Family night for grades K-3 to be held on Oct. 9

The first family night of the year for children in kindergarten through third grade will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 9, in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.


Come join us for a celebration of autumn! We will be reading The Very Best Pumpkin and Mrs. McMurphy’s Pumpkin, making crafts, taking pictures in a fall-themed photo booth, playing poke the pumpkin, and enjoying refreshments.

Reservations are required, as space is limited. You can call the library at 471-4140 to make a reservation, or by filling out the form below.


First Family Night of the Year is October 2

They’re back, and we’re so excited!


Join us for our first Preschool Family Night of the year on Monday, October 2, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.


It will be a celebration of autumn at the library, as we read stories about apples and pumpkins, share flannel board stories, sing songs, make a fall craft, and enjoy refreshments.


Teens to celebrate end of summer reading with a lock-in!

Instead of our traditional end-of-summer party to celebrate summer reading, we are hosting an after-hours lock-in at the library! The lock-in will be held from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday, August 5. We will be providing games, contests, snacks and prizes.

Reservations are required and can be made by filling out the form below, or by calling the library at 471-4140.

“Build It Better with Balloons” on June 26

Our third and final Summer Reading program, “Build It Better with Balloons,” will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, June 26, in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.


Join SAMMY J as he shows different designs, styles and structures – using BIG BALLOONS! With help from audience members, he will assemble them into amazing frameworks to teach the history of architecture, types of construction and styles of buildings. Filled with comedy and surprises, the Build It Better With Balloons Show emphasizes books that encourage kids to learn about construction and design. Sammy will ignite imaginations, the hands-on hijinks will inspire, and the periodicals will infuse young minds with the desire to learn.

The Fishin’ Magicians

The Sikeston Public Library is proud to host The Fishin’ Magicians for two shows on Monday, June 12, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library. The Fishin’ Magicians build castles out of cards, create tricks with blocks, and use the alphabet to build books during their program.

Free access to digital storybooks added!

Thousands of children across Missouri are enjoying access to Tumble Books, and now you can too!

With your library card number, you can log into Tumble Books from home and read early literacy favorites that are narrated for your child’s enjoyment.

If you don’t have your library card number, visit the circulation desk at the library, and we can get you set up!

Click on this link — — below to start enjoying Tumble Books in your home!

Storytime fun every Wednesday!

Every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., the library hosts Preschool Storytime, for children between the ages of 2 and 5. Ms. Ann starts the morning by reading a couple of stories. We then sing songs, do an age-appropriate craft, and enjoy snacktime.

We do not require reservations for this program; just come when you can. A fun time is guaranteed every week!

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