Kids, Teens, & Families 
Scott County Library Newsletter
May 2018

Tuesday, May 15 at 10am. Mark it on your calendar because that's when registrations open up for our June summer events that require registration, like arts workshops, escape rooms, and coding camps for elementary and tweens/teens! (Most preschool events don't require registration.)

Please note:  Libraries are closed Sunday 5/27 and Monday 5/28 for Memorial Day.
Upcoming Happenings
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Artist's draft of Prior Lake mural

Excitement is popping up at the Prior Lake Library while we get ready for our new children's mural! Join us for these special events as artist Greg Preslicka of The Big Picture creates a colorful mural inspired by every child's love of reading and the magic of possibility.
Mural layout and painting: May 7 - 11, during library open hours
Mural Celebration Storytime: Thursday, May 10 at 10:30 am
Mural Community Celebration (all ages): Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 am
Mural Celebration Pajama Storytime: Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 pm

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Signups start May 15 
Many summer library events do not require registration, but we do have limited space for events for elementary & tweens/teens like mini-camps, escape rooms, arts workshops, and book clubs. 

These events fill up quickly, so check out the schedule
all summer events at all locations  here - select your library and ages of kids to narrow your search. Registration begins 5/15 at 10am for June events and 6/12 at 10am for July & August events.

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Readmobile Visits Continue!
The Readmobile delivers learning, literacy, and fun with even more site visits in April. Check the Readmobile page for more information and the schedule of visits.
The Readmobile vehicle and start-up collection were funded by the Diane J. Sachs Trust and a grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

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First Step STEM Events for Preschoolers Continue through May and into summer
Engage  your child's natural curiosity at the library with exciting pop-in events featuring preschool-friendly Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities! 
First Step STEM events are funded in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 45.310 - Library Services and Technology Act, Grants to States Program (LS-00-17-0024-17).

Create Together at the Savage Library
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This month's class is Nature Printing on Sat 5/19 from 10:30am-Noon. Registration is required.
All Create Together events

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graphic of talking_ singing_ reading_ writing_ playing Spring Early Literacy Classes 
& Storytimes 
Join us for a few more classes before we take a break for summer! Early Literacy classes and storytimes

Other May Events:  

Volunteer at the Library this summer!
Some libraries are still looking for volunteers - if you are 12 years old or older, you are eligible to volunteer at the library this summer, helping out at events and staffing the registration desk. 
Contact your library to find out if they still have openings and to get an application!

Free Corsage and Boutonniere Class at Belle Plaine Fri 5/4 (high school only)

Design your own wrist corsage and boutonniere just in time for prom! An experienced florist will walk you through the basic steps and help you create a beautiful corsage and boutonniere unique to your style. By the end of the class each person will leave with a matching boutonniere and corsage. 
Registration is required, sign up here
TAB members at escape room test play
The Teen Advisory Board successfully escapes the Upside Down test play!
Signups for June Escape from Pompeii (ages 9-11) and Escape the Upside Down (ages 12-18) begins 5/15!
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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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



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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.