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Kids Room

Tween Club

FRI | Jul 1 | 3:30-5 PM | Readers’ Theater

A club just for tweens in grades 3-5, or ages 8-11! Meet us in the Readers’ Theater to hang out. We’ll be making Tie Dye T-shirts and playing Would You Rather!

Draw Along

THU | Jun 30 | 11 AM-12 PM & 2-4 PM | Ages 5+ | Auditorium

During this hilariously engaging “draw along” art program, your kiddos, family, and friends will complete three refrigerator-ready pictures using elementary art educator Kyle Tiernan’s unique, fail safe approach to teaching kids to draw. You’ll see your children’s artistic self-confidence soar!

 

Kidsapalooza: Lawrence Arts Center

WED | Jun 29 | 2-3 PM | Ages 5-6 | Auditorium

The Lawrence Arts Center offers an array of arts classes and camps for kids of all ages. For this Kidsapalooza meetup, LAC educators will give us a taste of what they have to offer. Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

 

Exploratorium: Guinness Book of World Records Day

MON | June 27 | 2-3 PM | Ages 7-11 | Auditorium

Athletes from KU and beyond will join us to talk about competitors who push themselves to their limits! We’ll explore extreme records, try to break some, and play a few wacky games. Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

 

Multicultural Storytime: Chinese

SAT | Jul 2 | Chinese | 10:30-11 AM | Readers’ Theater

Stories and songs for all ages with guest presenters highlight a featured language or culture! Multicultural Storytime returns on July 16th featuring Italian!

 

The Big Friendly Read Aloud

TUESDAYS | Jun & Jul 2– 3 PM | Readers’ Theater | Ages 6-11

Get cozy and comfy because we’re reading our way through The BFG this summer! Weekly installments with crafts and snacks. It’s sure to be a hit! Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

 

StoryWalk®

May 26-Aug 19 | Burcham Park River Trail

Get your walking shoes and strollers ready! During the months of summer reading you can take a stroll and read the book I Went Walking by Sue Williams all along the Burcham Park River Trail. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Storywalk®is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

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

SAT | Apr 30 | 2-3:30 PM | Auditorium

Celebrate the world of books and the diverse culture of Lawrence with some of our favorite Multicultural Storytime presenters. We’ll have stories and songs followed by a reception. Visit http://bit.ly/1D9QlXs for more info about Día.

Edible Book Festival

SAT | Apr 23 | 11 AM- 1 PM | Atrium

Simple or complicated, create an edible work of art based on the form, title, or content of a book. Register as an individual or a team at 785-843-3833 by 5:00 pm Friday, April 1.  Bring entries between 1:00-2:00 pm on Saturday. No registrations are required to view the submissions and vote!

Celebration + Thanks Parade!

TUE | Apr 12 | 5 PM | Library Lawn

National Library Week is April 10-16 and we’re rallying library supporters for a walk to City Hall to say “thank you” for our wonderful library!

As if it couldn’t get any better, Michael and Morris the Monkey from our ridiculously popular Toddler Storytime will play music for our stroll! So, wear your library t-shirt, make a sign telling the City why you love your library, and we’ll provide the flags (red with white dots, of course!) Once we arrive at City Hall, there will be a brief, 5-minute presentation of the library’s annual report and a proclamation from our Mayor.

Help rally support with our Facebook event!

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Join us and bring friends!

5:00 PM — Assemble on the Library Lawn
5:15 PM — Parade walk begins with Michael & Morris
5:35 PM — Arrive at City Hall (Cheers! ♥)
5:45 PM — Proclamation kick-off with Mayor Mike Amyx
5:50 PM — CHEERING! MUSIC!

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