The McPherson Public Library has offered local families with numerous opportunities to spend quality time together for over two years now.

An event offered for the whole family called "Family Fridays" began on Nov. 3 and will be held at 4 p.m. every Friday of the year and into the summer as well.

The event is open to children and families of all ages to enjoy and is free of charge.

"We really wanted to provide a program that was aimed at the whole family. Whether they get to hang out and watch a free movie, and enjoy some free popcorn, or play board games together. We wanted to have an event that celebrated togetherness," said Jennifer McCulley, youth services coordinator at the library.

The activity for Family Fridays varies depending on the month. Sometimes the event will include a movie or games.

Other child services offered at the library include "Mother Goose Time" for ages birth to 24 months at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. "Toddler Time" for ages two to three years old is held at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays, "Preschool Storytime" for ages three to six-years-old is at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays and "Pajama Storytime" for all ages is at 7 p.m. on the first Thursdays of the month. "STEAM" is offered for kindergarten through fifth graders at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and "Saturday Morning Cartoons" for all ages at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month.

Along with services for young children, the library also provides programs for teenages in grades sixth through 12.

Those include "Movie Monday" at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays and "Teen Scene Tuesday" at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

"We have indeed seen varying degrees of success for our youth programs, but we love seeing new faces. Our services and programs continue to receive overwhelmingly positive feeback throughout the state," she said.

For more information on children services at the library, contact the McPherson Public Library at 620- 245-2570 or visit their website at or visit their McPherson Public Library- Children's Service Facebook Page.

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