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

There's lots more summer to enjoy at your library, but remember that most summer events and programs wrap up by August 11!

Please note:  Summer hours are in effect through Labor Day weekend - some branches may not be open on Saturdays/Sundays: Summer Hours
Upcoming Happenings
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Summer Spotlight Events
You still have a couple weeks to catch summer events at the library:

Summer Spotlight at the library
continues through August 11
Remember to complete your forms/badges and pick up your prizes by Saturday, 8/11 (earlier if your library isn't open on Saturdays and/or Fridays).  For more information, visit  www.scottlib.org/SRP

Anybody can continue to reduce late fees on their library cards with the Great Summer Read Down through the end of August! More info here

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Early Literacy Classes & Storytimes 
Fall Preview 
Mark your calendar for our  Early Literacy classes and storytimes beginning again in September:
Belle Plaine: Family (all ages)  Fridays at 10:30am beginning 9/14.
Elko New Market:  Family (all ages)  Fridays at 11:00am beginning 9/14.
Jordan: Family (all ages)  Tuesdays at 10:30 beginning 9/11.
New Prague:  Family (all ages)  Mondays at 11:00am beginning 9/10.
Prior Lake: Baby (0-18 mos.)  Tuesdays at 10:15am beginning 9/18
Toddler (18-36 mos.)  Thursdays at 10:15 beginning 9/20
Preschool (3-5 years) Thursdays at 10:45 beginning 9/20
Pajama Time (all ages)  1st Tuesdays at 6:30pm beginning 10/2 
Spanish Evening Storytimes (all ages) to be announced later in August.
Grand Readers (all ages)  Saturdays at 10:30
Savage: Baby (0-18 mos.) Tuesdays at 6:30pm beginning 9/25
Toddler (18-36 mos.) Mondays & Tuesdays at 10:15 & 11:00am beginning 9/10
Preschool (3-6 yrs.)  Mondays & Tuesdays at 10:30am beginning 9/10
Pajama Time (all ages) 3rd Thursdays at 6:30pm beginning 9/20
Shakopee: Baby (0-18 mos.) Thursdays at 10:30am beginning 9/27
Toddler (18-36 mos.)  Mondays at 10:30am beginning 9/24
Preschool (3-6 yrs.) Tuesdays at 10:30am beginning 9/25
Pajama Time (all ages) 1st Thursdays at 6:30pm beginning 9/6
Yoga Storytime (all ages) Thursdays @ 10:30am on 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/20

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Readmobile Visits Continue!
The Readmobile delivers learning, literacy, and fun around Scott County. 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.


Don't miss our final 
teen summer events
See the events schedule at the link below. If an event requires or recommends registration, you'll see "Registration Required" in the event title. To register, click on the event title and fill in the fields in the "Register for Event" box.

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Save the Date!
We are excited to announce the date for our 2nd annual Family Fall Formal on Friday, 9/7 from 5:30-7:30 in Prior Lake! 
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

952-496-8026, 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.