Just for Kids

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.


Beginning again in April, 2023 – join us for special stories every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. We meet in the Library. Free, with no registration needed. Open to all ages.


AWE Saturday – March 4th

AWE stands for Afternoons With Explorations: Come and explore with friends on a Saturday afternoon.

What will we explore? It could be art, it could be music, it could be science – it’s sure to get you thinking and wondering.
Come and see, bring a friend!

Free! Recommended for children 7 to 11 years old.
Date and Time: Saturday March 4, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Marine Village Hall, 121 Judd St., Marine on St. Croix
Ages: 7 to 11 years old

Brodini Comic Magic Show – Saturday, April 1st

Join us to see fun and exciting magic tricks. Master Magician Graylyn Morris will raise spirits and test kids’ powers of concentration as he manipulates ropes, scarves, balls, and other magician props in a perplexing “now you see it, now you don’t” performance!

Free! For all ages – no registration needed.
Date and Time: Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Marine Village Hall, 121 Judd Street, Marine on St. Croix

Thank you to Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) for funding this program.

Family Earth Day – Saturday, April 22

Please join us for a Family Earth Day Clean-up and Celebration!
Come together to celebrate and care for our home – Earth.

All ages needed and welcome. No registration necessary.
Date and Time: Saturday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Marine Village Hall, 121 Judd St, Marine on St. Croix, and outdoors!


Join us for an evening of fun, games and pizza! This is a great opportunity to meet other families in the community.

Activites include BINGO, Minute to Win It, book charades, and crafts. If you wish, bring your favorite game.

These are free events, but we suggest a donation of $5 per family for pizza. We recommend that families RSVP so we can order enough pizza. Water is provided but you are welcome to bring your own beverages.

Dates: Friday, February 17 and Friday, March 10
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Location: Marine Village Hall, 121 Judd Street
Pizza: $5.00 per family suggested donation


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.

2023 Summer Programs

We’ll be adding information as our summer programs get settled.  We will 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 our programs.


This is the 7th year the Library is sponsoring this special camp for school age children. Each day, science and art presenters will lead the children in activities. The camp will again be held at the Marine Village School.

2023 Dates:
Session 1
: June 12 to 16 for children going into grades 1 to 3.
Session 2: June 19 to 23 for children going into grades 4 to 6.

Time: 9:00 am to noon each day
Location: Marine Village School, 550 Pine St, Marine on St Croix
Cost: $65
Registration: required – see below
Limit of 15 children per session.

Update on Feb 13, 2023: there are a few open spots in both sessions.
We will open registration again in the near future.
If you would like us to notify you about registration, please email info@marinecommunitylibrary.org