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The Readmobile is all over Scott County this summer!

Visit to see our expanded summer schedule.

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Summer Spotlight Preview!
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through August 27, 2022

Check out our summer calendar of events HERE 

and our general summer information at

July Event Highlights

Story Stations

Age ranges are suggested, but all ages and abilities are welcome. Engage your child with self-directed learning stations that develop the five early literacy practices of Read, Write, Sing, Play, & Talk, plus kindergarten readiness skills. After the program, pick up your take home packet with more activities!
25-minute walk-in or online appointments are available 30 days in advance and are limited to just your household or group.
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Bilingual Encanto (English /Español)

Best for ages 3-8. Bring the Magic with Mirabel and her Family Madrigal for activities and fun in this self-directed English-Spanish bilingual program. Based on the Disney animated movie Encanto, you can visit Antonio's veterinary clinic, create flower art with Isabela, dance with Felix & family, and more! After you've finished, pick up a take home packet with a craft and other activities. 

 ALL Bring the Magic with Encanto events

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Move Together with CoComelon

Best for ages birth-5.Join JJ and friends in this encore presentation of our movement-focused program! Littles will hop, crawl, stroll, read, sing, and sort in a variety of activities introducing the 5 early literacy practices of Read, Write, Play, Sing, & Talk. After the program, pick up your take home packet with more activities!

ALL Move Together with CoComelon events 

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Live By Appointment

Enjoy these by appointment programs for older kids/teens and their grownups! Your group will be the only people in the room and 25-minute walk-in or online appointments are available 30 days in advance.

Minute to Win It Family Challenge

Best for ages 6-18 with with parent or caregiver. Enjoy your own private appointment to compete with your group with six fun Minute to Win It (MTWI) challenges that range from easy to hard to practically impossible! After you've finished, pick up your take home packet with more supplies and ideas for MTWI activities to do at home. 

ALL Minute to Win It events

MTWI graphic of hourglass and stopwatch

Rule of Sevens Escape Room

Best for ages 10-18 with with adult; or adults. Enjoy your own private appointment to work together with your group and solve the Rule of Sevens mystery - Uncle Septimus Sjöberg has died, and you have just 25 minutes to solve the mystery of how the murder happened and who is the heir!  

ALL Rule of Sevens Escape Room events

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During Open Hours

Locations & Hours

July Art Space: the art of Yuyi Morales

Best for ages 3 & up

Visit the Children's Area at your library during open hours to create a fun project inspired by the art of painter, illustrator, and author Yuyi Morales. Use gel crayons and sparkly stickers to decorate a Yuyi-style butterfly, then stay for the art-themed scavenger hunt as well! 

ALL Art Space themes

cover of the book Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Family Mini-Golf 

Best for ages 3 & up with an adult. Pop in during library open hours and have a HOLE lot of fun at this self-directed mini-golf course based on some of your favorite books! No registration or appointments are required, just pick up the supplies at the librarian's desk.

  • SHAKOPEE: Thu 6/30, Fri 7/1, Sat 7/2
  • ELKO NEW MARKET: Tue 7/12, Wed 7/13
  • JORDAN: Mon 7/25, Tue 7/26

ALL Family Mini-Golf events

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To Go Activity Packets

Each week, pick up a different To Go activity packet. While supplies last.

  • 6/27-7/2: Beaded Keychain/Charm
  • 7/5-7/9: Zippy Zoomer Fliers
  • 7/11-7/16: for ages 3-11, History - Paper People; for ages 12-18, 3D Paper Projects
  • 7/18-7/23: Pipe Cleaner Mobile
  • 7/25-7/30: 4-H STEM Harmonica

To Go schedule

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Registration Workshops

Registrations for most events open up 3 weeks before the event. Tap the link for more information and to register.

Storytime Yoga with Ms Katie, ages 3-8 with adult:

  • Belle Plaine: Thu 6/30, 3:00-3:45pm
  • Jordan: Sat 7/9, 11:00-11:45am

Dungeons & Dragons workshops:

  • So You Want to Be a Dungeon Master, ages 12-18 - Shakopee, Thu 7/7, 4-5pm
  • D&D Basics, ages 16-11: Savage, Thu 7/7, 6-7pm
  • D&D Basics, ages 12-18: Jordan, Wed 7/13, 2-3pm
  • D&D Basics, ages 12-18: New Prague, Wed 7/13, 4-5pm

Artist Spotlight: Family Piñata workshop with Señora Ortiz!

  • Two sessions (must attend both sessions)
  • Ages 3-18 (ages 3-11 must have adult helper)
  • Prior Lake: Mon 7/11 6-8pm and Wed 7/13 6-8pm

Slime Workshop, ages 7-11

  • Jordan: Tue 7/12, 11:00am-Noon

July Mystery Ingredient Family Cooking Challenge - Register in advance and pick up at the New Prague Library on Wed 7/13, Noon-8pm

Firefly Glowlight arts workshop, ages 3-5 with adult:

  • Belle Plaine: Wed 7/13, 10:30-11am
  • Prior Lake: Tue 7/19, 10:30-11am
  • Elko New Market: Wed 7/20, 10:30-11am

Name Mobile arts workshop, ages 6-11:

  • Belle Plaine: Wed 7/13, 12:00-12:45pm
  • Prior Lake: Tue 7/19, 12:00-12:45pm
  • Elko New Market: Wed 7/20, 12:00-12:45pm

Night Sky Painting arts workshop, ages 12-18:

  • Belle Plaine: Wed 7/13, 1:30-2:15pm
  • Prior Lake: Tue 7/19, 1:30-2:15pm
  • Elko New Market: Wed 7/20, 1:30-2:15pm

Three Rivers Tween/Teen Archery, ages 10-18:

  •   Cleary Lake Park: Fri 7/15, 1:00-3:00pm

Three Rivers HS/New Adult Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding, ages 14-22:

  •  Cleary Lake Park: Fri 7/15, 4:00-6:00pm

Artist Spotlight: Tween/Teen Improv Comedy Workshop with Artistry of Bloomington, ages 11-14:

  • Tue 7/19, 4:00-5:30pm

Code & Fly Drone workshopCode & Fly Drone workshop, ages 10-14: ages 10-14: 

  • Prior Lake: Wed 7/20, 2-3pm
  • Savage: Wed 7/20, 4-5pm
  • Belle Plaine: Wed 7/27, 12:30-1:30pm
  • Jordan: Wed 7/27, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Shakopee: Wed 7/27, 4:30-5:30pm

Non-Registration Events

Registration is not required, although space may be limited. 

For pop-in programs, you may arrive at any point in the listed times

Storytimes and Early Literacy Classes - multiple days and locations

Waggin' Tales Reading Time with Therapy Dogs - multiple days and locations

The Roe Family Singers & the Readmobile at Shakopee's Happy Birthday America kiddie parade!

Fri 7/1, 10am-Noon at Lions Park in Shakopee

Game Day for Teens & Tweens: Savage Library: Wed 7/13, 3:30-5pm

Retro Recess Family Pop-in: 

  • New Prague: Thu 7/17, 11-12
  • Elko New Market: Fri 7/18, 11-12
  •  Shakopee: Thu 7/28, 11-12

First Step STEM Pop-In Event - Wind and Weather, ages 3-6:

Elko New Market: Mon 7/18, 10:00am-Noon

Family Game Night: 

Prior Lake Library: Mon 7/18, 6-8pm

Young At Art drop-in program, ages 7-10: 

New Prague: Wed 7/27, 4-6pm

Hero Elementary Party from Twin Cities Public Television!

New Prague (Memorial Park): Sat 7/30, 10:30am-12:30pm