Big Read Youth & Teens

Family Events

Activities for All Ages

 
The American Royal Parade: A Star Spangled Salute
Sat., September 28, 2013  |  9:45 a.m.
Grand Blvd. from Pershing Rd. to Truman Rd.

Saddle Up at Bluford: Tales from the Trail
Sat., October 5, 2013  |  2 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.
RSVP here

Friday Night Family Fun: Palling Around with Rooster and Mattie
Fri., October 25 2013  |  6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Dial-A-Story

Stories Read Aloud by Phone

 
Sun., September 15 — Wed., October 30, 2013
Telephone: 816.701.3456

Dusty Locks and the Three Bears Waynetta and the Cornstalk Desert Rose and Her Highfalutin Hog Cindy Ellen; A Wild Western Cinderella The Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea The Bootmaker and the Elves

In the spirit of True Grit, The Kansas City Public Library’s Dial-A-Story will feature familiar tales with a Western spin. Simply call 816.701.3456 anytime between September 15 and October 30 to connect your child with a librarian lending his or her most twangy, Western accent as he or she reads one of the above books.

Story Times

Story Times with Rooster and Mattie

 
Charles Portis’ story featuring codes of honor, heroism, and cowboys (and cowgirls) and outlaws also appeals to young imaginations. The Big Read features specially crafted story times that will introduce kids to Charles Portis and some of Mattie Ross’ exploits in the Wild West. These events are intended for audiences 3 to 5 years old.

Wed., September 25, 2013  |  10:30 a.m.
Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St.
 

Wed., September 25, 2013  |  5:30 p.m.
Sugar Creek Branch, 102 S. Sterling Ave.

Tues., October 1, 2013  |  10 a.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Tues., October 1, 2013  |  10 a.m.
Westport Branch, 118 Westport Rd.

Wed., October 2, 2013  |  10:30 a.m.
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

Sat., October 5, 2013  |  10:30 a.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

Thurs., October 17, 2013  |  9:30 a.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
 

Thurs., October 17, 2013  |  10:30 a.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Fri., October 18, 2013  |  10:30 a.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.

Fri., October 18, 2013  |  10:30 a.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Wed., October 23, 2013  |  5:30 p.m.
Sugar Creek Branch, 102 S. Sterling Ave.