Things have been a little bit batty at the library lately.  Our "Dream Big—READ!" theme has been exploring things related to the night, and that includes BATS!   (That's the flying kind—not the baseball kind.)  There have been bat puppets, bat stickers, bat stories, and even a couple of real bats!

On June 11 and 18 preschoolers participated in our "Go Batty at the Library!" program.  Children made their own special bat puppets and then hung around (no pun intended) with their big persons and read together books about bats.

    

    

On June 13 a capacity crowd of 275 children and parents enjoyed the StoneLion Puppet Theatre's production of Stellaluna at the library's first big program of the summer at the Bell Cultural Events Center on the MNU Campus.  This well-loved story of a bat trying to fit in with a family of birds kept everyone entertained with music and laughter.

    

    

On June 19 children at the Indian Creek Branch got up close and personal with a couple of Egyptian fruit bats from the Kansas City Zoo.  They also got to see mossy frogs, a blonde desert tarantula, and a rainbow boa constrictor.

    

    

As you can see, it's been a fun summer so far, and there's still more to come.  If you don't have a flyer of our summer programs for kids, pick one up the next time you are in the library, or click here to learn more about our summer activities.  Remember, some programs require registration and may fill up quickly.  Don't miss out on the fun!