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

Bitterly cold? No worries, your library has a warm welcome for you! From kid-friendly early literacy classes and storytimes to special events like Party in the Club in Prior Lake and Create Together in Savage,  we offer a great change of pace when cabin fever strikes. You can even embrace winter with free introductory Kicksled & Snowshoe classes!

Have you heard about our new Readmobile yet? Come tour the new Readmobile on 2/21!

Please note:  Libraries are closed Monday, 2/19 for Presidents Day.
Upcoming Happenings
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Welcome, Readmobile!
We are excited and proud to introduce this great new tool for delivering learning, literacy, and fun to Scott County communities with visits to community organizations, early childhood sites, and special events.

Get a tour and enjoy entertainment and snacks at the open house on Wednesday, Feb 21 from 4:00-6:30pm! Open house details 
The Readmobile vehicle and start-up collection were funded by the Diane J. Sachs Trust and a grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

Snowshoe & Kicksled with Three Rivers!
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Embrace winter and try out a new activity with these FREE introductory classes from Three Rivers Park District. Best for ages 5-12 (kids under 8 must come with an adult). Registration is required as supplies are limited.
Snowshoeing at Prior Lake: Sat 2/17, 10:15-11:15 
Kicksledding at New Prague: Sat 2/24, 10:15-11:15

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As a family, share creative time together. Create Together classes occur monthly and encourage adults and their school age kids to enjoy creativity together while learning from a local artist.  This month's class is DIY Printing with Artistry on Sat 2/17 from 10:30-Noon. Registration is required, as class size is limited.
All Create Together events

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Party in the Club Continues 2/3 and 2/24!
Kids and families can come out of the cold for two parties in February. All events take place from 10:30-Noon and are free and open to the public, no registration required:
  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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& Storytimes  Continue in February
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 February Events:

Calling All Teen Music Lovers!

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

Live Bluegrass with Switched at Birth   at Prior Lake

Small Town Eclectic Open Mic at Belle Plaine
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First Step STEM events for preschoolers begin in March! 
Engage your child's natural curiosity at the library with exciting pop-in events featuring preschool-friendly Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities! Event Schedule
If you have any questions, contact any Scott County Library. We look forward to seeing you at the library!
Connect With Us
Library Information
Belle Plaine

952-873-6767, email


Elko New Market

952-496-8030, email



952-496-8050, email


New Prague

952-758-2391, email


Prior Lake

952-447-3375, email



952-707-1770, email



952-233-9590, email


Law Library

952-496-8713, email


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.