Wildflower at Lake Elmo is a neighborhood designed with community in mind. From our walking paths and private park, to our 40-acre Wildflower Conservancy, opportunities to explore nature solo, or with friends and family are plentiful.

Community is important in any area. Lake Elmo has a rich history of community, as well as resources for residents. The Lake Elmo library provides several of these resources.

Many of us grew up with a neighborhood library. It’s where we went to do research for school projects before the internet. It’s where parents sent us at times to get us out of the house. Local libraries are still where many of us gain access to reading material today.

The Lake Elmo Library is part of the Washington County Library system, servicing the Lake Elmo community. What you might not know, is that they are currently offering multiple services and resources for community members during this time of social distancing and distance learning.

For younger children the Lake Elmo Library is offering an online story time for children. Residents can join area librarians hosting online story time, and even watch videos of astronauts reading books to children from the International Space Station during Story Time From Space.

Additionally, the library is providing multiple online tools, in partnership with other local resources, to help with distance learning. Through their Science Museum Learning from Home resource, you can create your own science experiments, and even do an archaeological dig.

For puzzle lovers, the Lake Elmo library offers a puzzle exchange. Drop off a puzzle you are done with and pick up another.

A fun and popular activity they are currently offering is their “Take and Make Bags”. Kids can pick up a bag of crafts from the library, and join a zoom video via the library’s website for instructions on how to do the projects in the bag.

These are just a few of the resources available to our community. These tools and activities are proving to be helpful to area residents during a time when restrictions don’t allow us to attend the events or programs, we once did.

Our local libraries continue to be a needed and appreciated resource in our desire to create and maintain a sense of community. We hope you take the time to explore these resources as you learn more about the area surrounding Wildflower at Lake Elmo.

To learn more about the Lake Elmo library visit their website by clicking HERE.