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

It's a brand new year, what are you going to do with it? We are starting out strong in the libraries, with our Party in the Club series for kids & families at Prior Lake, and early literacy classes, storytimes, and other regular events resuming after the holiday break.

Please note:  Libraries are closed Monday, 1/15 for Martin Luther King Jr Day.
Upcoming Happenings
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Party in the Club Kickoff January 13!
Kids and families are invited to the kickoff of our 2018 Party in the Club lineup with Kidsdance! Drop in from 10:30-Noon and pretend it's summer - dress in your best beachwear for this funfest DJ show with great family music, dancing, contests, prizes & more!

Warm up your family's winter with all three "Party in the Club" FREE events designed to get families out of the house and moving! All events take place from 10:30-Noon and are free and open to the public, no registration required:
1/13: Beach Party with Kidsdance
2/3: Superhero & Football Party
2/24: Pajama Party with the Teddy Bear Band
Party in the Club details
Sponsored by the City of Prior Lake and the Prior Lake Library; funded in part by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Fund.
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graphic of talking_ singing_ reading_ writing_ playing Winter Early Literacy Classes 
& Storytimes  Resume in January
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 January Events:



Calling All Teen Music Lovers!

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

Live Big Band Swing Music at Prior Lake

Small Town Eclectic Open Mic at Belle Plaine
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In Case You Missed It: GamerBlast 
Over 100 kids enjoyed gaming activities and a Super Smash Bros Tournament at the Prior Lake Library on 12/29!
If you have any questions, contact any Scott County Library. We look forward to seeing you at the library!
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Library Information
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New Prague

952-758-2391, email


Prior Lake

952-447-3375, email



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Law Library

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Library Administration



Library Board


The board is appointed by the Scott County Board of Commissioners and meets monthly. The public is always welcome to attend.