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.
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.
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.
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.
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
TAILS FOR READING
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.
a Storywalk with your family this summer throughout Carver County.
Pages from this year's Storywalk titles, Moo! by David LaRochelle and
Caps For Sale (Waconia) by Esphyr Slobodinka, will be located along a
walking path as it leads you on to the end of the story. StoryWalk
encourages children to read outside in their local city and county parks
during the summer as part of the National Park System's No Child Left Inside initiative.
Thursday, June 18, 10:30-12:00 in the City Park Square. Head on back to
the library after the walk for a demonstration by Zach the Yo-Yo
Monday, June 29, 10:30-12:00 with a storytime preceding the walk at
10:30. Thursday, July 30, 6:00-7:00 (Celebrating Victoria's Centennial!)
Tuesday, June 30, 10:30-11:30 at Fountain Park across from the library.
Stop by the library after the walk for a take home craft!
Thursday, July 9, 11:00-12:30 at the Wi-Fi Park. Storytime in the
library at 11 with Princess Kay and a Yo-Yo demonstration by Zach!
Wednesday, July 29, 10:00-12:00 at the Chanhassen City Park with a
Barnyard Beat Storytime in the library at 10:30. Visit the self-guided
StoryWalk before or after our Barnyard Beat Storytime.
Bloomington Theater and Art Center Workshops
The Famous Purple Crayon
For Ages 3 to 5. Registration Required
Create and draw your own adventures in an accordion book format based on Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson.
Hungry Caterpillar Puppets
For Ages 3 to 5. Registration Required
Using the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle as inspiration, kids will create colorful accordion caterpillar stick puppets.Watertown
: Thursday, June 25, 11:30-12:30
BarnYard Beat with a Dairy Princess!
Put on your boots for some barnyard fun with a Carver County Dairy Association Princess! Be sure to bring your camera for pictures with the princess after the program!
: Friday, June 26, 10:30
: Wednesday, July 29, 10:30 (NO Dairy Princess. Instead, take the StoryWalk before or after Storytime!)Pete the Cat
Get ready to rock with Groovy Pete the Cat!Waconia
: Tuesday, June 16, 10:30Norwood Young America
: Tuesday, June 23, 11:00Chanhassen
: Wednesday, July 8, 10:30Victoria
: Monday, July 20, 10:30Chaska
: Friday, July 24, 10:30Watertown
: Thursday, July 30, 11:00