Children's Library Laboratory
Classes & Events
Summer Semester 2017
Authors have birthdays, and birthdays are meant to be celebrated! So we're hosting some fun on our favorite authors' special days. Join us this summer for Star Wars Day, Eric Carle Day, JK Rowling's Harry Potter Day, and Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games Day! Click here for details.
These year-round classes develop and promote social skills, listening comprehension, and foundations of early literacy through early literacy, letters, vocabulary, numbers, and sequencing. Classes are available for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Click here for details.
We’re celebrating the total eclipse! Stop by anytime throughout the day to build edible models of the sun and moon (and eat them), create a flip book of the stages of an eclipse, see how it’s possible for the little moon to hide the very big sun, and learn ancient myths and fun historical facts about eclipses. Plus, get a pair of eclipse glasses!
(a STEAM event)
Join us for all kinds of summer fun with these week-long camps! We've got Jr. Justice Police Camp, Jr. Firefighters, Super Sleuths, Fun with Math, Sports Blast, Mystery Book Mania, Engineer It!, and Celebration of the Arts! Click here for details.
July 31 - August 3
Take part in our annual Summer Drawing Contest! Drawings must reflect the theme "Creative Design" and may be submitted in pencil, ink, or color. Entries are limited to one per person and are due by 9pm on August 3. Original drawings only.
It's our annual Summer Reading Program! Click here for details.
If you are getting ready to start 6th grade this fall, you won’t want to miss this night of fun and games to give you the opportunity to practice some middle school skills you’ll need. Join us for locker combination and bag packing relay races, schedule reading and class switching games, and more. Advance registration is required by August 2.
Learning comes to life with these fun-filled activities. Join us this semester for Big Cats and the annual American Girl Tea Party. Saturday @ Library Laboratory is designed for preschool & elementary-aged children but is open to the whole family. Click here for details.
Come discover fascinating things about our country’s states with an “Interstate Scavenger Hunt,” join us for a special State Fair story time, get scientific with “States of Matter,” and put creativity to use with “State of the Art Creations.”
(a STEAM event)
Join the library, Milford Nature Center, Junction City Swimming Pool, Geary County Historical Society, Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau, JC Brigade, the Arts Council, and Junction City Police Department as we show off our summer activities.
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and get the autograph of a Summer Reading Bookmark Contest winner!
Take part in the red balloon shout-out to Big Red One video (4pm)!
And attend the Summer Reading Bookmark Contest winner recognition ceremony (4:30pm).
Event is subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather.