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Brooklyn Park Library - Kids

Brooklyn Park Takes the Learning Experience to Another Level

Home to a world-class library and living-history farm, Brooklyn Park (the fourth largest city in the Twin Cities) offers unique, educational opportunities for residents and people visiting the area.

Brooklyn Park Library

Twice the size the of the previous library (see you’ve already learned something!), the Brooklyn Park Library opened in June 2016 and features innovative concepts to satisfy all ages.

Featuring a dynamic play area designed by the Minnesota Children’s Museum, young kids can interact with hands-on learning stations. There is also a tech center for teenagers that helps them understand what it is like to work in a recording studio. Throughout the library, there are flexible individual and collaborative work spaces as well.

Parents can also enroll their children in several summertime courses like baby storytime, movie nights and tinker tots stories.

 

Eidem Homestead

History is alive and well at Eidem Homestead in Brooklyn Park. This 10-acre, living history farm (owned by the Eidem family for 82 years) takes visitors back to 1890 – 1910 when Brooklyn Park was known as one of the nation’s top potato-growing areas.

Visitors can tour a beautifully restored Victorian house, the barn and outbuildings, as well as make some friends with a few farm animals! Come at just the right time, and you may smell delicious apple cake baking in the kitchen, help pump water for the garden, turn the handle on the wringer washing machine, make apple cider in the autumn or put cloves in the oranges to make fragrant pomander balls for Christmas.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 20: Summer Concert Series – Splatter Sisters

This upbeat, interactive act makes the Splatter Sisters the perfect showband for families! Join them as they become "country girls," teaching the audience a hoe-down dance and give their listeners the Town/County Quiz. From start to finish, their show will entertain kids and adults of all ages! The event is free. 

Tuesday, July 25: Stories from the Porch – Harold and the Purple Crayon

Storytime at the Farm! Come in your jammies and join us for a peaceful farmyard evening. Listen to children’s stories then say goodnight to the animals. The event is free and snacks are available for purchase. 

Thursday, July 27: Summer Concert Series – Riddle Brothers

Amble on over for an evening of music and let your worries drift away. The Riddle Brothers play an eclectic acoustic blend of pure Americana, Folk and original songs. Their musical roots originate from living in cities along the Mississippi River. The event is free and snacks are available for purchase. 

Discover new opportunities to learn in Brooklyn Park and show us where you decided to hang out by posting your photos on Facebook or using #WeLoveMNW on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on our website!

Need more ideas when visiting Minneapolis Northwest? Check out Ten Things to Do with Kids in Minneapolis Northwest This Summer or Ten “Sneaky” Educational Opportunities for Kids This Summer

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