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 Kids' Summer Reading Program






Carver County Library's Summer Reading Experience is a celebration of Reading!


June 1 to August 14

For ages birth to 11, here's how to participate!

Summer Reading Program Brochure--Take a look at all of the cool stuff you can do at your library this summer!

Win books or other prizes -- Complete an Activity Sheet to win a book or for every book read over the summer, kids can enter the drawings for an opportunity to win other prizes by filling out a
Attend Cool Programs -- The Schedule is full of programs and performaces over the summer. Look inside the brochure to see what's at your local library or at other branches of the Carver County Library system. Registration is live for all programs and you can sign up on the Library Event Calendar or by contacting your local library. Remember, you are always welcome to attend programming at any of our Carver County Library locations!
Find awesome books -- Discover great books at your library, browse reading lists and read other kids' reviews online
Enjoy completing a summer reading program online! The summer reading program is online. Visit the Bookawocky site, complete the simple registration, and start earning virtual badges for your participation and reading!
STEAM Programs

STEAM Maker Labs
Fun hands on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math)activities encouraging exploration, conversation, and curiousity lead by trained teen volunteers.
For ages 9-12

Chanhassen: Mondays, June 13, July 11, August 1, 1:00-3:00 pm
Chaska: Tuesdays, June 21, July 26, 1:00-2:00 pm
Norwood Young America: Tuesday, July 19, 11:00am-noon
Victoria: Tuesdays, June 14, June 28, July 19, 3:00-4:00 pm
Waconia: Wednesdays, July 20, July 27, 1:00-2:00 pm
Watertown: Thursdays, June 23, July 21 1:00-2:00
Artistry Workshops
For Ages 6 and up. Registration required for all Artistry workshops. Please call to register or check the library calendar for online registration for the following programs.
Life Sized Super Heroes
Students will create life sized costumes, props and objects that give super powers to their favorite comic book characters
Victoria Library: Wednesday, June 15, 1:00-3:00 pm
Star Wars 3D Masks
Students will learn how to design and create wearable, 3-dimensional masks that will transform them into their favorite Star Wars character.
Waconia Library: Wednesday, June 15, 1:00-3:00 pm
Monsters, Minions, and More
Come and learn how to create mythical creatures, humorous minions, and other make-believe creatures in this fun mixed-media sculpture class.
Chanhassen Library: Thursday, June 16, 1:00-3:00 pm
Paper Circuits
This class joins creative problem-solving, artistic skills, paper engineering, and simple circuitry to create 3-dimensional images that light up with small LED's.
Norwood Young America Library: Monday, June 20, 1:30-3:30 pm
Super Duper Super Heroes
What is your super power? Come create and become a unique superhero through comic arts, storytelling, costume design, and maskmaking.
Chaska: Thursday, June 23, 1:00-3:00 pm

Robotics Demo
For ages 6-13
Join us for a fun robotics demo in the library. Presented by members of local high school robotics teams that have competed on a state and national level!
Chanhassen: Thursday, June 29, 1:00-2:00 pm
Chaska: Tuesday, July 12, 1:00-2:00 pm
Victoria: Thursday, June 23, 1:30-2:30 pm
Waconia: Tuesday, June 28, 1:00-2:00 pm

Summer Reading and Kids' Learning
  - Did you know that young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer? Take a look at this video produced by Horizons National that demonstrates the 
importance of summer learning and the long-term effects on literacy it can have on our kids. Children who take part in educational programs during the summer start the next school year ready to learn! 
Read, Explore, and Connect at your library this summer to have fun and succeed in school!