Kids, Teens, & Families 
Scott County Library Newsletter
November 2017

Books, a supportive community, the joy of discovery. These are all on the top of the librarian's thankfulness list as we transition from beautiful weather and outdoor fun into more cozy activities and preparation for the winter holidays. What are you thankful for?

We've got some awesome events for you to be thankful for, including a Music Together sample class for babies, Harvest Party for families, and even live salsa music and dancing lessons - e njoy your November!

Please note:  Libraries are closed on Friday, 11/10 in observance of Veterans Day, and Thursday, 11/23 and Friday, 11/24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Upcoming Happenings
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Free Music Together sample class for babies & toddlers
Little ones & their families are welcome to a free Music Together class just for them at the Prior Lake Library! Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 5 and the grownups who love them. 
For children 0 months to 24 months and a parent or caregiver. The event is free and no registration required.
Wednesday, 11/1 at 6pm

graphic of cartoon turkey Harvest Party for kids & families at Shakopee
Fall & Thanksgiving-themed crafts, snacks and activities for kids ages 2-10 and their grownups, plus a visit from Farmer Rich & an animal friend! Sponsored by the Scott County Library Teen Advisory Board.
Space is limited, so please register each child individually before Friday, 11/17.  
Saturday, 11/18 at 10:15am

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Schoolwork Got You Down? 
You can get free help from online tutors through the library's Homework HelpNow* online tutoring program! Find Homework HelpNow and other resources at our Homework Tools  page. 
*formerly known as Homework Rescue

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graphic of talking_ singing_ reading_ writing_ playing Fall Early Literacy Classes 
& Storytimes  Continue
Early literacy is what your child needs to know about reading and writing before they learn to read & write. Let the library help develop your child's early literacy skills with the five practices of Talk, Sing, Read, Write, & Play at our Early Literacy classes and storytimes

All babies need books & friends! Don't miss our baby early literacy classes at Shakopee, Prior Lake, & Savage! 
Baby Class schedules

Other November events for kids:

Calling Teen Music Lovers!

Check out these upcoming events that welcome both teens & adults:

Live Salsa Music and Latin Dance Lessons at Prior Lake

Small Town Eclectic Open Mic 
at Belle Plaine
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Did YOU escape?
75 kids, 23 teens, and 20 adults enjoyed library escape rooms in October. If you missed out on the fun, keep an eye out for more escape rooms in the future!
If you have any questions, contact any Scott County Library. We look forward to seeing you at the library!
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The board is appointed by the Scott County Board of Commissioners and meets monthly. The public is always welcome to attend.