Kids Events

Toddler Storytime

Meeting Room
This 20-minute Storytime includes short stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to reinforce early language learning. Ages 2-3 and a caregiver. A 6 by 6 program.

American Girl Book Club

Carmack Community Room
American girls love to read, and this Book Club helps American girls read more. American Girl® offers many character stories that help explore historical perspectives from a girl's point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girl. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Ages 8-12.

Read to a Dog

Storytime Room
This relaxed, friendly session 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. Presented in partnership with Pets for Life.

Animal Tales: Cold Weather Creatures

Meeting Room
There are many creatures who live in cold climates, and this session introduces you to some of them. Educators from the Kansas City Zoo visit the Library with some of their Animal Ambassadors to tell an age-appropriate story. They'll bring some touchable biofacts - those are things like horns, feathers and shells - to help engage children in the topic of Cold Weather Creatures.

Animal Tales: Cold Weather Creatures

Meeting Room
There are many creatures who live in cold climates, and this session introduces you to some of them. Educators from the Kansas City Zoo visit the Library with some of their Animal Ambassadors to tell an age-appropriate story. They'll bring some touchable biofacts - those are things like horns, feathers and shells - to help engage children in the topic of Cold Weather Creatures.

Colorín Colorado

Colorín Colorado es un programa que se ofrece a niños cuyos padres asisten a las clases de inglés de los sábados. En este programa los niños aprenden con múltiples actividades que han sido especial y específicamente diseñadas para ellos. Las actividades que se desarrollan los sábados incluyen trabajos manuales, juegos, cuentos, canciones, entre otras; pero lo más importante es que los niños reafirman su capacidad de interacción conotros niños, los voluntarios y los bibliotecarios que conducen la actividad. Niños de cuatro a doce años.

Read to a Dog

Meeting Room
This relaxed, friendly session 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. Presented in partnership with Pets for Life.

Toddler Storytime

Meeting Room
This 20-minute Storytime includes short stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to reinforce early language learning. Ages 2-3 and a caregiver. A 6 by 6 program.

Maker Meet-up

MakerSpace
Maker Meetup is a perfect time to chat and tinker with other makers, entrepreneurs, engineers, hobbyist, and designers. Explore other peoples' projects and share challenges or goals you have with yours. Knowledge, connections, inspiration and community involvement - that's what we're Making!

Generously supported by Black & Veatch Building a World of Difference Foundation.

Table Top Game Night

Meeting Room
Board games have been played for more than 4000 years - and they never stop being fun. Our monthly group plays games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Apples to Apples. Learn fun new board games, bring your favorites to share and get to know new people. All ages welcome.

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