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Include the library in your summer plans! Family fun, stories, art, music, games and of course, the Summer Reading Challenge for all ages in June and July. Kids and teens get a prize for every 2 hours of reading up to 8 hours. Adults get a prize for reading 3 books and a prize for 6 books.

Make the library your destination for summer adventures!


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The Floor is Lava!

Explore this family-friendly exhibit that guides you through a volcano adventure!

The Floor is Lava!
With the help of volcanologists, you'll discover art, hands-on activities and play to give you the tools needed to study the library’s very own volcano.

Gallery is open library hours:
Mon - Fri 9am-9pm
Sat 9am - 6pm
Sun Noon - 9pm

The 23rd annual art exhibit for children is made possible in part by The Library Foundation through contributions from the Sabatini Family Foundation.

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Stories & More

Stories & More

Stories & More
Tuesdays & Thursdays

Hear stories, sing songs and get creative! We’ll encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills. This program is geared toward 3-5 year olds.


Fun at One

Fun at One

Fun at One
Tuesdays & Thursdays

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon in June & July create, play and discover with a cool activity for elementary age kids!

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Blockbuster Wednesday

Blockbuster Wednesdays

Blockbuster Wednesdays
10-11am, 1-2pm & 6:30-7:30pm

Every Wednesday watch an amazing performer for kids! ASL interpretation provided at the 6:30pm shows.

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Friday Flicks

Friday Flicks

Friday Flicks | 1-3pm

Let’s watch fabulous family movies together every Friday in June & July!

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Start Reading

Reading is an adventure – it’s a family activity that’s fun, relaxing and provides playful learning that prompts lots of questions and a few snuggles with your kids. Reading this summer is a trip that doesn’t require a schedule.

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Adventuremobile Schedule

Hop aboard our mobile kids library to load up on books, magazines, comic books, music and DVDs. Have fun with a different activity every week and sign up for the Curiosity Club to earn a prize.


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Weekly Activities

June 3 - 7: Story Dice
June 10-14: Magical Garden House & Puppet
June 17-21: Tell Time Using the Sun
June 24-28: Lift Off with Rockets
July 1-5 (closed July 4): Firework Art
July 8-12: Nature Walk Collecting Vase
July 15-19: Flags Games & Design
July 22-26: Mini Olympics


Christ the King
5973 SW 25th St 

First Lutheran
1234 SW Fairlawn Rd  


N. Topeka Westlake
Parking Lot

NW Topeka Blvd & Lyman Rd
4-7 PM


Auburn Community Center
121 W 11th St, Auburn KS


225 SW 12th St 

Heights of Learning
6020 SE 44th St


Security Benefit Academy
1 SW Security Benefit Pl

Logan Boys & Girls Club
1124 NW Lyman Rd 



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