Summer Reading is almost here!

Welcome, adventurers! Get your sunscreen and bookmarks ready because this summer, the Kilgore Memorial Library is your gateway to endless fun and excitement!

Adventure Begins at Your Library – and oh boy, are we pumped! From thrilling storytimes that’ll have the kiddos giggling with joy to creative competition for tweens, teens, (and even adults), KML has summer fun for everyone! 

Registration kicks off on May 14, so don’t miss out on the adventure of a lifetime. Stay tuned for updates as we gear up for the most epic summer yet. See you at the starting line, readers!

Weekly Events

June 4-July 9th
Book Buddies
3-5 year olds
Come join your friends as we adventure into the world around us. We will connect Story Time and STEM with the Imagination Guides from Nebraska 4H Extension.

June 5-July 10
Globe Trotters
Kindergarten- 5th grade
Come join us to learn about different holidays around the world. We will celebrate the holidays with some fun crafts.

June 7th– July 5th 
Story Time and Crafts with Mrs. B
0-5 years
Come on an adventure through different habitats around the world. Learn a little about space, the ocean, desert, rainforest, and the Artic. Listen to some fun stories and create a craft inspired by each of these habitats.

All-Ages Special Events

Wildlife Encounters
June 13th 10:30 AM
45 minutes
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Embark on a safari adventure as we explore the animal kingdom around the world. We will meet six different animals and learn fun facts about each animal.

Nebraska Games and Parks Reptiles of Nebraska
June 20th 10:30 AM
90 minutes
Join us as we learn about the different reptiles of Nebraska. We will meet some new reptiles and learn some more cool facts about the reptiles we have already met.

Edgerton Explorit Center
June 27th 10AM
Sponsored by Collins Aerospace
60 minutes Presentation
60 minutes Hands on Labs (2nd grade and up)
We will explore space and learn about spaceflight, living and working in space through demonstrations and hands on labs.

Teens & Tweens

Gaming with Tyler
June 7th– July 5th
2PM – 4PM

Recommended for 4th to 12th grade
Enjoy an afternoon of video games on the big screen. Challenge your friends to a battle of Mario Cart, Super Smash Brothers, or Splatoon 3

Puzzle Competition
June 6th
10 AM-12 PM

Register on KML website, beginning May 14th
Grab a few friends and register for our teen puzzle competition. Your team of 5 people will have 2 hours to put together a 300 piece puzzle. The team who completes their puzzle first wins. Please register your team on KML website, beginning May 14th.

Escape Rooms
July 6th
10AM- 12PM

Register on KML website beginning May 14th
Can you unlock the secrets of the library? Bring a few friends (4 or 5) to see if you are able to solve all the puzzles and unlock the treasures that await you at KML.

Cupcake Wars
July 11th

Register on KML website, beginning May 14th
Welcome to our first ever Cupcake Wars! Do you have what it takes to impress our judges with your design skills and creativity in the world of frosting and sugar? Your team of 5 will be given a theme and a table of goodies to create the best set of cupcakes depicting your selected theme.

Adult Programs

Why should the kids get all the fun? Summer Reading Smackdown is BACK, and Kilgore Memorial Library is ready to bring back the trophy after nearly a decade. Join us for some “friendly” competition to see who really reads more on highway 34!