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 Movie Nights

6:00-8:00 pm
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, September 19: Muppets Most Wanted (PG)

Friday, October 17: Frankenweenie (PG)

LEGO Block Party nights

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.

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

6:30-8:00 pm in the MRRL Art Gallery
Monday, September 8
Monday, October 6
Monday, November 3
Monday, December 1

Tail Waggin' Tutors

Bring your favorite book to read to one of the trained therapy dogs. All ages. No reservations needed.

Tuesday, September 16, 7:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 7 & 21, 7:00-8:00 pm

Thursday, September 11, 6:00-7:00 pm
Thursday, October 9, 6:00-7:00 pm

Magic and Juggling with Gerry Tritz

Saturday, September 20
11:00 am - Noon

MRRL Art Gallery
All ages. No reservations needed.

Magician and juggler Gerry Tritz is coming to Missouri River Regional Library! A fast-paced show with plenty of laughs for the entire family. Don't miss it!


Family Science Mondays

On the following Mondays, throughout the summer!
An hour of science-related acitivities for children and their families.
All ages. No reservations needed.

Monday, June 30, 11:00 am - Noon: Fly Away
Fold, decorate, and fly paper airplanes and helicopters. Zoom through hoops, land on pads, and complete goofy challenges.

Monday, July 14, 11:00 am - Noon: Sink & Float
Sinking boats, dancing raisins, ketchup packet divers. Explore bouyancy through hands-on experiments.

Monday, July 21, 7:00 - 8:00 pm: Mini Machines
Levers in action! Build and test mini-marshmallow catapults, and design your own button to press together in a machine.

Monday, July 28, 11:00 am - Noon: In the Air
Today is all about air. Fun with sound waves, bubbles, and even hovercraft.

Monday, August 11, 11:00 am - Noon: Build-a-Bot
Build your own robot from a variety of wacky materials.

Monday, August 18, 7:00 - 8:00 pm: Under the Stars
Draw and name your own constellation, and then add it to our inflatable indoor planetarium!

Family Story Time Wednesdays

Each Wednesday, September-May
10:30-11:30 am
MRRL Art Gallery

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

Family Fun Wednesdays

Each Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 am, in the MRRL Gallery (upstairs)

Beyond story time! An hour of reading, music and activities, all with a weekly theme. All ages welcome. No reservations needed. Day care groups are welcome to attend, but please call ahead to let us know. Contact Eric Lyon, 634-6064, ext. 229.

Wednesday, August 20, 10:30-11:30 am: Blast Off!
Space games and crafts.

Wednesday, August 27, 10:30-11:30 am: The Shape of Art
Books and art projects featuring geometric shapes.


Two times a month! 10:30-11:00 am in the MRRL Storyhour room
Friday, September 5
Friday, September 19
Friday, October 3
Friday, October 17

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

Bookworms Book Club

A book discussion for 3-5 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

August 21: Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
September 18: Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton
October 16: Rump by Liesl Shurtliff

You can find more information on the Bookworms page.

Tween Events

Programs for grades 4-6!


Tween Game Day
Come join us for a day of games!

Family Craft Night: Shadow Puppets

Monday, September 29
7:00 - 8:00 pm
All ages. No reservations needed.

Learn about the classic art form of cutout shadow puppets, and create your own to try out at the library.


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Children's Programs