Summer Programs Are In Full Swing

Kids are out of school, summer is finally here and library programs are in full swing. Summer programs offer engaging activities and resources that nurture a love for learning and reading. From science programs to writing workshops, internet safety or learning American Sign Language, (and let’s not forget the summer reading challenge!) the Minot Public Library is here to help you make the most out of your summer. Join us as we celebrate the love for reading, exploration and discovery!

All Together Now Summer Reading Challenge

Summer reading begins on Thursday, June 1st. This year you will be logging how many days you have read. If you read for at least 20 minutes, you can log that day on the Beanstack app. Anything you read counts, newspapers, online articles, audiobooks, comics, and of course regular books as well! There are three (3) age categories. Children (0-11 y/o) Teen (11-17 y/o) and Adult (18+). 11 y/o may choose if they’d like to participate in either the children or teen challenge. To complete the challenge, you must log at least 30 days of reading by 9:00pm Sunday, July 30th. That’s only 10 hours of reading! Prizes will be awarded in all age categories. The last day to redeem prizes will be Saturday, August 5th. All grand prize winners will be contacted individually.

If you would like to sign up for the summer reading program, you may do so on the Beanstack app or by visiting

Summer Learning Camps

Art Camp: Kids will learn about different art styles and techniques! Tuesdays and Thursdays- June 6, 8, 13, and 15 from 2:00-3:00pm.

Try It Camp: Kids will focus on trying something new like acting or music! Tuesdays and Thursdays- June 20, 22, 27, and 29 from 2:00-3:00pm.

STEM Camp: Kids will learn about science, tech, engineering, and math! Tuesdays and Thursdays- July 11, 13, 18, and 20 from 2:00-3:00pm.

These programs are for kids going into 1st – 5th grades and will be held in the Children’s Library.

Secret Society of Scribblers

Unleash your imagination and dive into the world of words in this creative writing program lead by published author, D.W. Thomas. Write short stories about a super hero(s) or create your own fan fiction! At the last session we will celebrate all of the hard work put forth and have a chance to share our stories. This program is for ages 8-14 and will be held on Saturdays, June 3 & 17 and July 1, 15 & 22 from 1:00-2:30 pm in the Children’s Library Imagination Station.

PBS Preschool Discover Zone

This program allows children ages 2-8 to informally learn science concepts with their favorite adult, without the pressure of understanding everything. The sessions are fun and hands-on for both you and your child, with opportunities to extend the learning at home. This program will be held on Mondays, June 5 &19 and July 10 & 24 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Children’s Library Imagination Station.

Intro to American Sign Language

Ever wondered how you can help a deaf person if you don’t know enough ASL to effectively communicate? Or maybe you’ve questioned if a Deaf person prefers lip reading or written conversation?  We are excited to welcome Levi and Bonnie back for another intro to ASL class! These two local community members will answer these questions and more and teach some of the more common signs in ASL. This will be a hands-on class that will be held on Saturday, June 10 from 2:30-4:00 pm in the North Meeting Room. It will be geared toward adults but all ages are welcomed. No registration is required, just show up and be ready to learn!

Internet Safety

As technology continues to evolve and become an integral part of society, it’s important to stay up to date on internet safety and ethical practices. The Minot Public Library and Sergeant Casiee Sandusky, from the Minot Police Department, will provide knowledge on how to navigate the digital world with integrity and respect and staying safe while doing so. Internet safety and digital citizenship is a lifelong skill that anyone could benefit from.

This program is designed for 6th grade and up.  It will be held on Saturday, June 24th from 2:00-3:00 pm at the Minot Public Library in the North Meeting Room. Registration is not required.

Teen Mento Rockets

This experiment is sure to be a blast as we combine science, candy, and soda pop to create a spectacular display. Don’t miss out on the fun as we learn about chemistry and rockets! Tuesday, June 27 3:00-4:00 pm

Teen Crafts

Crafting for teens offers a platform for self-expression, nurtures creativity and provides a space for meeting new people. The teen library has a full line up of crafts to keep you creating all summer long!

Glass Gem Critters & Suncatchers: Thursday, June 15 2:00-4:00pm

Kindness Planets: Thursday, June 22 3:00-4:00pm

Firework Craft: Thursday, June 29 3:00-4:00pm

Paper Lanterns: Thursday, July 6 3:00-4:00pm

Henna Tattoos and DIY Puzzles: Thursday, July 20 2:00-4:00pm

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