July Events for Children


Visit one of our branches for engaging and playful events for children.

Dino O’Dell

Join us to help space alien ZAR fix his broken spaceship with songs, stories, imaginary high five pizzas, and more! Dino O’Dell is an engaging performer and will delight audiences with fun and music.

Monday, July 23

Knob Noster - 10:00 a.m.

Warrensburg - 2:00 p.m.


Wednesday, July 25

Waverly - 10:00 a.m.

Concordia - 2:00 p.m.


Thursday, July 26

Holden - 10:00 a.m.

Odessa - 2:00 p.m.


Friday, July 27

Corder - 10:00 a.m.

Lexington - 2:00 p.m.


Movie Time - Concordia

Drop in on Mondays in July for an afternoon movie matinee.

Age: Everyone

Every Monday at 2:00 p.m.


Listen Up - Concordia

Join us on Wednesdays for an afternoon read-aloud!

Age: Everyone

Wednesday, July 11 - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18 - 2:00 p.m.


Un-Bored Games - Concordia

Finish up your week on Friday with board games and unbored games.

Age: Everyone

Every Friday at 2:00 p.m.


Sidewalk Chalk - Waverly

Have you ever made homemade sidewalk chalk? If you would like to join us please come in old clothes and have some fun!

Age: Preschool, Children

Monday, July 9 - 2:00 p.m.


Chicken in a Cup - Corder

Yes, you read that right and it’s absolutely hilarious. Warning: you’ll leave this program with the best and most annoying noise-maker ever!

Age: Children, Pre-Teen

Monday, July 9 - 1:00 p.m.


Rockin’ and Rollin’ with Food and Fitness - Odessa

Kids, 5-8, join Terra from the University of Missouri Extension to learn fun and interesting facts about nutrition and fitness.

Age: Children

Tuesday, July 10 - 10:00 a.m.

Friday, July 13 - 10:00 a.m.

Monday, July 16 - 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, July 24 - 10:00 a.m.

Monday, July 30 - 10:00 a.m.


Passport Around the World - Odessa

Kids, 5-8, join Terra from the University of Missouri Extension to learn fun and interesting facts about nutrition and fitness.

Age: Children

Wednesday, July 11 - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18 - 3:30 p.m.


Rock Painting - Warrensburg

Help us spread the word about our Summer Reading program theme “Libraries Rock.”  Paint a rock, stash it somewhere in the community for someone to find, snap a selfie, and tag Trails Regional Library in your post.  

Age: Children

Thursday, July 12 - 3:30 p.m.


Movie Matinee: Coco - Holden

Travel with aspiring musician Miguel as he searches for his family history in the colorful Land of the Dead. Snacks provided.

Age: Everyone

Saturday, July 14 - 1:30 p.m.


Band Camp - Lexington

Strike up the band at the library to make and play a musical instrument, hone your marching skills, design a catchy snack and tune into a good book.

Age: Children

Wednesday, July 18 - 3:00 p.m.


Let’s Make Some Noise - Waverly

We are making coffee can drums and other musical instruments. Bring your little ones and have a joyful time!

Age: Preschool, Children

Wednesday, July 18 - 10:00 a.m.


Rising Readers - Knob Noster

Join this storytime for 5-9 year olds! We’ll explore stories, STEM, crafts, and more.

Age: 5-9 years old

Friday, July 13 - 10:45 a.m.

Tuesday, July 24 - 10:45 a.m.


Summer Movie Matinee - Waverly

It is hot outside! Come to the library to cool off, watch a movie, and enjoy a snack.

Age: Everyone

Monday, July 23 - 1:00 p.m.


Afternoon Storytime - Warrensburg

It’s a chicken-themed storytime! Chicken stories, chicken songs, chicken crafts. And, Zuzy the Zaxby’s mascot will join us! Come get your cluck on at the library!

Age: Children

Thursday, July 26 - 4:00 p.m.


Rap it Up - Odessa

For all our rockin’ readers, join us for a “rap” up to end the summer reading program on a high note. We will have some foot-stomping music and some reppin’ games! Let’s rock the end of this summer in style!

Age: Everyone

Friday, July 27 - 6:00 p.m.


Harry Potter’s Birthday - Knob Noster

Help us celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with a house cup competition, games, snacks, and prizes!

Registration required; call the branch or sign up in person

Age:10 years old and older

Saturday, July 28 - 7:00 p.m.