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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:
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!
"Lego City-Firefighter Rescue" by Trey King (read by a firefighter)
"Just Me and My Mom" by Mercer Mayer (read by One Church)
"A Day With Daddy" by Louise A. Gikow (read by a Joplin Schools principal)
"Summer Treasure" by Margaret McNamara and Mike Gordon (read by Chick-fil-A)
"Billy Bully" by Alvaro & Ana Galan (read by a Joplin police officer)
"Meatloaf Monster from the School Cafeteria" by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee (read by School Plus)
"T-Rex Trick-Or-Treats" by Lois G. Grambling (read by Fostering Hope)
"Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving" by Dav Pilkey (read by Art Feeds)
"The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever" by Steven Kroll (read by Santa)