Just for Kids

2023 Summer Programs

We have 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.

Summer Adventure Reading Program

Update on September 5th:
The reward books are now available at the Library. Participants – please come to the Library and choose your book!

We have not yet received the Grand Prize from the Washington County Library. When it arrives, we will draw a name from the list of participants and contact the winner.

Update on August 24th:
Please Help! Participants’ names are needed!
We have prizes, but we lost some names. Read on to find out why….

Dear Library Lovers,

We have a new mystery in our library – and no, it’s not a book – but it’s about books.

Here’s the synopsis:
During the course of the summer of 2023 a number of curious children and families participated in our Summer Reading Adventure. By mid-June there were quite a few completion sheets already turned in. By the beginning of August there were fewer sheets in the jar.

The question: What happened to the sheets?

The answer so far: After much work by our crack library investigators… we still don’t have the missing sheets.

So, we kindly request that if your family/children participated in the Reading Adventures Incentive program and deserve the book reward and the chance for the grand prize raffle, PLEASE reconnect with to let us know. The reward books should be in sometime in early September, and you will be notified when this happens.

How can you help? (The happy ending.) PLEASE send a message to info@marinecommunitylibrary.org with the name of the participant(s), their age and an email/phone number so we can find and include you in the fun.

If you think you might chat with someone who wouldn’t get this email – but might have participated, please share the information.

Thanks much,

The Children’s Committee

Summer Adventure at Your Library is made possible by the cooperation of Washington County Library; MELSA, the Metropolitan Library Service Agency; and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Additional sponsors include the Minnesota State Fair, KARE 11, Minnesota Twins, and the Star Tribune.


We had special stories and crafts at the Marine Gazebo on six Thursday mornings this summer. Thanks to our wonderful readers, and to all those who joined us for the fun!


Update on June 16: Registration is closed for 2023.

This is the 7th year the Library is sponsoring this special camp for school age children.  We’ll have two Sessions, each held in the mornings of one week in June. Dates are listed below. The camp will be held at the Marine Village School.

Each day, science and art presenters will lead the children in activities. Activities planned for this year include:
Session 1 activities will include interactive theater activities with the Zephyr Youth Program; learning about bees and pollination with Pollinate, MN; exploring the St. Croix River area with the Wild River Conservancy; and more.
Session 2 activities will include learning about bees and pollination with Pollinate, MN; interactive activities combining chemistry, colors, and art with educators from the Bakken Museum; learning about photography by taking photos with the cameras each camper will receive; and more.

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 (closed for 2023)
Limit of 17 children per session.

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.


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.