Family & Kids
We'll start this after-hours party indoors by making paper airplanes to soar off the library balcony and other activities. Then at 8 p.m., we'll move outside where we hope clear skies will allow us to see Jupiter, Mars and Saturn through a telescope. At this time of year, Mars is closer to the Earth, so it will be one of the "stars" of the night. If the weather is cloudy, we'll stay inside for a presentation about these planets and tips on how to see them yourself. Hosted by Val Germann and co-sponsored by the Central Missouri Astronomical Association. Enter through the Gene Martin Secret Garden at the west end of the main parking lot. Ages 6-adult.
Unleash your creative genius with LEGO bricks. Ages 5 and older.
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and big books. Parental participation is a must. Kids up to age 2 1/2 (30 mos.) walking confidently on their own.
Bring your baby for songs, rhymes and activities. Ages 24 months and younger.
Join us for songs, stories and activities for parents and kids. Ages 24-36 months with families.
Come join us for stories, songs and activities. Ages 3-5.
Join us for songs, rhymes, movements and activities for babies who are not walking confidently on their own yet. Parental participation is a must.
The City of Columbia's Lunch in the Park program provides enrichment, recreation and a daily lunch to children each summer. The bookmobile will visit every Monday, June 13-August 1 (except July 4). Lunches are funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the food program is carried out in a partnership between the City's Health Department and Voluntary Action Center.
Enjoy big books, stories, songs and puppets. Ages 2 1/2 (30 mos.) to 5 with a parent.
Bring your baby or toddler for songs, rhymes and activities. Birth to 36 months. Older siblings welcome.