Summer Reading Events 2022
Sidewalk Chalk Kickoff Week
Monday, June 6 – Saturday, June 11
Stop by the library during the first week of summer reading and take home a complimentary pack of sidewalk chalk! Draw on our sidewalk to celebrate reading, then head home to decorate your own sidewalk! While supplies last. All ages.
Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo
Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 AM, Central Park Bandshell or Library Foot Room
Learn all about a selection of animals from the RAD Zoo in Owatonna, followed by an opportunity for an up-close look! All ages.
Chione Quintet presents: Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon
Thursday, June 16, 2:00 PM, Library Foot Room or Central Park Bandshell
Featuring Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon written by Ka Vang, join us to learn about different musical instruments, learn a little ASL, and enjoy musical storytelling with a woodwind quintet! All ages. This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Lawn Game Day
Tuesday, June 21, 9:30 AM, Central Park
Giant UNO, ring toss, yard dice, inflatable bowling, and more! Join us to play a selection of outdoor games in the park. All ages. Inclement weather date Tuesday, June 28.
Nothando Zulu, Master Storyteller
Wednesday, June 29, 10:30 AM, Library Foot Room or Central Park Bandshell
Be captivated by Nothando Zulu, a dynamic Minneapolis storyteller who draws from her own rich heritage to tell stories from the oral storytelling tradition. All ages.
Ojibwe Shoulder Bag Making with ArtReach
4 sessions to choose from: Monday, July 11, Tuesday, July 12, Monday, July 18, or Tuesday, July 19, 10:00 AM, Foot Room
Join us to create your own Ojibwe Shoulder Bag from the Minnesota Historical Society! For students entering grades 3-7. Registration required, limit of 15 in each session. Registration available beginning Monday, May 16
The Magic of Isaiah
Tuesday, July 26, 9:30 AM, Library Foot Room or Central Park Bandshell
Summer reading favorite magician Isaiah Foster returns with his annual magic show – Dive into Reading! All ages
Summer Reading Finale: Salsa del Sol Concert
Tuesday, August 2, 10:30 AM, Central Park Bandshell
Get ready to dance with this super fun Twin Cities-based music group, whose 5-piece orchestra will perform many different styles of Latin American dance music from the Spanish-speaking parts of the Caribbean! All ages. This project was funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.