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How Summer Reading Works:

Starting June 14th you can get your Reading Log from the Nobles County Library in the Youth Room. Each child will receive one Reading Log for the summer program.


There are a few changes to the Reading Log this year. More information will be provided when you pick up your Reading Log!


Activates and Events:

Join in the fun by attending Summer Reading Activities (see events below), and spend your library dollars. Note events are subject to cancellation, change of time, or additional times.

August 28th is the last day the library store will be open. Make sure to turn in your Summer Reading Logs, Window I Spy sheets, or Bingo Scavenger Hunt cards by August 28 to earn library dollars and choose your prize(s)!

For the Whole Family

To inform of a outside movie night on July 22nd.

The Emoji Movie - July 22nd

9:00 PM


The Croods - August 19th

9:00 PM

The Croods

Outdoor Movie Night: July 22nd & August 19th, 2021- Located on the Nobles County Library Lawn; movies will start at dusk (check here for updates).

This project is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

Story Stroll

The Story Stroll: July12th - 16th, 2021 - Walk through the story on the library lawn: Have You Got My Purr?  Walk through the story outside, pick up a kitten craft from the youth room to make here or at home, then come to the front desk to receive your library dollar.

I Spy

Window I Spy: July 12th - 16th, 2021 - Window I spy is on the youth room window.  Just grab the Window I Spy sheet in the youth room, go outside and see how many of each item on the I Spy sheet you can find. Drop it in the Window I Spy entry container for your chance to win library dollars.


Bingo Scavenger Hunt: July 12th - 16th, 2021 - Stop by the youth room to pick up your Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Bingo sheet. Find the all the items on the bingo sheet & return to the library on or before July 16, 2021 to earn a library dollar.

Treasure Village edit

Treasure Village: July 26th, 2021; 1:30 PM - Come join the fun as Treasure Village presents Tall Tales with Treasure Village. Guaranteed to make you smile!


Summer Reading Carnival: August 11th, 2021; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Come meet us on the Library lawn for games, prizes and snacks! You can look forward to loads of fun! We will be having popsicles and face painting as well!

(In need of volunteers, please contact us for more information, (507) 295-5340.)

Ages 0-5


Join us each week for storytelling, action verses, crafts & games!


10am – 11am

Please remember this information
is subject to change.


June 16 — Elmer the Elephant — Elmer has lost his colors! Can you give him new ones?

June 23 — Trolls — Make your own Troll!

June 30 — Under the Sea — Watch out for the Octopus, he has a great arm!

July 7 — Planting a Rainbow— Flowers come in so many shapes and sizes. But they are all made up of the same parts.

July 14 — NO PROGRAM—Story Stroll

July 21 — Mouse Paint— Making colors is so much fun, also messy!

 July 28 — It's a Jungle  — The jungle is sure wild!

August 4 — Caterpillers to Butterflies — From a wiggly worm to a beautiful Butterfly. Nature can be so colorful!

Grades 1-3

Splashing Colors

Join us each week for stories, crafts & games! Some days we may be getting wet!!


1pm – 2:30pm

Please remember this information
is subject to change.


 June 16 — Blend In, Stand Out!— Sometimes to stand out, you first blend in!

June 23 — Flower Power— Who knew flowers were so complicated!

June 30 — Color Mixing Madness — There is an order to this madness.

July 7 —  Colorful Characters —Add a little color to the wilderness.

 July 14 — NO PROGRAM—Story Stroll

 July 21 — Color Your Way With Candy — Who knew colors tasted so good!

July 28 — Egg-citing — It is Easter all over again!

August 4 — All That Glitters: Even light can be colorful!

Grades 4-5

Explode With Color

Join us each week for a story, experiments, crafts and games. Don't forget, you may get wet some days!!!


1pm – 2:30pm 

Please remember this information
is subject to change.


 June 17 —  Pomology — Apple Science!

June 24 — Harry Potter Potions. — Turn to page 394.

July 1 — The Slime Adventure! Things are about to get gooey!

July 8 — Angry Birds — Feathers are going to fly!

July 15 —  NO PROGRAM — Story Stroll         

July 22 — Taste the Rainbow  — Time for Skittles to meet science.

July 29 — Jeopardy Game— Please Read: Wolves of the Beyond Book 1: Lone Wolf — Win prizes and goodies!

 August 5 — Colorful Comets — Paint the stars!

Middle & High School

Reading Colors Your World

Join us each week for a story, experiments, crafts and games. Don't forget, you may get wet some days!!!


1pm – 3pm 

Please remember this information
is subject to change.


June 15 — Cake Pops — Roll up those sleeves...let's get poppin'!

June 22 — Paint Pouring — Learn how to create a stunning Paint Pour Canvas!
June 29 — Escape Room — PIZZZZZAAAAA.... Run! The zombies are coming for our pizza!

July 6 — Tie Dye-T-shirts — 
Time to get groovy!

July 13 — NO PROGRAM

July 20 — Bling Bling — Join us and make your own jewelry and key chains! (This project is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund)

July 27 — Lego Competition — Lets beat the heat by making amazing lego creations!

August 3rd — Downtown Scavenger Hunt!!!! — DUE TO THE HEAT, THE EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 3rd — Please read "The Unwanteds" by Lisa McMann. Wear walking shoes. We will meet back at the library for a snack, beverage, and PRIZES.

August 10 — TEEN AUCTION 
& Water Wars — Fun items to buy and then WATER WARS!