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May 21 = Summer Reading!Storytimes are back!

What’s Going On For Kids at the Library

All children’s programs meet in the Reader’s Theater in the Children’s area, unless otherwise noted.

SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT MAY

In May most of the regular storytimes take a break, to resume in the final week. We are still here for you, getting ready for the 2015 Summer Reading Program!

SATURDAY, MAY 23

Twister on Tuesday

Magic Tree House Club (ages 5-8) 3:30-4:30 pm. It’s the Jack and Annie fan club! We’re exploring Twister on Tuesday this month. Register at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833. Jack and Annie are whisked back to the 1870s. They land on the prairie near a one-room schoolhouse, where they meet a teenage schoolteacher, some cool kids, and one big, scary bully. But the biggest and scariest thing is yet to come!

Tail Wagging Readers (grades K-5), 10:30 am. Read out loud to registered therapy dogs from Loving Paws Animal Therapy, on 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Register for a 15-minute slot by calling 843-3833.

SUNDAY, MAY 24

Sorry, the Library is closed.

MONDAY, MAY 25

Sorry, the Library is closed. Storytimes begin again tomorrow!

TUESDAY, MAY 26

Library Storytime (ages 3 & up & their families) 10:30 am. Join the crowd of children and parents for stories, followed by a simple craft that all ages can enjoy. Library Storytime meets Tuesday and Friday mornings, and Thursdays at 6:00 pm.

Books and Babies (birth to 23 months & their families)6:00 pm. Songs and stories for babies birth to 23 months and their families. B & B also meets at 9:30 and 10:30 on Wednesdays.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

Books and Babies (birth to 23 months & their families) 9:30 and 10:30 am. Songs and stories for babies birth to 23 months and their families. B&B also meets on Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm.

THURSDAY, MAY 28

Toddler Storytime (2 year olds & their families) 9:30 & 10:30 am. Toddlers meets on Mondays and Thursdays.

Library Storytime (ages 3 & up & their families) 7:00 pm. Join the crowd of children and parents for stories, followed by a simple craft that all ages can enjoy. Library Storytime also meets Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 am.

FRIDAY, MAY 29

Library Storytime (ages 3 & up & their families) 10:30 am. Join the crowd of children and parents for stories, followed by a simple craft that all ages can enjoy. Library Storytime meets Tuesday and Friday mornings, and Thursdays at 6:00 pm.

SATURDAY, MAY 30

Summer Reading Kickoff: Every Hero Has a Story!  10:00 am – 12:00 pm on the Library Lawn. It’s Summer Reading time! Join us on the library lawn and on Vermont St. as we kickoff the summer with a party featuring community partners, games, crafts, and snacks! As added bonuses, the Library Foundation will also be running Caddy Stacks all day long, and the Friends will be running a book sale around the back.

SUNDAY, MAY 31

Stories & Songs (ages 3 & up & their families) 3:30 pm. All ages are welcome to this musical storytime. Hear great stories, sing, clap, and move your feet!

 

 

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