(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
- July 5, 2022 – Chat-mas in July + bring your own craftJune 30, 2022 - 12:57 pm
- Upcoming Exhibit: Abstract Paintings by Lori MarbleMay 19, 2022 - 11:45 am
- Coming soon: Summer Reading Program!May 17, 2022 - 4:20 pm
- Get to Know: JPL’s Programming LibrariansMarch 29, 2022 - 3:36 pm
- Curiosity Kits LaunchedMarch 2, 2022 - 1:44 pm
10:00 am Summertime Playdate @ Outdoor Learning Commons--Joplin Public Library
Summertime Playdate @ Outdoor Learning Commons--Joplin Public Library
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come play with us! This outdoor event will include water, sand, and bubble activities. Suggested age range: 2-5 In the event of rain, this program will be rescheduled.
6:00 pm Chat & Craft : Craft-mas in July
Chat & Craft : Craft-mas in July
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
It’s another Bring-Your-Own Craft day for this month’s Chat & Craft, but that’s not all we’re doing! Over the past few months members of our community have been gracious enough to donate plenty of craft[...]
6:00 pm Master Gardening Class (Garden G...
Master Gardening Class (Garden G...
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join master gardener, Eric Osen, as he discusses garden gadgets for the home gardener. The class is tonight, 6-7pm in the Outdoor Classroom of the Joplin Public Library (weather permitting). In the case of inclement[...]
9:30 am Read and Play Preschool Hour @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Read and Play Preschool Hour @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 6 @ 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.