Kids Events

Read to a Dog

Meeting Room
This relaxed, friendly session presented by Pets for Life allows kids to practice their reading skills with a certified (and well-behaved) therapy dog as an audience. A child's reading improves with practice - and your dog's vocabulary will benefit, too.

Impromptu Puppet Plays

Storytime Room
Join us throughout the day in the Storytime Room for impromptu puppet plays on the window puppet stage!

Playtime With Puppets

Stop by the Kids area throughout the day to play with puppets and perform your own stories.

StoneLion Puppet Theatre

Meeting Room
Enjoy a show by the puppet masterminds from StoneLion Puppet Theatre!

Listen Local: Mnemosyne Quartet

Part ambient jazz experiment, part epic soundscape, part auditory hallucination, Kansas City's Mnemosyne Quartet seeks to let "music occur out of the natural sonic environment we find ourselves in during the day to day course of our lives." The Mnemosyne Quartet is comprised of Michael Miller, Russell Thorpe, Eli Hougland, and Ted King-Smith.

Balloon Twisters

You never know what characters will be roaming about the Library when Full O'Balloony the balloon twisters are around! Swing by to check them out.

Interactive Storytelling with John Mulvey

John Mulvey will lead his audience in telling a tale with structured improvisations and plenty of fun!

Two Frogs and a Turtle Puppet Company

Large Meeting Room
Enjoy a performance by the puppet masterminds of Two Frogs and a Turtle Puppet Company.

Homeschool Lunch Bunch

Meeting Room
Homeschooled doesn't mean homebound! Bring your lunch and meet fellow homeschooled families. Johnson County Library staff will feature selected resources helpful to both parents and students. Enjoy activities, crafts, games and learning focused on our monthly topic. All ages welcome.
Feb.: Modern Art
April: Robots/Maker
May: Cooking/Nutrition

Library Letterboxing

Meeting Room
Practiced around the world, letterboxing involves hiding waterproof boxes in publicly accessible places and posting clues online. Participants will make a stamp and a simple logbook to take home. Supplies provided. Designed for Brownie Girl Scouts but open to all second- and third-graders.