We have so much in store this summer!  Most of our programs will be outside this summer in the fresh air.  If the weather proves to be uncooperative – we will move to an online format.  We are so excited to have you back at the library this summer!

Summer Reading Challenge  🐾 Storywalk

Children & Family Activities  🐾  Teen Activities 🐾  Adult Activities

Summer Reading Challenge 2021 – Tails & Tales

Download the ReadSquared app to your phone to participate!  

Or go to the website: http://mulvanelibrary.readsquared.com

Carson Bank funded this reading program.  This first official week to pick up prizes is June 1st.  So when you sign up (you can starting May 21st), we encourage you to read, but the first-week prizes won’t be available until June 1st.

This challenge is available to Children, Teens, and Adults.  Please keep track of your reading time because we track our program through minutes read. If your child is too young to read (or your little brother or sister), we encourage you to read to them (it counts for both of you!).  Audiobooks, comic books, magazines, internet articles, rereading books – they all count!  So read the way you love to read!


Find printables of reading logs and brochures here.

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Spend some time in Mulvane’s charming downtown while reading the StoryWalk book “Can I Be Your Dog?”  The Storywalk will be available from May 24th – August 3rd.  

Pick up a map at the Mulvane Chamber of Commerce (104 Prather St.) and follow along stop by stop. Story pages are located in the window fronts of participating businesses.

 *Bring the completed map back to the Library during business hours for a prize!

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Children & Family Activities

Miss Victoria is ready to spend the summer with you!  We have lots of fun programs, crafts, and storytimes planned, so be sure to stop by the Mulvane Public Library!

All Wednesday performances are at 9:30 AM & 11 AM.  Please only go to one of the time slots for each program to help more families attend and spread out.  Please bring blankets and chairs to sit on outside.

Weekly Crafts:

Family Storytime:


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Teen Activities

We are meeting in person this summer!  Maggie is excited to see your faces again!  Teen Outtakes will take place outside this summer and will be on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30—a planned activity or craft and then some outdoor games.

Summer Reading Weekly prizes will be a little different this year for teens.  For activities you participate in, visiting the library, and completing a level in the reading challenge, you can put a raffle ticket in for a prize you would like.  Winners will be drawn in July.

Prizes include: a crystal art kit, a ring light, a sloth onesie, an inflatable unicorn costume, and an animation flipbook kit.  


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Adult Programs

We have lots of great adult programs happening this summer.  Programs will be outside. A few will require signing up ahead of time.  Be sure to visit or call the library at 316-777-1211 to reserve your spot.

Thursday, June 3rd at 6:00 pm, Nick from Garden Grill will be at the library to teach us about vegetarian/vegan cooking.  This will be a demonstration only, and he will show a couple of different dishes.  Garden Grill is a food home delivery service in Wichita.  Registration is required; please sign up for this event starting May 3rd.

Taking Care of Plant Pets! Because when your animals are your children, your plants are your pets! On Saturday, June 12th, at 10:30 AM, Kimberly Dewald of Rowan’s Flower Shop will be outside the library teaching us all about houseplants.

Outdoor Music Night with Brutal Bear.

On Friday, June 25th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Brutal Bear will come out and play live music for us outside the library.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit and enjoy.  The library will provide light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.


Grate-Fill Presentation

Learn more about refill shops that are popping up across the U.S… and now with one right here is Wichita!  Grate-fill opened in March 2021, and their goal is to help reduce plastic waste that comes in soaps, household cleaners, and more!  Learn more about the shop and ways you can help reduce waste.

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