Summer reading fun at the library is drawing to a close, but we have one last big event to celebrate! Join us at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 30 for our Summer Reading Party. We will have games, crafts, a photo booth with props, ice cream, and a visit from storybook character SkippyJon Jones!
Don’t forget to bring in your completed summer reading log to get musical notes with your name on them posted in the library, and your choice of a prize from our prize box.
We are kicking off Summer Reading with a series of programs and presenters around our theme of “Libraries Rock!”
All three programs will be held at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on their respective performance dates in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).
On Monday, June 11, Bobby Norfolk returns to the library with Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps. Bobby turns traditional tales, such as “Little Red Riding Hood” or “The Three Billy’s Goat’s Gruff,” into finger-snapping, toe-tapping verse. He transforms selections from his favorite authors into comical and creative raps, and fills them all with zany vocal effects, lively animation, and tons of humor.
On Monday, June 25, Babaloo Music & Fun will be visiting the library. Babaloo will keep you on the edge (and out) of your seats with musical mayhem and lots of laughs! Not only does Babaloo play music with his guitar, but he asks the audience to make music along with him on bucket drums and other unconventional instruments.
On Monday, July 9, Mad Science returns to the library with “Sound Like Science.” This event gets children excited about science, with a particular focus on the science of sound. Kids will get tuned-in to learning with exciting demonstrations and experiments including the surprisingly loud Dinosaur-in-a-Can, the glowing Electric Pickle, and a kid-created Thunder Storm!
These programs are 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.
Our annual Mother-Daughter tea will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library. The event is for girls in grades 2-5 and will feature Luciana, the 2018 Girl of the Year. Come join us for tea and refreshments, reading about Luciana, making a tea light jar, and playing American Girl Bingo.
The final Preschool Family Night of the year will be held at 6:30 pm. on Monday, April 9, in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.
Come join us for a celebration of Spring! We will be reading Little Quack and The Little White Duck, followed by crafts, flannel board stories, songs and refreshments.
We will be hosting Family Night for children in kindergarten through third grade at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12 in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.
We will be reading the book “The Luckiest Leprechaun, making a hat and beard for the photo booth, making a picture frame, and hunting for the leprechaun’s gold!
Space is filling up fast! Reserve a space for your child by calling 471-4140, or by filling out the reservation form below.
First graders from Lee Hunter Elementary visited the library on March 2 to hear a story read by the Cat in the Hat (aka, children’s librarian Ann Thompson). Dr. Seuss-themed crafts and snacks, followed by a tour of the library, rounded out the afternoon.
Preschool Family Night for ages 2-5 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library. We will be reading Ten Lucky Leprechauns and hunting for the leprechaun’s gold! Please call 471-4140 to make a reservation or fill out the online reservation form below.