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Children Program
Summer vacation has arrived! When you are taking a break from playing outside or stuck in the car on a road trip, do not forget to take time to listen to Dial-A-Story.

Dial-A-Story is a short folk story that your child can listen to on your phone. Just dial 660-827-7838, put the phone on speaker and enjoy the story. Story changes each Monday unless the library is closed for a holiday.

June 1 - 4, "The Golden Touch"
June 5 - 11 "The Goats in the Wheat Field"
June 12 - 18 "The Stars in the Sky"
June 19 - 25 "Billy Goats Gruff"
June 26 - July 2 "The Town Mouse & the Country Mouse"
The SEDALIA PUBLIC LIBRARY invites children of all ages to our SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICK-OFF "The Amazing Mystos Magic Show" presented by Parasol Puppets on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM on the west lawn of the library.

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on and enjoy the show! Sign up for the Summer Reading Club before or after the program.

(If it is raining that day, program will be move to Liberty Park inside the Convention Hall gym)
Kindergarten - 3rd graders are invited to join Mrs. Amy in the Childrens Department from 5:15-6:00 PM on Tuesdays to enjoy listening to stories and doing a craft/activity.

Childrens Book Club will resume in September.
TODDLER TIME for 2-3 year olds meets at 9:30 AM on Thursdays. You and your child/children are invited to join Mrs. Amy in the Childrens Department as we learn songs, read a couple of books & do a simple craft together.

Program runs approximately 30-45 minutes. Please check the calendar for our winter/spring schedule. No preregistration or library card is required for this program.

May 4 - I Want To Be...
May 11 - Mothers Day

Toddler time will resume in September.

All children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
SUMMER READING CLUB for Preschool - 12th grade
June 7, 2017 - July 26, 2017

Sign up in the Childrens Department starting June 7, 2017 to receive your log packet.

4 reading levels:
Nonreader: prek - kindergarten, 10 easy books read to you
Beginning: 1st - 3rd grade, read 10 easy books, chapter books may be counted as 2 books
Chapter: 3rd - 6th grade, read 300 pages per log sheet, minimum book size 60 pages
Youth: 7th - 12th grade, read 500 pages per log sheet, minimum book size 100 pages

*Adapted reading logs are available for students with reading disabilities. Please talk to the Childrens Librarian.
*Each log returned enters you into a prize drawing.
*All books must be checked out from the library to count.
*Attendance of programs is not required.
Who: Kindergarten - 6th grade
Time: 2:00 PM

Meet on the west lawn for a different program each week. If it rains, please check the library Facebook page to see if the program is cancelled or moved indoors.

June 7 - "The Amazing Mystos Magic Show"
Parasol Puppets

June 14 - "Intergalactic Museum"
Vicky Weaver, Curator of Education
The Daum Museum

June 21 - "Dig into Construction"
Mike & Katie Fisher
Fisher Concrete & Foundation Repair

June 28 - "Digging Snakes"
The Snake Lady - Connie Koch

July 5 - "Recycling 101"
Emily Craig & Ruth Anne Parrott
Region F Solid Waste Management District

July 12 - "Roads & Bridges"
Rich Shipley
Missouri Department of Transportation

July 19 - "Cardboard Construction"
Mrs. Amy
Work as teams to build a structure out of cardboard
Who: 3-5 year olds
Time: 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM
Where: In the Queen City Room on the second floor of the library

Enjoy relaxing with your preschooler and learning some new songs, listening to stories, and either making a craft or doing an activity together. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

June 9 "Building a Healthy Body"
Celebrate vegetables and come dressed to paint.

June 16 "Building a Neighborhood"
Who works in your neighborhood?

June 23 "Tools, Tools, Tools"
Look at all those tools!

June 30 "Buildings"
Three Little Pig construction company

July 7 "Recycled Trash"
Take the "Recycle Challenge"

July 14 "Build a Bridge"
Experimental bridge building with the Billy Goats Gruff

July 21 "Robot Construction"
Build your own recycle robot
Summer Reading isnt just for kids!
Adult Summer Reading Program
June 7 - July 26, 2017

Travel the globe and "Read Around the World" for a chance to win a prize.
Attend the "Monthly Book Club"
Participate in our on-line "Laid Back Book Club"
Attend an "Adult Program"
Whats New
Bad Kitty Takes the Test - Nick Bruel
Bad Kitty is back in her newest adventure! She has lost her cat license and must pass the test in order to get it back. (J F Bru)
Dark Prophecy - Rick Riordan
Book 2 of "The Trials of Apollo" series. (J F Rio)
Go, Shapes, Go! - Denise Fleming
What will Mouse build while telling the shapes where to go? (E F Fle)
Invisible Emmie - Terri Libenson
This is the story of two totally different girls--
quiet, shy, artistic Emmie
and popular, outgoing, athletic Kate
and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands (J F Lib)
Jojo and the Big Mess - Jane OConnor
When daddy is unhappy with the mess left after a pillow fight, Jojo thinks of the perfect gift. (E F OCo)
Mr. Postmouse Takes a Trip - Marianne Dubuc
Mr. Postmouse is taking his family on vacation but must deliver some packages along the way.

If you read the first book and enjoyed all the detail in the artwork, you will love this book also. (E F Dub)
Tiny Little Fly - Michael Rosen
With a tramp, and a roll, and a swat, each animal tries to capture the tiny fly. (E F Ros)
Under Their Skin - Margaret Peterson Haddix
Nick and Eryn.s mom is getting remarried, and the twelve-year-old twins are skeptical when she tells them their lives will not change much. Well, yes, she says they will have to move. And they will have a new stepfather, stepbrother, and stepsister. But do not worry, Mom assures the kids. They will not ever have to meet their stepsiblings... (J F Had)
We.re All Wonders - R. J. Palacio
From the author of "Wonder" comes a picture book showing each child how they are a wonder also. (E F Pal)
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