
Based on Books
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library – Created by: Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library
Escape to Narnia – Created by: The County Library (Salt Lake)
Pete the Cat and the Birthday Party Mystery – Created by: Abington Free Library
Treasure Island Digital Escape – Created by: The County Library (Salt Lake)
Can You Make it through the Enchanted Forest? – Created by: Needham Public Library
Cinderella Escapes – Created by: Henika District Library
Jack and the Beanstalk Digital Escape Room – Created by: Niagara and Goodman Libraries, branches of the Marinette County Library Consolidated Library Services
Mermaid Escape Room – Created by: Kendal B, 6th Grade Girl Scout Cadette
Rehani: An African Princess – Created by: Indian Valley Public Library
Harry Potter Digital Escape Room
Lord of the Rings: Middle Earth Escape Room – Created by: Ramara Public Library
Magical Disney Lock-In – Created by: Richmond Hill Public Library
Marvel’s Avengers: Escape from the Hydra Base! – Created by: Richmond Hill Public Library
Minecraft Escape Room – Created by: Regency Park Library
Pokemon: Pikachu’s Rescue
Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Tiger – Created by: Cotsen Children’s Library
Star Wars: Escape from Star Killer Base! – Created by: Richmond Hill Public Library
Educational Links & Resources
- 50states.com (States and Capitals)
- Whether you are writing a report or planning a trip, this guide to the 50 US states is a great resource. Provides pictures of state symbols, statistical information and links to many other related sights.
- Arthur Site
- Fans of Marc Brown’s favorite aardvark will enjoy this site!
- If you’re a Nick watcher, checkout this site for some of your favorites!
- PBS Kids
- Website with games and more focused on PBS programming for children.
- Scholastic Kids