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Children Program
June is ramping up to be a hot month! While you are traveling, waiting for the pool to open or taking a break 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 4-10, "The Town Mouse & the Country Mouse"
June 11-17, "The Cat & the Parrot"
June 18-24, "Lazy Jack"
June 25-July 1 "The Legend of the Dipper"
Summer Reading Club is open to all youth from preschool to 12th grade who have a library card. Attendance of programs is not required.

Registration starts on June 5, 2018 and all reading logs must be returned before 6:00 PM on July 25, 2018. When you sign-up you will receive a packet with your first reading log, a calendar, and the Summer Reading Program guide. All books listed on the reading logs must be checked out from the Sedalia Public Library and each log returned will enter you into a drawing at the end of the program.

Reading log goals:
Nonreaders (Prek-kindergarten) - 10 books read to them
Beginning Readers (1st-3rd grade) - read 10 easy books, chapter books count as 2 books
Chapter Readers (3rd-6th grade) - 300 pages per log, minimum book size 60 pages
Youth Readers (7th-12th grade) - 500 pages per log, minimum book size 100 pages

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

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 the fall.
4th - 6th graders are invited to join Mrs. Amy in the Queen City Room on the second floor of the Library on the last Monday of each month for hand-on science based programs. Program starts at 5:15 PM and is usually over by 6:00 PM.

No preregistration is needed and a library card is not required.

This program will resume in the fall.
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 schedule. No preregistration or library card is required for this program.

Program will resume in the fall.

All children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Wednesday Programs for Kids
Who: Children of all ages
When: 2:00 PM
Where: On the west lawn (bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on)

June 6 - "Wildheart" with Jan Syrigos, naturalist and award-winning song writer will be here to kick-off our Summer Reading Program. (Liberty Park Convention Hall gym has been reserved as a back-up in case of rain)

June 13 - "From Rag to Rock" with Kathleen Boswell from the Scott Joplin Association.

June 20 - "Shake, Rattle, & Roll" with Tammy Spratley, Sedalia 200 Music Instructor.

June 27 - "Stringing Along" with Bill Gordon, musician and performer

July 4 - NO PROGRAMS, Happy 4th of July!

July 11 - "Musical Theater" with Lucy Clark & the LCAA Jr. Theater cast of "Mulan"

July 18 - "The Art of Music" Join Mrs. Amy as we enjoy music and create art. Please wear old clothes.

*Wednesday Programs are free and open to all who wish to attend. They are courtesy of the Library.
*Registration is not required.
*If it is raining the day of a program please check the library Facebook page for cancellations or change of location. Information will be posted by 1:00 PM.
This summer PRESCHOOL STORY TIME for 3-5 year olds meets at 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM on Fridays in the Queen City Room on the second floor of the library. Enjoy rocking out at our story times with your child/children and learning some new songs, listening to stories, and either making a craft or doing an activity together. Program lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. No preregistration or library card is required to participate in the programs.

Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

June 8 - "Silly Songs" A Dino, a Mermaid and Michael Finnigan

June 15 - "Lets Make Noise" A look at the Orchestra

June 22 - "Violins" Special guest, Barbara Schrader, violin instructor

June 29 - "Lets Have a Parade" Are you ready to have a parade?

July 6 - "Lets Sing" Grab your microphone!

July 13 - "Color of Music" Please wear old clothes today as our craft might be messy

July 20 - "Dance Rhythm" How do you like to dance?
Whats New
Charlie & Frog: A Mystery - Karen Kane
Charlie Ticklers parents have left him (again). This time they are off to South Africa to help giant golden moles. And Charlie? His has been dumped with his TV-obsessed grandparents. Lonely and curious, Charlie heads into the village of Castle-on-the-Hudson, where a frightened old woman gives him a desperate message...in sign language. When the woman suddenly disappears, Charlie is determined to find answers.

Francine (aka Frog) Castle, who is Deaf, would rather be solving crimes than working in the Flying Hands Café. When Charlie Tickler walks into the café looking for help, Frog jumps at the chance to tackle a real-life (maybe) murder mystery. (J F Kan)
Cobalt Squadron - Elizabeth Wein
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

Rose and Paige Tico are sisters, refugees from a planet devastated by the fearsome First Order. After their escape, Rose and Paige join General Leia Organas Resistance to make sure that no other worlds will suffer the way theirs did. Paige is a top-notch gunner for the Resistance bomber group Cobalt Squadron, and Rose is a technician who helps make sure the ships run smoothly. While investigating reports of a First Order blockade in the Atterra system, Cobalt Squadron is approached by two freedom fighters from Atterra Bravo, desperate to save their world from the stranglehold of the First Order. For Rose and Paige it feels all to personal. (J F Wei)
Coco: A Family Mystery - Sarah Hernandez
Based of the movie "Coco". (E F Her)
Dig, Dogs, Dig: A Construction Tail - James Horvath
Top dog Duke leads a busy crew to a new construction site. (E F Hor)
Edie is Ever So Helpful - Sophy Henn
Edie likes to help everyone. She helps at the playground, with her grandparents, at home...even when the help is not wanted. (E F Hen)
Rosetown - Cynthia Rylant
Rosetown, Indiana, is very dear to nine-year-old Flora Smallwood. And her favorite place of all in Rosetown is "Wings and a Chair Used Books" with its faded purple chair by the window.

There have recently been some big changes is Floras life. she is adjusting to the passing of her beloved old dog, and to her parents deciding to live in separate houses. As a result, Flora is feeling more sensitive than ever.

But now it is the start of a new school year. And as fourth grade begins, some lovely surprises are waiting for Flora...including a very special new friend. (J F Ryl)
The Creature of the Pines - Adam Gidwitz
"The Unicorn Rescue Society" series book one.

Elliot Eisner is not exactly thrilled with the first day at his new school. His class is going on a field trip to a creepy forest called the Pine Barrens. The trip is being led by Professor Fauna, the weirdest teacher Elliot has ever met. And the only kid who will talk to Elliot, Uchenna Devereaux, is not afraid of danger. She likes danger.

Will Elliot and Uchenna face the Creature of the Pines...and survive? Is Professor Fauna just eccentric, or is he hiding something? And what is the Unicorn Rescue Society? Answers await in the shadows of the pines. (J F Gid)
Tiny Tantrum - Caroline Crowe
A group of monsters help a little girl learn how to not throw tantrums. (E F Cro)
Two Peas in a Pod - Sarah Mlynowski
"Whatever After" series (J F Mly)
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