North Branch Library plans summer fun for kids

Angee Emerson will teach kids to create clay creatures June 13.

North Branch Area Library will offer a number of events for families over the summer at 6355 379th Street, North Branch. For information on these and other library activities, call 651-674-8443, visit ecrlib.org or follow the library on Facebook.

Garden in a Box

Kids ages 3-11 can experience planting and tending a variety of plants in four box gardens on select Wednesdays beginning June 12 from 9:30-10 a.m. Each meeting will include a lesson on a new plant or gardening practice along with activities. Meet the library volunteer and Master Gardener behind the library at the garden gate at the start of each program. 

Future dates are June 19 and 26; July 10 and 24; and Aug. 7 and 21.

No registration necessary. Kids can come to as many or few days as they desire.  

Sponsored by East Central Regional Library, the Minnesota Horticultural Society and Chisago County Master Gardeners.

Summer Preschool Storytime

Children who enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts are going to love Summer Storytime at East Central Regional Library North Branch. 

Recommended for ages 3-5, this program will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, June 12 through Aug. 14. Siblings are always welcome. No registration necessary.

Create a Clay Creature

Kids ages 8 and up are encouraged to use their imagination and a brilliant brand of clay to create a creature during a special event at North Branch Area Library.

Clay Creatures is a three-hour workshop starting at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the library. Visiting artist Angee Emerson will use visual, verbal and kinesthetic learning styles to help participants sculpt their very own clay friend out of bright, colorful polymer clay. Everyone will get to leave with their finished masterpiece along with some basic sculpting techniques for future projects on their own. All supplies will be provided.

 Space is limited, and registration is required on the events calendar at ecrlib.org. 

This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Superhero Science Workshops

 Kids in grades 4-6 are invited to a series of Superhero Science workshops every Tuesday from 1:30-3 p.m. from June 18 through July 9 with experiments inspired by superheroes. Free, but registration is required on the Events Calendar at ecrlib.org. Space is limited. 

Contact the 4-H office with questions at 651-277-0150 or email at mnext-chisago@umn.edu.

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