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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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Draw Along with Kyle Tiernan

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Offsite
Zoom
Kids. grab your favorite drawing supplies and get ready for an all-out Art Adventure with children’s artist and illustrator Kyle Tiernan! This one-of-a-kind, hilariously engaging, “draw-along” style program will have you doing all sorts of crazy stuff with Kyle as you follow along step-by-step through a series of whimsical, fun, and creative drawing lessons. Using Kyle’s famous “triple modality teaching methods,” you’ll complete 2-3 refrigerator-ready illustrations during the program and learn all sorts of tips, tricks, and techniques you can apply to your own artwork. Presented entirely live, virtually, via Zoom, it’s the perfect way to relax and engage your imagination! Kyle’s lessons have been designed and time tested over the past 17-years and are the perfect fit for children ages 5-12! (Families, parents, and caregivers are all encouraged to draw, too!) Registration is required. Call (316) 261-8500 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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Library Lingo Bingo in the Courtyard

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Rockwell
Bring a blanket to sit on and be ready to shout BINGO! Children 8-11 will create their own Library-themed BINGO cards for this outdoors event in the Rockwell courtyard. This event will be weather dependent; in the case of inclement weather, call the Rockwell Branch Library the morning of the event to verify. Registration required, either online through wichitalibrary.org/events or by phone at 688-9361.  
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Teen Take and Make: Felt Pet Sewing

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: Felt Pet Sewing. Hand sew a cute small pet plush with a handy pocket on the back to store your stuff.. 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:
-- felt
-- hand sewing needle
-- pins
-- thread
-- stuffing



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Monkey Tales Storytime with Ms. Anne

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Westlink
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!  The program will held outdoors, so bring your blanket or lawn chairs.
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Children's Concert: Will Parker "Tails, Tales & Tunes"

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

Will Parker puts on a fun, interactive show for the whole family! He plays original songs for kids “ages 1-100.” Throughout the show, children will enjoy sing-alongs, dancing, high-fiving, and imaginative play. This year's concert features animal songs from his albums as well as many brand-new songs about all kinds of crazy critters. Will’s imaginative musical creations will spark creativity and joy in the hearts of kids and families everywhere. Come ready to sing-a-long, dance, high-five, and give suggestions for an improvised song!  For children ages 3-17 and their families.  This is an outdoor event in the park.  Families are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
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Children's Concert: Will Parker "Tails, Tales & Tunes"

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

Will Parker puts on a fun, interactive show for the whole family! He plays original songs for kids “ages 1-100.” Throughout the show, children will enjoy sing-alongs, dancing, high-fiving, and imaginative play. This year's concert features animal songs from his albums as well as many brand-new songs about all kinds of crazy critters. Will’s imaginative musical creations will spark creativity and joy in the hearts of kids and families everywhere. Come ready to sing-a-long, dance, high-five, and give suggestions for an improvised song!  For children ages 3-17 and their families.  This is an outdoor event in the park.  Families are encouraged to bring a blanket 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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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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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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Teen Take and Make: Light Up Cards

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: Light Up Cards. Come experiment with us as we use copper tape and LEDs to make a tiny masterpiece. Create a card for display, or one to give to a friend! 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:
-- LEDs
--Copper tape
-- coin batteries
-- tape
-- cardstock
-- binder clips/paperclips



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Cereal Box Collage with Michael Albert

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Offsite
Zoom
Turn your old cereal boxes and other scrap paper into a magnificent collage.  Artist Michael Albert is a collage artist who will explain how to make a work of art from the simplest of materials.  Join in the fun using: cereal boxes (empty, of course) or other food packaging, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, and unneeded photographs along with scissors and glue.  For young people ages 5-18.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in as well.  Afterwards, take photos of your masterpieces to share with the group and even on Facebook.  Registration is required; call (316) 261-8500 or register at wichitalibrary.org/events.  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 Topics: Careers with Animals

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Offsite
Zoom
Unfortunately, we are going to have to cancel the Careers with Animals program. I apologize for the inconvenience. --Julie Sherwood, Education & Engagement Manager, Wichita Public Library
Teens, want a career that will keep animals as the focal point of your life? The Kansas Humane Society will introduce the many careers where you can work with or around animals. 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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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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Turtle Tales with Great Plains Nature Center

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Westlink
Experience the world of a Kansas turtle with a story and the opportunity to see a live turtle, presented by a representative from the Great Plains Nature Center who will answer your questions about the turtles who live around us. Children ages 3-11 will gain a better understanding and respect for the natural world. As an outdoor event, families are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs.
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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:
-- clean bottle, like a water bottle with its label removed
-- food coloring
-- glitter
-- baby oil
-- water
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Teen Take and Make: Symbol Bead Bracelet

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: Symbol Bead Bracelet. Create black wooden bead bracelets and decorate them with symbols you choose. Whether you use a secret code, a fandom language, or just a phrase, create a new accessory for yourself or a friend. 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:
-- large black wooden beads
-- string
-- silver sharpies




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Children's Concert: Pint Size Polkas

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

Looking for a fun, musical and magical way to celebrate our friends in the animal kingdom? Mike Schneider's Pint Size Polka music will have everyone singing, clapping, and dancing. Enjoy magic, comedy, and a special edition of name that tune and a special magic trick with Babe the Blue Ox. 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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Children's Concert: Pint Size Polkas

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

Looking for a fun, musical and magical way to celebrate our friends in the animal kingdom? Mike Schneider's Pint Size Polka music will have everyone singing, clapping, and dancing. Enjoy magic, comedy, and a special edition of name that tune and a special magic trick with Babe the Blue Ox. 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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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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