North Mankato Taylor Library
Join us for upcoming events and programs at the North Mankato Taylor Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Beyond the Beaten Pa
North Mankato Taylor Library
June 4th - July 25th
Tweens and teens ages 9-18 are invited to participate in our "Beyond the Beaten Path" Photo Contest this summer! See the flyer for more details! Contact Jeremy if you have further questions at 507-345-5120 or jfreeman@nmlibrary.org
CLOSED
North Mankato Taylor Library
Monday, Jul. 4
The library will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of the 4th of July holiday. There will be NO PROGRAMS today, including Bingo at the Pool.
Storytime at the Poo
North Mankato Swim Facility
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 9:30am
Join Miss Michelle at the Spring Lake Park Swim Facility before Toddler Time each Tuesday this summer for stories and tons of fun! All families welcome for these free storytimes. Meet outside the front gate! 
Nature Journaling
Spring Lake Park
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 2:00pm
or call 507-345-5120.
Tweens and teens are invited to join us for Nature Journaling on Tuesday, July 5th at 2pm in Spring Lake Park! Journals and materials provided. Registration required. Open to ages 9-17. Registration opens Monday, June 20th at 10:00am. Register by calling the library at 507-345-5120, stopping into the library or online at https://www.northmankato.com/taylorlibrary/events-calendar
Little Chefs
North Mankato Police Annex
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 9:30am
or call 507-345-5120.
Kids ages 3-8 are invited to join us for Little Chefs this summer on Wednesdays at 9:30am (except June 29). We will read a story and Hy-Vee Dietician, April Graff, will help us creat a recipe based on the book! Registration for EACH class is required. 
Kids Adventure Camp
North Mankato Police Annex
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 4:00pm
or call 507-345-5120.
Kids ages 6-11 are invited to join us for Adventure Camp each Wednesday this summer at 4pm! Registration required for each event.
Raptor Center
Storybook Park
Thursday, Jul. 7, 10:00am
The Raptor Center of Minnesota will be bringing an eagle and other birds of prey to teach us about these amazing birds! Recommend for ages 4 and older. Before attending, please make sure your children are able to remain calm and quiet so the birds don't become frightened. No registration required.
Playtime in the Park
Fallenstein Park
Thursday, Jul. 7, 1-2pm
Join us on Thursdays from 1-2pm for Playtime in the Park! Each week Miss Michelle, Amy and the Bookmobile will be at a different park to provide books, crafts and more! 
Kiddie Parade Prep (
Storybook Park
Friday, Jul. 8, 1-3pm
Need ideas for the kiddie parade? We will have some supplies for you to use to decorate your wagon and/or bike! Meet at Storybook Park. No registration required.
North Mankato Fun Da
Lower North Mankato
Friday, Jul. 8, 6:15pm
or call 507-345-5120.
Summer is almost here and it is time to register for the North Mankato Fun Days Kiddie Parade! The theme this year follows the North Mankato Taylor Library's summer reading theme: Read Beyond the Beaten Path! Create your own unique display using the outdoors as your guide! Children 10 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. Line up is at 5:45pm on the long sidewalk between Garfield and Monroe Elementary Schools in lower North Mankato. Entries will be judged. NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES OR PETS ALLOWED! Line Up: 5:45pm Parade: 6:15pm SHARP! Ends at Wheeler Park at 7pm. You must pre-register to secure your spot.
To register for the event go to https://www.northmankato.com/taylorlibrary/events-calendar or call the library. Questions? Contact Hallie at 507-345-5120 or huhrich@nmlibrary.org
Read & Play
North Mankato Taylor Library
Monday, Jul. 11, 9:30am
Children ages 1-5 and their parents/guardians are invited to join us Monday mornings at 9:30am in the library for educational play, games, stories, crafts and more! No registration required.
Bingo at the Pool
North Mankato Swim Facility
Monday, Jul. 11, 4:00pm
Join us each Monday this summer for bingo at the pool! Multiple games will be played with full sized candy bars for prizes! Anyone at the pool at 4pm each Monday can participate! 
Storytime at the Poo
North Mankato Swim Facility
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 9:30am
Join Miss Michelle at the Spring Lake Park Swim Facility before Toddler Time each Tuesday this summer for stories and tons of fun! All families welcome for these free storytimes. Meet outside the front gate! 
Tween/Teen DIY
North Mankato Police Annex
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2:00pm
or call 507-345-5120.
For July's Tween/Teen DIY we will be making Shadow Box Banks! Registration required. Open to ages 9-17. Registration opens Monday, June 20th at 10am. Register by calling the library at 507-345-5120, stopping into the library or online at https://www.northmankato.com/taylorlibrary/events-calendar
Adult Craft Night (N
North Mankato Police Annex
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 6:00pm
or call 507-345-5120.
For July's Adult Craft Night, we will be making DIY Bold Print Cutting Boards! Various print options will be available. Choose either July 12 OR July 13 when you register. There is no cost for this craft. Feel free to bring your own food and/or drinks. Registration required. Open to ages 18+. Registration opens Monday, June 20th at 10:00am. Register by calling the library at 507-345-5120, stopping into the library, or online at https://www.northmankato.com/taylorlibrary/events-calendar
Little Chefs
North Mankato Police Annex
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 9:30am
or call 507-345-5120.
Kids ages 3-8 are invited to join us for Little Chefs this summer on Wednesdays at 9:30am (except June 29). We will read a story and Hy-Vee Dietician, April Graff, will help us creat a recipe based on the book! Registration for EACH class is required. 
Kids Adventure Camp
North Mankato Taylor Library Conference Room
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 4:00pm
or call 507-345-5120.
Kids ages 6-11 are invited to join us for Adventure Camp each Wednesday this summer at 4pm! Registration required for each event.
Adult Craft Night (N
North Mankato Police Annex
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 6:00pm
or call 507-345-5120.
For July's Adult Craft Night, we will be making DIY Bold Print Cutting Boards! Various print options will be available. Choose either July 12 OR July 13 when you register. There is no cost for this craft. Feel free to bring your own food and/or drinks. Registration required. Open to ages 18+. Registration opens Monday, June 20th at 10:00am. Register by calling the library at 507-345-5120, stopping into the library, or online at https://www.northmankato.com/taylorlibrary/events-calendar
Playtime in the Park
Spring Lake Park
Thursday, Jul. 14, 1-2pm
Join us on Thursdays from 1-2pm for Playtime in the Park! Each week Miss Michelle, Amy and the Bookmobile will be at a different park to provide books, crafts and more! 
Music in the Park: S
Wheeler Park
Thursday, Jul. 14, 5:30-7:30pm
Join us in Wheeler Park (off Garfield Ave) for music, a food stand, and more! Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a fun community night with local musical talent.
Band: Spoon Cherries
Food Truck: Massad's Food Truck
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