Nature’s Olympians – Animal Tales

Nature’s Olympians – Animal Tales

Do animals compete? You bet! Animal Tales is bringing Animal Athletes to the Monken Activity Room at the main library on Tuesday, August 2nd at 6:00 pm.

Nature’s Olympians will feature exotic animals from all around the world that utilize very unique abilities to compete and survive in the wild. Be prepared to get up-close and personal learning about these very competitive creatures!

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Rick Rayburn


Rick has been entertaining kids of all ages since the release of his first children’s CD, “Imagination Room”, in 2002. He has performed at libraries and schools throughout the Midwest. His highly interactive concerts have the kids laughing, singing, and dancing up a storm! A Rick Rayburn Kids Concert has a lot of audience participation! Although Rick’s performance includes songs from his popular children’s CDs, Rick can also tailor the concert to fit a particular theme…such as Public Libraries’ Summer Reading Programs.

Rick will be in the Monken Activity Room at the Main Library Thursday, July 28 @10:30 am.


Crafternoon @ your library® Denim Wreath


The Centralia Regional Library District will be hosting a Crafternoon for adults 18 and over. It will be held Wednesday, July 27 from 1:30 to 2:30 in the Monken Activity Room. The Crafternoon project will be recycling worn denim into festive wreaths.  The project is a challenging one, but very rewarding!  The wreath will be started at the library program, but will need to be completed at home as it takes more than one hour to finish. The library will provide the needed supplies. Cost for the project will be $4.00. Please register in person and pay the fee at the Circulation Desk beginning July 13, 2016.


Read for the Win! Summer Reading/Activity Challenge June 13-August 8

Summer Reading /Activity Challenge Schedule…

Week 7 July 25-30 – Rick Rayburn July 28 @ 10:30 am in the Monken Activity Room

Week 8 August 1-6 – Animal Tales August 2 @ 6:00 pm in the Monken Activity Room

Week 9 August 8-13 – Turn in challenge card for prize

Find out more about the reading challenge…


Complete all 9 weeks of reading & activities for prizes.

Questions? Contact Rita Lewis, Children’s Librarian at the Centralia Regional Library District, Phone: (618) 532-5222 x224, Email:

Find out more about the reading challenge…

Summer Programs in the Monken Activity Room

Rick Rayburn , recording artist: Thursday, July 28 @ 10:30am

Animal Tales presents Nature’s Olympians: Tuesday, August 2 @ 6:00pm