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Programs for Kids

Wednesday, January 18th

  • 9:30 AM - Tales for 2s and 3s
    A 30-minute storytime designed for children 2 to 3 years old. Library staff use short stories, simples songs, and rhymes to teach pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for parents. Suggested Age: 2 to 3 year olds. This week's theme: Snow

Thursday, January 19th

Friday, January 20th

  • 10:00 AM - 1-2-3 Play with Me
    1-2-3, Play With Me is a five week program for children ages 1 to 3 years and their parents and/or caregivers. Families are invited to the Library once a week to play and learn in a fun and relaxed environment. Developmentally appropriate toys are at the heart of the program and community experts will be on hand to visit with parents and/or caregivers. Community experts can teach strategies for healthy child development, offer early literacy tips, facilitate early interventions, or simply be a sounding board for parents and//or caregivers to address concerns. Due to limited number of spaces available, families must be able to commit to attending all five sessions. Siblings age 5 and younger are welcome to attend/. If you have questions or to register, please contact the Children’s Desk at 417-623-2184

Saturday, January 21st

  • 10:30 AM - Explore and Play
    Brrr! It's Snow Day! A fun, hands-on experience designed for families with busy toddlers and preschoolers! Explore specially created “exploration stations” that encourage adult-child play and teach key early literacy skills. Suggested age range: 1 to 5 years

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Online Reading

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TumbleBook Library

A collection of animated talking picture books and games.

Storyline Online

Storyline Online

Screen Actors Guild Members read children's books aloud. Each book includes accompanying activities and lessons.

Overdrive Kids eReading Room

Kids eReading Room

Kids Databases

Explora by EbscoHost


Get help with class assignments and learn about endangered species, space, famous people, countries and more! Designed specifically for elementary age students, Explora contains articles from the most popular elementary school magazines, encyclopedias, photos, maps, and flags.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets

Techniques for teaching reading, strategies to help kids who struggle, booklists, and extensive resources for parents, teachers and families.