Summer Reading 2019
A Universe of Stories




Summer Reading begins the week of June 3rd and lasts 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! Those who complete six (6) of the check sheets by the end of July will win a variety of prizes.



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

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This will be updated with activity sheets as they come out each week starting the week of June 3th. 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.



Summer Reading Kickoff - Saturday, June 1st at 10:00 AM

There will be a ceremony in the Historic District kicking off the 2019 Summer Reading program and celebrating the opening of the 2019 Season of the Hometown Market. The Kansas Army National Guard 35th Infantry Division Band Sounds of Freedom Small Ensemble will be playing at this ceremony.

Summer Reading Kickoff


Summer Performers

Throughout Summer Reading there will be performances on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM in the community room, except for three special performances on Tuesday, June 4th at 10:00 AM, Friday, June 7th at 12:00 noon, and on Wednesday, June 26th at 9:00 AM. All performances are free to attend and open to all ages.


    • Tuesday, June 4th, 10:00 AM: 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 12th: 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 19th: Shawn Reida Magic - "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


    • June 26th at 9:00 AM: Richard Renner: the Vodville Klown "Actor, Juggler, Orangutan, Poet and Fool all describe Richard Renner as he performs his special brand of humor. Whether juggling, unicycling, ropewalking, or creating a zany improvisation, Richard performs with unbounded energy and skill."

    • Richard Renner


    • July 3rd: No Performance.


    • July 10th: Mad Science of Kansas City - "Mad Science has franchises located around the world, who bring science education to millions of children each year. Our innovative programs help kids learn about science through our fun after-school programs, preschool programs, in-class workshops, camps, birthday parties and special events. Mad Science encourages scientific literacy in children in an age when science is as vital as reading, writing and arithmetic and we don’t stop there."

    • Mad Science


    • July 17th: Thad Beach - "Whatever your age, whatever the stage. Thad has music and performances to delight you with his talent, wit and easy going style."


    • Thad Beach


    • July 24th: Mane Stage Maniacs - Improv means to "make it up as you go", and that's what we do! We'll do our best to make you laugh!


    • Mane Stage Maniacs


Summer Movies

During the summer our Monday Night Movies are geared towards kids and in line with the theme of the Summer Reading Program. Movies are weekly on Mondays and they start at 6:00 PM. Then on Tuesdays, we will have a matinee at 2:00 PM of the same movie. Previews are generally left to run so that late arrivals don't miss as much of the movie.


Wall-E
Wall-E
Monsters vs. Aliens
Monsters vs. Aliens
Space Jam
Space Jam

June 3rd & 4th June 10th & 11th June 17th & 18th
Treasure Planet
Treasure Planet
Space Chimps
Space Chimps
Space Chimps 2
Space Chimps 2

June 24th & 25th July 1st & 2nd July 8th & 9th
Muppets From Space
Muppets From Space

Space Buddies
Space Buddies
E.T.
E.T.
July 15th & 16th July 22nd & 23rd July 29th & 30th


Summer Workshops

We will be hosting a variety of summer workshops. The cost is $2 per child per class. Space in each workshop is limited to 20 people so please sign up as soon as possible. Children must be at least 7 to participate in these workshops. Children 8 and under must have a parent attend with them. Most of the workshops are separate, except as noted.

DATE TIME CLASS STATUS
Monday, June 3 & Tuesday, June 4
9 AM- 11 AM
Stepping Stones (2 days)
FULL
Monday, June 3 & Tuesday, June 4
2 PM - 4 PM
Stepping Stones (2 days)
FULL
Friday, June 7
9 AM - 11 AM
Perler Beads
1 space
Friday, June 7
2 PM - 4 PM
Perler Beads
6 spaces
Monday, June 10
9 AM - 11 AM
Drawing
10 spaces
Monday, June 10
2 PM - 4 PM
Drawing
FULL
Tuesday, June 11
9 AM - 11 AM
Drawing
FULL
Tuesday, June 11
2 PM - 4 PM
Drawing
FULL
Friday, June 14
9 AM - 11 AM
Rubber Band Loom
6 spaces
Friday, June 14
2 PM - 4 PM
Rubber Band Loom
FULL
Monday, June 17 & Tuesday, June 18
2 PM - 4 PM
Crochet (2 days)
FULL
Thursday, June 20
2 PM - 4 PM
Painting
FULL
Friday, June 21
2 PM - 4 PM
Painting
FULL
Monday, June 24
9 AM - 11 AM
Macrame
13 spaces
Monday, June 24
2 PM - 4 PM
Macrame
4 spaces
Tuesday, June 25
9 AM - 11 AM
Macrame
16 spaces
Tuesday, June 25
2 PM - 4 PM
Macrame
16 spaces
Thursday, June 27
9 AM - 11 AM
Rope Jewelry
2 spaces
Thursday, June 27
2 PM - 4 PM
Rope Jewelry
9 spaces
Friday, June 28
9 AM - 11 AM
Rope Jewelry
13 spaces
Friday, June 28
2 PM - 4 PM
Rope Jewelry
6 spaces
Monday, July 1 & Monday, July 8
9 AM - 11 AM
Pottery (2 days)
FULL
Monday July 1 & Monday, July 8
2 PM - 4 PM
Pottery (2 days)
FULL
Tuesday, July 2
9 AM - 11 AM
Stamp Art
FULL
Tuesday, July 2
2 PM - 4 PM
Stamp Art
6 spaces
Tuesday, July 9
9 AM - 11 AM
Stamp Art
6 spaces
Tuesday, July 9
2 PM - 4 PM
Stamp Art
13 spaces
Thursday, July 11
9 AM - 11 AM
Leatherwork
4 spaces
Thursday, July 11
2 PM - 4 PM
Leatherwork
5 spaces
Friday, July 12
9 AM - 11 AM
Leatherwork
14 spaces
Friday, July 12
2 PM - 4 PM
Leatherwork
7 spaces
Monday, July 15 & Tuesday, July 16
9 AM - 11 AM
Tie Dye (2 days)
FULL
Monday, July 15 & Tuesday, July 16
2 PM - 4 PM
Tie Dye (2 days)
FULL
Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19
9 AM - 11 AM
Stepping Stones (2 days)
FULL
Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19
2 PM - 4 PM
Stepping Stones (2 days)
1 space
Last updated: June 24, 2019

For more information, contact the library at 524-5242 or ask at the circulation desk.