Just for Kids

2024 Summer Programs

We offer a variety of great events and activities to engage and delight kids of all ages. Please join our email list if you would like to receive updates about programs.

Play Summer Reading Bingo

Kids of all ages – play Reading Bingo this summer! Begin by picking up a special Reading Bingo card at the Marine Community Library.

Read books in the Bingo card categories to mark off five boxes in a row, vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Better yet – mark off all of the boxes or choose to read the same number of books as your age.

Return the completed Bingo card to the Marine Community Library. Then, fill out a watermelon slice with your name and age to display on our Summer Reading Wall of Joy AND choose a free book as your reward! (One book per child).

Happy reading!

Summer Storytimes

Join us for special stories and activities! Held at the Marine Gazebo on seven Thursday mornings starting on June 27.

Dates: Thursdays June 27; July 11, 18 and 25; August 1, 8 and 15
Time and Location: 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Marine Gazebo, Marine on St. Croix
Rain Location: Marine Village Hall, 121 Judd Street, Marine on St. Croix
Free! All ages welcome.

Thursday June 27 – Storytime with Roxy Humphrey
A retired elementary teacher and author from Stillwater, Roxy Humphrey has written three children’s books with a fourth due out this August. She will read her book Becoming Brave: A Tale of Two Bunnies and have a craft activity about bunnies.

Thursday July 11 – Storytime with Debra Mitts-Smith
A former children’s librarian and literature professor from Scandia, Debra Mitts-Smith will be doing a dragon themed storytime.

Thursday July 18 – Storytime with Suzanne Yoch
Ignite your imagination with stories to make you smile and laugh. Sing songs, play games, make something to take home, and join in the fun with Suzanne Yoch, a retired Washington County Librarian who used to work at the Marine Library.

Thursday July 25 – Storytime with Gae Jarvis
Hear stories that speak to Gae’s love of nature and the outdoors. A retired school counselor with a deep admiration of birds and trees, Gae Jarvis has lived in Scandia for 40 years.

Thursday August 1 – Storytime with Ruth Willius
Join in the fun with Ruth Willius, a Scandia resident, former teacher and author. Ruth will bring Spanish fun in reading, games and art.

Thursday August 8 – Storytime with Laurie Schmidt
Join us for a storytime about owls in our midst. Laurie Schmidt is a Marine resident and proud grandmother who will read books and sing songs with movement, all focusing on owls.

Thursday August 15 – Storytime with Kate Gilmore
We’ll wrap up our summer storytime season with stories about being kind and sharing feelings, followed by a craft project. Kate is a community volunteer who retired and moved to the Marine area to be near her grandchildren.

2024 SCIENCE & ART CAMP

Marine Community Library is pleased to again sponsor a Science and Art Camp for elementary-age children! Each day a different science and art professional will lead campers in activities.

We offer two one-week Sessions in June, each meeting from 9:00 A.M. to noon daily. Dates and age groups for each Session are listed below. The camp will be held at the Marine Village School.

2024 Dates:
Session 1: June 10 to 14 for children entering grades 1 through 3 in fall of 2024
Session 2: June 17 to 21 for children entering grades 3 through 6 in fall of 2024
Limit of 18 children per session.

Time: 9:00 A.M. to noon each day
Location: Marine Village School, 550 Pine St, Marine on St Croix
Cost: $65. Scholarships are available.
Registration is required

school year programs

During the school year, we offer Storytimes and other programs for kids and families. To receive notifications about upcoming programs, you can join our email list.

Family Fun Nights

Join us for fun, games and pizza from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. We’ll meet at the Marine Village Hall.

This is a great opportunity to meet other families in the community. Activities include board games, Minute to Win It, book charades, crafts and more. Bring your favorite game to play with others. Note that we’ll also hold BINGO at the January 19th event.

We’ll have pizza from Scandia Pizza and recommend that families RSVP so we can order enough pizza for all. This is a free event, but we suggest a donation of $5 per family for pizza.

Dates: To be determined
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Marine Village Hall, 121 Judd Street, Marine on St. Croix
Pizza: $5 per family suggested donation

Pajama Storytime for Little Ones

Put on your PJs, bring your favorite blanket and stuffed animal friend, and join us for pajama story time at the Marine Community Library!

Dates: To be determined
Time: 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Marine Community Library, 121 Judd Street, Marine on St. Croix
All ages welcome. No need to RSVP.

KIDS COLLECTION

The Marine Community Library has a wide assortment of books and materials for kids of all ages, from board books for babies to fiction and nonfiction for teens. We continually add new releases and other materials to our collection, and we also have childhood classics like Dr. Seuss and Berenstain Bears. Lists of recent additions to our collection are available on the RECENT ACQUISITIONS page. Our collection includes:

  • board books, picture books, easy readers
  • juvenile fiction and nonfiction
  • teen fiction and nonfiction
  • audio books, DVDs

If you have suggestions for books that would be good additions to our kids collection, please let us know at info@marinecommunitylibrary.org.