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Tail Wagging Readers

SAT | Oct 8 | 10-11 AM | Grades K-5 | Readers’ Theater

Read out loud to registered therapy dogs from Loving Paws Animal Therapy.This is a great way to practice reading and build reading confidence with a warm furry friend.  Bring a book from home or choose one at the library. Register for a 15-minute read at 785-843-3833.

Magic Tree House Club

SAT | Oct 8 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Ages 5-8 | Readers’ Theater 

It’s the Jack and Annie fan club! Join us for crafts and fun with a historical twist about book #18, Buffalo Before Breakfast. Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

Tween Club

FRI | Oct 7 | 3:30-5 PM | Readers’ Theater

A club just for tweens in grades 3-5, or ages 8-11! A club just for tweens in grades 3-5, or ages 8-11! Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends. Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.



THU | Oct 6 | 4- 5 PM | Ages 5-11 | Readers’ Theater

Everything is awesome at Lego Club! Register for LEGO Club at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833. 


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Korean Storytime (한국어 이야기)

On Wednesday, October 5th 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

Multicultural Storytime

SAT | Oct 1 | 10:30-11 AM | Readers’ Theater

Stories and songs for all ages with guest presenters highlight a featured language or culture!


Master Gardeners: Do Something Nice Day!

On October 5th from 4pm- 5pm, the Douglas County Master Gardeners will talk about all kinds of succulents, what makes them different from other plants, and what their needs are to grow. Then, as it is “Do Something Nice Day”, we will make a planter with a succulent to give to someone as a gift. This program is for ages 8-11 and will be held in the Readers’ Theater. Please call 785-843-3833 to register.

Star Wars Reads Day

On Saturday, October 1st, bring your best Wookie yell and celebrate all things Star Wars! We’re kicking things off at 2pm and festivities will last ’til 4pm in the Auditorium. We’ll perform Jedi mind tricks, create lightsabers, and more for our 5th annual event! Free + All Ages! 

Art Cart: Collagraph Prints

Explore the technique of Collagraph printmaking on Saturday, September 24th from 1 PM to 4 PM! Create colorful designs arranged collage-style, coat with tempera paint and then transfer to paper all in the Readers’ Theater. You can also pick up our Spencer Museum of Art Collection Cards at the event. The Art Cart is a drop-in art activity station where families and other groups can enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original artworks from the Spencer’s Classroom Collection. Sponsored by Spencer Museum of Art.


9/11 Day of Service Storytime

Fire trucks, police cars, and storytime!

Join us Sunday, September 11 at 3:30 PM in the Library Auditorium for a very special Sunday Storytime with our first responders.

First responders will visit the library with their vehicles and read stories.

And in the spirit of September 11th National Day of Service, bring a can of food for the Heartland Food Pantry as a, “forward-looking tribute to honor the sacrifice of those lost and pay tribute to those who rose up in service.”