Kids, Teens, & Families 
Scott County Library Newsletter
January 2019

Happy New Year! Have you noticed yet? We have a brand new web calendar for library events! You can narrow your search by type of event ("category"), intended age ("audience"), and/or branch. Check it out HERE.

Please note:  Libraries are closed Mon 1/21 for the Martin Luther King Jr holiday. 
Upcoming Happenings
Art Exploration for Families
As a family, explore different materials, get creative, and make unique pieces of art together! Best enjoyed by children ages 5-12 and their caregivers.
All Create Together Events
January Create Together: 
Kids and their caregivers are invited to drop in anytime between 10:30-12:00 to create art featuring a favorite pet or animal, using collage and mosaic techniques. Free event, no pre-registration required.
This project was funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Fund.

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Teddy Bear Band, Prior Lake Library
Kids and families are invited to the kickoff of our 2019 Party in the Club lineup with a Teddy Bear Picnic! Drop in from 10:30-Noon and pretend it's summer - dress for summer with crafts, activities, and great family music & dancing!

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 start at 10:30 and are free and open to the public, no registration required:
1/12: Teddy Bear Picnic with the Teddy Bear Band
2/2: Once Upon a Castle (10:30-11:30)
2/23: Jammie Jam with Kidsdance
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Sponsored by the City of Prior Lake and the Prior Lake Library; funded in part by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Fund.

Winter Early Literacy Classes & Storytimes 
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  

  Other Events for Kids & Families
Yoga for Families: Savage, Sun 1/13, 3:30-4:30pm
Waggin' Tails: Prior Lake, Shakopee, Savage
Open Mic & Art Night: Belle Plaine, Mon 1/28, 6-8pm

ACT Test Prep Sessions
Come to a free A CT Test Prep session and de-stress the test! Sign up for either of two upcoming sessions:
Prior Lake Library: 
Fri 1/25, 9:00-11:30am
New Prague Library:
Fri 2/15, 9:00-11:30am
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Free Online Tutoring with your library card!
If your child needs help with homework, check out this great FREE resource (online or app), available daily from 1:00-11:00pm!
If you have any questions, contact any Scott County Library. We look forward to seeing you at the library!
Connect With Us
Library Information
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952-873-6767, email


Elko New Market

952-496-8030, email



952-496-8050, email


New Prague

952-496-8026, email


Prior Lake

952-447-3375, email



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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.