New September/October Calendars

Have you picked up the new Children's Calendar? Stop by the Library to get the latest calendar with all of our events for September and October. You don't want to miss all the awesome events coming up.

We are starting to offer Tween Events for those kids in 4th, 5th and 6th grades.  Check out these events each months.

September highlights include a new laptime for babies, gymnastics with Gym Zzouri, and a LEGO night.  

Children's Calendar 

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Calling all knights and ladies

It is fantasy week in Children's and we would like to invite all knights and ladies to come to our events. We are starting the week with our Family Event on Monday evening at 7 pm. All knights and ladies are welcome to step back in time for games at the library castle.

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It's Ancient Egypt Week

  Do you want to Walk Like an Egyptian? Do you want to be a Princess? Well you are in luck because it is Ancient Egyptian/Princess week at MRRL! 

Monday, July 29, 7:00-8:00 pm: Walk Like an Egyptian
Mummy races, dance contests, and cool Egyptian crafts.

Wednesday, July 31, 10:30-11:30: Ancient Egypt/Princess
An hour of reading, music and activities!

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Dino Week

Do you like dinosaurs? Do you want to dig one up out of a rock? Then Dino Week is the perfect week for you. We have two dino themed events this week. The first is on Monday at 7:00 with our Family Event: Dino Dig Night. Then on Wednesday, we will have Family Fun: Dinosaurs. Come join us and discover just how fun dinos can be!

We also have:

Family Book Bingo on Tuesday at 10:30 am

Tail Waggin' Tutors on Tuesday at 7:00 pm

Family Movie Night on Friday at 6:00 pm 

Family Event: Minute to Win it Challenge on Saturday at 11:00 am

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It's Gnome Week

 It's Gnome Week in Children's! This week is all about our little friends the Gnomes. Join us Monday for our Gnome Family Event where we will have a gnome scavenger hunt, gnome bowling and other silly gnome fun. Wednesday will be Gnome Family Fun with stories, music and activities. We will end the week with our Family Movie Night showing of Gnomeo and Juliet. So don't miss the Gnome Fun at the library!

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Reading Buddies

 Reading Buddies wants you to volunteer this summer!

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Bingo and Legos

Want to win books? Love to play BINGO? Then do we have the event for you! 
Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30 pm, we will be having Family Book Bingo.
Every winner receives a free book! 



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What to read

Do you need suggestions on what to read? 

Did you read something you really liked and want another book that is similar?

The Children's Department can help you out! We have created lots and lots of booklists for you to use. We have lists on different topics, lists for your grade level and read alikes for popular books. 

Check out our Booklist page for more information.

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Gymnastics with Gym-Zzouri

Do you like tumbling and gymnastics?

Do you want to try your hand at an obstacle course?

Then join us for Gym-Zzouri!

Children up to age 12 are welcome to join Gym-Zzouri for an hour of gymnastics! No reservations are required.

This event takes the place of Family Story Time on Wednesday, March 6 at 10:30 am. 

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Caldecott and Newbery announced

 The American Library Association has announced the 2013 Youth Awards. These awards include the Caldecott Medal and the Newberry Medal.  For a full list of all the winners please see the ALA website

2013 Caldecott Medal Winner:

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