Family Author Event today!

Join us this morning at 11:30 to hear author Calvin Alexander Ramsey talk about his books!

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Literary Legos

On Friday, July 7, we held our first ever Literary Legos program. About 20 kids listened to the book Dragons Love Tacos and then build a Lego creation that was inspired by the book.

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We had lots of dragons, lots of tacos, and several kitchens.

Half of the Lego creations

When everyone was finished building, our amazing guest judge, Chris, looked over all the creations, while each child told her about what they made. The grand prize winner was Lucas, who won a small Lego set. All participants received small prizes.

The winning Lego creation

To see all the photos, click here.

Our next Literary Legos is on Friday, August 4, at 4 pm. For kids entering grades 1-4.

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Summer programs in the Children’s Room

Our summer programs in the Children’s Room began last week. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening this summer.

Ready, Set, Grow! 

Ready, Set, Grow is an early literacy storytime for 3-5 year olds on Wednesdays at 2 pm. Our first week we had stories and activities about ice cream. To see all the photos, click here.

Open Art

Open Art is on Thursdays at 2 pm. Each week, we will put out various art supplies and kids can create whatever they like. It is for all ages, but children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Click here for more photos.

Summer Reading Buddies

Over 100 children read with a volunteer buddy last Friday. The program runs from 10 am-12 noon on Fridays. For children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Family STEAM

Family STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) is Mondays at 4 pm. Children of all ages are welcome, but kids 6 & under must have an adult with them. This week, we made emoji stories. See all the photos here.

Messy Playtime

On Tuesdays at 2 pm is Messy Playtime, for kids ages 1-4, with an adult. Explore textures, tools, & crafts. Be sure to dress for a mess!

To see all of the programs we are offering this summer, click here.

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Summer Reading Kick-off!


Summer reading sign-up, face painting, and a bubble truck were just some of the fun things at our summer reading kick-off.

Our summer reading game continues throughout the summer. You can join any time.


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Summer Reading Game Kick Off

Come to our Summer Reading Game Kick Off on Wednesday morning from 10 am – noon!

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Ever wanted to have a pen pal?

The Children’s Room is participating in a Pen Pal Exchange with other libraries this summer!

Each week, we will send your letters or pictures to other participating libraries. This week, our letters will go to the Mount Pleasant Public Library, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa!

Stop by and write a letter or draw a picture. Then just drop it in our mailbox, and we’ll send it out.

Check back to see what we get from other libraries!

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Happy National Scavenger Hunt Day!

In our Every Day’s a Holiday Program, we celebrated National Scavenger Hunt Day (May 24th) with a book scavenger hunt in the library. Participants found 20 different types of books and had lots of fun along the way.


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