PROGRAM UPDATE: The Wordplay Workshop at the McGregor branch on Saturday, Sept. 30 has been cancelled.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Chisago Lakes Area Library

14 lucky stuffed animal friends got to sleep over at the Chisago Lakes Area Library on July 17th as part of the DREAM BIG–READ Summer Reading Program. 

First, children and their stuffed animals came to a special evening storytime.  We read sleepover stories such as Sophie and Sammie’s Library Sleepover and Time to Sleep Sheep the Sheep and had a bedtime snack.  When the children were ready to leave, we sang lullabies to our animals, and tucked them in for the night. 

After the children left, the animals didn’t stay in bed for long.  They got up and wanted to play.  How FUN the library is at night! Here’s a peak at the mischief our special friends got into.

Playing games on the children’s computer.
Hanging out by the picture books.

Coloring a BEAUTIFUL picture.

Relaxing with “Read It” the froggy who lives at the library!

“Look!  This movie is about a puppy, just like me!”

These animals decided to take a break from all the fun and help the librarians by shelving books.  Thanks guys!

When these animals grow up, they might want to work in the library.


“Can we go for a ride in this basket?”

Playing hide-and-go seek in the book drop.

Hanging out in the staff’s breakroom.

Uhoh, the animals are hungry again.  They’re getting into the librarians’ food!

Settling down to watch a movie.

The next morning, the children came to our regular storytime at the library to pick up their friends.  Each child took home a photo book of their animal’s adventures.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the program!

Sarah Biro, Branch Librarian, Chisago Lakes Area Library

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