Just for Kids

Summertime Programs

We’re resuming our regular summer programs in 2021!
This includes a host of great events and activities to engage and delight kids of all ages – listed below with dates and times.
Please note that COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed for all programs and events.

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Kick-off Celebration

Saturday, June 12, 2021
Don’t miss this fun event which will highlight the summer programs with entertainment, activities, prizes and more! The Wildlife Science Center is bringing special guest animals. The center is a wildlife rescue service in Anoka County and is home for over 35 critically endangered wolves and many other animals.
Free!   Safety protocols will be followed.
Time and Location: 10:00 am to noon at the Marine Gazebo


2021 Dates: June 6 to August 27
Read books this summer and win amazing prizes!

To participate in the program: After reading a book, simply fill out this online form to participate in the current week’s drawing for prizes.

The program is open to kids of all ages – Preschool through High School. There will be weekly drawings for prizes in two age groups. The prizes can be picked up at the library. Also, every reader may pick up a free book at the library!

Reading Incentive Program Book Report Form


Join us for special stories and crafts at the Marine Gazebo.  Free!
For preschoolers through early elementary children.
Dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 12 (six Thursdays)
Time and Location: 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Marine Gazebo


This is the 5th year the Library is sponsoring this popular camp for school age children. Each day different science and art presenters will lead the children in activities.

From 9:00 am to noon each day, at the Marine Gazebo.
Limit of 15 children per session. Cost: $40

Session 1: June 14 to 18 for children entering grades 1 to 3.
Session 2: June 21 to 25 for children entering grades 4 to 6.

Registration is required. Both sessions are full, but we do have a waitlist.
Click HERE  for links to online registration.

Blanket Bingo

Gather with your friends, family and a blanket to play Bingo. Lots of prizes for all ages!
Time and Location: 6:00 pm at the Marine Gazebo
Dates: Saturday, June 19,
Wednesday, July 14, and Friday, August 13


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.

school year programs


Storytime is held in the library once a month during the school year. We welcome youngsters of all ages to listen to stories, sing songs and do activities.

game night

Everyone is welcome to Game Night, held once a month during the school year in the Village Hall. Join your neighbors and meet new friends for a night of games and pizza. Bring your favorite game, and, if you wish, teach others. The library will have games as well.