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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
All Locations
Log in and have fun with books! Children ages 3-5 will love our virtual Preschool Storytime, which incorporates singing, dancing, and stories. Register once and get access all summer to this program series - visit wichitalibrary.org/summerreading and we will send you the link and password. 
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Nursery Rhyme Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
All Locations
Log in and learn! Children aged 2 and under will love our virtual Nursery Rhyme Time, which incorporates singing, dancing, and simple stories. Caregivers will learn tips to encourage their child's language skills. Registration begins on June 1.  Once registered, you will get access all summer to this program series - visit wichitalibrary.org/summerreading and we will send you the link and password. 
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Pantry STEAM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Offsite
Zoom
Let’s make some pantry STEAM! Join us every other week for a video featuring a fun, educational activity that can be done with supplies and ingredients found in the everyday kitchen. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. For grades 3 through 5. 

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program. The library will provide a limited number of kits to registered participants, starting 1 week before the program at the Advanced Learning Library. Feel free to register and join us without a kit if you have your own supplies:
-- paper
-- tea bag
-- marker
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Teen Topics: Traveling Wichita

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Offsite
Zoom
Need to get out of the house this summer? Get tips for getting around your community with city transit and person powered locomotion with bikes and walking. Learn how to plan trips on city transit, where to find bike trails, and more. For teens ages 12-18. Registration is required; call 261-8500 or register online. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Cuentos Bilingües/Bilingual Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Offsite
Log in and learn! Whether you want to expose your children to another language or they already hear it in the home, enjoy a unique storytime presented in both English & Spanish for children aged 3-5. Registration begins on June 1.  Once registered, you will get access all summer to this program series - visit wichitalibrary.org/summerreading and we will send you the link and password. 
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Tanganyika Animal Ambassadors

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Rockwell
Meet some animal friends who live at the Tanganyika Wildlife Park. Children will learn about these creatures, including their natural habitat, how they live, and what makes them unique. For children ages 3-11.
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Children's Concert: Mr. Stinky Feet (Jim Cosgrove)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Offsite
Naftzger Park
Location:  Naftzger Park, 601 E. Douglas

Rock the library with Kansas City kids' entertainer and author, Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove. Come sing and dance during this high-energy, interactive show that will get the whole family rockin’. Check out Jim’s music, books, and videos at www.jimcosgrove.com. This program is designed for children ages 3-11 with their families and will be held at Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita. Families are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs to view the concert, with social distancing observed.
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Children's Concert: Mr. Stinky Feet (Jim Cosgrove)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Offsite
Clapp Park
Location:  Clapp Park, 4611 E. Harry

Rock the library with Kansas City kids' entertainer and author, Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove. Come sing and dance during this high-energy, interactive show that will get the whole family rockin’. Check out Jim’s music, books, and videos at www.jimcosgrove.com. This program is designed for children ages 3-11 with their families and will be held at Clapp Park. Families are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs to view the concert, with social distancing observed.
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
All Locations
Log in and have fun with books! Children ages 3-5 will love our virtual Preschool Storytime, which incorporates singing, dancing, and stories. Register once and get access all summer to this program series - visit wichitalibrary.org/summerreading and we will send you the link and password. 
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The Tail of the Kite

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Rockwell
Why do kites have tails? Build your own kite from a take home kit and experiment to find out! After you've made your kites bring them to the park beside Rockwell Branch Library to show them off and let them fly (weather permitting). For ages 5+. Registration is required to receive a kit. Kits will be available one week before program date. Register online at wichitalibrary.org/events or by phone at 688-9361. 
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Nursery Rhyme Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
All Locations
Log in and learn! Children aged 2 and under will love our virtual Nursery Rhyme Time, which incorporates singing, dancing, and simple stories. Caregivers will learn tips to encourage their child's language skills. Registration begins on June 1.  Once registered, you will get access all summer to this program series - visit wichitalibrary.org/summerreading and we will send you the link and password. 
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Teen Topics: Sustainable Fashion

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Offsite
Zoom
Curious about how to give clothing garments a second chance at life? TISSU Sewing Studio will teach you about techniques to redesign and sew items for reuse.  For teens ages 12-18. Registration is required; call 261-8500 or register online. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Teen Take and Make: Bullet Journaling

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Offsite
Zoom
It’s dangerous to go alone – collect supplies and log on to Zoom to craft and chat together! Each week we’ll put together something different. This week: Bullet Journaling. Bullet journaling blends planning, organizing, and creating drawn art. Use the kit materials to decorate your summer themed bullet journal and plan how to track your Summer Reading program goals. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program. For teens ages 12-18. The library will provide a limited number of kits to registered participants, starting 1 week before the program at the Advanced Learning Library. Feel free to register and join us without a kit if you have your own supplies:
-- notebook or journal
-- stickers or washi tape
-- stencils
-- pens and pencils you love to use


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Monkey Tales Storytime with Ms. Anne

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Offsite
Zoom
Sing, dance, learn and laugh with Ms. Anne and Monkey during this 30-minute interactive monkey themed storytime for children ages 2-8 years. Anne with Lively Minds Consulting is bringing some tail-swinging fun to the library this summer to celebrate tails and tales! Registration is required. Call (316) 337-9456 or visit wichitalibrary.org/events to register. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Live in the Park: The Flying Debris Show

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Offsite
Naftzger Park
Location:  Naftzger Park, 601 E. Douglas

Kansas native Richard Holmgren fills his comedy variety show with juggling, zany stunts, amusing tricks, audience participation—and always an inspirational message. For children 3-17 and their families. The program is kid-friendly and grown-up appropriate. This is an outdoor program in the park.  Families are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs.
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Live in the Park: The Flying Debris Show

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Offsite
Clapp Park
Location:  Clapp Park, 4611 E. Harry

Kansas native Richard Holmgren fills his comedy variety show with juggling, zany stunts, amusing tricks, audience participation—and always an inspirational message. For children 3-17 and their families. The program is kid-friendly and grown-up appropriate. This is an outdoor program in the park.  Families are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs.
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
All Locations
Log in and have fun with books! Children ages 3-5 will love our virtual Preschool Storytime, which incorporates singing, dancing, and stories. Register once and get access all summer to this program series - visit wichitalibrary.org/summerreading and we will send you the link and password. 
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Registration is closed

Pillowcase Project with the American Red Cross

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Offsite
Zoom
Learn about how you and your family can prepare for a natural disaster by creating a Pillowcase Project. Using an ordinary pillowcase (or other bag), you will discover what goes inside your personal emergency supply kit that will keep you safe and disaster-ready. Be prepared to "Learn, Practice, and Share" your survival skills. For children ages 8-11 and their families. Presented by Diane Caton on behalf of the American Red Cross. Registration is required. Call (316) 337-9456 or visit wichitalibrary.org/events to register. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Nursery Rhyme Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
All Locations
Log in and learn! Children aged 2 and under will love our virtual Nursery Rhyme Time, which incorporates singing, dancing, and simple stories. Caregivers will learn tips to encourage their child's language skills. Registration begins on June 1.  Once registered, you will get access all summer to this program series - visit wichitalibrary.org/summerreading and we will send you the link and password. 
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Chalk the Sidewalk

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rockwell
Complete a sidewalk chalk obstacle course in this outdoor come-and-go event. Bring your own chalk, or ask for a piece to add your own masterpiece in the free-draw area. Registration is not required, but social distancing guidelines must be observed. This event is weather dependent, please call the Rockwell Branch Library on the morning of the event to verify in case of inclement weather. Ages 2-6.
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Pantry STEAM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Offsite
Zoom
Let’s make some pantry STEAM! Join us every other week for a video featuring a fun, educational activity that can be done with supplies and ingredients found in the everyday kitchen. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. For grades 3 through 5. 

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program. The library will provide a limited number of kits to registered participants, starting 1 week before the program at the Advanced Learning Library. Feel free to register and join us without a kit if you have your own supplies:
-- card stock
-- drinking straw
-- rubber bands
-- scotch tape
-- weight, like a small pebble or coin
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Cuentos Bilingües/Bilingual Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Offsite
Log in and learn! Whether you want to expose your children to another language or they already hear it in the home, enjoy a unique storytime presented in both English & Spanish for children aged 3-5. Registration begins on June 1.  Once registered, you will get access all summer to this program series - visit wichitalibrary.org/summerreading and we will send you the link and password. 
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Registration is closed

Teen Take and Make: Dungeons and Dragons

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Offsite
Zoom
It’s dangerous to go alone – collect supplies and log on to Zoom to craft and chat together! Each week we’ll put together something different. This week: Dungeons & Dragons. Grab your dice and sew a bag to hold them! We’ll talk about ways to craft other D&D supplies inexpensively too. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program. For teens ages 12-18. The library will provide a limited number of kits to registered participants, starting 1 week before the program at the Advanced Learning Library. Feel free to register and join us without a kit if you have your own supplies:
-- hand sewing needle
-- pins
-- fabric
-- thread


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The Best (and Worst) of Beasts with Priscilla Howe

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Offsite
Zoom
Why do dogs chase cats? Why do cats eat mice? Should a chicken marry a cockroach? Storyteller Priscilla Howe brings out her favorite animal tales, puppets, songs and stretches. Quack, snort, oink and more! Ages 3-11. Registration is required; call 261-8500 or register at wichitalibrary.org/events. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Children's Concert: Sugar Free All Stars

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Offsite
Naftzger Park
Location:  Naftzger Park, 601 E. Douglas

Get ready to pack the dance floor, because here comes Sugar Free Allstars! This Grammy-featured, family funk super duo from Oklahoma City has been listed as one of Time magazine's top 12 family music acts in America. They blend elements of soul, rhythm & blues, disco, gospel and New Orleans street parade music to provide a high energy rock show experience that has been described as a funky, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, body movin’ and groovin’ dance-until-you-drop party.  For children ages 3-11 and their families. This is an outdoor program in the park.  Families are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs.
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