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 Family and Child Programs at the Library


Fotolia_20060439_XS.jpgThe Library has a variety of fun and educational events for families. We welcome all families to visit us for a storytime, art activity or other program at their local branch. Family events are a great opportunity for families to meet new friends, schedule play dates for children and mingle with other parents.

Please visit the full library calendar for a complete listing of events, locations and details. The following events are a few of our most favorite family programs.



Lapsit Storytime
For children from birth to 18 months. Babies and their caregivers share quality time in a 20-minute session designed to encourage language development through sharing board books and movement activities, followed by time for visiting and play. 
Call to register.

Toddler Storytime    
For children ages 18 months to 3. Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and musical movement for this busy age group. Come shake your sillies out with us! No registration required.

Preschool Storytime           
For children ages 3 to 6. Children and their caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, music and movement that encourages the development of early literacy skills. No registration required.
Family Storytime    
For all ages, with a focus on children age 2 and up. Children, parents and their caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, music and movement that encourages the development of early literacy skills. No registration required.   
School Age children are welcome to read books aloud to therapy dogs to encourage confidence in reading. Please call or stop by the library to sign up for 15-minute reading sessions.
Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail Music Storytime

For kids ages birth-5.
Join Macphail Center for Music's early childhood music specialists as we explore the magic of music and play. Through hands-on musical play activities, familes will experience music's impact on learning and reading readiness skills. Together we will sing, rhyme, read, move and create!
Registration required by calling your library. Please note that spaces is limited for these events.

Chanhassen Library: Friday, April 15, 10:30am. Theme: Water Makes Music
Chaska Library: Thursday, April 14, 10:30am. Theme: Rain Makes Music
Norwood Young America Library: Tuesday, April 19, 11:00am. Theme: I Make Music
Victoria Library: Saturday, April 16, 10:30am. Theme Wheels Make Music
Waconia Library: Thursday, April 28, 10:30am. Theme: Rain Makes Music
Watertown Library: Thursday, May 12, 11:00am. Theme: Animals Make Music

Lil' Lego Lab at Watertown Library
Who says the big kids get to have all the fun? Kids 5-7 (parent or guardian is required to attend) can join us for Lego building fun at the library! Bring your imagination, we supply the bricks.
Watertown Library--Thursdays, April 14, May 12, 3:30-4:30
Pajama Storytime at Watertown Library

Ages Preschool and up. Grab your favorite stuffed animal and where your pj's for a fun evening of stories and song. Afterwards, kids can tuck their toy in for a night in the library. Pick up the toys the next day-pictures will be emailed out to parents. Note: This works best with a toy your child can easily live without for a day!
No registration required

Monday, April 11, 6:30pm
Thursday, April 14, 11:00am