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News for Kids, Teens & Caregivers

Melted Crayon Jewelry for Teens

Melted Crayon Jewelry for Teens

Tuesday, December 6 | 3:30 PM: Come and make your own colorful melted crayon jewelry! Each participant will receive their choice of pendant, cord, and an assortment of crayon colors to personalize their piece. A library employee will present to instruct, supervise,...

Teen Lit Takeover

Teen Lit Takeover

October 10 - November 19, 2022: Meet young adult authors and participate in fun events through Teen Lit Takeover at Twin Cities Metro libraries. With more than 60 events planned throughout the metro, there are lots of opportunities to celebrate teen literature,...

Teen Zines: The Art of Self-Publishing

Teen Zines: The Art of Self-Publishing

Saturday, November 19 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Even in our increasingly digital world, the popularity of zines is booming! In this class we will each design our own 4-8 page ‘zine,’ a.k.a. a self-published mini book meant for distribution to a small audience. Zines can...

Let’s Clay: Miniature Snacks for Teens

Let’s Clay: Miniature Snacks for Teens

Saturday, November 5 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Teens, create a miniature pretend picnic. With oven-safe polymer clay, learn how to prep your materials, shape and form different types of snacks, add expressive details, and receive instructions on how to bake your pretend...

Early Learning and Library Storytimes

Early Learning and Library Storytimes

How does a storytime led by a children's librarian bolster early learning and development standards? Children interact with librarians who become familiar adults outside their families, aiding in their social and emotional development. Movement songs and repetitive...

In the Discovery Center: Apples

In the Discovery Center: Apples

Calling young farmers, merchants, mathematicians, and aeronauts!    Explore and play in our new discovery area located in the Storytime Room on the lower level of the library. The Imagination Station is back and decked out for fall with a theme of apples. Sell...

Explore nature this summer!

Explore nature this summer!

Early childhood educators, researchers, youth librarians, parents, and caregivers can all attest to the benefits of being immersed in nature. Young children's brains develop rapidly and the more experiences they have that involve all their senses, the better. Time...

Summer Explorers

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.Upcoming Events[diec_event_carousel show_venue="off" show_name="off"...

Teen Time

Teen Time

Create, explore, solve and read! Stop by the teen library for Teen Time each Friday in June from 3-4 p.m. Try a fun activity each week, designed especially for teens. No registration required, just drop in. View Teen Times and other teen events. These activities are...

Teen Poetry Contest Winners

Teen Poetry Contest Winners

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, the library held a poetry contest for youth ages 10 - 18. We so enjoyed reading the creative works of our budding local poets.Opening Doors Owen M., age 11 A world without doors would be pretty niceIt would let in the...

Virtual Author Talks

Virtual Author Talks

Check out our series of virtual talks with best-selling authors, including: Thursday, June 16, 3 PM: R.L. Stine (Goosebumps) Thursday, June 23, 3 PM: Ben Philippe (The Field Guide to the North American Teenager), Thursday, June 30, 3 PM: Traci Chee (The Reader...