Children's Services

Read to the dogs

Paws to Listen: Read to a Dog! – Nov. 2, NEW TIME 1:00-2:00 pm

Next meeting on November 2nd, 2014 at 1:00pm

K-5th Grade This program is scheduled for the first Sunday of every month.

Reading to a dog…what a great way to improve children’s reading skills!  Not just any dogs either, but registered therapy dogs from the Human Animal Bond group in Leavenworth.  Animals are the ideal reading companions because they listen and do not judge or laugh or criticize.  To participate, children should be able to read.  The Human Animal Bond volunteers stay with their dogs and help the children warm up to the animals before they start reading.    When children arrive, they sign up for a 10-15 minute time slot at the Children’s Desk.

LEGO monkey

LEGO Robotics November Classes

Next meeting on November 5th, 2014 at 4:15pm

LEGO WeDo Robotics is a hands-on program using LEGOs to build, then computers to program movements and sound.

ALL CLASS TIMES:  4:15-5:30

Advanced Class: For children who have already completed the first two levels…but want more!

Wednesday, November 5 Cancelled

Thursday, November 6

Introduction Class: Children learn the basic LEGO Robotics.  So cool!

Wednesday, November 12


Thursday, November 13

Intermediate Class: After learning the basics, children expand their knowledge while having fun!

Wednesday, November 19


Thursday, November 20

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Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week, Nov. 16-22

Next meeting on November 18th, 2014 at 10:00am

“Is Everyone Ready for FUN?”  Yes we are! This is the book preschoolers all over the State of Kansas will be read the week of November 16-22.  Author Jan Thomas is known for her silly, interactive and fun books like “Rhyming Dust Bunnies”.  Bring your child to one of our Storytimes @ 10:00am on Tuesday Nov. 18th, Wednesday Nov. 19th or Thursday Nov.  20th to hear this FUN story!
This year, Basehor Library has the honor of hosting the First Lady of Kansas, Mary Brownback as our guest reader for Storytime on Wednesday, November 19, 10:00am.  Mr Patrick will begin the storytime with his energetic stories and songs then Mrs. Brownback will read “Is Everyone Ready for FUN?”   After Storytime, there will be a few hands-on activities for parents and children to do together.  Plus, on Wednesday, the State Library of Kansas will provide a copy of the featured book for every family.
Tuesday group

Storytots: Storytime for infants through age 2

Next meeting on November 4th, 2014 at 10:00am

10:00-10:20 am – This storytime is focused on very young children and building literacy skills for them – listening to words, building vocabulary and using their imagination. We read stories, dance, bounce and wiggle. Join us! 

Wednesday group

Storypals: Story time for kids ages 2 and 3 years

Next meeting on November 5th, 2014 at 10:00am

Storytime for 2-3 year-old is so much fun!  We read great books, learn finger plays, sing songs and dance. We also will work on these early literacy skills: vocabulary development, shape recognition, rhyming and word play. Come join us!