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!
May 21st at 6:30 pm, we will have our summer reading kick-off party. This is an outdoor event with information about our planned summer activities, and other organizations in the area will share their plans as well. Lots of other fun will be happening too; a petting zoo and games available to play.
Food truck Taters & Toppings will be at our event, so be sure to stop by and purchase amazing food from them!
This is the first day to sign up for the summer reading challenge. When you sign up, you will get a free tote, AND teens and children will get a pool pass! We have many amazing prizes for children, teens, and adults this year, so be sure to sign up and start reading!
At 8:30 pm, we will have an outdoor movie event. We will show Zootopia (PG). Please bring blankets and chairs for your family. The library will hand out popsicles (as supplies last).
Download the ReadSquared App to participate in our Summer Reading Challenge.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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