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Kids' Corner


Are you between the ages of 10 and 18? Do you like FREE tacos? If so, come over to the Grand Marais Public Library and pick up a punch card for our Teen and Tween Reading Program. Each card has a variety of reading-related activities for you to choose from. As you complete the activities, bring your card to the library to get it punched. Six punches earns you a coupon for a FREE taco from Hungry Hippie Tacos, and each card has 16 activities, so you can earn up to 2 tacos. Punch cards will be available at the library through September 30, 2021.
Wundrous Readers Society
Fridays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Join the Wundrous  Readers Society! Fridays, 4-5pm, meet on the lawn for lemonade, doodling, and reading aloud! We’ll be reading from Jessica Townsend’s middle-grade series Nevermoor. Don't worry if you haven't read all the books or can't make it every week. We'll catch you up as we go along!


Summer Reading Program
June 16
-August 20, 2021
It's summer reading time! Kids ages zero to 18 can choose between several ways of tracking their reading and learning activities and earning free books and other prizes. All the materials and instructions will be available at the library throughout the summer, so you can start your chosen program any time. We'll also have theme-related activities all summer, including:
  • Summer Story Hour at Drury Lane: Each Saturday at 11am the “Muffin Man” (aka Kevin), Youth Services Librarian Erika Ternes, and other community members lead a summertime children’s story hour on the lawn outside Drury Lane books. Check the Drury Lane website at www.drurylanebooks.com or call (218) 387-3370 for more info.
  • The Wundrous Readers Society: Starting Friday, June 18th, the Wundrous Readers Society meets on the lawn for lemonade, doodling, and reading aloud every Friday from 4-5pm. We’ll be reading the third book in Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor series, Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow. Missed the first two books? Don’t worry! We’ll catch you up as we go, or you can check out the audio or print books from the library. The series is aimed at ages 9-12, but all ages are welcome.
If you would like summer reading program materials mailed to you, click here.

reading ready

Do you have young children (zero to six)? Want a fun way to build a strong foundation for early literacy? Sign up for the Reading Ready program! 

Sign up using the Google form here. When you sign up you'll receive a welcome kit that includes a special Reading Ready book bag, a booklet and stickers for tracking your reading, and a book to get you started. When you've read together for your first 25 days, come in and show us your log and you can pick out some letter patches to customize your bag with a name or initials. After that, every 100 days you read you can pick up a sticker for your Reading Ready booklet and another patch to decorate your bag!


Families can register to receive regular book bundles curated by a librarian for each child! Let us know whether you'd like monthly bundles or a one-time bundle, and whether or not you'd like us to include DVDs and/or audiobooks. List a few interests for each child, and the children's librarian will select items tailored to your child's age and interests. Each bundle will include 5-10 books per child (more picture books/early readers/board books, fewer juvenile/YA books) and 2 DVDs and/or 2 audiobooks per family. 

​Click here to register online.

Tumblebook library for kids and families!

TumbleBookLibrary, geared towards youth in grades K-6, is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, eBooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games that can be accessed 24/7 with an Internet connection.

You can use computers, tablets, or mobile phones to access the collection -- a library card number is not required.  Books are streamed right to the device at the click of a button!