For the Kids

Baby & Toddler Drop-in Play

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays from 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for Baby & Toddler Drop-in Play. Join other babies, toddlers and caregivers in the storytime room to socialize and play with library provided and developmentally appropriate toys. 

Program is free and no registration required. Read more about Baby & Toddler Drop-in Play

Ski With Santa and Ugly Sweater Day

The festive celebration will feature Santa and his reindeer skiing the slopes from chair lift 1 to arrive at the ski school in the Meadows from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Santa will then be available for photos with his reindeer outside the Meadows Chalet at the Big Orange Chair and the Alps Fire Pit Area from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Guests are also welcome to fill out letters to Santa with their wish lists for the holiday season. Read more about Ski With Santa and Ugly Sweater Day

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Join Puppy Pete and his other puppet friends at Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. for Baby & Toddler Storytime as we sing, play, read, write and talk during this inclusive storytime for families with babies and toddlers. Stay and play after storytime (until noon). Storytime is a great opportunity to meet new friends, socialize and strengthen early literacy skills!   Read more about Baby & Toddler Storytime

Brick Party

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on the first Saturday of each month through May between 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. for Brick Party.  For kids of all ages to use their imagination to create using bricks derived from a word meaning "play well". Bricks will be provided by the library, please leave your personal bricks at home. Come build your own design or complete a provided challenge idea. One creation per builder will be on display in the library all month.

Program is free and no registration required. Read more about Brick Party

Post-It Note Art

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, January 18 anytime between 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. for Post-It Note Art. Help transform the Teen Library Space from blah to WOW with some Post-It Note Art! You decide on the design (bring your own or use one we already have) to create and then, ready… set… post away! Ages 12-18.

Program is free and no registration necessary. Read more about Post-It Note Art

Family Board Game Night

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m. for Family Board Game Night. Play some board games at the library! A variety of games for all ages will be available to play in the teen space. Try out Code Names, Candyland, Ticket to Ride, Battleship, Twister and more. Open to families.

Program is free and no registration required. Read more about Family Board Game Night

Afton Alps Opening Day

Minnesota’s premier family-friendly winter resort, Afton Alps, is opening for the much-anticipated ski and snowboard season on Friday, November 22 at 3:30 p.m. To celebrate, Afton Alps will offer s’mores and hot cocoa, food trucks, live music, hat-making and much more until the resort closes at 8 p.m. Opening day rates will be $39, or $34 with the Preferred Program. The resort’s hours for the rest of opening weekend will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. Read more about Afton Alps Opening Day

Meet the Animals

Meet a snake and salamander, and learn where Minnesota’s wild reptiles and amphibians go in the winter. You can share your stories about real wild animal encounters, if you choose! Try a wild animal craft to take home too! ALL AGES. Read more about Meet the Animals

Luminary Hike

Snowshoe (need 6 inches) or hike along our luminary trail. If the weather conditions allow; we’ll check out some holes in the ice, and try your hand at making a new one. Win an Ice Globe luminary kit to take home! ADULTS, FAMILIES, MIN. AGE 5. Read more about Luminary Hike


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