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Children (Ages 5-12)

Children (Ages 5-12)

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Children's Programs

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Homework Help

Get help with a tough assignment or dive deeper into a topic with our homework resources.

Book Picks and Reading Lists

Try our kid-centered book lists and picks. From read-alikes to award winners, discover a new favorite.

eLibrary for Kids

Browse kid’s eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks available for free through Overdrive or Libby app.

BookFlix

BookFlix pairs video storybooks with nonfiction eBooks to create a fun link between fact and fiction. Scroll down to B in the A-Z list of Research Databases.

Children’s News

Summer Wednesdays on the Lawn

Summer Wednesdays on the Lawn

June 5 - August 7, 2024: Join us on Wednesdays from June 5 –  August 7 at 10:30 AM for special guest performances as part of our Summer Explorers program. All ages are welcome with program content targeted toward school age children. No registration is required....

Dive into Summer Explorers

Dive into Summer Explorers

  June 1 - August 10, 2024: Embark on a voyage of discovery with us this summer! Dive into our summer reading programs for kids, teens, and adults. Summer Explorers is made possible by donors to Stillwater Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Stillwater...

Discovery Room: Imagination in Bloom

Discovery Room: Imagination in Bloom

With the changing seasons come new activities in the children’s Discovery Room! Young visitors and their caregivers can explore the spring theme of “Garden Center” featuring flowers, vegetables, seeds, and other planting fun. Through May, children will delight in...

Discovery Room: So Cold

Discovery Room: So Cold

December 2023 - February 2024: The Discovery Room is ready for imaginative play centered around the wintery theme of "so cold" - snowflakes, snow friends, icy winds, and, of course, ice cream! Children can play ice cream parlor as they scoop, serve, and sell sweet...

Mystery Youth Writing Contest Winners

Mystery Youth Writing Contest Winners

October 31, 2023: Congratulations to all of our Youth Mystery Writing Contest participants! Twenty-nine young writers (ages 8-12) submitted stories to our mystery writing contest based on Long Lost, a middle-grade novel by Minnesota Book Award Winner Jacqueline West....

Discovery Room: Water & the St. Croix River

Discovery Room: Water & the St. Croix River

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;...

Book Picks for Starting Kindergarten

Book Picks for Starting Kindergarten

It’s hard to think about going back to school when it feels like summer just started. However, if your child is starting school for the first time, they might have some questions or worries about these changes. Will I have friends, are my new teachers nice, will the...

Library Card Design Contest Winner

Library Card Design Contest Winner

We are so excited to announce the winner of our 2023 youth library card design contest: Audrey Mast! We were impressed and inspired by the creativity and talent of all of our community’s youth, and it was really difficult to choose just one entry from the 70 library...