Teen Zone


Teen Events

Menomonee Falls Public Library
& Germantown Community Library
are Teaming up to Increase Awareness
of the Period of Purple Crying

Help Wisconsin Babies by Crocheting or Knitting a Hat!
Don’t know how? We can teach you!
Belong to a knitting or crochet group? Join Us!

See Times Below

We will have demonstrations, refreshments and give-a-aways
Bring your patterns and share your favorites

Choose one or both libraries!

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
N112 W16957 Mequon Road, Germantown

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
W156 N8436 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls

The Period of Purple Crying is a peak in infant crying that begins to rise at about 2 weeks of age and peaks in the 2nd month, and then falls in month 3-4. It can be frustrating for new parents because there seems to be no explanation.  During the month of November, the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome distribute hats made by volunteers to bring attention to this common problem.

For more information Contact: Ellen Rohr, Library Business Manager, Menomonee Falls Public Library – Phone: 262-532-8930

Registration is now open for our first-ever library escape room!

Find out if you have what it takes to escape from Headmaster Snape’s office in this Harry Potter-inspired escape room. Our Harry Potter Escape Room will be held on Friday, July 27 as part of an after-hours teen event and again on Saturday, July 28 for kids and families.

Friday, July 27, from 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Teens ages 12 – 17 are invited to a teen-only after-hours event that includes the escape room, pizza, crafts, and games! Download and print your permission form below or stop by the Library to receive a copy. Permission forms are due back by Thursday, July 26.

Questions? Contact Kate Alford at 262-532-8919 or kalford@menomonee-falls.org.

Download the Lock-In Permission Form

Saturday, July 28, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (time slots will be assigned)

Our Saturday escape room is most appropriate for children ages 8 and up. Younger children are welcome to attend with adult supervision. To register, please contact Amanda Caivano at 262-532-8922 or acaivano@menomonee-falls.org. Please provide the name, age, phone number, and email of each participant, as well as a caregiver’s name for minors. Participants will be contacted once they’ve been assigned to a specific time slot (we will make every effort to keep groups together).

Questions? Contact Amanda Caivano at 262-532-8922 or acaivano@menomonee-falls.org.

If you know how to knit or crochet, you might be able to save a baby’s life.

Menomonee Falls Public Library is collecting newborn baby-sized hats that are at least 50% purple. Donated hats collected before October 1 will be distributed in November and December 2018 as part of the “Click for Babies” campaign.

Need a pattern? There are a number of patterns available on the Click for Babies website.

In a knitting or crochet group and want to do a group project? Let us know!

A donation box will be available in the library lobby to drop off your hats.

If you don’t know how to knit or crochet — you can still help by donating purple yarn or funds to purchase yarn.

For more information on how you can help or if you would like to use some of our donated yarn, please contact Ellen Rohr, erohr@menomonee-falls.org or call 262-532-8930.

The goal of the Click for Babies campaign is to increase awareness and educate others about the period of PURPLE Crying that all infants go through. The program educates parents on how to respond to prolonged crying and the importance of never shaking a child – all in an effort to prevent the shaking and abuse of infants.

For more information on the Period of Purple Crying visit the Click for Babies website. or Shaken Baby Syndrome visit www.dontshake.org/learn-more.

Donors Corner

Special thanks to the following people or groups that have donated to the project:

Jim and Mary Clemens – Craft Ministries

The library now offers Mobile Printing. Use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to release and pick up your document. Click here for instructions, or ask for assistance at the library.

Crafters needed!Do you enjoy working on simple crafts?
Do you have some free time on your hands?
Do you love volunteering?

The Menomonee Falls Public Library’s Youth Department is looking for people like you to help prep crafts for their children’s programs. The crafts come with simple-to-follow instructions. You can work on them at the library or even at home!

If this fun activity is something you’d like to try, please contact:
Milena Warnes
Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator