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June 1 through August 5
Meet Me at the Fair - A Blue Ribbon Summer Reading Program

Check back often for additions and updates!

Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30 PM - Programs for Teens 12-17
June 6 - Cooking Week  - No-Bake Cookie Creations and Contest
June 13 - Horticulture Week - Terrariums!
June 20 - Quilt Week - Donut Stuffies and Bacon & Eggs
June 27 - Fine Art Week - Paint a Mini Masterpiece for the Miniature Art Gallery
July 4 -  Library Closed
July 11 - Carnival Games and Rides - Building rides and winning games!
July 18 - Cooking Week #2 - Canning Jam
July 25 - Animal Week - Skype-A-Scientist - visit with animal scientist Emily Reese

Wednesdays 1:00 to 2:00 PM- Programs for Kids
Recommended for ages 6 & up - Kids under 9 must be accompanied by an adult

June 7- Cooking Week - Whip up some no-bake cookies
June 14 - Horticulture Week - Make a mini terrarium
June 21 - Quilt Week - Create a window quilt
June 28 - Fine Art Week - Paint a Mini Masterpiece for the Miniature Art Gallery
July 5 - Carnival Ride Week - building roller coasters and more!
July 12 - Game Week - Game practice and Carnival Game physics
July 19 - Cooking Week #2 - Homemade Ice Cream!
July 26 - Animal Week - Outdoor Skills of America special guest!  

Thursdays 10:00 AM - Story Time with Miss Beth

  • Every Thursday beginning June 8

  • Stories, songs, and activities! 

Thursdays 1:00 to 2:00 PM

  • Participants in the Literature Fair can use this time to work on their displays at the library.  For more information about the Literature Fair, click HERE.

  • Kids of all ages, even if not participating in the Literature Fair, can come to the library for self-guided activity - games, puzzles, crafts and more.

Special Events

​Friday and SaturdayJune 2 & June 3@ 7:00 PM - "Charlotte's Web" at Lewis Street Playhouse - 

  • All those registered for Summer Reading will receive a coupon for Free Admission! Sponsored by the Nichols Foundation.

Friday, June 9 @ 6:00 PM - Bar(cookie) Crawl - A Fun Family Event!

  • Make your favorite bar cookie recipe

  • Bring cookies to the library by 6:00 pm

  • Judging by celebrity judge begins at 6:15 pm

  • Enjoy samples of all bar cookies 

  • Vote for Tasters' Favorite

  • Awards ceremony for Tasters' Favorite and Best-in-Show

  • All ages welcome to compete

Wednesday, June 14 @ 6:00 PM - Plant & Seed Swap with Master Gardener Sharon Upchurch!

  • Bring seedlings, seeds, cuttings and more to share

  • Take home some new varieties of houseplants, veggies, flowers, etc.

  • Learn some tips and tricks for helping your garden thrive from a Master Gardener.

Friday, June 23 @ 6:00 PM - WT Johnson, Storyteller

  • Celebrated storyteller WT Johnson returns with a story of the Underground Railroad and the importance of quilts in helping escaped slaves navigate the path to freedom.

  • All Ages!

Friday, July 7 @ 6:00 PM -  BlockFest Family Build Night!

  • Beth Weaver of Parents as Teachers joins us with her supply of blocks and building supplies, from tiny to tremendous!  

  • The Library will provide KEVA planks for intricate designs, ball runs, and more!

  • Build big or build small, fun for all!

Wednesday, July 12 through Saturday, July 15 - Lewis County Fair!  Come visit us in the Commercial Building!

Monday, July 31 - Last day to log minutes on Beanstack!

Wednesday, August 2 @ 5:00 PM - Brave New Book Club meets to discuss "Circe" by Madeline Miller

Thursday, August 3 - tentative date for Summer Reading Closing Celebration!

Friday, August 4 @ 6:00 PM - Guest speaker discusses the granddaddy of all fairs - The World's Fairs of 1893 and the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904!

Brave New Book Club - Adults only (usually)​
Wednesday, June 7 @ 5:00 PM - We will discuss "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate.  The library has multiple copies to check out!  And pick up a copy of August's Book Club Book. 

Wednesday, August 2 @ 5:00 PM - We will be discussing "Circe" by Madeline Miller.  The library will have multiple copies available!

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