Summer Reading Programs to Begin Soon at the Public Library
It wouldn’t be summer in McPherson without the library summer reading program, and it all starts on Tuesday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with the Big Truck Fair. Marlin Street will be closed in front of the library to make room for firetrucks and other large vehicles, and kids and everyone else can learn more about them and how they operate. The public can also use the opportunity to sign up for the annual summer reading programs for children, teens, and adults.
Library Director Steve Read said that he can’t remember a summer when there have been so many exciting program scheduled for all ages. “The staff have done an exceptional job in planning all of these events,” he said. “There really is something for everyone at the public library this summer.”
In addition to the regular children’s programs such as toddler time, the library is presenting a wide variety of weekly programs for preschool and elementary school age kids, such as Caped Crusaders and Messy Learning Lab. The library also is partnering with Girl Scouts of Kansas for other weekly events.
The highly popular puppet shows will be back this year, as well as other special programs, such as Mad Science of Kansas City and a visit by staff from Exploration Place.
Summer events for adults and teens include movie nights, book discussions, and programs about the Santa Fe Trail, self-defense for women, and Extraordinary Events on Main Street. The library also is planning a reading marathon for all ages in July.
All of the events are completely free. Registration is required for some programs. To see a complete calendar of what’s going on at the library this summer, visit their website atwww.macpl.org, click on theSummer Activities at the Library!link in Weekly Bookmark section and view the months of June and July.
For more information about the many exciting programs taking place this summer, call the library at 245-2570 or email them [email protected]