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Kids Room

LEGO Club

SAT | Jul 30 | 4- 5 PM | Ages 5-11 | Auditorium

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

 

Thursday Performer: Parasol Puppets

You’ll have a front row seat to some free, all-ages fun when you sit down to watch Parasol Puppets’ READY, SET, PUPPETS!

On Thursday, July 28 puppeteer Peter Allen is giving two performances—11 AM and 2 PM—using four different styles of puppetry to illustrate the classic tale of The Tortoise and the Hare.

amily audiences will enjoy seeing the familiar story told with shadow puppets, string puppets, hand puppets, and rod puppets. The performance includes a demonstration of how each type of puppet is built and operated. Met up in the Library Auditorium!

Kidsapalooza: Big Games and Healthy Snacks

WED | Jul 27 | 2-3 PM | Ages 5-6 |  Auditorium

Michael Bradley will lead kids and parents in playing group games that encourage cooperation, creativity, and self-expression. Then, snacks! Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

 

Exploratorium: Pet World Day

MON | Jul 25 | 2-3 PM | Ages 7-11 |  Auditorium

Pet World will join us with an amazing array of animals to learn about. We hope you can join us for this fuzzy finale to Exploratorium! Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

 

Tail Wagging Readers

SAT | Jul 23 | 10-11 AM | Grades K-5 | Readers’ Theater

Read out loud to registered therapy dogs from Loving Paws Animal Therapy. Register for a 15-minute read at 785-843-3833. 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.

Quantum Camp for Kids

SAT | Jul 23 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Ages 7-11 | Library Auditorium

What is an electron anyway? Can tiny particles stay in touch without touching? Our special guest, Jenny Nielsen from KU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, will help your kids take off and soar with the information they need to build now for future success in easy but mind-blowing activities and games that explore the workings of our quantum universe. Please register at 785-843-3833 or at the Children’s Desk.

Firedog

THU | Jul 14 | 11 AM-12 PM & 2-3 PM | All Ages  | Auditorium

Have you ever heard of the Hellbender Salamander or the Machiguenga tribe of the Pidi Pidi? Well, get ready to walk into the high energy world of the band FIRE DOG. School’s out for summer, so come dance with us!

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.