Summer 2020 is over, and the countdown to Summer Library Program 2021 has begun! Event information below is from the Summer Library Program 2020.

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Summer Library Program 2021

Summer may be a bit different this year, but fun is still on the agenda at the Jackson County Library System.

Check it out and sign up today!

Sign up to earn prizes!

We have activity logs for all ages! Registration begins June 1 and the final day to earn prizes is August 13. You can register in person, by phone, or right here on the website. You can pick up reading logs at the library, or print them from here. Call your library for more information.

Infant & Toddler

Easy, fun activities to complete with your little one during the summer.

PreK-4th Grade

Complete 20 activities on the activity log to earn a prize! Earn a badge for every 5 activities. Children entering 5th grade can choose this log or the Tween log.

Tween Reading Log

For those entering grades 5-7. Keep track of your minutes reading to earn prizes! Earn a prize for every 175 minutes you read. Complete the card by reading 1050 minutes to be entered into a prize drawing!

Teen Reading Log

For those entering grades 8-12. Keep track of your minutes reading to earn prizes! Earn a prize for every 250 minutes you read. Complete the card by reading 1500 minutes to be entered into a prize drawing!

Tween & Teen BINGO

Earn even more prizes by completing activities on the Tween & Teen BINGO card! You can earn a prize for your first BINGO and for a Blackout.

Adult Bingo

Earn prizes and explore new books with our Adult BINGO card! You can earn a prize for your first BINGO and for a Blackout.

Family Bingo

Spend time together as a family by doing the activities on our Family BINGO! Together you can play and read your way to a prize for your first BINGO and for a Blackout.

Main Events

This summer we're bringing some great shows to you virtually! Check them out below and watch their performances here on the website or on any of the three library Facebook pages.

Prairie Ecology Bus Center

Strange Creatures of Minnesota

Presented by the Prairie Ecology Bus Center

Poisons and venoms? Extreme Flexibility? Tongues full of spikes? Horrible smells? These are all survival tactics of the weirdest creatures in MN. Join our naturalists as we explore MN’s strangest animals and the world they live in. More details to come!

Zoo Man's Attractions

Zooman

MEET THE ANIMALS!

Zooman will be back again, more details to come!

Pint Size Polkas

Pint Size Polkas

MUSIC & MAGIC FROM POLKA KINGDOM!

Special video performances will be posted on Facebook and here on the website on July 8 & 9 at 10 AM, 2 PM, & 7 PM. Get ready to dance along!

Craft Kits

This year we're providing craft kits for pickup at the library for children and adults. Call your library to request a craft kit every other week starting the week of June 8. Kits will be available for pickup the entire week at all three library locations. Only a limited number of kits are available, so make sure to call in and reserve yours!

Storytime Kits

Children's Craft Kits

Tween Craft Kits

Teen & Adult Craft Kits

Tween & Teen Events

These events are completely free to attend for tweens and teens. Tweens are those entering 5th-7th grades. Teens are those entering 8th-12th grades.

Monthly Craft Kits!

Free craft kits will be available all month long in June, July, & August. 

Kits available starting June 1st

Check out the Craft Kit section for more details.

How it works

Information to come.

Alaska SeaLife Center

Event details to come.

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How it works

Information to come.

Nature Photo Contest

Event details to come

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How it works

Information to come.

Night Hike

Event information to come.

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How it works

Information to come.

Family Fun

Join us for these events that are fun for everyone!

Summer Storytime

Stories! Music! Fingerplays! Enjoy Summer Storytimes virtually with Ms. Carrie, Ms. Kathy, and Ms. Sunny. Summer Storytimes will be posted on all three library Facebook pages every Tuesday,  June 1 - August 31 at 10 AM.

Jackson Library Facebook
Lakefield Library Facebook
Heron Lake Library Facebook

Lego Challenge

Use your imagination and build new creations with your legos! A new lego challenge will be posted every Monday on the library Facebook pages. Share back pictures of your finished creations!

Jackson Library Facebook
Lakefield Library Facebook
Heron Lake Library Facebook

Match the Tracks!

Stop by the each library, spot their window display, and try to match the tracks to the animals who made them! Displays will be out July 12-16 and August 9-13.

Story Strolls

Enjoy being outside and read a story all at the same time! Story Strolls will have pages from entire children's picture books posted in Jackson, Lakefield, and Heron Lake for families to read as they walk together. Each community will have different stories, so you can travel to all three to enjoy even more books!

Locations: Ashley Park in Jackson, the windows of downtown business in Lakefield, and at City Park in Heron Lake.

Available: June 15-19, June 29-July 3, July 13-17, July 27-31, and August 10-14. 

Bedtime Storyhour

Watch in your pajamas! Stories, songs and fun for toddlers through early elementary children. Watch on the library Facebook pages at 7 PM on June 4, July 16, and August 13.

Jackson Library Facebook
Lakefield Library Facebook
Heron Lake Library Facebook

Virtual Pet Parade!

Share a photo of your pet to be a part of the pet parade! Submit a photo and some information about your pet on Facebook or email it to jclmn@co.jackson.mn.us and then we'll show them to the world!
Photo Submissions: July 5 -19
Pet Parade: July 24 on Facebook & Website

SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM DONORS 2020

The Summer Library Program is made possible through generous donations. Take a moment to look through all of those who helped make the program happen this year.

  • State Farm Insurance - Paul Graupmann
  • Optimal Health & Chiropractic
  • Dr. Deborah Christopher
  • Tri State General Contracting
  • Costello, Carlson, Butzon & Schmit
  • M & H Electric
  • Brad & Meg Freking
  • Rowe Enterprises
  • Complete Insurance Services
  • Terri Bargfrede Agency
  • Sanford Health
  • Jackson American Legion Post #130
  • Farmers & Merchants State Bank
  • AGCO
  • Henning Rental
  • Boekett Building Supplies
  • United Prairie Bank
  • Jackson Women of Today
  • Jackson Federal Savings & Loan
  • Federated REA
  • Maynard's of Lakefield
  • Junction 86
  • Burger King
  • Dairy Queen
  • Pizza Ranch
  • Dale W. Temlitz, CPA
  • EXTended Ag Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary #4743
  • Marjorie L Olmem, CPA LTD.
  • Midwest Garage Doors, Inc
  • Hussong MFG. CO. Inc/Kozy Heat
  • First National Bank Employees
  • Lakefield Lumber
  • 1st Stop Auto Repair & Alignment Inc.
  • Lakefield American Legion
  • American Legion Auxiliary
  • Swoboda Chiropractic of Lakefield
  • MN Pork Chop Open
  • Lisa's Hairstyling, LLC
  • Currie State Bank
  • Anonymous Heron Lake Donor
  • Murrayland Agency Inc.
  • P & J's Mini Mart
  • Heron Lake Young Men's Club
  • The Expressway Staples Enterprises Inc.
  • Z'bakery
  • Jackson Kiwanis Club
  • Historic State Theatre
  • Jackson Subway