Children's Programs and Events

Fall programming starts the week of September 13. A full schedule of our programs can be found on our calendar.

Early Literacy Events

Storytime

Mondays & Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Starts September 13
Fountain Lake Gazebo

Join the Albert Lea Public Library for Storytime at the Fountain Lake Gazebo! Children will listen to stories and sing songs on a different theme each week. 

In the case of inclement weather, Storytime will be canceled. 

 

Music & Movement

Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Starts September 16
Fountain Lake Gazebo

Join the Albert Lea Public Library for Music & Movement at the Fountain Lake Gazebo! Children will enjoy songs and activities that build skills. 

In the case of inclement weather, Music & Movement will be canceled. 

 

Book Pals

Book Pals Grades 5/6/7

Mondays at 3:45 PM
Starts September 13
Fountain Lake Gazebo

Kids in grades 5, 6, and 7 are invited to join the Albert Lea Public Library for Book Pals, a book club just for kids. This fall, kids will read The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin and participate in activities related to the story. Book Pals will meet at the Fountain Lake Gazebo.

Registration is required. Click to register.

Book Pals Grades 3/4

Tuesdays at 3:45 PM
Starts September 14
Fountain Lake Gazebo

Kids in grades 3 and 4 are invited to join the Albert Lea Public Library for Book Pals, a book club just for kids. This fall, kids will read Matilda by Roald Dahl and participate in activities related to the story. Book Pals will meet at the Fountain Lake Gazebo.

Registration is required. Click to register.

 

Take Home Kits

STEAM Bags

Fall STEAM Bags are available. STEAM bags are geared towards elementary school aged children and contain the activities in the picture. Ask for a bag the next time you are in the library or sign up using our online form linked below. Bags are available while supplies last. 

Click to request. 

 

 

Family Events

Family Craft Kits

Sign up by September 20

Pick up one of our Family Craft Kits from the library and complete the activity as a family. The kits contain enough supplies for everyone in the family to complete the craft project. September’s craft is apple magnets.

Click to register to receive your kits.

 

Family Fun 

Sunday, October 3
2 & 3 PM
City Council Chambers

Join the Albert Lea Public Library for Family Fun on the first Sunday of each month. Families of all ages and sizes are welcome to attend these events. October’s Family Fun activity is oil pastels. Sessions will take place at 2 & 3 to allow for social distancing. Registration is required. 

Click to register for the 2 pm session

Click to register for the 3 pm session