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Polk County Family Resource Centers are a place for area families to connect with different services and assistance as well as other parents for support.

Our Family Resource Centers are here to provide information on community resources, referrals to services, or assistance with the completion of applications and other paperwork. All services provided by Polk County are free to the public.

In partnership with the Crookston Library, Polk County FRC is providing several activities and events for families to bring their children, including the Summer Library Experience, Storytime, and STEMsational.

Some of our core services include Economic Assistance, Child Support, and Career Force. Stop by and let us assist you.

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Core Services

Economic Assistance Program Support

Do you have questions about economic assistance program eligibility or need help with paperwork? Meet with a Economic Assistance program worker.

Held on the last Monday of the month from 3-4:30 PM at the Family Resource Center in the Crookston Library.

Email for more information.

Child Support Consultations

Meet with a Child Support staff member today to ask questions and get helpful information about child support for your family.

Schedule an appointment on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 3-6 PM at the Family Resource Center in the Crookston Library.

Email for more information.

Career Force

Get your future career jumpstarted with the help of a Workforce Development Representative that can assist with your job search.

Every Tuesday from 12-1:30 PM at the Family Resource Center in the Crookston Library.

More information can be found on this flyer or by emailing

WIC Consultations

Meet with a WIC Worker to learn more about nutrition, support for breastfeeding, and assistance with applications for WIC.

Schedule an appointment on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 1-3 PM at the Family Resource Center in the Crookston Library.

Email for more information.


Polk County Family Resource Center Calendar


Focus Group

Thank you to all of those that took our Parent Assessment Survey.

As a show of gratitude, we are giving you a $10 Wal-Mart Gift Card.

If you're interested in participating in a parent focus group to share your thoughts and ideas, please email us at

Parent Assessment Survey Thank You

Parenting Programs

Rainbow Fish 
Reading & Activity

Join us for our first Play and Learn activity on June 12th from 4-5 P.M. at the Crookston Public Library. 

We’ll be reading the Rainbow Fish book by Marcus Pfister, creating your own rainbow fish arts and craft activity, and we’ll end our time with a snack, Goldfish crackers!

Cream and Blue Cartoon Fish Opposite Day Flyer

Play & Learn

Polk County FRC and community partners will host "Play and Learn" and other child development activities each month.

Play is the path young children take to learning. Children learn best when meaningful play is both challenging and fun! Play & Learn follows the “science of play” and specializes in creating intentional play environments to set children up for both learning success (IQ) and emotional development (EQ).

Play and Learn is just one of the many programs offered by FRC and area community partners to strengthen parenting skills and enhance parent leadership development.

Play and Learn Flyer

Family Programs

Local Foods

Join us at the Farmers Market in Crookston on Thursdays from 4-6:30 P.M. 

At the Local Foods booth, you can learn and participate in the Power of Produce (P.O.P) program and SNAP/EBT. 

Polk County FRC will also have a booth with a fun paint and plant activity!

Red And Yellow Minimalist Farmers Market Flyer

Summer Library Experience

Throughout the summer the Crookston Public Library will be rewarding children for reading.

They can track their reading from June 1 to July 31 to win a book or notebook of their choice.

Reading logs can be picked up at the library located at 110 N. Ash St. in Crookston, MN.

Summer Library Experience Flyer

Storytime at the Library

Bring the kiddos out to the Crookston Public Library every Thursday for Storytime.

Each week different themes will be explored through stories, songs, rhymes, flannel boards, special guests, and more.

The program usually lasts 45 minutes and is tailored toward children ages 3-6.

Stroytime Flyer

Baby Bounce

The Crookston Public Library hosts a special storytime the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM.

Stories, songs, flannel boards, and action boards will be used to help children 0-3 wiggle, giggle, and sing.

Baby Bounce Flyer


For any children interested in using their imagination to build the next great piece of technology come to the Crookston Public Library for STEMsational Tuesday.

There will be Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math experiments for youth ages 5-13. The event is held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:30 PM.

Stemsational Flyer

Community Connections

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Community Resources

Polk County FRC is just one piece in the many steps of caring for your family. Across the county, many other resources are available to assist you along the way. There are events, family programs, and more available.