Children's Programs and Events

Our programs have gone virtual! Below you will find a list of our programs and events for children for the fall of 2020.

At the bottom are on demand programs that can be watched anytime. 

Early Literacy Programs

Storytime

Mondays and Tuesdays
10:30 AM

Join the Albert Lea Public Library and Miss Patty for virtual storytime!

Storytimes will air on our YouTube Channel (@AlbertLeaPubLib).

Fall 2020 Storytime Week 1 Song Words 

Music & Movement

Thursdays
10:30 AM

Get ready to hear a story and sing along with Miss Patty at virtual Music & Movement.

Music & Movement will air on our YouTube Channel (@AlbertLeaPubLib).

Fall 2020 Music and Movement Week 1 Song Words

Preschool Craft Bags

The library has a new Preschool Craft Bag available. This is the first of two bags that will be available this fall. The bag contains everything you need to complete the crafts in the picture to the left. The bags complement the weekly virtual Storytime and Music & Movement programs.

Click to request one per child to be picked up with your no contact request order.

Family Events

Family Trivia

First Monday of October, November & December
6 PM

Grab the whole family and test your knowledge at Family Trivia Night on Zoom! 

Registration is required and can be done on our calendar. You will receive the link to join the event before the meeting. 

Family Craft Event

3rd Thursday of Every Month Starting in September
6 PM

Pick up one of our Family Craft Kits from the library and complete the activity as a family. Join us on Zoom to talk about the activity, show off your final project(s), and see how other families interpreted the craft. 

Request your Family Craft Kit here (while supplies last). Craft kits will be available starting September 1.

Registration for the Zoom event is required. Register on our calendar. You will receive the link to join the event before the meeting.

Book Pals

Book Pals (Grades 5/6/7)

Mondays starting Oct. 5
4 PM

Students in grades 5-7 are invited to join Book Pals, a book club for kids with fun activities. The book for this fall is Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Book Pals will take place on Zoom.

Registration is required and can be done here

Book Pals (Grades 3/4)

Tuesdays Starting Oct. 6
6 PM

Students in grades 3 and 4 are invited to join Book Pals, a book club for kids. Students will read Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr and participate in activities related to the book. Book Pals will take place on Zoom. 

Registration is required and can be done here

Special Events

Kids Trivia

Thursday, October 15
2 PM 

Join us during MEA break for Kids Trivia! Grab paper and a pencil and test your knowledge. 

Registration is required for this event and can be done here.

Polar Express Party

Tuesday, December 1
6 PM

Join us for a virtual Polar Express Party!

More details to come.

On Demand Programs

KAAL Weather Lab Experiments

Join the KAAL weather team for some weather lab experiments you can try at home!

The KAAL weather team put together a video just for the Albert Lea Public Library. 

Click here to watch the show on YouTube.

 

Zoo Man

Did you miss the premiere for the Zoo Man show? You can watch it all summer on demand!

Learn all about animals with a virtual show from the Zoo Man! 

Click here to watch the show on YouTube.