Joplin Family Y Locations

Downtown Branch

417 623 4597

  • Address
  • 510 S. Wall
    Joplin, MO 64801
  • Joplin Family YMCA South

  • Hours
  • M - F 5:00am - 9:00pm
  • Sat. 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sun. 12:00pm - 5:00pm

South Branch

417 781 9622

  • Address
  • 3404 W. McIntosh Circle
    Joplin, MO 64804
  • Joplin Family YMCA South

  • Hours
  • M - F 4:30am - 10:00pm
  • Sat. 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sun. 12:00pm - 6:00pm

YMCA Heritage Youth Development Center

417 673 2677

  • Address
  • 1020 North Main Street
    Webb City, Missouri 64870
  • Joplin Family YMCA HeritagYouth Development Center

  • Hours
  • M - F 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Family Reading Night

Unlock your child’s imagination and creativity with our exciting kids’ reading program! Each month, we read a new book and give kids the opportunity to discuss, play, and create. Kids are invited to come dressed as a character from the book or in their favorite PJs. Each child also receives their own copy of the book to take home to add to their personal library!

Family Reading Night is made possible through the generous support of the following:



Upcoming Family Reading Nights

Family Reading Nights are held at 5:30pm the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Downtown Branch and the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the South YMCA. Call 417 781 YMCA for more information!

April 18 and 19

"Lego City-Firefighter Rescue" by Trey King (read by a firefighter)

May 16 and 17

"Just Me and My Mom" by Mercer Mayer (read by One Church)

June 20 and 21

"A Day With Daddy" by Louise A. Gikow (read by a Joplin Schools principal)

July 18 and 19

"Summer Treasure" by Margaret McNamara and Mike Gordon (read by Chick-fil-A)

August 15 and 16

"Billy Bully" by Alvaro & Ana Galan (read by a Joplin police officer)

September 19 and 20

"Meatloaf Monster from the School Cafeteria" by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee (read by School Plus)

October 17 and 18

"T-Rex Trick-Or-Treats" by Lois G. Grambling (read by Fostering Hope)

November 21 and 22

"Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving" by Dav Pilkey (read by Art Feeds)

December 19 and 20

"The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever" by Steven Kroll (read by Santa)