Children's Programs & Services
Take and Make Kits for Kids
When you visit the library, look for Take and Make Kits for Kids that will be available on a first-come, first-served basis up in the children's area.
Storytime for 2s-6s
Tuesday Sept. 6 - Nov. 29, 10:30 - 11 a.m. : Read, play, sing, talk and write together with stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for toddlers and preschoolers. Siblings welcome. Geared for ages 2-6.
Wednesday Sept. 7 - Nov. 30, 10:30 - 11 a.m. : Read, play and sing along with your young child in this interactive storytime designed for newborns and babies. Geared for ages birth to age 2 with their caregivers.
Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, Sept. 2, 16; Oct. 7, 21; Nov. 4, 18, 10 - 11 a.m. : Drop in anytime for engaging early literacy activities for toddlers. Geared for youth ages birth through 3 with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
Water Makes Music: Sing, Play and Learn with MacPhail
Thursday Sept. 8, 10 - 10:45 a.m. : Join MacPhail Center for Music's early childhood music specialists as they explore the magic of music and play. Through hands-on musical play activities, sing, rhyme, read, move and create to experience music's impact on learning and reading readiness. Presented by MacPhail. Registration Required. Geared for ages 0-5 with their caregivers.
Friday Oct. 14, 2 - 3:30 p.m. : Learn the basics of creating an armature and how to weave, sew and combine fabric elements. Use wool, wire and/or fabric scraps and combine soft and firm materials to create free-standing colorful, realistic, or abstract creations. Presented by COMPAS Teaching Artist Emmett Ramstad. Registration Required. Geared for ages 7-11.
Say It! Sing It! Play It! In Cherokee
Tuesday Nov. 8, 11 - 11:45 a.m. : Sing along to catchy songs and experience fun storytelling presented by Z Puppets artists Cherokee tribal member Chris Griffith and Shari Aronson. Presented by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz. Registration Required. Geared for youth ages 5 and older with their caregivers.
"Cooking" with Kids Class
Monday, Nov. 14, 21 & 28, 5 - 6:30 p.m. : Join our cooking class series for caregivers and children. Learn side by side how to prepare healthy foods and snacks, how to involve kids in the preparation of healthy foods safely, how to save money when purchasing healthy foods and the benefits of eating together at mealtime. Together we will prepare a light entrée or snack at each class and enjoy family style eating together. Sponsored by U of MN Extension. Registration required. Geared for youth ages 8-17 and their caregivers.