Joplin Public Library’s Newsletter for July 2023

Joplin Public Library (JPL) has a full month of programming and events lined up for July! A few of them include:

  • Summer STEAM DIY Marble Run (July 8)
  • Full STEAM Ahead with the Creative Learning Alliance (July 12)
  • Tween Program: DIY Pet Toys (July 17)
  • All Ages Trivia Night (July 20)

View JPL’s online calendar to see a full list of their events, and read highlights from their newsletter below.

Summer Reading Program Progress

We may be halfway through Summer Reading, but there are plenty of ways to join the fun in July! Sign up today if you haven’t already! Check out the calendar for Library’s full list of July programs, and make plans to come to our Summer Reading Ending Celebration July 22 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Free Summer Meals for Area Kids

JPL is proud to partner with Joplin School’s Nutritional Services department to provide free lunches to area kids starting on Wednesday, July 5. Any child under 18 years old is eligible to receive a sack lunch, which will be handed out Monday through Friday beginning at 11:00 a in the lobby of the Library. They will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis with the program running through August 11. All food must be eaten onsite.

Special Summer Performances at JPL

Join Library patrons for fun performances throughout the month of July. All shows are recommended for kids between the ages of five and 12. Children under nine must be accompanied by an adult.

Jay & Leslie’s Laughing Matters

Friday, July 7 @ 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Join Jay an Leslie for “United We Laugh,” a show that incorporates juggling, stories told with humor and heart, and library fun!

Spin, Pop, Boom! with Mad Science of Great Kansas City

Friday, July 12 @ 2:00 to 3:00 pm

When things work together, exciting results happen! Find out how with Mad Science of Greater Kansas City. Their “Spin, Pop, Boom!” performance is an interactive presentation that highlights the astounding connections and reactions of our world.

Fire Dog

Friday, July 21 @ 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Come ready to sing, dance, clap, and howl along to these awesome St. Louis-based children’s musicians!

About Joplin Public Library: 

Since 1902, JPL has been fulfilling the information needs of citizens of Joplin and the surrounding community. JPL opens tomorrow’s doors today through diverse opportunities to learn, create, explore, and have fun.


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