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Summer Explorers


June 1 – August 6, 2022:

Join us for a summer of exploration . . . and a little bit of detective work!  Read, write, create, and investigate during our summer reading program for kids.

Youth Summer Reading Program

Summer Explorers comes to an end on Saturday, August 6. Submit your minutes today!

It’s not too late to submit your minutes toward a community goal of 105,000 minutes! There are two options. Beanstack:, via the free Beanstack app, or enter your minutes via on this form.

For a chance to win tickets to the MN State Fair or a MN Twins game, enter your information HERE starting August 1. Note that one of the Twins games is for Friday, August 5.

Community Goal: 105,000 Reading Minutes

We’re challenging Stillwater and Bayport youth to read a combined total of 105,000 minutes from June 1 – August 6. Our mission is to beat last year’s total of 102,629 minutes. If we meet the goal, each library will add a Kodo Flight Lab to the children’s area. The flight lab is a wind tunnel that promotes interactive learning and supports children’s exploration of STEM including air currents and wind.

Our thanks to generous donors for providing this reading challenge opportunity.

Art Cart

Color and create in our art space in the storytime room. Each month, we will feature a new art prompt to inspire young artists and makers. Materials will vary throughout the month, and children are invited to design and create their own projects using those supplies.

No registration is needed. Drop in and create anytime during library hours. Not only are arts and crafts fun, but these activities build essential skills to help your child learn and discover!

Just for Teens

Teens, create your own summer of exploration through Summer Mystery Explorers. Kick off your summer with a free book to keep.