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Summer Reading Program: "Spark a Reaction"

Participate in our Summer Reading Program. Sign up in the library or register online to get started and receive your official reading log. Read 5 books by July 26 to choose a free YA book. And don't miss all the exciting programs for teens at the library this Summer!


Spark a ReactionMondays, 3:00pm on the following dates.

  • June 2: Salt Crystal Garden
  • June 16: Crime Scene
  • June 23: Lego Creations
  • June 30: Star Wars Day
  • July 7: Rock Candy


Live Angry Birds: Join us for a life size game of ANGRY BIRDS in the library back yard. Look out pigs!!! Mon, June 9, 5:30pm.

Movie Night: Teens ONLY special movie showing, popcorn, soda & fun! Mon, July 7, 5:15pm.


Think Before You Ink: Learn from a licensed tattoo artist, Jimmy Kuder of Glory Bound Tattoo, what you need to know to make informed body art decisions. Wed, June 4, 4:30pm.

Conservation Science: Presented by Missouri Department of Conservation agent, Joshua Shadwick. Wed, June 11, 4:30.

Teen Craft & ConfectionWed, June 18, 4:30.

Fizz, Boom, Eat! for Teens: A program about nutrition presented by Rhonda Kasper from the local University of Missouri Extension Office. Wed, July 2, 4:30pm.

Extreme Water Battle: Join other teens for some summer fun with water. Wed, July 9, 4:30pm.


Spark a Reaction Carnival: Kick off the summer with life-sized jenga, photo booth fun, book mark crafts and more.Sponsored by Absolute Health Chiropractic. Mon, June 2, 6:00pm.

Guerrilla Gardening with Seed Bombs: Spark some color into empty lots and cracks in the sidewalk using nature as your secret weapon. Sponsored by Chaldeans. Wed, June 4, 3:00pm.

Exploding Stationary: Get crafty and make a 3-D "exploding" card that's great for hiding treats inside.Sponsored by American Heritage Realtors. Wed, June 11, 3:00pm.

Legit Readers Book Club: In June, come and enjoy light refreshments and a discussion of Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride. Books are available to check out at the Harrisonville library. The Legit Readers Teen Book Club meets monthly on the second Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Thur, June 12, 3:30pm.

In July, come for a discussion of House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo. Thur, July 10, 3:30pm.

Think Before You Ink: Learn from a licensed tattoo artist, Jimmy Kuder of Glory Bound Tattoo, what you need to know to make informed body art decisions. We will also be featuring henna art from Kaci Story. Sponsored by Coffelt Land Title. Wed, June 18, 3:00pm.

Minute to Win It: Are you ready to Face the Cookie? Are your cup stacking skills up to snuff? Race against the clock for laughs, snack and prizes. Sponsored by Chaldeans. Wed, June 25, 3:00pm.

Nacho Game Day: Who can say 'no' to cheezy nachos and games with friends? Come for favorites like Scrabble, Uno and Catchphrase, but stay to try something new. Sponsored by American Heritage Realtors. Wed, July 9, 3:00pm.

Wii & Pizza Party: Grab a slice of pizza and play Wii games. Celebrate the end of summer reading with lots of prizes. The grand prize drawing for all the teen summer events will be held approximately an hour into the party. Sponsored by American Heritage Realtor. Wed, July 16, 3:30pm


Espionage Academy: Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Come test your spy skills and take out the bad guys with a marshmallow shooter. Thur, June 5, 2:00pm.

Doodlebots: Build your own drawing robot. Thur, June 12, 2:00pm.

Pendulum Painting: Feeling artistic? Come try pendulum painting. Thur, June 19, 2:00pm.

Screen Painting: Bring a shirt and an idea and we'll tech you how to screen print. Thur, June 26, 2:00pm.

Photography Workshop: Come experiment with light photography! Thur, July 3, 2:00pm.

Harry Potter Party: Calling all HP fans! get sorted by the Sorting Hat, compete in HP trivia, and dine of delicious treats straight from Hogsmeads. Thur, July 10, 2:00pm.

Angry Birds: It's the real thing! Come play life size angry birds. *No birds or pigs will be harmed during this activity. Thur, July 17, 2:00pm.

Ending Party: Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with our annual pizza tasting contest. Come hungry. Thur, July 24, 2:00pm.


Seed Bombs: Guerrilla gardening techniques at your library. Tue, June 3, 2:00pm.

Salt Crystal Gardens: Learn to make decorative crystal formations at the library. Tue, June 10, 2:00pm.

Think Before You Ink: Presented by Glory Bound Tattoo in Blue Springs, MO. This is a program you don't want to miss. This is for anyone thinking about getting a tattoo. What is involved in getting a tattoo. What you should know before you get a tattoo. Tue, June 17, 6:00pm.

Exploding Card: Learn to make a card that "blows up." Tue, June 24, 2:00pm.

Mini Marshmallow Shooter: Construct a shooter at the library and weaponize your mini marshmallows! Tue, July 1, 2:00pm.

Crayola Art: Think crayons are for kids? We've got some ideas that will challenge that notion. Tue, July 8, 2:00pm.

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