For the Kids

YMCA Prairie Burn Music Festival

Close out your summer this September with the YMCA and Royal Credit Union Foundation, camping out at the fifth annual Prairie Burn Music Festival. Proceeds benefit the YMCA Camp Endowment Fund, allowing children great camp experiences in the coming years. The festival will feature live music, camp games and activities for all ages. Come listen to the sweet sounds of Yam Haus and Haley Bonar or grab some grub at a nearby food truck. 

Camping is $40 with breakfast included.

Art Cart

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 7:30 p.m. to experience "Art Cart." In addition to being fun, making things with your hands benefits child development, especially fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Each week, we'll provide supplies and a suggested project that you can make with your child. This self paced activity for you to enjoy with your child(ren) will be set up in the storytime room.

Program is free and no registration required. 

Baby Storytime

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. for Baby Storytime with singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing at this inclusive storytime for families with babies. This is a time for you and your baby to bond with one another. Stay and play after storytime (until noon). It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends, socialize, and strengthen early literacy skills! This storytime is recommended for developmental ages 0-2 and their grown-ups (siblings always welcome). 

Program is free and no registration is necessary.

Minnesota State Fair

Keep it classic this year and start your morning off with Tom Thumb donuts or shake it up with all new DIY donut flights from the Hangar. Whether you’re visiting the award-winning livestock barns or taking a turn on the giant slide, be sure to keep sunscreen applied and one hand free at all times for that next new confection on-a-stick. 

Stillwater Library Talent Show! (Ages 5-12)

Stillwater has talent! Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m. to share your special talent during the Children's Department's talent show. Children ages 5-12 can pick up a form at the library beginning July 15. Forms must be turned in by a parent or guardian no later than Monday, August 12. You can perform alone or as an act. Singing, dancing, jokes, musical numbers, juggling, and more are all welcome. Everyone who participates will receive a small prize. Family and friends are welcome to be part of the audience.

Australian Animal Drawings (Grades K-6)

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Monday, August 5 at 1:00 p.m. for Australian Animal Drawings. The native people of Australia created detailed drawings of local animals as a means of story telling. We will draw simple animal outlines then fill them with line patterns in an x-ray style. We will paint around the animals with dotted lines to mimic the style of Aboriginal dot painting. For children in grades K-6. 

Harry Potter's Birthday Celebration

Come to the Stillwater Library on Wednesday, July 31 to celebrate the Harry Potter book series. Activities for youth will take place through out the library from 1:30-5:00 p.m. The Ministry of Magic strongly encourages your presence at this celebration of the Boy Who Lived. Watch for more details but there will be photo-ops, costume contests, crafts, sorting house activities, trivia, butterbeer tasting, HP board games, displays, and a mandrake scavenger hunt.

Everything is free and open to the public. 

Mad Science presents Che-Mystery aka "Harry Potter science class"

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Wednesday, July 31 at 1:00 p.m. for "Che-Mystery" with Mad Science of MN. Eliminate the mystery in chemistry! Learn the difference between physical and chemical reactions. Watch chemicals react to make colors appear and disappear. Learn how crystals grow. See Styrofoam sizzle away in seconds! Take the lab home with your own Dynamic Dish.  Ages 6-12. 

Snake Discovery

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. for Snake Discovery. Slither into the world of reptiles by meeting several species that call Minnesota home! From diet to habitat and behavior, with plenty of fun facts in-between, attendees will learn what makes our cold-blooded friends so unique in this engaging program. Kids and adults are welcome to touch (and even hold) the ambassador animals for a truly hands-on experience!

Program is free and no registration required.

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