Washington County Library’s summer programs for children, teens, and adults begin Wednesday, June 1, and continue through Saturday, Aug. 19.
Summer is traditionally a busy time at libraries, where extra activities while school is out can help encourage reading and neutralize summer learning loss for children and teens. These programs and activities also encourage library users of all ages to become lifelong readers and learners.
Through the Summer Adventure program, children ages 0-11 may read, learn, listen, and explore with an alien friend, Zorb. This flexible program can be tailored to each children’s interests and learning needs.
Teens ages 12-18 can Level Up! their summer with a video game-themed program that promotes literacy of all kinds, including reading, crafting, cooking, and gaming.
Adults can get in on the fun, too. With the 10,000 Experiences at Your Library program, participants may check out librarian-recommended reads, explore the community, and take home a prize.
For each program, participants complete activities on a game card, then return their game card to the library to collect a reward. Each person who completes a game card will also be entered in a drawing for the chance to win grand prizes such as activity kits, Washington County Parks passes, puzzles, and more.
Library staff are also planning expanded programs and entertainers inside and outside the library. Popular performers visiting Washington County Library this summer include the Roe Family Singers, the Great Brodini, the Jolly Pops, TaikoArts Midwest, and more. All programs are free and open to the public, although some require registration.
Summer at Your Library is brought to you by Washington County Library, Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Additional sponsors include KARE 11, the Star Tribune, the Minnesota State Fair, and the Minnesota Twins.
For additional information, including a complete schedule of summer events, visit a Washington County Library branch, or connect online.