Training Superheroes at the Library

Superhero Training AcademyYour daughter is fearless and never shies away from danger. Your son has a kind heart, and he has often rescued animals in distress. Now, your little superheroes are being officially trained in developing their awesome powers in our Superhero Training Academy. The remaining sessions are as follows.

Superhero Training Academy Session #3 (for Families Ages 4 and Older)
Ashland: Tuesday, June 30,  6:30-7:30 p.m.
Columbia: Wednesday, July 8, 2-3:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. Continue reading

Where Have all the Superheroes Gone?

Carol Ellebracht turtleSummer vacation isn’t just for kids – superheroes want to go on vacation, too! Choose your favorite superhero (or two) below. Decorate your superhero and cut him or her out to take on your summer adventures. Snap a picture of you and your superhero having fun together and email us a copy of your photo. Be sure to include your superhero’s name, where you are and what you’re doing (e.g., Super Puppy and Emily fishing on the Missouri River in Boonville).

Not leaving the area? No worries! Take your superhero on local adventures. They love taking a bike ride on the MKT Trail, star gazing at Laws Observatory, studying the Greek heroes at the Museum of Art History and Archaeology,  checking out Devil’s Icebox at Rock Bridge State Park and just chillin’ at home under the shady tree. (Please make sure your superhero understands Devil’s Icebox is a cave for bats and not the Dark Knight’s secret hideout.) Continue reading

Super Gigi Loves Summer Reading

Super Gigi to the rescueHi everyone! Gigi the Giraffe here. Did you know there are superheroes at the library? My staff have transformed into superhero versions of themselves. I, of course, had to get in on the action – you can, too! Library employees have provided a variety of capes for library visitors to wear while they are here. Isn’t that awesome? Each time you visit you can try on a different color.

Summer Reading started on June 1st. Has your family signed up yet? Why not stop by, try out a cape and get signed up? Starry the Tiger told me that there are comic books for kids to read while they are at the Columbia branch. If you have already signed up, you can still swing by any branch and let us know all the amazing books you have read. You can also see my spectacular costume in Columbia, of course!

2015 Summer Reading Bookmark Contest Winners

Owl superhero bookmark

Designed by Abby Law

A group of very talented kids and teens created bookmarks to promote our upcoming Summer Reading program. The theme for all ages this year is “Every Hero Has a Story.” See the 2015 winners, and be sure to pick up a bookmark when you visit the library!

Summer Reading 2015

SR-emblem-colorGet ready for Summer Reading! You can stop by your library or bookmobile and sign up starting on Monday, June 1. The library’s Summer Reading program is a fun way to stay engaged in reading and learning over the summer.

This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story!” Whether your hero is someone real you see every day or a fantastical superhero you imagine flying in the sky above, we celebrate the heroes both around us and inside us.

The Summer Reading program is free, and there are versions for all ages, from the youngest babies to kids, teens and even adults.  Find out more about Summer Reading!