Family Event Mondays

Join us for Family Event Mondays every Monday in June and July. Each week we will have different theme where we will do crafts, activities or games. All events are located in the MRRL Art Gallery. No reservations required.

June 11, 11:00-noon: Make and Take Recycle Arts: We supply the materials and you supply the imagination. An open hour of crafts created from recycled items.

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Summer Reading Kickoff

Summer Reading is here and we are having a party to celebrate!

Join us at the library on Friday, June 1st for our Summer Reading Kickoff Event. We will have crafts, food, fun information and more. Brian Wendling will be here to entertain us with his extraordinary juggling act. You can sign up for Summer Reading while you are here and win prizes!

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Super Hero School

Do you want to be a super hero? We have the place for you. Come to the library tonight, Monday, May 21st at 6:30 p.m. and enroll in Super Hero School. You will find out your Super Hero Name and your Super Hero Ability.

Can you withstand Kryptonite or does it defeat you like it does Superman? Find out at Super Hero School.

Do you have x-ray vision? We will test your skills to find out.

What other super skills do you have? You will have to come to Super Hero School to find out.

Monday, May 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the MRRL Art Gallery.


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Teen Volunteers wanted

Reading Buddies wants you to volunteer this summer!

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Reading Buddies Volunteers

Do you want to volunteer at the library this summer?

We are looking for teen volunteers, ages 12-18, to work with the Reading Buddies Program in June and July.

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Can-do Robot and Kitchen Science

Robots out of Cans! Volcano in a bottle! Invincible Straw!

These are just a few of the exciting things you can do this week in the Children's Department.

Join us Tuesday evening for Can-Do Robots at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Gallery. You can make your own robot.

Then on Saturday, come to the library at 11 a.m for Kitchen Science and do all kinds of wacky experiments from Invincible Straw to Lava Lamps to Raisin Races. This is a program you don't want to miss.

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Mini golf at the Library

Do you like mini golf? Want to play mini golf at the library? Now is your chance. Saturday, February 25 we have Mini Golf Night @ the Library. It is $5 per person, $15 per family (admits up to 2 adults and 4 children).

Join us for a night of family fun! We will have an 18-hole mini golf course set up throughout the main and second floor of the library. All procceds will go toward digitizing the library.

The fun starts at 5 p.m. Don't miss it.

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2012 Building Block Award Nominees Announced

The 2012 Missouri Building Block Award Nominees were announced this month. The Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award, administered by the Youth Services Community of Interest of MLA, is presented annually to the author and illustrator of the picture book voted most popular by preschool children in Missouri's public libraries. Designed to encourage reading aloud to children from birth through kindergarten age, the award was first given in 1996.

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2012 Newbery and Caldecott Medal Winners

The 2012 John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medal winners were announced by the American Library Association.

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

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Mark Twain and Show Me Award nominees announced

The 2012-2013 Mark Twain and Show Me Award nominees have been announced. The Missouri Association of School Librarians announcesthe nominees each December with the winners for the previous year announced each spring. Students throughout Missouri vote during the year to select the winners of these awards.

Twelve books are nominated each year for the Mark Twain Award for readers in grades four through six. The list of nominees can be found on our Mark Twain Award page.

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