Belle Plaine Public Library Upcoming Events
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Summer Reading Program June 5-August 28
In-Person events are back! Visit our online events calendar at www.scottlib.org to view all our in-person and virtual programs, including Outdoor Library: Programs in the Parks, Live By Appointment Candy Land, Ten Pigs, & Escape Heist games in the libraries, and more! Registration is required for all in-person events - see events listed below that are now open for signup.
Memory Care Kits:
In 2019, we received grant funding from Scott County Public Health to create "Memory Care Kits" for check out. And now that we're past the worst of the pandemic, we can finally circulate them to you.
These kits give caregivers or other family and friends ideas for good interaction and ways to spend time with folks going through memory loss. The kits were created in collaboration with Club Prior's Prior Lake Memory Café and a group of adult professionals in local memory care, YMCA adult programming, and the Alzheimer's Association, all who give support to those with memory loss and their families.
There are three types of kits designed for Early, Mid- and Late Stage Memory loss. To find them in the catalog, search for them under "memory care kits". Kits check out for 3 weeks.
What's New for 2021
- Summer Spotlight booklets: Pick up your age-specific four-page activity booklet with reading log in the library beginning June 1st.
- Weekly To-Go activity pickups: Visit your library to pick up a different family, kid, or teen projects each week (while supplies last).
- Checkout programs: These kits contain activities found in some of our popular programs including Escape 1985 and Dog Man backpacks, best for ages 6 & up. And for preschoolers, early literacy Take Home Play Kits are now back!
- The Readmobile is back on the road again! Check the Readmobile web page to see if we're visiting a neighborhood near you.www.scottlib.org/summer
Some of you may be avid participants in fun bar trivia nights. But alas, social distancing means no trivia nights. In order to keep your brains well-exercised, we've decided to post a weekly trivia contest for fun. A new online trivia is posted every Tuesday. Visit our website at https://www.scottlib.org/1925/At-Home-Library to participate!
Learn about Virtual Programs in Our Newsletters
Sign for our Adult or Kids & Family newsletters to keep up with our latest virtual programs and activities. We’ll be in touch once or twice a week with our newest virtual programs and library updates. Sign up at https://www.scottlib.org/1152/Newsletter
SUPPORTING YOUR LIBRARY
The Belle Plaine Friends of the Library welcomes new members throughout the year. Stop by the library for more information on the group and how they support the community and library.