Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Welcome to the official website of the City of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin!

Join us for virtual library programs that you can access from home. Watch this page and the library's Facebook page for updates. You do not have to have a Facebook account to access content because the library is a public page. Simply scroll down and when the pop up appears click NOT NOW instead of sign up or log in. You can also view recordings of all the virtual programs on the library's YouTube channel. See links below.

Summer Library Program 2020 Announcement

Find the videos of our virtual programming on our NEW YouTube Channel. Some programs are unlisted due to publishers' terms of use. Find the direct links to the videos in the program pages below.

Online Storytimes
Online Storytimes

Online Storytimes

Join Miss Sarah from wherever you have internet or wi-fi on Mondays at 9:30 am for stories, songs, and some virtual fun. Everyone is welcome! Online Storytime is livestreamed on Facebook. Archived recordings available on YouTube.
Art Along
Art Along

Art Along

Make a quick art project on Thursdays as part of our virtual programming series. We will use common supplies for these projects.
Boredom Busters
Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters

Escape and explore activities that are sure to chase boredom away. Connect with your community, create new things, learn a new skill, solve an unsolvable puzzle, travel from your armchair and much, much, more...

Fireside Classics
Fireside Classics

Fireside Classics

Listen to Miss Sarah read aloud from classic books. She offers readalike and view alike suggestions for these titles. All ages. Click the links to listen to the recorded videos at your leisure.
Global Fair Online
Global Fair Online

Global Fair Online

The Global Fair is a family friendly event organized by the Beaver Dam Community Library and Wayland Academy to celebrate and showcase our community’s cultural heritage. The goal of the Fair is to promote cultural awareness and understanding within the Beaver Dam area.
Lego Club Builders' Gallery
Lego Club Builders' Gallery

Lego Club Builders' Gallery

Building creativity, problem-solving & social skills, and community.

< Visit the Virtual Gallery.

Rhythm & Rhyme
Rhythm & Rhyme

Rhythm & Rhyme

Miss Sarah shares nursery rhymes and sing-alongs that encourage babies and children to talk and sing two of the five early literacy practices that help you grow a reader. Links to these 10-12 minute recordings listed on the page.
Shack Wacky
Shack Wacky

Shack Wacky

Shack wacky means cabin fever. If you are feeling cooped up and need some laughs, find links to the April videos of recorded virtual fun and games. Appropriate for all ages.
Virtual Adventures & Activities
Virtual Adventures & Activities

Virtual Adventures & Activities

Virtual Adventures and Activities - Ongoing event on Facebook. Click "interested" and receive daily updates as new content is added to free and credible links to zoo cams, virtual museum tours, arts and craft activities, STEM activities, and even PE workouts.
Virtual Summer Library Program
Virtual Summer Library Program

Virtual Summer Library Program

NEW this year, we’re launching the Beanstack app for the Summer Reading Club with badges for completing reading and other activities. Explore challenges, track books read, share reviews, create reading streaks, and have fun. There’s even a mobile version! You can also participate using a paper log.