Library Families Rock is a program for whole families. Many families have children in different age categories, and it can be tricky to find programming that everyone enjoys. These programs are designed to be educational and fun for all ages! Some events require registration so that the library can anticipate group numbers. The registration webform will open on Tuesday, May 29th.
Mon. June 11, afternoon/evening Geology Breakout Box
Breakout Boxes are a puzzle solving challenge to encourage group collaboration. Sessions will be 20 minutes long with 6-8 participants. Work as a team to solve the challenges! Please indicate your preferred time range on the Summer Reading registration webform. All efforts will be made to assign families to their preferred time range. Families will be contacted by email to confirm their session time. Registrations will be placed on the wait list if all sessions are filled.
Sat. June 16, 9:15am-12:30pm Family Fossil Hunting with Whitewater State Park
We will attend a presentation by Whitewater naturalists and then follow them to a dig site nearby. Free busing will be available for up to 40 individuals. Families are also welcome to transport themselves to the event at Whitewater State Park. Vehicles will need a Minnesota State Park pass which can be purchased at the visitor center for $7. Please meet in the library parking lot at 9am on Saturday, June 16 if you wish to ride the bus or caravan out to Whitewater State Park visitor center. Transit options are being made possible by a grant from the Plainview Area Foundation. Registration is required for this event. To register for the Family Fossil Hunt, please use our Summer Reading Registration webform.
Mon. June 18, 6:30-7:15pm Library Family Dance Party with Doc DJ Jeremy Jensen
Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to “ROCK” at your library! No registration is necessary for this event
Mon. June 25, 6:30-7:15pm Rock Painting Party
Families will get crafty together during the rock painting party. They can create “rock pets” or other stone creations after they have examined their rocks by weighing them and examining them for unique features. No registration is necessary for this event.