“Be a Bookaneer” to kick off Summer Reading

Our first event of the summer takes place on Monday, June 6! Join us at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).
Gather your lads and lassies for Oceans of Possibilities on a shipload for fun and adventures. Captain KID will take your crew Beyond the Beaten Path where X marks the spot. It will be a peg-leg adventure your kids will long remember.
This program made possible through the 2022 Summer Library Program grant, supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Pre-K Family Night set for February 7

Join us for Family Night for preschoolers (ages 2-5) at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 7.

Valentine’s Day is on the way, so bring your sweetheart and celebrate with books, crafts, and snacks.

Reservations are required, as space is limited.

To reserve a space for your child, fill out the form below or call the library at (573) 471-4140.

December PreK Family Night is Monday!

Image: Book cover of "Bear Stays Up for Christmas" by Karma Wilson

Our next Family Night for preschoolers (ages 2-5) will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6.

Come join us for stories, crafts, snacks, and merry-making fun!

Seating is limited as we encourage social distancing. Please limit attendance to one adult per child. Masks are NOT required but are welcome if it makes you more comfortable.

Reservations are REQUIRED! Please fill out the form below or call 573-471-4140 to make a reservation.

Family Night for K-3 to be held Monday, Nov. 8

Reservations are open for our November Family Night for children in kindergarten through third grade.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 8 as we read “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” make a Thanksgiving “dinner,” and eat Thanksgiving “dinner!”

 

Seating is limited as we still encourage social distancing. We ask that attendance be limited to one adult per registered child. Masks are NOT required but you are free to wear one if you prefer.

Reservations are REQUIRED! Please complete the form below or call 573-471-4140 to register.

Pre-K Family Night to be held Monday, November 1

Our next Family Night for preschoolers (ages 2-5) will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 1.

Come join us for books, snacks, and crafts as we get ready for Thanksgiving!

Seating is limited as we encourage social distancing. Please limit attendance to one adult per child. Masks are NOT required but are welcome if it makes you more comfortable.

Reservations are REQUIRED! Please call visit us online at www.sikeston.lib.mo.us or call 573-471-4140 to make a reservation.

Preschool Family Night to be held October 4

Family Nights return for preschoolers at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 4 in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).

Come join us as we celebrate fall and Halloween with books and songs, crafts and snacks!

Seating is limited as we are encouraging social distancing. To reduce the amount of people in the room, please limit attendance to one adult per child. Masks are NOT required but you are free to wear one if it makes you more comfortable.

Reservations are REQUIRED! Please fill out the form below or call 573-471-4140 to make a reservation.

Summer Reading Activities set for June and July

School will soon be out, and we will be gearing up for a summer of fun with the Summer Reading Program at the Sikeston Public Library!

Join us as we visit the Wild World of Wildlife! We are planning a combination of face-to-face programming with Mrs. Lisa, combined with exciting guest presenters.

Our guest programs will be held during the month of June. On weeks where there is no guest presenter, Mrs. Lisa will read stories about animals around the world, followed by have snacks, crafts, and games.

Dates of our guest presenters include:

June 14th @ 10am and 1pm: Lazy L Safari: You will learn about endangered species and other exotic wildlife.  Presentations may include:  tortoise, hedgehog, birds, reptiles, and other small animals.  Biofacts may include: antlers, eggs (ostrich, emu, rhea), feathers, horns, quills, skulls and more!

June 21st @ 10am and 1pm: Animal Tales: Every single show is unique because the animals (unlike the presenters) don’t have a script! Be prepared to get up close and personal with animals from all over the world!

June 28th @10am and 1pm: Marty Hahne the Storytelling Magician: The “Those Amazing Animals” show is going to be lots of fun, with magic tricks involving all sorts of animal characters, including lions, tigers and bears! And, there’s not only magic, but lots of storytelling, so be prepared to use your imagination.

On weeks when we are not hosting a guest presenter, story times by age group are:

Entering kindergarten through second grades — Mondays at 1 p.m.
Entering third through fifth grade — Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
Preschool (ages 2-5) — Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

April Preschool Family Night set for April 5

Spring is in the air! Come enjoy our last Preschool Family Night until fall.

Family Night for ages 2-5 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 5. We will be reading, making crafts, singing songs, and enjoying snacks!

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! Please call 573-471-4140 or register online using the form below.

To assist in social distancing, we request that attendance be limited to one adult per child attending. Masks are welcome but NOT required.

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