Halloween Fun!

We have lots of Halloween fun at the library this October.

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The Library now subscribes to Tumblebook Library! TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

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Summer Reading Ends

There are only two weeks left in the MRRL Summer Reading Program. You have until Friday, August 31st to turn in your reading logs and get your prizes.  We have had 1500 kids sign up for the Summer Reading Program this summer and there are still quite a few who have not turned their log in. So if you are finished with the program, please bring you log into the Children's Department. We have lots of prizes, including a giant stuffed snake, free book, glow in the dark glasses and a free personal pizza from Pizza Hut.

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Up in the Air

This week our theme is all about the sky. We will be Up in the Air for Family Event Monday and we will Fly Away on Family Fun Wednesday.

Up in the Air: Monday, August 13, 6:30-7:30: The challenge is on! Paper airplanes, blast-off balloons and other soaring objects are featured in this hour of family games.

Fly Away: Wednesday, August 15, 10:30-11:30: An hour of stories, music and activities all about flying!

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Beat the Heat and Be Creative

School is starting soon but there is still a lot to do at the Library.

We have our last Beat the Heat Friday this week on August 10th at 11:00 am. Come join us for an hour of summer games in the library park, including water balloons, hula hoop contests, jump ropes, sidewalk art and more.

Then on Saturday you can make Dream Catchers during our Be Creative Craft Day. You can capture bad dreams with these feathery beaded dream catchers. The fun starts at 11:00 am but is limited to the first 40 participates on the day of the event and you must be ages 6-12.

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This week in Childrens

It is imagination dream week in Children's. This week's programs are all about your imagination and dreams. We start with Just Imagine family event on Monday at 6:30 pm. It will be a night at the theater-featuring you! Grab bag improvisations, family group challenges, and no pressure. Then on Wednesday at 10:30 am we will have In My Dreams family fun. Join us for an hour of stories, music and activities all about dreams. We hope to see you here at the library!

Monday, July 30, 6:30-7:30: Just Imagine

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Beat the Heat Friday

Are you tired of these hot summer days? Well come to the library on Friday, July 27 at 11 a.m. and Beat the Heat! We will have an hour of summer games in the library park, including water balloons, hula hoop contests, jump ropes, sidewalk art and more. It is a great way to beat the heat and have some fun.

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Karate Workshop and Dog Show

This week the Children's Department is proud to host two wonderful programs: Karate Workshops presented by Stacy Huffman of Art of Martial Arts and a Dog Show by MidMo Waggers.

Stacy Huffman will host an introductory hands-on workshop for children on Tuesday, June 26 at 10:30 am. Registration is required so please call Eric Lyon at 634-6064 x.229 today!

The MidMo Waggers will be here on Thursday, June 28 at 1:00 pm to show off their agility, precision and comedy skills. Don't miss the show!

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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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