Summer Reading 2016

Enrollment for Summer Reading 2016 will begin on Monday May 16th. Summer Reading will go from the week of June 1st through the next to last week of July. Each week those enrolled in Summer Reading will complete a list of tasks for that week, then the following week check in at the library for a new set of tasks and get a prize for the previous week. The last week of summer reading is a catch up week for anyone who still wants to get prizes!

Can't make it in to pick up your reading activity sheets?


This will be updated with activity sheets as they come out each week starting the week of June 1st. Week 8 will be a catch up week, so if you've missed a week or two and would like to still complete them for a prize you can do so. Starting the week of July 18th you can come in to pick up your trophy for participating in Summer Reading!

Summer Performers

Once again throughout Summer Reading there will be performances on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM except for a special performace on Thursday June, 9th at 10:00 AM.

    • June 1st: Drum Safari - "We are a Kansas City-based family, focused on cultivating life through music and education with children, families, communities and businesses." - Drum Safari
    • June 8th: Laughing Matters - "We are Jay Cady and Leslie Seifert-Cady, and we have a ball entertaining people. Our shows are full of juggling, mime, magic, improvisation, and duet humor in the vaudeville style." - Laughing Matters
    • June 9th: JoHo Storyteller - "Jo Ho is an accomplished storyteller, actress, and drama instructor. She spins tales year round at preschools, elementary and middle schools, libraries, museums, and festivals." - Jo Ho Storyteller
    • June 15th: Wildheart Music - "This duo captures young audiences with a strong science message exploring wildlife, habitats and natural history." - Wildheart Music
    • June 21st: Richard Renner - "Actor, Juggler, Orangutan, Poet and Fool all describe Richard Renner as performs his special brand of humor. Whether juggling, unicycling, ropewalking, or creating a zany improvisation, Richard performs with unbounded energy and skill." - Richard Renner
    • June 29th: Shawn Reida - "Shawn is helping to create unforgettable educational and non-educational programs so special that children and adults remember them forever with his comical, fast paced, fun filled and highly entertaining live magic show!" - Shawn Reida Magic
    • July 6th: No Performance.
    • July 13th: No Performance.
    • July 20th: Clement McCrae Puppets - "A professional marionette / puppet performing arts company (since 1989) with a not-just-for-kids puppet show geared with both adults as well as children in mind." - Clement McCrae Puppets

Summer Workshops

We will be hosting a variety of summer workshops. You can enroll for the workshops starting on June 16th and the cost is $2 per child. Space in each workshop is limited to 10 people. Between May 16th and June 1st each child can only be signed up for two workshops to give everyone an equal opportunity. After June 1st all remaining spaces will be open to anyone who wishes to sign up. Children 8 and under should have a parent attend with them. The only workshop that spands two days is Stepping Stones, all other workshops are separate.

June 6 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Stepping Stones Part 1
June 7 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Stepping Stones Part 2
June 9 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Drawing
June 10 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Drawing
June 13 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Crochet
June 14 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Crochet
June 16 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Painting
June 17 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Painting
June 20 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Stamp Art
June 21 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Stamp Art
June 23 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Leather
June 24 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Leather
June 27 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Rainbow Loom
June 28 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Rainbow Loom
July 11 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Rope Jewelry
July 12 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Rope Jewelry
July 14 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Perler Beads
July 15 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Perler Beads
Last updated 6/12/16
For more information contact the library at 524-5242 or ask at the circulation desk.