Just for Kids
We offer a variety of programming for children from the age of 2 through grade school years.
Every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., we offer Preschool Storytime in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library. Ms. Ann reads a couple of stories, followed by a craft and singing. No reservations are required for this program, which is held every Wednesday that the library is open.
During the school year, we offer Family Nights. The first Monday of the month is typically a Family Night for ages 2-5. The program usually last an hour. It includes reading, crafts, refreshments, and sometimes singing and dancing! Parents as Teachers is our partner for this programming. On the second Monday of the month, we offer a Family Night for children in kindergarten through third grade. The format is similar to preschool Family Nights, but designed for the older children. Space is limited for these events, and reservations are generally taken two weeks before the date of the program.
Every year, we offer a 6-week long Summer Reading Program for age 2 through fifth grade. The theme is chosen by the Missouri State Library, in conjunction with the Cooperative Summer Learning Program. Programming is centered around the annual theme and features reading, crafts, songs and refreshments. Donations to support the Summer Reading Program are received from community businesses and organizations, and a grant from the Missouri State Library provides some programming.
Other special programming offered in the past has included Family Nights for grades 4-6, the annual Mother-Daughter Tea, and Doughnuts with Dad.
For more information about children’s programming at the library, please contact Ann Thompson, children’s librarian, at (573) 471-4140.