Children's Programs & Services

Our building is open for Express Services and we still have plenty of resources to help you stay connected to the library 24/7.

Virtual Programming

Book Snacks

Listen to the first chapter of several children’s fiction books read aloud by Miss Amy. View all the videos on the library’s YouTube channel.

Try This Thursdays

Videos featuring crafts, science experiments, and fun, family-friendly activities.

With Your Library Card

Using your library card, you have access to a variety of digital resources, including BookFlix, which pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction e-books! (SSP residents do not have access to TumbleBooks).

In addition to those digital resources, find e-books to download or read online as well as e-audiobooks to download and listen to in Libby, Hoopla, and E-books Minnesota. Hoopla also has music and video content, but when the Library reaches its daily spending limit, you will have to wait until the following day to get your item

Don’t have a library card? Questions about your account or PIN? Call us: 651-554-3240 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday to speak with library staff, or apply online anytime.

Take and Make Kits for Kids

When you visit the library, look for Take and Make Kits for Kids that will be available on a first-come, first-served basis up in the children's area.


Details for outdoor Summer events coming soon!

Resources for Coping

Wondering how to talk to your kids about COVID-19? PBS Kids has a post addressing strategies for having a conversation with young children.

This comic is a fun way to answer questions your kids might have, and you can print it out so they can read it as many times as they like!

Zero to Three has some ideas on how to approach the topic of facemasks with younger children, with tips on how to address common questions they might have.

Help your kids (and yourself) by creating safety, connection, and new routines with tips from Becky Bailey.