September – November 2023:
The Discovery Room is ready for imaginative play centered around the theme of water and the St. Croix River. Children can investigate a pretend pool containing stuffie fish and puppet animals that are found in the St. Croix River Valley; navigate boats through lift bridges on a tabletop river; identify animal tracks; purchase fishing nets and magnifiers at the play Water Discovery store; and investigate wind currents with chiffon scarves and felt rain clouds with the flight lab wind tunnel.
Open during library hours, the Discovery Room is a place for kids and caregivers to play and imagine together. The Discovery Room themes are created by staff and funded by donors to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation and other generous supporters.
This water-focused Discovery Room is inspired by the We Are Water MN exhibit coming to Stillwater Public Library from October 12 – December 3, 2023. We are Water MN is led by the Minnesota Humanities Center in partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources; Minnesota Department of Agriculture; @Minnesota Department of Health; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; Minnesota Historical Society; and University of Minnesota Extension. We are Water MN is funded in part by the Clean Water, Land, & Legacy Fund and the National Endowment For The Humanities and was brought to Stillwater Public Library in partnership with ArtReach St. Croix.