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.

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

Family Night for children in kindergarten through third grade will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 8, in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).

Come join us as we continue to celebrate Dr. Seuss this month with books, crafts, snacks and other fun stuff!

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! Please call 471-4140 or register by completing the form below. To encourage social distancing, we ask that attendance be limited to one adult per child. Masks welcome but NOT required.

Pre-K Family Night Celebrates Dr. Seuss!

Family Nights are back!

Our first Family Night is for preschoolers (ages 2-5) and will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 1, in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library). Join us for books, crafts and snacks as we celebrate “Read Across America” week with a birthday party for Dr. Seuss!

To encourage social distancing and keep attendance manageable, we ask that only one adult per child attend this program. Masks are welcome but not mandatory.

Reservations are required. Make your reservation by calling 471-4140 or completing the form below.

November Pre-K Family Night set

Our November Preschool Family Night (ages 2-5) will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 2, in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).

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

Seating is limited as we are still encouraging social distancing. Attendance is limited 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 call 573-471-4140 or complete the form below.

K-3 Family Night to be held October 12

Family nights have returned for the fall, and we invite our friends in kindergarten through third grade to join us at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 12 in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).

Come join us for books, snacks, and crafts as we celebrate the fall season and Halloween coming up!

Seating is limited to promote social distancing. We request that only one adult attend per child to keep numbers lower. Masks are NOT required, but you are free to wear one if it makes you more comfortable.

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

Family Night returns!

Fall is here, and Family Night is back!!!

Preschool Family Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 5 in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).

Come join us for books, snacks, and crafts as we celebrate the fall season and Halloween coming up!

Seating is limited as we are still encouraging social distancing. To assist with this, we are requesting that you limit attendance to only one adult per child. We do not require the wearing of masks, but it is encouraged for all who attend.

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

Fairy Tale STEM Room opens

The Fractured Fairy Tales Forest is OPEN in the McAmis Community Room! Come play and learn, build and listen!

The room features various fun activities, all centered around fairy tales, that encourage hands-on activity and build critical thinking skills. The Fractured Fairy Tales Forest room will be open during regular library hours through July 31.

This program is made possible through a 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.

 

Schedule for summer reading programming set

“Imagine Your Story” at the library this summer!
 
Our summer reading program celebrates all things imaginary, including prince/princesses, knights, dragons and unicorns, and magicians and magic. Our summer reading presenters will be spread throughout the summer, instead of being held at the beginning of the program.
 
Times for various age groups are:
Preschool (ages 2-5) — Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Children entering kindergarten through second grade — Mondays at 1 p.m.
Children entering grades 3-5 — Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
Young adults (students entering grades 6-12) — Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
 
Special programs include Babaloo! Get LOUD in the Library on June 29; magician Marty Hahne on July 20; and a library-wide story walk on July 27. These programs will be open to all age groups, and no other programming will be held on those weeks.
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