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Tail Wagging Readers

On Saturday, May 13 at 10 AM in the Readers’ Theater, practice reading and build reading confidence with a warm, furry friend from Loving Paws Animal Therapy. Bring your own book or choose one at the library. Register for a free 15-minute time slot: 785-843-3833.

Storytime Break!

All Storytimes (except Sing & Rhyme Storytime) will be on break from April 30th- May 20th. We’ll see you back in the Readers’ Theater for Storytimes on May 21st!

Korean Storytime (한국어-이야기)

On Wednesday, May 3 from 6pm- 6:30pm,  all ages welcome to join us in the Readers’ Theater for stories, songs, rhymes and activities in Korean presented by local volunteers. For Korean speaking families and those interested in the language. IMAGE: Uijae Museum of Korean Art

El día de los niños, El día de los libros | Children’s Day, Book Day

On Saturday, April 29, we’ll celebrate the world of books and the diverse culture of Lawrence with some of our favorite Multicultural Storytime presenters in the Auditorium from 3-4 PM. We’ll have stories and songs followed by a reception. Visit http://bit.ly/1D9QlXs for more info about Día.

BLOCK Fest

Together with the Strengthening Families network, we are hosting BLOCK Fest in the Auditorium on Saturday, April 29. This is a day for parents and kids aged 8 months-8 years to come together for a session of playing with blocks, education about child development, and info about how children learn science and math concepts. No registration is necessary. Two sessions will be held in the AM: 9:30- 10:30 AM and 11AM- 12PM.

New Weekly Storytime with Singing Sarah!

Monday nights just got more fun! Come explore movement, play, and the joy of active music-making with Singing Sarah, board-certified music therapist, at our NEW weekly storytime! Meet up from 6:30–7 PM in the Readers’ Theater.

ABOUT SARAH: Sarah Niileksela is a board-certified music therapist and owner of Sunflower Music Therapy, a private practice serving Lawrence and the surrounding areas.

She graduated from KU in 2003 and has worked as a music therapist with a variety of populations, specializing in early childhood music, using music to teach literacy skills, and working one-on-one with children with special needs. Sarah hopes her enthusiastic use of music, movement, and play will foster a life-long love of music and reading in children as well as help them grow and develop skills through the joy of active music-making.

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Beatnik Cafe

Wednesday, April 1, 3:30 pm. Are you hip to the jive? We’re having a poetry party Beatnik style, for kids ages 5 to11. Wear your black berets and turtlenecks! In the Reader’s Theater.

Candy Construction

Wednesday, December 11, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, for ages 5 to 17. Who can make the coolest gingerbread (graham cracker) house at Lawrence Public Library? Join us for our 2nd annual Gingerbread House Day! All materials supplied. Register at 785-843-3833.