Is your child ready to learn?
Join our Learning Neighborhood!

About Ready to Learn (RTL)

The Ready To Learn project is all about getting children excited to learn. Organizations in your community, like the library, Community Action, and the school district, have partnered with your local PBS station, PBS Wisconsin, to bring exciting educational programming to your neighborhood! 

Programs will help your child build vital skills to succeed in school and life, including everyday literacy, critical thinking, and collaboration — and will introduce them to career options in fun, hands-on ways. 

Learn about upcoming events below. You and your whole family are welcome to attend. There are often free books and free meals at our family events. Let’s learn together!

Upcoming Events

Learning Neighborhood Fun Fest – August 24, 2024, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Big Hill Park Upper Shelter
All Learning Neighborhood families, friends, and organizational partners are invited to join PBS Wisconsin Education for a sun-sational day of fun. Connect and celebrate with others who have helped the Learning Neighborhood shine this year! Drop by anytime between 11:00-1:00 for free food, games, and more. RSVP at

When I Grow Up Storytime at the Library – Every 2nd Saturday of the Month during the School Year, 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Beloit Public Library
Join Beloit Public Library every second Saturday of each month to learn about all types of amazing careers! Each month spotlights a special guest and their job. Each session will consist of a storytime, followed by some fun activities. Families will be given a free book and lunch will be provided. No registration required!


Past Events

Family Fun: “Learning Neighborhood BBQ”
Riverside Park, August 1, 2022

Family Fun: “Neighborhood Clean-Up Days and Community Carnival”
Summit Park, August 13, 2022

Family Fun: “Neighborhood Clean-Up Days and Community Carnival”
Summit Park, August 20, 2022

Educator Professional Development: A Teachers’ Guide to Family Engagement: Playful Learning and Resources with PBS (4K)
Beloit Memorial High School, August 23, 2022

Educator Professional Development: Introducing Early Learners to a World of Work with PBS Kids (K-3rd grade)
Beloit Memorial High School, August 24, 2022

Family Fun: “When I Grow Up Storytime: Police Chief”
Beloit Public Library, September 3, 2022

Family Fun: “World of Possibilities” Early Childhood Career Fair
Merrill Elementary, October 6, 2022

Family Fun: Scratch Jr. Family and Community Learning Workshop Series
Merrill Community Center, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022

Family Fun: “When I Grow Up Storytime: Opera Singer”
Beloit Public Library, November 5, 2022

Family Fun: Learn & Grow Together | Family and Community Learning Workshop Series
Even Start, November 18, December 9, 2022; January 27, February 17, March 17, April 14, April 28, May 19, June 2, 2023

“When I Grow Up…” Story Time: Heavy Equipment Operator
Beloit Public Library, June 10, 2023

PBS KIDS Play and Learn
Stateline YMCA, June 29 and July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2023

Ready Jet Go! Space Exploration Camp
Beloit Public Library, July 17-21, 2023

Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman Sensational Science Camp
Beloit Public Library, August 7-11, 2023

Community Action Merrill Neighborhood Clean Up Day
Summit Park, August 12, 2023

Community Action Hackett Neighborhood Clean Up Day
Beloit Historical Society, August 19, 2023

Learning Neighborhood BBQ
Riverside Park, August 18, 2023

“When I Grow Up…” Story Time: Disney Animator
Beloit Public Library, September 9, 2023

Have Questions?

For questions about Ready To Learn in Beloit, contact Mouna at

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