Ray County Library Program and Event Calendar

December 2019

***December 24th, 25th, 31st, 2019 & January 1st, 2020 (CLOSED)***
 The Ray County Library will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year's

***December 20th, 2019 12PM-1PM (CLOSED)***
 The Ray County Library will be closed from noon to 1PM for our annual staff holiday luncheon


December 20th, 2019 @ 1:30 pm  Ray County Library Board of Trustees Meeting 
  • Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ray County Library Board of Trustees. 


December 5th, 2019 @ 4:45  pm 
  • Scrapbookers wanted! Please come join us for a scrapbooking program at 4:45 PM. Have a project you are already working on, or memories you have been meaning to document? We will provide some supplies, but feel free to bring your own! This is an adult program for individuals 18 years or older. 

December 11th, 2019 @ 12 pm
  • ADULT BOOK CLUB: THE “CHOOSE YOUR OWN” BOOK CLUB IS SEEKING NEW MEMBERS! Do you enjoy reading and discussing books, but prefer to make your own book selections? This month, come ready to discuss a book you have chosen! We welcome everyone to come to try this unique book club. 

December 12th, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
  • The Knitting and Crocheting Group will be here in our Community Room. This is an adult program for individuals 18 years or older. 

December 12th, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
  • Come and join us for Genealogy Night! We will provide an introduction to the Library’s genealogy resources while helping you start your very own journey back in time through family history. The library provides free access to Ancestry.com, so please do not miss out on this opportunity to use this program at no cost to you!

December 19th, 2019 @ 10:00 am Health as a Whole
  •  Join Registered Nurse Lacey Sullenger, for health education and conversation in the Library’s Community Room.     

December 19th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
  • Join us for a craft activity; no crafting experience required. We will be making ornaments to decorate your home for the holidays!  Stop by the Ray County Library Information Desk or call to sign up! Space is limited. This is an adult program for individuals 18 years or older. 

Monthly Events
Family Game Time
First Tuesday of every month
For all ages!
  • December 3rd: Come with the whole family to play classic games and new ones.

 Weekly Events
Once Upon a Story Time
Mondays & Thursdays @ 10:00AM and Tuesdays @ 1:00PM
Best for ages 0-5, but all are welcome!
We develop pre-reading skills using STEAM, play and music, along with amazing stories!
  • December 23rd, 24th, 26th: No Storytime for the week of Christmas
  • December 30th, 31st, & January 2nd: No Storytime for the week of New Year's
Kid Time
Tuesdays @ 4:00 pm - 5:00pm
Best for ages 6-12, but all are welcome!
Come join us for STEAM powered events that include books, games, Legos, coding, play, physics and more!
  • December 3rd: Family Game Night - Spend time with your family playing some classic or new games! Everyone welcome!
  • December 10th: Kid Club Robots - Robots are here! Learn how to use them and what it takes to control them!
  • December 17th: Kid Lego Club - Adventures in Legos! Where science meets your imagination. 
  • December 24th: Closed for Christmas Eve
  • December 31st: Closed for New Year's Eve
Teen Time
Wednesdays @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
For ages 12 – 18 only!
Come play games, socialize, learn chess, do mad science experiments and read into mythical and wild worlds!
  • December 4th: Teen Gamer Night - Bring your gamer skills and see what level you can get to! 
  • December 11th: Teen Club Coding - The time is now to make it, from your imagination to reality!
  • December 18th: Teen STEAM Time - Put science into motion with your own unique spin!
  • December 25th: Closed for Christmas Day
  • January 1st: Closed for New Year's Day



FREE Genealogy Assistance 
  • Do you need help with microfilm research?  The Ray County Library offers a unique opportunity for genealogy seekers.  We have 100+ rolls of film that contain local information. We would like to help connect local people with the past. Call the front desk at 816-776-5104.

Future Program Suggestions
  • Have an idea for an adult program? We are always looking to grow our Adult Program offerings! Stop by the Ray County Library Information Desk with your suggestion, or give us a call. Anyone with an idea will be entered into a drawing for a prize at the end of the summer!

Homebound Outreach
  • Homebound outreach services vary depending on the needs of each individual and organization.  At the Ray County Library, we have partnered with organizations and facilities throughout the area to provide services and book delivery to homebound individuals. Participants of this service will receive high level readers advisory service, in which the library staff will gain an understanding of the reader’s preferences and make sure to select items that are specific to their needs.  Please call us at 816-776-5104 to enroll or find out more about this service. 

The Ray County Library’s Reserve a Librarian

  • This is a service which allows you to spend a 30-minute session with a librarian who can offer assistance tailored to your needs. This will allow you to reserve a librarian for an uninterrupted one-on-one, face to face, 30-minute session. Reserve a Librarian requires 3-day advance notice and requests for specific times are dependent on staff availability. Appointments are limited to 30 minutes in length to allow staff to serve the greatest number of residents. To set up a convenient time please contact the front desk at 816-776-5104.

SPECIAL Activities & Assistance

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