Preschool Story Time

Story Time will resume in September 2022!

Story time begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday and Friday mornings during the months September through May. The same program is offered on Wednesday and Friday of the same week. Story time lasts approximately 45 minutes. During this time children will listen to two or three books, sing songs, participate in activities, and create a craft revolving around a specific weekly theme.

Our story time programs are designed to teach preschoolers creative expression, social skills, listening and comprehension skills, the basics of reading through number and letter recognition, and aid in vocabulary building and cognitive development. This program is designed for children age 2 through Kindergarten though all children are welcome to attend with an adult. Daycares are also welcome. Story time is a free program.

Summer Learning Program 2022

“Read Beyond the Beaten Path” is the theme for the 2022 Kenyon Public Library’s Summer Learning Program. Fun challenge sheets and book reports will be available starting June 3 for all ages from toddlers to teens! Turn them in at the library for books and prizes!

Summer Learning Program Kickoff:
June 3 @ 10:30 a.m. @ Depot Park
Join us at Depot Park for a fun-filled morning led by Tasha Homeier, Master Gardner Volunteer from the U of M Extension Office. We will be planting seeds, learning some gardening tips and other activities!

STEM Stations: 
Wednesday, June 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library!
Recommended for kids aged 7 and older. Participants may come in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays to complete the challenges.

Story Times:
Friday, June 17 @ 10:30 a.m. at the library!
Friday, June 24 @ 10:30 a.m. at the library!
Join us for books, activities & crafts!
Recommended for all ages!

Summer Learning Program Photo Scavenger Hunt Begins June 3! 

Summer Learning Program Special Events and Performances:

  • Thursday, June 9 @ 10:30 a.m.: Z Puppets Rosenschnoz presents Monkey Mind Pirates Quest for Calm (All ages puppet show!)
  • Monday, June 13 @ 11 a.m.: Story Time with Chione Quintet (Musical Story Time)
  • Thursday, July 14 @ 10:30 a.m.: The Magic of Story (A Dress-Up Story Telling Experience)
  • Wednesday, July 20 @ 11 a.m.: National Eagle Center (Live Raptor Program)
  • Thursday, July 28 @ 1 p.m.: The Art of Tying Knots Macrame Program (ages 12+, Registration required for this event only!)
  • Wednesday, August 10 @ 10:30 a.m.: The Irish Piper by Laura MacKenzie (The Pied Piper comes to life!)
  • Thursday, August 25 @ 10:30 a.m.: RAD Zoo (Live Reptiles and Amphibians!)

All special events and performances will be held in the City of Kenyon Council Chambers. Same building as the library. 709 Second Street Kenyon

All events are appropriate for all ages and no registration is necessary unless otherwise noted. All programs are free and encourage and support a love of reading and learning. Questions? Call the library at 507-789-6821 or email



Children age 7 and younger must be accompanied by an
adult or teenage caregiver for all library programs, please.

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch will be back in July 2022! Watch for updates!

Join us Wednesdays during July and August at 11:00 a.m. on the grass across from Veterans Memorial Park (between Langford Ave. & HWY 56) for Lunch Bunch!  Kids are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and/or a snack while we read a few children’s books in the park. All children under age 7 should be accompanied by an adult, teen caregiver or older sibling. Lunch Bunch will be held inside the library in case of inclement weather. Follow our Facebook page HERE for updates if we will meet inside on a particular day.

Lunch Bunch is a free event recommended for children of all ages!

Adult Book Group

We have one adult book group that meets at the library.  The book group meets the last Monday of the month at 1:30 pm. New members are always welcome.

Book Sales

The annual book sale is held each year in August during Kenyon’s Rose Fest celebration. The sale is located in the City of Kenyon Council Chambers, which is in the same building as the library.  The remaining materials that do not sell in the annual book sale are moved into the library for our in-house book sale that continues through mid-November. Please contact the library if you would like more information about the book sale.

2022 Book Sale
Friday, August 19, 2022: 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday, August 20, 2022: 9 am – 12 pm

Donation requirements:

Material donations must be in good, clean condition. This means books are free from mildew, mold and water damage. Book covers cannot be missing. We do not accept any VHS tapes. We do not accept dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauruses or similar reference materials. Please no condensed books, i.e. Reader’s Digest. Textbooks and medical books must not be older than 10 years. Other non-fiction material should not be older than 30 years. DVDs, CDs, and gently used books are appreciated. Monetary donations are accepted at any time and are greatly appreciated!

We are currently accepting donations for the book sale. We will continue to accept donations until Friday, August 12 or until we run out of space.