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On Friday, August 14 at 1:00 PM bring your beary best friend and a blanket to our teddy bear picnic! You and your favorite fluffy friend are welcome to join us on the Read House Lawn for stories, songs and snacks. Ages 5-10. Registration is required, and begins here on July 31.

End of Summer Reading Party

On Thursday, August 6 from 6:00-8:30 PM come and celebrate the end of our summer reading program! Meet animal superhero Keith Gisser and Herps Alive. Winners will be posted during the party. Snacks will be served. No registration is necessary! All ages are welcome!

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Are you a pirate or a superhero? On Wednesday, July 29 at 2:00 PM come and practice your stealth moves and take on the opponent. There will be plenty of fun activities as well as a craft. Snacks will be provided for hungry pirates and superheroes. Grades K-5. Registration is required, and begins here on July 15.

Poolside Stories at the Civic Center Pool

Fridays at 2:00 pm, between June 19 and July 31, cool down during your rest period with some fun stories presented by the MPL staff.

Community Heroes Story Times

Thursdays at 7:00 enjoy a different Family Story Time each week featuring a local community hero. Open to all ages. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary.

June 11-Nurse
July 18-Fireman Nate
July 25-911 Operator Suzy and Red E Fox
July 2-Dentist Nicole
July 9-Recycle with Bonnie and Beth
July 16-Policewoman Marilyn
July 23-Naturalist Leslie
July 30-Yoga Instructor

Marvelous Mondays @ the Read House

This summer, Mondays at 1:00 pm join us at the Read House. Each week we will celebrate a different super hero or superhero trait with fun activities. All ages are welcome. No registration is necessary.
June 8-Dress Like a Superhero
June 15-Superman Launching
June 22-Guardians of the Galaxy
June 29-Avengers
July 6-Superhero Sidekicks
July 13-Captain Underpants
July 20-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
July 27-Captain Underpants

Literary Heroes

Literary Heroes

On Thursdays, June 4 – July 16 join us for a special series that celebrates literary super heroes with fun stories and activities. Each session will feature a different hero. Registration is required, and begins two weeks before each session.
June 4- Pete the Cat, ages 3-7
June 18-Junie B. Jones, ages 6 and up
June 25-Dr. Seuss and Friends, ages 3-7
July 16-Wimpy Kid, ages 7-12
July 30-Magic Tree House

Summer Story Times


Story times will be starting up again on June 9 and will run through July 31. More information, including story time schedules and descriptions can be found on our story times page.

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All day, on Monday, August 3 stop by the Children’s Department any time throughout the day (while supplies last) and get creative with one of our monthly crafts. No registration necessary!

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