2021 Summer Reading Program

Tails and Tales 2021 Summer Reading Program

Kids of all ages, join us for the 2021 Summer Reading Program!

Please Note: We had to book our summer performers months ago, before we knew what type of capacity limits and other restrictions would be in place. For this reason, most of our programs will continue to be virtual this summer, available online via the OPL Children's Services.and the Blooming Prairie Branch Library's Facebook pages. In addition, because children under 12 do not yet have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, we will continue to post preschool storytimes for both locations via Facebook Live through the end of summer and possibly longer. Stay tuned for updates as we are continually evaluating and adding to our in-person services.

READ READ READ THIS SUMMER!

Read at least 20 minutes per day for 10 days each month this summer to earn one book per month! We will hold a Book Fair toward the end of August (dates TBA) during which kids can choose the books (up to 3) they earn. Paper forms will be passed out at schools or can picked up in OPL Children's Services beginning June 7. If you'd rather track your progress online, go to owatonna.beanstack.org!

STORYTIME ONLINE WITH DARLA VIA FACEBOOK LIVE:

10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Begins June 8. Go to the OPL Children's Services Facebook page.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE BRANCH LIBRARY STORYTIMES VIA FACEBOOK LIVE:

10:30 a.m. Tusdays beginning June 8. Weather permitting, this will be held at Blooming Prairie's Central Park with children present. All storytimes will still be presented on Facebook; on rainy days that will be the only way to see them. Go to the BPBL Facebook page.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS:

Monday, June 7 - Zoo Man

Wednesday, June 23 - National Eagle Center

10:00 a.m.: Find them on both the OPL Children's Services Facebook page & the Blooming Prairie Branch Library Facebook page

Wednesday, July 7 - Bazillions

10:00 a.m.: Find them on both the OPL Children's Services Facebook page & the Blooming Prairie Branch Library Facebook page

Wednesday, July 21 - Mystifying Magic with Greg Skillestad

10:00 a.m.: Find them on both the OPL Children's Services Facebook page & the Blooming Prairie Branch Library Facebook page

STORYWALK - CLASSIC TALES:

Wednesday, June 16 - Owatonna

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, outside of City Hall in front of the Administration building

Thursday, June 17 - Blooming Prairie

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, in Blooming Prairie's Central Park