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Summerfest 2016: Take the reading challenge.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Get Ready for Fun!

Paper copies of your Library News are coming soon to your mailbox, but while you wait, here’s a preview of the fun that is happening at your library this summer.

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THINK BIG. Start Small.

Think Big, Start Small: Right Rewards

Take the pledge today! You can make small changes for a big impact on children’s healthy growth and development.

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Día: Let’s get to know each other

With music and dancing, crafts and games, stories and free books for kids (while supplies last), a day at Día is a chance to see the amazing variety of cultures in our community and to learn about someone different from you.

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Think Big, Start Small: Breastfeeding Benefits

In our continuing series on kids’ health, Kansas Action for Children shares how child care providers and early educators can provide support and encouragement to breastfeeding families.

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Think Big, Start Small: Unplug Under 2

Kids and adults spend a lot of time looking at electronic screens, like smart phones, tablets and TVs, but for young children, screen time should be limited or avoided.

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It’s Time to Think Big

By making a few key changes related to food, drinks and activity, parents and educators can have a big impact on the health of Kansas kids.

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Kansas strong stories

Great Kansas stories you might not have read yet.

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Your Favorite Family Movies

Reading this list feels like reliving my childhood. Check out some movies and share the nostalgia with your own kids or grandkids!

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Special Guests at Musical Storytime

Meet real-life authors at Musical Storytime with Kyler on Saturday, December 12 at 10 am.

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It’s (teenage) story time

Children outgrow so many things, but reading aloud doesn’t have to be one of them.

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Meet Lindsey Yankey, Right Here

With whimsical art and lyrical language, author and illustrator Lindsey Yankey’s modern-day fables draw in kids and adults alike. Don’t miss your chance to meet her at Great Writers, Right Here–December 12, 1-4 pm!

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DIY Digital Storytime: Baseball/Béisbol

Root, root, root for the Royals! In honor of the World Series, we’ve updated and re-released our Baseball Digital storytime, full of fun stories that will hit a home run!

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