Family Fieldtrip tomorrow!

Well, it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day tomorrow, yay! We’ll be meeting at Lake Miola by the swimming area at 10:30 a.m. for our Family Fieldtrip- no need to sign up. We’ll walk a section of the trail, do a scavenger hunt and eat our sack lunches at the playground area- hope to see you there! Bring your lunch, we’ll have water and a cooler to store your lunches in. Sunscreen, bug spray and maybe an umbrella are recommended, there is a tiny chance of a stray shower, but the temperature should only reach the upper 80s, lovely!

Just over 2 weeks of Summer Reading left!

All logs/bingos are due on August 3rd!

  • Our last outdoor movie, “The Game Plan”, is this Friday, July 15th at Wallace Park at 8:45 p.m. If it rains out, we will show it inside the library.
  • Artist Kyle Tiernan will be visiting us Tuesday, July 19th at the Community Center at 10:30 a.m. He will teach us his drawing techniques 🙂 This program is recommended for K-5th graders.
  • On Tuesday, July 26th we’ll meet up at Lake Miola by the swimming area at 10:30 a.m. for our Family Field trip! We’ll walk the Paola Pathways trail and have a scavenger hunt and picnic 🙂 Bring a sack lunch (sunscreen and bug spray are recommended as well). We’ll have water and coolers for everyone to store their lunches in.
  • Our last summer toddler program is Tuesday, August 2nd at the library at 10 a.m. It will be Toddler Yoga! Preschoolers enjoy this program, too!
  • Our Summer Reading Pool Parties will be on Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th at 8 p.m. Please call us and RSVP if you can. These parties are for summer readers who have met their goal and their families. We will announce our top readers and hold our drawings Friday night, but you do not have to be present to win.

We hope to see you before the summer ends!

Interested in 3D printing?

PFL has a 3D printer and is now taking orders. Come see us at the library for more information. Here are some items our technician Pete has made with the printer so far. The possibilities are endless! What would YOU like to make???


Welcome to Paola Free Library!

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Here’s your reading challenge for 2016!


__ a horror book

__ a non-fiction science book

__ a collection of essays

__ read a book aloud to someone else or use sign language to tell a story

__ a biography (not a memoir or autobiography)

__ a book originally published in the decade you turned 16

__ a book under 100 pages

__ a book that takes place before 1901

__ a book that takes place after 2001

__ a book with a main character that has a mental illness

__ a book with a main character that has a physical or learning disability

__ a non-fiction travel book

__ a science magazine (any kind of science- physical or social)

__ a book recommended to you by someone you admire

__ a book that teaches you a skill (a language, an art or craft, a recipe..)

__ a book written by someone who lives somewhere besides the USA

__ a book of poetry

__ a famous author’s second book

__ a book that takes place in the state you were born in

__ a book that takes place somewhere you’ve never been

__ a book you normally wouldn’t read based on it’s title, cover or author

__ a mystery

__ a book that is commonly banned from school curriculums

__ a Pulitzer Prize-winning book

Good luck!