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Gymnastics with Gym-Zzouri

Do you like tumbling and gymnastics?

Do you want to try your hand at an obstacle course?

Then join us for Gym-Zzouri!

Children up to age 12 are welcome to join Gym-Zzouri for an hour of gymnastics! No reservations are required.

This event takes the place of Family Story Time on Wednesday, March 6 at 10:30 am. 

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Caldecott and Newbery announced

 The American Library Association has announced the 2013 Youth Awards. These awards include the Caldecott Medal and the Newberry Medal.  For a full list of all the winners please see the ALA website

2013 Caldecott Medal Winner:

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Can-Do Robots

 Have you ever wanted to make your own robot? Well now you can! Join us on Monday, February 4th at 6:30 pm for our Be Creative Craft. We will be making Can-Do Robots. We will use tin cans and hardware to make unique robots that you can take home with you. Let your imagination fly and come create your own robot!

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2013 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Nominees

The 2013 nominees for the Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award have been announced. For more information, please see our Building Block Award page

I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black

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2012 Building Block winner

The children of Missouri have spoken!

Press Here written and illustrated by Herve Tullet is the winner of the 2012 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award.

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Be Creative and Book Bingo this week

 We have some exciting programs in Children's this week. On Monday, January 7th at 6:30 pm you can enjoy a Tropical Island Craft Adventure during our Be Creative Craft. Forget the cold! Heat up the winter with a collection of tropical animal crafts to make and take. Then on Saturday, January 12th at 11 am you can come to the library for Book Bingo Bonanza! It is an hour of family bingo fun and winners earn book prizes. That's right every time you get a bingo you get a free book! So come spend some time with us at the library this week. You will definitely have fun!

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Show Me Award Nominees

The 2013-2014 Show Me Award Nominees have been announced.  Each year, Missouri schoolchildren in grades 1-3 vote for their favorite book from a list of nominated titles. The Show Me Award is awarded to the author of this book by the Missouri Association of School Librarians. Enjoy this year's selection of nominees. More information about the nominees and the Show Me Award is available on the Show Me page.

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Mark Twain Award Nominees Announced

The 2013-2014 Mark Twain Award Nominees have been announced.  Each year, Missouri schoolchildren in grades 4-6 vote for their favorite book from a list of nominated titles. The Mark Twain Award is awarded to the author of this book by the Missouri Association of School Librarians. Enjoy this year's selection of nominees. More information about the nominees and the Mark Twain Award is available on our Mark Twain page. 

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Snowflake Stamps and Reindeer Friends

It is finally beginning to feel like winter outside so let's do some winter crafts. This week we have a Be Creative crafts for kids on Monday, December 10 at 6:30 pm. We will be making Snowflake Stamps and Reindeer Friends. Come join the fun!

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Story times!

Get up and get moving with our weekly storytimes at the library. We have our Preschool Story Time every Tuesday at 10:30 am and our Family Story Time every Wednesday at 10:30 am.  These exciting story adventures will be sure to get you moving and dancing and enjoying the stories. Come join us and see what Story Time is all about.

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