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  Storytime is one of the first interactions many children have with library service and we strive to make it fun, engaging, and educational for young children and the caregivers who bring them! In addition to sharing the joys of books and reading, storytime provides important early literacy skills through rhymes, finger plays, full body movement, and more! While children may think they’re just having fun and being silly, they are really learning important foundational skills to begin reading on their own. Storytime - Concordia Age: Preschool Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Text @concstory to 81010 to receive text message reminders about Storytime. Kindergarten Here We Come! - Concordia Help celebrate those smart cookies heading...
Whatever your interests, the library is the place to be for teens this month. Kids in the Kitchen - Odessa Join us for this fun summer program for teens, 13-18, to learn how to prepare simple, healthy meals and snacks for themselves or their families. Participants will receive handouts that include recipes and tips for how to safely use kitchen equipment. Registration required; call the branch or sign up in person Tuesday, August 7 - 1:00 p.m. Back to School Bash - Warrensburg Get ready for school with creative bookmarks, locker organization hacks, survival kits, accessories, and bring in your binders to decorate. We will supply all decorations needed for a fun-filled afternoon! Age: Teen Wednesday, August 8 - 3:00 p.m. Message Blocks...
Visit one of our branches for engaging and playful events for children. Mr. Saxophone Get ready for an interactive show that’s entertaining as well as educational, with an emphasis on informing kids of the wondrous variety of instruments and musical styles from around the world.  With costumes, musical instruments, and props to let the kids get in on the fun, you won’t want to miss this woodwind whirlwind. Thursday, August 9 Concordia - 10:00 a.m. Warrensburg - 11:30 a.m. Odessa - 1:00 p.m. Holden - 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 10 Corder - 10:00 a.m. Waverly - 11:00 a.m. Libraries Rock(et) - Lexington Look!  Up in the sky!  We’re launching a rocket at the library!  We will also enjoy a story, a snack,...