Upcoming Summer Reading Events 2019


Universe of Stories Summer Reading

A summer full of Thursday entertainment fun! Each week (except the week of July 4th), we'll have a family-friendly program. Check out all of the performers and groups coming this year. All programs start promptly at 1:00 pm.

All other youth summer activities are listed on the Events pages for KIDS and TEENS.

Click here for a printable Events & Activities flyer for all of our youth Summer Reading programs.


Galaxy of Giggles with Priscilla Howe

Galaxy of Giggles with Storyteller Priscilla Howe
Thursday, June 6th at 1:00 pm

Priscilla has graciously donated her Galaxy of Giggles program because she says we all need stories in the aftermath of the Linwood tornado.

Hop on board this story shuttle for an out-of-this-world mix of stories, songs, sketches, puppets and general silliness with storyteller Priscilla Howe. Warning: there may be aliens!


Juggling in Space with Brian Wendling

Juggling in Space with Brian Wendling
Thursday, June 13th at 1:00 pm

Award-winning juggler Brian Wendling will dazzle with a space themed juggling program. Can planets be juggled? Maybe we'll find out!


Walking on the Moon with Mad Science

Walking on the Moon with Mad Science
Thursday, June 20th at 1:00 pm

This show is about the principles of space travel, with an emphasis on the 50th anniversary of the landing of the first man on the Moon during NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. The show highlights the Apollo mission spinoffs that earthlings have gained from research into space exploration.


T. Texas Terry Wild West Show

The T. Texas Terry Wild West Show
Thursday, June 27th at 1:00 pm

Terry will impress with his unique blend of cowboy skills including rope spinning, movie star gun twirling, and amazing whip cracking. Throw in his down-home humor and lots of audience participation with big laughs, and you have a show you'll never forget!


Reptiles! with Pet World

Reptiles! with Pet World
Thursday, July 11th at 1:00 pm

Pet World will bring a variety of reptiles from their Lawrence store for this program all about reptiles. You'll have to wait to see what reptiles will be coming! Participants will get the chance to learn about the animals but will also have a hands on exprience that includes possible touching and sometimes even handling!


Magic Comedy Show with Victor Le'Yon

Magic Comedy Show with Magician Victor Le'Yon
Thursday, July 18th at 1:00 pm

Should this much fun be banned? Award-winning magician Victor Le'Yon's show includes baffling demonstrations of magic and illusion, comedy, and tons of audience interaction.


Topeka Zoo2U

Topeka Zoo2U
Thursday, July 25th at 1:00 pm

The Topeka Zoo will turn the library into an exotic encounter opportunity with live animals. Participants will enjoy learning about the different animals. You'll have to wait and see what animals will be here!





Library Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Saturday: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
  • Closed Sundays
  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Saturday: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
  • Closed Sundays

19649 Linwood Rd.
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