Join us every Tuesday morning at 10 am for story time! Read stories, sing songs, play fingerplays, and more, perfect for children age 3 and up. For more information, please call Miss Kandi or Miss Jeana at 620-431-3820.
Join us every Friday morning at 10 am for story time! Read stories, sing songs, play fingerplays, and more, perfect for babies and toddlers. For more information, please call Miss Kandi or Miss Jeana at 620-431-3820.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Program is to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones. Kindergarten children get ready to read long before they begin their formal education. The most effective way to get your child ready to read is to read to them. You are your child’s first and most important teacher! Children ages birth to 5-year-old kindergartners are eligible to participate. Enroll your child today at the library and start them on their reading journey! For more information download the rules here.
LitWits: A Family Read-Along Challenge
Join our newest family read-along challenge, LitWits! Reading aloud as a family is essential to develop children’s language and communication skills while also creating lifelong positive associations with reading. Sign up today at the library or view the rules here.
At the beginning of each month, families will receive a book. Each month will be a varying difficulty, from chapter books to beginning readers to picture books. At the end of three months, if all three books have been read and all three reviews turned into the library, each family will receive a small prize. At the end of the year, families that have read all 12 books and returned all 12 reviews will participate in a special party or receive a prize.
If you have a daycare facility and would like to participate, you are more than welcome to do so. Each daycare facility will receive one book for the daycare provider to read to their children and build the daycare library. If parents want to participate as a family, they need to personally come in and sign up their family at the library. For more information, please call Miss Kandi or Miss Jeana at 620-431-3820.
Summer Reading Program
Every year, the Chanute Public Library hosts a popular summer reading program to promote literacy and a love of learning in our community. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.” During the summer, parents and children are encouraged to participate in the summer reading challenge, attend programs based around the theme, and have fun at the library!
Our official kickoff date is the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Access our calendar or check on our Facebook page for details coming soon.
We hold monthly kids crafts, Snap Circuits, LEGOs, robots, and drones programs throughout the month. We also host special programs throughout the year. Access our calendar or check on our Facebook page for more details.