Mondays @ 10:00AM & 1:00PM (STORYTIME)
        ●  We sing, read stories and make crafts that help develop pre-reading skills. Best for ages 0-5, all ages welcome.

Mondays @ 12-2PM (TUTORING)
    ●  May  6th, 13th, and 20th
    ●  GED/ HSE Tutoring
The Providing Academic Support Success (PASS) offers a strategy for high school exam preparation. Practice tests are available. Tutors help students evaluate areas they need to strengthen prior to taking the test. Work is assigned individually, with one-on-one support. There is no cost to participants, start at any time, self-paced learning, individualized tutoring, and they have six different locations. Currently, at the Ray County Library, the PASS program meets every Monday in the Community Room from 12-2pm. interested individuals can contact the front desk or call 816-726-6717.

Tuesdays @ 4:00 pm - 5:00pm (FAMILY PROGRAMS BEST FOR AGES 5-12)
    ●  May 7, Evening Storytime: We sing, read stories and make crafts that help develop pre-reading skills. Best for ages 0-7, all ages welcome.

Saturday, June 1  @10 AM
● June 1 @ 10 AM, Ray County Library  Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Event with Christine Taylor-Butler: Christine Taylor-Butler is the author of more than 80 books for children, including planets in the solar system, science experiments, and even the danger and mystery of Mount Everest. A graduate of MIT and a huge nerd, she’s always running experiments and exploding things in her kitchen to make sure the information in her books is true. Come join Ms. Taylor-Butler at the Ray County Library to learn easy to duplicate experiments related to water, gravity, and magnetism. Hint: You may never look at your cereal the same way again! 
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Wednesdays @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm  (TEEN TIME FOR AGES 12-18)
No Teen Time in May              



May 2nd, 2019 @ 4:45  pm (ADULT PROGRAM)
    ●  Scrapbookers wanted! Please come join us for a new scrapbooking program at 4:45 PM. This is an adult program for individuals 18 years or older.

May 4th, 2019 (CLOSED)
    ●  The Ray County Library will be closed in observance of Mushroom Festival.

May 8th, 2019 (CLOSED)
    ●  The Ray County Library will be closed in observance of Truman Day.

May 9th and 23rd, 2019 @ 4:45 pm (ADULT PROGRAM)
    ● Knitting and crocheting group will be here in our meeting room. This program is for adults 18+.

May 16th, 2019 @ 10:00 am Health as a Whole  (Adult Program)
    ●  Join Registered Nurse Lacey Sullenger, for health education and conversation in the library’s Meeting Room.

May 16th, 2019 @5:15 PM Up-cycled Book Wreath ( Adult Program)
This Program is for adults 18+ starting at 5:15 PM. There is a five-person limit so please register if interested. We will be up-recycling old books and making a wreath with the old pages. Please call us at 816-776-5104 or register at the link below.
May 22th, 2019 @ 12 pm (ADULT BOOK CLUB)
    ●  NEW BOOK CLUB! SEEKING MEMBERS.  This months topic we will be discussing is local authors. We welcome everyone to come to try this unique book club.

May 23rd, 2019 @ 9:30  Ray County Board of Directors Meeting
    ●  Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ray County Board of Trustees

May 23rd, 2019 @ 5:15 pm ( ADULT PROGRAM)
Game Night is here! Come join us as we challenge each other and make new friends. This is an adult program for individuals 18 years or older. Call 816-776-51041 for any questions.

May 27th, 2019 (CLOSED)
    ●  The Ray County Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

May 30th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm ( Adult Program)
Genealogy Night is back! The library provides free access to Ancestry.com so please do not miss out on this opportunity to learn and use this program at no cost to you.
SPECIAL Activities & Assistance

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
    ●  Please feel free to call the Ray County Library with ideas and suggestions for future programs.

    ●  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.


SPECIAL Activities & Assistance

  • FREE Genealogy Assistance
  • Outreach
  • Reserve a Librarian

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