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Ruh Roh! Scooby Doo Pop-in Mystery Party

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
pile of dog snacks
New Prague Library
New Prague - Large Meeting Room
Best for ages 5-8. The search for Scooby is on as you solve mysteries and enjoy activities, games, & snacks based on the adventures of Scooby-Doo! Sponsored and presented by the Scott County Library Teen Advisory Board.
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Spotlight Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Shakopee Library
Shakopee - Large Meeting Room
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families
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Baby Play Pop-in Party

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Shakopee Library
Shakopee - Large Meeting Room
Best for ages 0-18 months. Pop-in for fun activities for you and your little one to do together that you can easily recreate at home. 
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Superhero Olympics Pop-in Party

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SuperHero Olympics
Shakopee Library
Shakopee - Large Meeting Room
Best for ages 6-11. Calling all superheroes! Leap tall buildings, “battle” villains, and explore other superheroic activities, snacks and crafts based on popular superheroes.
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Registration begins 5/15/2018 at 10:00 AM

Teen Escape the Upside Down - REGISTRATION REQ., STARTS 5/15 at 10am

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Escape the Upside Down graphic
New Prague Library
New Prague - Large Meeting Room
Ages 12 & up. Somehow you've become trapped in a mysterious place called the Upsidedown. Search for secret compartments, find hidden clues, and leverage your skills with your teammates to escape before the demogorgon discovers you. The clock is ticking and you only have ONE HOUR, so teamwork is essential! (Inspired by Stranger Things, but you don't have to be familiar with the show to succeed.)

NOTE: Please arrive on time for this program – latecomers may not be admitted.

Registration is required as space is limited. Register online or by calling the library beginning 5/15 at 10:00am.

Fine Print – PLEASE READ:

  • This event has limited space – please be sure you can attend this event before registering.
  • If you register and can no longer attend the event, you must cancel by calling the library at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Include an email address or textable phone number in your registration to have a reminder sent to you prior to the event.


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Stories on the Pond at the Environmental Learning Center

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Off-site Library Sponsored Event
Join Miss Stacy at the McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center for stories, songs, and activities! 

We will share our love of literacy on the first Thursdays of the month from June to September at the McColl Pond ELC at 5:30 pm.  

June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6
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Pajama Spotlight Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Shakopee Library
Children's Area
All ages welcome. Wear your jammies, bring your teddies, and come for fun stories, rhymes, and, of course, a bedtime snack!  Thurs. July 5, August 2
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SUMMER KICKOFF EVENT! Magician Michael Madden

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Special Events
New Prague Library
New Prague - Large Meeting Room

Abradadrabra! Enjoy Michael Madden's engaging Magic of Reading Magic Show, with comedy and audience participation! 


Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).

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Create Together

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Arts/Entertainment
Savage Library
 Savage Area Arts Community and the Savage Library are partnering to bring out your creative side. Create Together programs are designed for school age kids and their adults to enjoy and explore art together!

This is an FREE program with no registration. Age appropriate for 5-12 years old with adults in attendance. This series will be in the Savage Area Arts Community Room, which is attached to the Library. Please ask staff to guide you to the correct room! 
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Baby Play Pop-in Party

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room
Best for ages 0-18 months. Pop-in for fun activities for you and your little one to do together that you can easily recreate at home. 
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SUMMER KICKOFF EVENT! Magical Mia

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Special Events
Savage Library
Savage - Large Meeting Room
Don’t blink or you'll miss one of Mia's stunning tricks. She'll mystify and entertain with sleight of hand and illusions involving flowers, umbrellas, scarves, gems, butterflies and more. 
~Same show at 11:30~
Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).
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SUMMER KICKOFF EVENT! Magical Mia

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Special Events
Savage Library
Savage - Large Meeting Room
Don’t blink or you'll miss one of Mia's stunning tricks. She'll mystify and entertain with sleight of hand and illusions involving flowers, umbrellas, scarves, gems, butterflies and more. 
~Same show at 10:30~
Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).
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Waggin’ Tales Drop-In Reading Time

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Waggin Tales
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room

Best for ages 6-11.

Drop-in to read to a certified therapy dog!  Kids can spend time practicing reading to a trained therapy dog with a good ear for stories.

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Listen & Doodle

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Doodle
Shakopee Library
Children's Area
Best for ages 6-11.Doodle while you listen to a reader reading aloud from a fun chapter book! Don’t worry – if you miss a session, we’ll get you caught up on what happened in the book. Registration is not required. Thursdays June 14-August 9

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Call of the Wild with 4-H Pop-In Event

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jordan Library
Jordan - Meeting Room
Best for ages 5-11. Do you like to explore Minnesota’s outdoors?  Do you want to learn more about the animals that you might find on your adventure? Learn more about the 4-H Wildlife project at these pop-in events open to school age youth and their families. Youth will rotate through stations to explore Minnesota wildlife through track printing, animal ID, pelts, animal scat, wildlife craft, interactive game and test your knowledge with our 4-H Knowledge Bowl. 
Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).
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Registration begins 5/15/2018 at 10:00 AM

Let's Code with Luna! for ages 6-8, REGISTRATION REQ, STARTS 5/15 AT 10AM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
photo of robot mouse and maze
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
For ages 6-8. Join Luna for a hands-on interactive introduction to coding using the Robot Mouse maze and Tynker apps! You'll take turns programming robot mice to go through a maze and block code mini programs with Tynker to learn important basics of coding like sequencing and looping. Space is limited, and registration is required – register online or by calling the library beginning 5/15 at 10:00am.

Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).

Fine Print – PLEASE READ:
This event has limited space – please be sure you can attend this event before registering.
If you register and can no longer attend the event, you must cancel by calling the library at least 24 hours in advance.
Include an email address or textable phone number in your registration to have a reminder sent to you prior to the event. 
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SUMMER KICKOFF EVENT! The Raptor Center

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Special Events
Prior Lake Library
Club Prior
Learn all about raptors and even meet a few at this special presentation by the University of Minnesota Raptor Center.

Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).
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Registration begins 5/15/2018 at 10:00 AM

Coding Mini-Camp with Luna for ages 9-11, REGISTRATION REQ, STARTS 5/15 AT 10AM

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
photograph of HTML code
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
For ages 9-11. Even beginners can learn to create basic web pages in HTML with Thimble! Join Luna to learn the basics of HTML coding and how to use the free program Thimble, then start to create! Space is limited, and registration is required – register online or by calling the library beginning 5/15 at 10:00am.

Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).

Fine Print – PLEASE READ:
  • This event has limited space – please be sure you can attend this event before registering.
  • If you register and can no longer attend the event, you must cancel by calling the library at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Include an email address or textable phone number in your registration to have a reminder sent to you prior to the event. 
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Registration begins 5/15/2018 at 10:00 AM

Book Explorers, Ages 4-6 + Adult – REG REQUIRED, STARTS 5/15 at 10:00 am

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Books/Authors
Savage Library
Savage - Small Meeting Room
Book Explorers for ages 4-6 and their adult is a combination of book club and storytime! Each child and their grown-up read the selected title at home together, then come to the library to meet in a group and enjoy activities and discussion around the book!  Please complete a separate registration for each book club date that you plan to attend.

Monday, June 11 - Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivias

Monday, July 9 - Meow Ruff:  A Story in Concrete Poetry by Joyce Sidman

Monday, August 6 - Pete the Cat at the Beach by James Dean

Space is limited, and registration is required – register online or by calling the library beginning May 15 at 10:00am. Visit the library after registering to pick up your copy of the book. NOTE: Separate registration is not required for the grownup.

Fine Print – PLEASE READ:
This event has limited space – please be sure you can attend this event before registering.
  • If you register and can no longer attend the event, you must cancel by calling the library at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Include an email address or textable phone number in your registration to have a reminder sent to you prior to the event.
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Call of the Wild with 4-H Pop-In Event

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
New Prague Library
New Prague - Large Meeting Room
Best for ages 5-11. Do you like to explore Minnesota’s outdoors?  Do you want to learn more about the animals that you might find on your adventure? Learn more about the 4-H Wildlife project at these pop-in events open to school age youth and their families. Youth will rotate through stations to explore Minnesota wildlife through track printing, animal ID, pelts, animal scat, wildlife craft, interactive game and test your knowledge with our 4-H Knowledge Bowl. 
Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).
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Spotlight Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Savage Library
Savage - Large Meeting Room
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families.
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Spotlight Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Shakopee Library
Shakopee - Large Meeting Room
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families
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Spotlight Storytime with Luna

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Jordan Library
Jordan - Meeting Room
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families
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First Step STEM Mini Pop-in

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
First Step STEM logo
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room
Pop-in to learn about a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math concept then continue the fun at home activity ideas. Best for ages 3-6 and a parent or caregiver.

These events are free and open to the public; registration is not required. 

First Step STEM events are funded in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 45.310 – Library Services and Technology Act, Grants to States Program (LS-00-17-0024-17).
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Arty-Smarty Pop-in Event

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
Best for ages 6-11. Explore and make different art every week at this pop-in event - you'll learn to make origami, mosaics, wire sculpture, and more!
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