Kids' Events

All Digital Programs are available at our Facebook page--West Allis Public Library Children’s Services and our YouTube page--West Allis Public Library. You do not have to have a Facebook account to access our digital programming videos.

Due to Health Commissioner recommendations, all in-person events are cancelled until further notice.

Digital Storytimes

Storytime enhances early literacy skills by giving children the opportunity to hear and learn new words through repetition and context. Each session consists of age appropriate books, songs, and rhymes. 

Fall Storytimes begin September 21
Storytimes with Miss Beth are posted Mondays at 10:00am
Toddler Times with Miss Mary are posted Wednesdays at 10:00am
Previous storytimes are available to view.

Take & Make Art Cart

Tuesdays, starting September 22
Art Cart is back with take and make crafts. September 22 through November 24, crafts will be available at 10:00am on Tuesday mornings, while supplies last. We will happily add crafts to Curbside Pick-up requests.  Registration is not required. Limit 1 craft per child. 

True Stories for Kids!

A True Story + Take & Make
Meet someone new by listening to a biography on our YouTube page, every other Thursday. Then pick-up a related activity to do at home. Books and activities are planned for kids in grades 1-5. Activities can be picked up in the Children's Department when the Library opens on the scheduled date, while supplies last.
September 24 - Lonnie Johnson
October 8 - Frida Kahlo
October 22 - Mary Shelley
November 5 - J.R.R. Tolkien
November 19 - Katherine Johnson

StoryWalk®

If you're looking for some fresh air, stop by the West Allis Library to read our StoryWalk® outside the building. A StoryWalk® is a children's book posted on signs, page by page, so kids and adults can enjoy a story outside, while on a walk. Our October book is Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas. 

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Virtual Halloween Haunt

Saturday, October 24
Join us for a not so spooky Virtual Halloween party for kids of all ages. We'll have a Halloween storytime available on our YouTube page with Halloween stories and activities! Then, packets can be picked-up at the Library starting October 24, while supplies last. Packets include a variety of crafts. Registration is not required. 1 packet per child.

Magician Jeff McMullan
Get ready to be amazed with a Virtual Magic Show from Magician Jeff McMullan. Mr. Jeff does a special show just for the City of West Allis, where not only does he astound with tricks, but he also teaches you a trick or two! Follow this link to watch the show!

Who HQ Book Club

Enjoy listening to books from the Who HQ book series. Videos of Miss Beth reading each book are listed below and posted on our YouTube page. Links to virtual visits and more information are included in the comments.

All videos are posted on the West Allis Library’s YouTube page
Week 1 (June 1) What Was Pompeii?
Week 2 (June 8) What Is LEGO?
Week 3 (June 22) What Is the Declaration of Independence?
Week 4 (July 6) Who Was Blackbeard?
Week 5 (July 20) Who Was King Tut?
Week 6 (August 3) Who Was Amelia Earhart?
Week 7 (August 17) Where is Area 51?

Visit the Let’s Go on Vacation Book Club playlist on our YouTube channel for all previous videos.
Week 1 Walt Disney World
Week 2 The Grand Canyon
Week 3 The Bermuda Triangle
Week 4 The Eiffel Tower
Week 5 Alcatraz
Week 6 The Great Wall
Week 7 The Tower of London