The library offers several drop-in activities for kids and their families this fall. These drop-in activities provide a flexible time for children to socialize and play with library-provided developmentally appropriate toys. When children play and communicate, they are building language and literacy skills – actively learning how language works and gaining an understanding of how to interact with other people.
Baby Drop-in Play
Tuesdays | 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Stay and play after storytime or just come for drop-in play. It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends, socialize, and strengthen early literacy skills!
Family Drop-in Play
Wednesdays | 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Join families and meet new friends during this drop-in play time. Enjoy this time and space to play alongside your young child in a welcoming environment.
Wednesdays | 3:00 – 7:30 PM
In addition to being fun, making things with your hands benefits child development, especially fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Each week, we’ll provide supplies and a suggested project that you can make with your child. This self-paced activity will be set up in the storytime room from 3:00 to 7:30 PM each Wednesday.
Monthly, 1st Saturdays | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
During Brick Party, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. Come build a design or complete a challenge. Bricks derived from a word meaning “play well” will be provided by the library. Ages 5-12 can meet in the Storytime Room, and older youth can build in the Teen Program Room during the same time. One creation per builder will be on display in the library all month. Brick Party is on September 7, October 5, and November 2. No registration required.
Mobile Sign Shop
Saturday, October 12 | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Stop in at the Mobile Sign Shop! Make your own carved sign. You draw on the wooden sign blank, we carve it with a router, and you paint it! Two artists will be on hand to facilitate the drop-in outdoor event. For all ages, but young children will need adult assistance. This program is made possible in part with support from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy). First come, first-served. No registration required.