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Summer Is Not Over!No storytimes for 3 weeks, librarians recover!

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. Don’t forget to pick up or print out your summer reading log: you have until August 24 to complete it and bring it in for prizes! And always check our online calendar: storytimes will be on break for the first 3 weeks of August.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2

No Stories & Songs: We will resume August 23, to continue on Sundays at 3:30 pm.

MONDAY, AUGUST 3

No Toddler Storytime: Come spend some quality time at the Library anyway.  Toddler ST will resume August 25, on Monday and Thursday mornings, 9:30 and 10:30 am.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

No Library Storytime: Come spend some quality time at the Library anyway!  Library ST will resume August 25, Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 am, and Thursdays at 7:00 pm.

No Books and Babies: B&B will resume August 25, Tuesdays at 6:00 pm, and Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 am.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5

No Books and Babies: B&B will resume August 25, Tuesdays at 6:00 pm, and Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 am.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

No Toddler Storytime: Come spend some quality time at the Library anyway!  Toddler ST will resume August 25, on Monday and Thursday mornings, 9:30 and 10:30 am.

No Library Storytime: Come hangout anyway!  Library ST will resume August 25, Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 am, and Thursdays at 7:00 pm.

FRIDAY AUGUST 7

No Library Storytime: Library ST will resume August 25, Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 am, and Thursdays at 7:00 pm.

SATURDAY AUGUST 8Loving.Paws.logo

Tail Wagging Readers (grades K-5) 10:30-11:30 am. Register for a 15 minute time slot by calling 843-3833. Read out loud to registered therapy dogs from Loving Paws Animal Therapy. 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. We meet on 2nd and 4th Saturdays.

SUNDAY AUGUST 9

No Stories & Songs: S&S will resume August 23, to continue on Sundays at 3:30 pm.

MONDAY AUGUST 10

No Toddler Storytime: Come spend some quality time at the Library anyway!  Toddler ST will resume August 25, on Monday and Thursday mornings, 9:30 and 10:30 am.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11

No Library Storytime: Library ST will resume August 25, Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 am, and Thursdays at 7:00 pm.

No Books and Babies: B&B will resume August 25, Tuesdays at 6:00 pm, and Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 am.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12

No Books and Babies: B&B will resume August 25, Tuesdays at 6:00 pm, and Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 am.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

No Toddler Storytime: Come spend some quality time at the Library anyway!  Toddler ST will resume August 25, on Monday and Thursday mornings, 9:30 and 10:30 am.

No Library Storytime: Library ST will resume August 25, Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 am, and Thursdays at 7:00 pm.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

No Library Storytime: Library ST will resume August 25, Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 am, and Thursdays at 7:00 pm.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15Civil War on Sunday

Magic Tree House Club (for ages 5-8) 3:30-4:30 pm, in the Reader’s Theater. It’s the Jack and Annie fan club! Today we will talk about Civil War on a Sunday. Register at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16Matilda

Mysterious Mustache Book Club (ages 8-12)  1:30-2:30 pm, in the Readers’ Theater. This month we will be discussing Matilda by Roald Dahl. Come by the children’s desk to get a copy. Register at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

No Stories & Songs! S&S will resume August 23, to continue on Sundays at 3:30 pm.

MONDAY, AUGUST 17

No Toddler Storytime! Come spend some quality time at the Library anyway!  Toddler ST will resume August 25, on Monday and Thursday mornings, 9:30 and 10:30 am.

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