Events & Activities

Weekly events and links posted below.

Events still being added, check back often!

Monday, June 21 to Saturday, June 26

  • Reading bags are available to pick up!
    • Stop by the library or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • Youth Craft Kit: Sand Bottle Art
    • Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • Teen & Adult Craft Kit: Ceramic Owls
    • Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • Sunday, June 27: Compostalooza with Mike Hursely & Others at 1 pm
    • Casa Somerset: 16315 W. 287th St. Paola, KS
    • All Ages
    • More information to follow.
  • 3rd Annual PEEPS Diorama Contest: Stop by the library to pick up your packet! Supplies will be available 6/1-6/26. Last day to submit a photo of your creation is 6/30.
    • This program is geared toward kids & teens, but families are encouraged to form a team!
  • Design Your Own Comic Book: Pick up a packet and let your imagination soar. Return your creation to the library and we will bind it into a book!
    • Kids & Teens
  • Book Walk at Wallace Park (6/22-7/5): “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type” by Doreen Cronin
    • Begins on the trail next to the playground.
    • Each book has a question posted from Ms Cari. Submit your answer via email: cmichael@paolagov.org or social media messaging to be entered into a prize drawing.
    • All Ages
  • Story Time on the Square, Thursday (6/24) at 10:30 am
    • Kids
  • Coloring Packets available for kids, teens, and adults.
    • Stop by the library to pick up a packet or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.

Monday, June 28 to Saturday, July 3

  • Reading bags are available to pick up!
    • Stop by the library or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • Youth Craft Kit: Make Your Own Peacock
    • Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • Teen & Adult Craft Kit: Butterfly House
    • Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • 3rd Annual PEEPS Diorama Contest: Last day to submit a photo of your creation is 6/30.
    • Public voting via social media and photos in the library will last from 7/1 – 7/21.
    • Winners will be announced 7/23.
    • This program is geared toward kids & teens, but families are encouraged to form a team!
  • Design Your Own Comic Book: Pick up a packet and let your imagination soar. Return your creation to the library and we will bind it into a book!
    • Kids & Teens
  • Virtual Caricature Workshop (6/28-7/4): Is your dream to learn how to draw caricatures from a puppet? Then this is the program for you!
  • Book Walk at Wallace Park (6/22-7/5): “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type” by Doreen Cronin
    • Begins on the trail next to the playground.
    • Each book has a question posted from Ms Cari. Submit your answer via email: cmichael@paolagov.org or social media messaging to be entered into a prize drawing.
    • All Ages
  • Story Time on the Square, Thursday (7/1) at 10:30 am
    • Kids
  • Coloring Packets available for kids, teens, and adults.
    • Stop by the library to pick up a packet or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.

Monday, July 5 to Saturday, July 10

  • Reading bags are available to pick up!
    • Stop by the library or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • Youth Craft Kit: Sand Art
    • Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • Teen & Adult Craft Kit: TBA
    • Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • 3rd Annual PEEPS Diorama Contest: Public voting via social media and photos in the library will last from 7/1 – 7/21.
    • Winners will be announced 7/23.
    • All Ages are welcome to vote of their favorite!
  • Design Your Own Comic Book: Pick up a packet and let your imagination soar. Return your creation to the library and we will bind it into a book!
    • Kids & Teens
  • Book Walk at Wallace Park (7/6-7/20): “Grumpy Monkey” by Suzanne Lang
    • Begins on the trail next to the playground.
    • Each book has a question posted from Ms Cari. Submit your answer via email: cmichael@paolagov.org or social media messaging to be entered into a prize drawing.
    • All Ages
  • Story Time on the Square, Thursday (7/8) at 10:30 am
    • Kids
  • Coloring Packets available for kids, teens, and adults.
    • Stop by the library to pick up a packet or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.

Monday, July 12 to Saturday, July 17

  • Reading bags are available to pick up!
    • Stop by the library or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • Youth Craft Kit: Design a Parrot
    • Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • Teen & Adult Craft Kit: TBA
    • Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • 3rd Annual PEEPS Diorama Contest: Public voting via social media and photos in the library will last from 7/1 – 7/21.
    • Winners will be announced 7/23.
    • All Ages are welcome to vote of their favorite!
  • Design Your Own Comic Book: Pick up a packet and let your imagination soar. Return your creation to the library and we will bind it into a book!
    • Kids & Teens
  • Dewey the Dragon’s Puppet Story Time (7/12-7/28): Join Dewey and his puppet friends while they read and act out a few of your favorite fairy tales.
  • Book Walk at Wallace Park (7/6-7/20): “Grumpy Monkey” by Suzanne Lang
    • Begins on the trail next to the playground.
    • Each book has a question posted from Ms Cari. Submit your answer via email: cmichael@paolagov.org or social media messaging to be entered into a prize drawing.
    • All Ages
  • Story Time on the Square, Thursday (7/15) at 10:30 am
    • Kids
  • Coloring Packets available for kids, teens, and adults.
    • Stop by the library to pick up a packet or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.

Monday, July 19 to Saturday, July 24

  • Reading bags are available to pick up!
    • Stop by the library or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • Saturday, July 26: LAST DAY TO SUBMIT READING LOGS AND ENTER INTO PRIZE DRAWING!
  • Friday, July 23 at 10 am: Memory Lab Kickoff: Personal Archiving Best Practices Presentation
    • via Zoom with Senior State Archivist Michael Church
    • More information to follow
    • Adult
  • Youth Craft Kit: Sun Catchers
    • Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • Teen & Adult Craft Kit: TBA
    • Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.
  • 3rd Annual PEEPS Diorama Contest: Last day to vote for your favorite is Wednesday, July 21.
    • Winners will be announced 7/23.
    • All Ages are welcome to vote of their favorite!
  • Design Your Own Comic Book: Pick up a packet and let your imagination soar. Return your creation to the library and we will bind it into a book!
    • Kids & Teens
  • Book Walk at Wallace Park (7/6-7/20): “Grumpy Monkey” by Suzanne Lang
    • Begins on the trail next to the playground.
    • Each book has a question posted from Ms Cari. Submit your answer via email: cmichael@paolagov.org or social media messaging to be entered into a prize drawing.
    • All Ages
  • So You’ve Always Wanted to Learn to Draw Part 2: Wednesday, July 21 from 6-8 pm
    • with Art Educator Patty Trull
    • at the Paola Free Library
    • Adult
    • More information to follow.
  • Story Time on the Square, Thursday (7/22) at 10:30 am
    • Kids
  • Coloring Packets available for kids, teens, and adults.
    • Stop by the library to pick up a packet or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.

Monday, July 26

  • Winners of Prize Packs will be announced.
  • Coloring Packets available for kids, teens, and adults.
    • Stop by the library to pick up a packet or call 913-259-3655 to schedule a curbside pick up.

101 E. Peoria, Paola, KS 66071 913-259-3655