(Suggested Age: Birth – 2 years)
Wow! Wiggling, giggling, singing, shaking, it all happens on Tuesdays! This 40 minute play- and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy development through Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing. Families are encouraged to participate and at-home extension activities are shared.
Silliness is our specialty! The library staff use this 30 minute story time to share our favorite short stories, simple songs, and rhymes. Families are encouraged to help build literacy skills through participation and at-home extension activities are shared.
Fun is our favorite game! During this 30 minute story time library staff share stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, puppets, and more! Hands-on activities that develop early literacy skills are offered and family participation is encouraged. At-home extension activities are shared.
It’s all about family in this 30 minute story time. Library staff read stories, sing songs, share jokes and rhymes, use finger plays, felt boards, and puppets, and offer hands-on activities to help develop early literacy skills. Families are encouraged to participate and at-home extension activities are shared.
Get ready to have FUN! This 60 minute event for families with busy toddlers and preschoolers only happens once a month, making it extra special. Opportunities for play-based learning using themes are offered throughout the Children’s Department. Each station encourages adult-child play and teaches early literacy skills. Come Explore with us!
Ready for some furry fun? This program for independent readers allows children in K-5th grade to practice their skills by reading to certified Therapy Dogs. The library supplies the books and the dogs, and the children become storytellers. Registration takes place the day of the event at the Children’s Desk.
Children and families are invited to build with LEGOs, Kapla blocks, Lincoln logs, foam blocks, and more! Are you up to the challenge?
This is an opportunity for community Chess players to learn skills and improve their game! Ages: Elementary school or others by request.
1901 East 20th Street
Joplin, MO 64804
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6:00 pm Chat & Craft @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Chat & Craft @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whether you crochet, knit, stitch, draw, or paint, bring along your current project and chat with us! All crafts are welcome! We meet from 6 to 8 pm on the first Tuesday of every month[...]
6:00 pm Tuesday Knight Chess @ Teen Department--Joplin Public Library
Tuesday Knight Chess @ Teen Department--Joplin Public Library
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Know how to play chess? Sharpen your skills with practice games and trade tips with other players. We’ll meet monthly in the Teen Department to play and strategize. This activity is designed for teens who[...]
all-day October Adult Take-Home Kit (Bur... @ Joplin Public Library
October Adult Take-Home Kit (Bur... @ Joplin Public Library
Oct 5 all-day
Get in the fall mood with this month’s adult take-home kit, burlap pumpkins! Kits are handed out in the Library Reference Area while supplies last and are for ages 18 years and older.
9:30 am Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department on Wednesdays and Thursdays for Preschool Storytime! We will sing, read, talk, and play together! This program is designed for ages 3-5.