Paola Free Library

Paola Free Library

PAOLA — The Paola Free Library is offering a variety of summer reading activities and events for both youths and adults.

This year’s summer reading program called Tails and Tales kicked off June 1 and will last until July 24, and the schedule includes a mixture of online and in-person events.

Outdoor story times are scheduled to take place each Thursday at 10:30 a.m., and weekly craft kits are available to be picked up in person or via curbside. Multiple workshops are also planned, and a few different book walks are scheduled to take place at Wallace Park.

A variety of adult events also are planned, including birdwatching field trips to Lake Miola, a beekeeping presentation at Casa Somerset, and a handmade paper journals class.

For a complete schedule, visit

The library also has updated its reopening policy, which now states that masks are encouraged but not required inside the library.

Senior Managing Editor Brian McCauley can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or

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