Special programs set for month of June

The library will be hosting a series of programs on Mondays in June. These programs support our Summer Reading theme, “A Universe of Stories.”

On Monday, June 3, the St. Louis Science Center will bring the Unisphere to the library. The Unisphere will replicate the night sky and explain the lore behind the naming of the constellations. This program will be held from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).

On Monday, June 10, the Southeast Explorer bus returns with an exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. After touring the Explorer bus, children will be able to visit the Space Exploration room on the main level of the library. The Explorer bus will be here from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the west parking lot of the library.

On Monday, June 17, we will host “Flights of Fancy” with Jay & Leslie. Jay and Leslie launch into summer reading with juggling, stories, orbits, and more bits to tickle your funny bone. The fun will be flying, and Goldilocks will be searching for a planet that is “just right.” Jay & Leslie will be presenting at 12:30 p.m. in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).

On Monday, June 24, get ready for Chef Bananas! Chef Bananas will cook up a recipe that is out of this world. The presentation includes hot dogs, fire, carrots, frogs, cupcakes, balloons, and a load of BANANAS! His “Out of this World” program will put you on the hunt for cookbooks, magic books, and many more! This program will be presented at 12:30 p.m. in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State.

Weekly Summer Reading programming begins July 1

After our series of special programming during the month of June, weekly summer reading programming begins on Monday, July 1, following the schedule below:

Entering Kindergarten-second grade — Mondays at 1:30 p.m.
Entering third-fifth grade — Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.
Ages 2-5 — Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Entering sixth-twelfth grade — Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

We will end the summer with our annual Summer Reading Party on July 29.

No reservations are required to attend any summer reading event; children can attend 1 event or all, and have a great time!