September 21st, 2019 @ 9:30 am  Ray County Library Board of Trustees Meeting 
Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ray County Library Board of Trustees. 


September 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. 

September 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. 

September 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.     

September 19th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for a craft activity; no crafting experience required. We will be making rustic mason jar candles to take home! Stop by the Ray County Library Information Desk to see an example of the craft and to sign up! Space is limited. This is an adult program for individuals 18 years or older. 

September 26th, 2019 @ 10:00 am Medicare 101
Join Kori Ross, Missouri's Community Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri (CLAIM) Health Insurance Assistance Trainer, for Medicare 101 an informational class on Medicare basics in the Library’s Community Room. 

September 26th, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
The Knitting and Crocheting group will be here in our Public Meeting Room. This is an adult program for individuals 18 years or older. 

September 26th, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Genealogy Night is back! 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!

September 25th, 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 biography book you have chosen! We welcome everyone to come to try this unique book club. 

Once Upon a Story Times
Mondays @ 10:00AM & 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!
September 1st:       Library closed
September 9th :      The World of Mo Willems, pigeons and elephants! Make your own elephant!
September 16th:    Play day and music! Come dance and use that imagination with us!
September 23rd:    First day of Fall. Make like a tree and leaf. Make a leaf tree!    
September 30th:    Water, rain, play and splashes!
Kid Times
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!
September 3rd:      Family game night- Come with the whole family to play classic games and new ones.
September 10th:    Kid Imagination Time- The wild world of fantasy! Come with your imagination, leave with a magic wand!
September 17th:    Kid STEAM Time- The physics of Marbles! Trust me, there is more to it than meets the eye!
September 24th:    Kid Play Time- Adventures in Legos! Where science meets your imagination.
Teen Times
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!
September 4th:      Teen Gamer- Games, Games and more GAMES!
September 11th:    Teen Chess Club- The Madness of Chess! Come beat Mr. Ray.
September 18th:    Teen STEAM Time- The incredible world of slime and all its wonderful grossness!
September 25th:    Teen Graphic Novel Night- Let's learn about graphic novels history and place in literature. After all, it is National Comic Book day!
Family Game Time
First Tuesday of every month
For all ages!
September 3rd:        Come with the whole family to play classic games and new ones.


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!

    ●  Outreach services vary depending on the needs of each individual and organization. At the Ray County Library, we are proud of how far this program has come. We have partnered with different organizations and facilities throughout the Ray County area to provide services, as well as deliver books to homebound individuals. Delivering books is a personal experience in which the librarian gets to know the reader and chooses the material based on their preferences.  Please call us at 816-776-5104 to deliver books or to provide a facility outreach for your organization.

Reserve a Librarian   
    ●  The Ray County Library’s Reserve a Librarian service 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.


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