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There’s always something 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.

TUESDAY, SEPT 30

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Library Storytime (ages 3 & up, & their families) 10:30-11:15 am. Enjoy stories followed by a craft, every Tuesday and Friday.

Books & Babies(birth to 23 months and their families) 6:00-6:30 pm. Babies can enjoy stories,
motions and songs, paced just for them, Tuesday nights! 

WEDNESDAY, OCT 1

Books & Babies (birth to 23 months and their families) 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 am. Babies can enjoy stories, motions and songs, paced just for them, on Wednesdays.

Three Builders vs. the Big Bad Wolf! (ages 7-11) 3:30-4:30 pm. Test out your building skills against the Big Bad Wolf! He’ll try to huff, puff and you know the rest!

THURSDAY, OCT 2

Toddler Storytime (2 year olds & their families) 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 am. Sit with your 2 year old and take in the stories, songs and poems, every Monday and Thursday.

Library Storytime (ages 3 & up, & their families) 7:00-7:45 pm, on Thursdays. Enjoy stories followed by a craft.

FRIDAY, OCT 3

Library Storytime (ages 3 & up, & their families) 10:30-11:15 am, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Enjoy stories followed by a craft.

SATURDAY, OCT 4Lego

LEGO Club (ages 7-11) 1:30-2:30 pm. Everything is awesome…at LEGO club! We’ll have building challenges, open building time and more. Register at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833. LEGO club is offered one Saturday and one Wednesday a month.

SUNDAY, OCT 5

Stories & Songs (ages 3 & up, & their families) 3:30-4:00 pm. All ages are welcome to this musical storytime. This week, super rockers CS Luxem and Bobby Sauder will perform a thirty minute version of Harry Nilsson’s 1971 children’s classic The Point! Part fable, part folk/rock opera, The Point! tells the story of Oblio, the only round headed boy in a town where everyone must have a point. Join us for great music and storytelling!

MONDAY, OCT 6

Toddler Storytime (2 year olds & their families) 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 am. Sit with your 2 year old and take in the stories, songs and poems, every Monday and Thursday.

TUESDAY, OCT 7

Library Storytime (ages 3 & up, & their families) 10:30-11:15 am. Enjoy stories followed by a craft, every Tuesday and Friday.

Books & Babies (birth to 23 months and their families) 6:00-6:30 pm. Babies can enjoy stories, motions and songs, paced just for them, Tuesday nights!

WEDNESDAY, OCT 8

Books & Babies (birth to 23 months and their families) 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 am. Babies can enjoy stories, motions and songs, paced just for them, on Wednesdays.Kansas-Grassland-Heritage-Foundation logo

Aquatic Animal Detectives (ages 7-11) 3:30-4:30 pm. Grassland Heritage Foundation members will show and tell us about prairie waterways, animal tracks, aquatic animal pelts and more!

THURSDAY, OCT 9

Toddler Storytime (2 year olds & their families) 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 am. Sit with your 2 year old and take in the stories, songs and poems, every Monday and Thursday.

Library Storytime (ages 3 & up, & their families) 7:00-7:45 pm, on Thursdays. Enjoy stories followed by a craft. Read More..

The Other Side of the Library

This is for the regulars.  You know who you are.  You’re in the children’s room every week, it feels like you’ve read every picture book in the collection, your child helps other kids find books when the librarian is busy.  Maybe there are days when you even start to feel (gasp!) bored here.  If this is you, march your child right over to the other side of the library and sooth your ennui with the adult oversize books.  These books filled with Read More..

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The Movie Was Better (What!?)

I know, I know, that’s a crazy thing to say.  Everyone knows the book is always better than the movie.  I’ve been disappointed so many times by movie-versions of awesome books that I wonder why I bother anymore.  But every once in a while, I’ve been surprised, loving the visual remake even more than the original book.  Here are some great ones: Read More..

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I Have a Confession

At the risk of losing my library certification, or possibly my job, I have a confession to make:  I hate Goodnight Moon.  Okay, I know that’s not how we encourage children to talk, so let me revise: I don’t prefer Goodnight Moon.  Is this the appropriate forum to go into detail about everything I don’t like about it?  Probably not, but let me just mention a few things.  Read More..

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Poetry in Picture Books

Do you want to share poetry with your child but can’t stand any more of the tired old rhythm of nursery rhymes?  You’re thinking maybe it’s time to explore the emotion and organic flow of free verse, but your kids aren’t quite ready for Sylvia Plath.  Try these books that explore the sound, rhythm, flow, and feel of words as they tell their story.  Read More..

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Perfect Schmerfect, Part 4: Princess-Style

For whatever reason, our culture has become princess-obsessed when it comes to little girls.  Parents with the best intentions to raise their girls as strong, competent, independent members of society, must struggle through the princess years, with inhibiting, frilly clothing, simpering ideals, and pink everywhere.  Read More..

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