Children's Programs and Events

Regular programming is on break until January. A full schedule of our special events can be found on our calendar.

Special Events

Virtual Polar Express Storytime

Tuesday, December 7
6 PM
YouTube (@AlbertLeaPubLib)

Join us for a virtual Polar Express Storytime! You’ll read stories and sing songs. Get cozy in your jammies and join us on YouTube (@AlbertLeaPubLib).



Let’s Draw Animals! Cartoonist Program

Thursday, December 30
2 PM
Computer Lab or via Zoom

Come join us to learn how to draw animals with award winning cartoonist Rick Stromoski!

There are two options for this event.

1. Limited seats are available to meet at the library. Rick will teach the program virtually. Click to register for the in person session. 

2. You can join from your home or on vacation via Zoom and learn from Rick. Click to register for the virtual program.

Note: The in-person and virtual programs will take place at the same time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Albert Lea Public Library



Take Home Kits and Activities

December Family Craft

Register by December 20

Family Craft Kits contain the supplies needed to create the craft in the picture. The family crafts are meant to be completed by everyone (including adults) as a family activity. 

Click to request. 

Santa’s New Suit Contest

Help design a new suit for Santa. Print out the page below or stop in the library and design your new suit. Drop it off before the end of the month and see what suit Santa picks.

Santa’s New Suit Contest Sheet