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Mysterious Mustache Book Club

On Sunday, April 9 from 1:30- 2:30 PM, we’ll be discussing N.E.R.D.S. by Michael Buckley in the Readers’ Theater. Ask at the Children’s Desk for a copy. This program is for ages 8-12 years-oldRegistration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.


Magic Tree House Club

It’s the Jack and Annie fan club! We’re meeting on Saturday, April 8 from 3:30- 4:30 PM in the Readers’ Theater. Join us for crafts and fun with a historical twist about book #45, A Crazy Day with Cobras. Program is for ages 5-8! Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

Tail Wagging Readers

On Saturday, April 8 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.

Preschool Fair

Interested in finding out more about local preschools, center, and home-based preschool programs? Come to our Preschool Fair on Saturday, April 8 from 9 AM- 12 PM in the Auditorium. Meet with local child care programs to learn about their curriculum, rates, hours, and more! Sponsored by Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas.

Tween Club

Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends on Friday, April 7 from 3:30-5 PM in the Readers’ Theater.  A club just for tweens in grades 3-5, or ages 8-11! This week we’re making bath bombs! Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

Korean Storytime (한국어-이야기)

On Wednesday, Apr 6 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: Hindi

Join us in the Readers’ Theater at 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 1st for stories and songs with guest presenters highlighting a featured language or culture! This week it’s Hindi! Our guest presenter is Amanpreet Sawhney.

Storytime with Gary + Sunny!

Famed KSHB weatherman, Gary Lezak, makes a very special appearance at Storytime on Tuesday, Nov 15 from 10:30-11:15 AM in our Auditorium.

Joining him is Sunny the Weatherdog, Lezak’s loyal sidekick through all kinds of weather. Expect lots of pets and wags as Gary reads our featured Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week pick, Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson, and then from his own book, It’s a Sunny Life.

Big thanks to Crown Automotive for making Gary and Sunny’s visit possible!

ABOUT THE BOOK | When the skies darken and the thunder rumbles, if you’re like most of us, you’re probably quick to grab the TV remote and check the weather. You want to know how bad the coming storm is going to be. Now, the most accurate and popular meteorologist in Kansas City Gary Lezak brings his meteorological expertise to a new medium-children’s literature. “It’s A Sunny Life!” is an adventure for rain or shine. It tells the story of Sunny the Weather Dog, as she becomes separated from Gary, and has to deal with the weather elements in a bonding adventure with her new pack members. Also included, after the beautiful and suspenseful children’s story ends, is a special section, “Sunny’s Weather Academy,” which provides fun answers to all sorts of weather-related questions. What are the different types of clouds and what does each mean? Why does the weather change so quickly sometimes? What is precipitation? And, of special interest to parents, in the event of severe weather, what should you and your family do to stay safe. This special section is being enjoyed by kids of all ages. (Source: Amazon)

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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.”


Back to School with Stephen Johnson

Bring your family to this fun and interactive storytime with Caldecott Honor artist, author, and Lawrence resident, Stephen T. Johnson this Sunday, August 28 from 3:30–4:30 PM in the Auditorium.

His most recent book, Alphabet School, features illustrations inspired by Lawrence Public Schools and encourages finding beauty and joy in the most unexpected places. Raven Book Store will have copies here for sale.

BONUS: Sign up your child for a library card and they’ll get a free book from our Dr. Bob Reader Program!