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Teddy Bear Picnic with Meadowlark Music TogetherJoin the Peeps Show!Tween ClubInspiring African AmericansSpecial Storytimes in FebruaryAll Ages Carnaval!Tail Wagging ReadersEggsperimentsHow Plants Grow Family Story HourNew Weekly Storytime with Singing Sarah!

Teddy Bear Picnic with Meadowlark Music Together

On Sunday, Mar 5 from 3:30- 4:30 PM, bring your Teddy Bears or other favorite lovey and a blanket for your family to sit on in the Readers’ Theater. Songs, movement, snacks, and fun – with a Bear theme! This program is for ages 0- 7.

Join the Peeps Show!

Want to win an ENORMOUS stuffed Peep? Of course you do! Enter to win by creating a literary diorama featuring Peeps candy. If you’re voted the winner, Henrietta will be all yours! Follow the steps below to bring home fame, glory and a humongous, cuddly Peep!


1)  Get Peeps candy (generously donated by Just Born Confections!) from a staffer at the Children’s Desk at the Library.

2)  Create a diorama inspired by a book starring Peeps candy!

3)  Bring your creation to the Children’s Desk any time before February 25th labeled with your name, phone # and diorama title. We’ll put them on display for you!

4)  Voting will take place at the RAL Carnaval Finale on February 26th from 2-3 pm.

5)  Winners will be notified on February 27th or sooner!


Have more questions? Email Jennifer Cook at for more information!


Tween Club

FRI | Mar 3 | 3:30-5 PM | Readers’ Theater

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. We’re making paper flowers, perfect for spring!

Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.


Inspiring African Americans

On Thursday, Feb 23 from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, kids ages 5-11 are invited to an interactive event where they’ll “meet” some of the most inspiring African Americans in our country’s history, from George Washington Carver, Langston Hughes, and Rosa Parks to Oprah Winfrey and Senator John Lewis. Special guests Stefanie Bryant from 6 News will read stories and Ramona Wilson will entertain us with songs!

Special Storytimes in February

Come celebrate the art and words of African American authors and illustrators! Join us all week from Feb 19 – Feb 24 during regular storytime hours.

All Ages Carnaval!

Join us in the Auditorium on Sunday, Feb 26 from 2-3 PM to celebrate the culture of the Dominican Republic and its neighbors in an all-ages Carnaval full of masks, music, and food.

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