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Children Program
Dial-A-Story
Summer has arrived and July is here so take time to relax and enjoy Dial-A-Story with your kids.

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 19-July 5 "The Coyote & the Woodpecker"
July 6-12 "The Country Cat"
July 13-19 "The Three Bears"
July 20-26 "The Ugly Duckling"
July 27-August 1 "Race of the Tails"
ONCE UPON A STORY TIME
9:30 AM Fridays on Facebook. Friday mornings not convenient for you? No problem! Each video will be available to watch for 2 weeks.

Princesses, knights, frogs, bears, and much more!

Toddlers & Preschoolers are invited to snuggle with their adults to sing songs, listen to some fantastic "Once Upon" stories, and get some great craft ideas that you can do at home.

7/10/2020 - "Once Upon a Rabbit"
7/17/2020 - "Once Upon a Dragon"
7/24/2020 - "Once Upon a Princess & a Knight"
SUMMER READING KICKOFF
9:30 AM, June 10, 2020
Summer Reading Kickoff video with Joyce Slater, "Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Myths, and Fables. Stories for Everyone"

"Imagine Your Story" by watching the Sedalia Public Libraries Summer Reading Program Kickoff on Facebook!

Joyce Slater has been a storyteller since 1989. She is the Director of River and Prairie Storyweavers of KC, has served as the artistic director of KC Storytelling Celebration, and has served on the board of the National Storytelling Network for 5 years.
SUMMER READING CLUB
Summer Reading Club is for all Preschool - 12th grade students who are able to check out books from the Sedalia Public Library.

It is not too late to sign up for this program. You still have all of July to read and return logs!!

There are four reading levels available for you:

Nonreaders (prek-k) have 10 easy picture books read to them per log.

Beginning Readers (1-3rd grade) read 10 easy picture books per log (with assistance if needed). If they read a chapter book they may count it as 2 books.

Chapter Readers (3rd-6th grade) read 300 pages per log. Books must be at least 60 pages long.

Youth Readers (7th-12th grade) read 500 pages per log. Books must be at least 100 pages long.

Adapted reading logs are available for students with reading disabilities. Please talk to the Childrens Librarian.

All books must be checked out from the library to be counted. Complete your first log sheet to receive a free PAPERBACK BOOK from the library and be entered into the PRIZE DRAWING at the end of the program. As long as supplies last, PIZZA HUT SUMMER READING AWARD Certificates will be available when return logs (1 per week per participant).

NEW THIS YEAR! Show your log sheets to the librarian at the desk in the Childrens Department then FEED THE DRAGON your log sheets. Check back to see how many tickets are in your age groups prize drawing jar and watch the dragon grow.
THE STORY OF...
Kindergarten through 6th grade!

Each Wednesday from June 17 - August 5, 2020 a prerecorded program will be released on Facebook at 2:00 PM for you to enjoy.

The July 15, 2020 program will be "The Story of...the Three Little Pigs(an engineering tale)". You will need paper, cereal boxes, cardboard, an empty paper towel tube, some form of tape(regular and duct would be best), and a fan.
Whats New
Be Brave Like Aquaman - Laura Hitchcock
Have a child who is nervous about learning how to swim? This would be a great book to read together and learn to how to be brave. (E F Hit)
In My Garden - Charlotte Zolotow
In this quiet story, a young girl and her older companion describe the garden they love as it passes gently through the seasons. (E F Zol)
The Camping Trip - Jennifer K. Mann
My aunt Jackie invited me to go camping with her and my cousin Samantha this weekend. I have never been camping before, but I know I will love it. (E F Man)
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