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Children's Programs & Services
Children's programThroughout the year, we offer regular and special programming for kids of all ages. During the summer, we have many programs and a reading program to keep your kids excited about reading. Come say hello to the fish, play in the Little Room, visit the rocket ship, and pick out a new load of books, music, and movies to borrow.

Play and Learn
Create a cheery bouquet or arrange a vase of flowers at the Flower and Garden Shop. The Play and Learn Space was funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, Library Services and Technology Act [LS 00-13-0024-13].

Rock, Rattle, and Rhyme Storytime
    Mondays at 6:15pm through May 14
Through the use of books, music, and movement children learn social skills, listening comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, rhyming, and vocabulary. For children 0-3 and their caregivers.

Storytime for 2-6s
     Tuesdays at 10:15am through May 8
Read, play, sing, talk, and write together with stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for toddlers and preschoolers. Siblings and daycare groups welcome. Ages 2-6.

Stories at Lawshe Memorial Museum
     Tuesday, April 17 at 10:15
The Dakota County Historical Society and South St. Paul Public Library are collaborating for a special storytime series making history come alive through stories and activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Siblings are daycare groups welcome. Ages 2-6.

Programs for Young Children
WonderWorks: Measuring Liquids
     Thursday, April 19, 10:30-11:30am
Explore topics in science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on play, experimentation, (and books!). Ages 3-6Registration required.

Maker Morning: Trajectory
     Wednesday, April 25, 10:30-11:30am
Create, build, and tinker in a relaxed, exploratory, and playful atmosphere. Ages 3-6.

Programs for School Age Children
Create-a-Play: Wizarding World
     Saturday, April 21, 12:30-3:30pm
Collaborate with your peers to create and perform an original play based on the Harry Potter books under the guidance of a SteppingStone Theatre teaching artist. Gain a deeper understanding of theatre as you work together to develop the plot, characters, lines, and staging and perform your play for family and friends at the end of the session. Ages 6-12. Registration required.

Family Game Night
     Thursday, April 26, 6-7:30pm
Join South St. Paul Princess Emily Eidenschink for a night of games and family fun! Featuring tabletop and board games as well as one-minute challenges. The event is free, but Princess Emily will also be collecting new or gently used book donations that will be distributed throughout the community. All Ages.

Homeschool Meetup
     Friday, May 4. 10:30-11:30am
Looking to connect with other homeschooling families in the area? Wanting to bounce questions or experiences off other parents? Come support each other. Families are welcome to attend this open-house style program together.

*Full program calendar

Amy Commers
Youth Services Librarian
Ph: 651-554-3244
Main: 651-554-3240

106 3rd Ave. N.
South St. Paul, MN 55075

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