Children’s Programs

Summer Reading programs!

Summer Reading   May 23 – July 8

Reading Time Logs are due by July 8.  Return to the children’s library (lower level)
Pick up a Time log at the library, or print one here

All Together Now

Special Events

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Tuesday, May 23 

Open House in Youth Department 1:30 – 4 pm

Summer Reading Block Party with Jammin Randy. at the Eisenhower Park Band Shell, Wednesday, May 31st at 10 am

Pool Party

For Summer Readers & their families

July 11th 8-9pm  –  Abilene Pool

Grand Prizes announced!

Rodeo Story Time & Pink Lemonade Party

Tuesday, Aug 1 at 3:00 pm

Stories, Autographs, crafts & refreshments

Wee Read Story Time

With Miss Sheryl as the guide, young children and their grownups will explore weekly themed stories, songs, and activities.  These programs are designed to promote early learning,  introduce new concepts, spark imaginations, and arouse curiosity about the world we share together.


Begins at 10:00 am on Tues & Weds.   For infants through preschool.  Adults are to accompany children.




June 6 & 7 : Let’s be Reading Bugs together

June 13 & 14 : Let’s Mix Colors Together

June 20 & 21 : Let’s Dig Together

July 5 : Let’s Party Together

Explorer Academy

Thursdays at 10:00 am.  This program is for elementary school age children & their families.  Adults are to accompany children 6 & under. 

We will have special guests for these programs!

June 8:  Dirt & Worm Together At Last

Special  Guest:  Jennifer Latzke

June 15:  Create a Feast for the Eyes

Special Guest:  Beach Museum of Art  — KSU 



June 22:  All Together Now With Science

Special Guest:  Exploration Place from Wichita

June 29:  Hometown Heroes 

Special Guest:  Eisenhower Foundation

 July 6:  Adventures with Izzy the Corgi

Special Guests:  Kady Toole & Izzy the Corgi


All together now
All together now

Curiosity Clubhouse

A Come and Go Program for All Ages


Drop In between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

(Adults are to accompany children 6 and under)

There will be crafts, building projects, and fun.

Saturday, June 10:  Catch the Reading Bug with  Shelby and Friends from K-State Extension.


Saturday, June 17:  Be Creative @ Your Library– tap into your creative side with mandala art & donuts.

Saturday, June 24:  Build a Better World —assemble a robot with Shelby from K-State Extension + more

Saturday, July 1:  Every Hero Has a Story — unmask your inner super hero.

Saturday, July 8: Discover New Trails @ Your Library  and make ready to explore your world.


Friday Flicks

Free Movies in the Children’s Department


Movies start at 3 p.m.

For area youth and their families

Adults are to accompany children 6 and under

Please feel free to bring snacks and drinks

Connecting you with the world

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