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Jun
1
Mon
Sorting Hat Quiz
Jun 1 all-day
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Jun 1 – Jul 31 all-day
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Join forces with the Independence Public Library to imagine our community story by reading 100,000 hours this Summer as a community! IPL’s Summer Reading Challenge begins June 1 and lasts until July 31. While life is still getting back to normal, the Independence Public Library is on a mission to get our community to read 100,000 hours this summer.  That’s just over 7.5 hours per person, if everyone in the library’s service area participates! This all age challenge is broken down into three age groups:

Ages 0 – 11 goal = read 50 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 12 – 17 goal = read 25 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 18+ goal = read 50 hours = free IPL bookstore coupon

This year, our Summer Reading is going virtual!  You can now download IPL’s BeanStack app to register for the Summer Reading Challenge. Sign-up by clicking on the banner on IPLKS.org homepage or DOWNLOAD the BeanStack App from your smartphone or tablet’s App Store! For anyone who does not have access to a computer, call 620-331-3030 and follow extension directions to register. 

For children up to age 17, there will be weekly activities posted on www.iplks.org/youth and Facebook page (@iplks). COMPLETE 1 ACTIVITY EACH WEEK FOR 9 WEEKS AND RECEIVE ANOTHER PRIZE!   ACTIVITY BAGS will be available for pickup at the library, Episcopal Church, and Independence High School from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.

Jun
2
Tue
Facebook: 3 Book Storytime
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Facebook: 3 Book Storytime

Go to our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/iplks/) and watch our news feed every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for a new storytime video every week.  Each week your kids can continue their lifelong love of reading with themes stories and shaker songs to foster pre-reading skills.

Pizza Hut Fundraiser @ Pizza Hut
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Pizza Hut Fundraiser @ Pizza Hut

Support the Independence Public Library at Pizza Hut on anytime from 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM.  Using our Pizza Hut flyer, accessible for pick up at the library or print it from our Facebook page (@iplks), 20% of your purchase will go towards raising funds for literacy at the library. This fundraiser is every 1st Tuesday of the month and you must have the new flyer at time of purchase.

A special thanks to everyone who has helped us since June 2018.

For more information, please contact our Children’s Librarian, Charlene Mitchell, by phone (620) 331-3030, email charlene@iplks.org, or visit the library at 220 East Maple.

Sheep on a Stick @ Independence Public Library
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sheep on a Stick @ Independence Public Library

**MARCH CANCELLED**

Do you  knit or crochet or do other handwork? It’s lots more fun when you’re doing it with friends. Learn a new stitch, watch a video or get help with a problem or just visit a while. We make purple hats for babies as part of the Purple Hats for Babies/Shaken Baby Syndrome program. We’ve also make red hats for babies as part of the Little Hats Big Hearts program. Bring a friend to Sheep on a Stick. Cookies welcome!

Lit Lounge: Tales of the City @ 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lit Lounge: Tales of the City @ 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL

The first novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga, and inspiration for the Netflix original series once again starring Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis.

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

For almost four decades Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture—from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of nine novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed forever the way we live.

Jun
3
Wed
Homebound Delivery Day
Jun 3 all-day
Homebound Delivery Day

Library items may be delivered to patrons who reside in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, or  to those who are confined to their  homes because of a medical condition that prevents them from coming to the library.

Librarians can enroll patrons for Talking Books and Audio-Readers for the visually impaired. Forms may be picked up at the library.

For more information about either program, contact Nancy Kishpaugh, (620) 331-3030 or nancy@iplks.org.

Toastmasters International Informational Meeting @ Independence Public Library
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Toastmasters International Informational Meeting @ Independence Public Library

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

Jun
9
Tue
Facebook: 3 Book Storytime
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Facebook: 3 Book Storytime

Go to our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/iplks/) and watch our news feed every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for a new storytime video every week.  Each week your kids can continue their lifelong love of reading with themes stories and shaker songs to foster pre-reading skills.

Sheep on a Stick @ Independence Public Library
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sheep on a Stick @ Independence Public Library

**MARCH CANCELLED**

Do you  knit or crochet or do other handwork? It’s lots more fun when you’re doing it with friends. Learn a new stitch, watch a video or get help with a problem or just visit a while. We make purple hats for babies as part of the Purple Hats for Babies/Shaken Baby Syndrome program. We’ve also make red hats for babies as part of the Little Hats Big Hearts program. Bring a friend to Sheep on a Stick. Cookies welcome!

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