Youth Programs (Birth - 12th Grade) 

Summer Reading Program

Track your summer reading with Beanstack! Download this easy app on your smartphone, tablet, or use the website to earn badges, enter prize drawings, and record minutes read. Tails and Tales Summer Reading Adventure (ages Birth – Grade 12) starts June 1st and ends July 31st. Help us reach our Community Goal of 150,000 minutes read over the summer!

If you have used Beanstack previously, please update your user info on your profile so we can enter you and your children into the age-appropriate weekly prize drawings!

Paper tracking options will be available at the library.

Tails and Tales Story Time

Pull up a lawn chair or a blanket this summer for our animal-themed Story Times! Story Times will be socially-distanced in our outdoor area – Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, starting June 2nd until July 28th. All ages are welcome but the program is geared for preschool-age children.

Group registration is required on our website: www.aberdeen.sd.us/library. Mondays and Wednesdays will be the same program so please only register for one day a week as space is limited. No Story Time on July 5th. If you have a bigger group than 5 please email Sabrina directly at sabrina.padfield@aberdeen.sd.us

K-2nd Grades Take and Make Mondays

Bring the fun home this summer with our weekly Take and Makes for K-2 children! Kits will explore animal-themed STEM activities, crafts, and cooking, and will be available at the Children’s Desk on Mondays at 10:00 AM starting June 7th through July 26th (no kit July 5th). Kits are first-come, first-served; no registration required.

June 7th - Shark Dessert Cups
June 14th - Pinecone Bird Feeder
June 21st -- Balloon Animals
June 28th - Origami Animal Bookmarks
July 12th - TBA
July 19th - TBA
July 26th - TBA


Puppet Show

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and join us for an outdoor, socially-distanced puppet show on July 8, 4:00 PM! Program will include stories, songs, and more!  


Tweens (3rd-5th Grades)

Join us for some fun in our outdoor area while playing games, drawing, crafting and more while socially-distanced! Registration is required and masks are recommended. Register on our website: www.aberdeen.sd.us/library.

Program will be held Tuesdays: June 8th and 22nd, July 6th and 20th at 10:30AM.

June 8th - Animal Iron-on Transfers - Bring your own shirt to use
June 22nd - Balloon Animals - Learn how to make your own
July 6th - Animal Canvas Painting - Bring a picture of your pet to paint
July 20th - Water Games - Play water games that are book/author related


Teens (6th-12th Grades)

Join us for some fun in our outdoor area while playing games, drawing, crafting and more while socially-distanced! Registration is required and masks are recommended. Register on our website: www.aberdeen.sd.us/library.

Program will be held Thursdays: June 10th and 24th, July 8th and 22nd at 10:30AM.

June 10th - Animal Iron-on Transfers - Bring your own shirt to use
June 24th - Balloon Animals - Learn how to make your own
July 8th - Animal Canvas Painting - Bring a picture of your pet to paint
July 22nd - Water Games - Play water games that are book/author related