Children's Programs

Preschool Story Time Tuesdays

Each Tuesday
10:30 - 11:00 am
MRRL Storyhour Room

30 minutes of picture book reading for ages 3-5.

Family Story Time Wednesdays

Each Wednesday
10:30-11:30 am
MRRL Art Gallery

An hour of stories and activities for children and their families.

Rhyme Time

10:30-11:00 am
MRRL Storyhour room

Friday, May 1
Friday, May 15

A special time for babies and their caregivers. Music, movement and socialization. Babies and toddlers 2 and under. No reservations needed. 

Tail Waggin' Tutors

Bring your favorite book to read to one of the trained therapy dogs.

All ages. No reservations needed. Located in Children's Play Area.

Tuesday, April 21:

Tuesday, May 5:

Thursday, May 14

Tuesday, May 19

Family Movie Nights

Family event. Bring a folding chair, sleeping bag, blanket or pillow and join the fun. Light snacks and drinks provided.
Note: This is an after-hours event. The front library doors will close at 6:15.

Friday, April 17
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Call for movie title 573-634-2464

Friday, May 15
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Call for movie title 573-634-2464

Author Event: Lisa McMann

Wednesday, April 22
7:00pm - 8:00pm
MRRL Art Gallery

Please join us at MRRL to meet Lisa McMann as she discusses and answers questions about her books. Lisa will also be available to sign books for her fans.

Lisa McMann is a highly acclaimedauthor of both juvenile and young adult literature. Her most notable books include the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series and the young adult paranormal Wake trilogy.


Family Book Bingo

Monday, April 13
MRRL Art Gallery

All ages. No reservations needed.

An hour of bingo fun for families.  Winning cards earn book prizes for ages 12 and under!

Snap Circuits Science

Thursday, April 23
MRRL Art Gallery


For ages 8-12.   Registration required, and limited to 20 participants.     Contact Eric Lyon, 634-6064, ext. 229.

Create an electronic alarm, power a helicopter blade, or design other simple electronics using Snap Circuits kits.

Angry Birds Spring Fling

Monday, April 27
MRRL Art Gallery

Celebrate spring with Angry Birds inspired activities and races at the library!

Block Party Nights

Free-building LEGO® fun at the library with standard bricks, mini-figures, and specialty pieces.

Ages 5-12. Limited to the first 45 participants on the evening of the event. A sign-in sheet will be available 30-minutes before start time.

For more information, contact Eric Lyon, 634-6064, ext 229.

6:30-8:00 pm in the MRRL Art Gallery

Monday, May 4

Monday, June 1

Bookworms Book Club

A book discussion for 3rd-5th grade students. Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Storyhour Room at 7:00 pm. Sign up at the Children's desk or contact Angie Bayne at 634-6064 x. 253 or

April 16: The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

May 21: El Deafo by Cece Bell

June 18: Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes

July 16: Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody

August 20: Dorko the Magnificent by Andrea Beaty


You can find more information on the Bookworms page.

Kidsfun e-mail Notification

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Children's Programs