Children’s Healthy Fun Fair 2016

Charley KempthorneBefore I tell you about the Children’s Healthy Fun Fair, let’s take a look at what else is coming up at the library this week!

Tues. Mar. 1, 10 am – noon: The LifeStory Institute Presents: Memoir and Family History Writing Workshop – Charley Kempthorne, writer and teacher, will conduct this workshop, which is free and open to all.  Registration is required as space is limited!  Register by calling 620-626-0180 or going to our website:

Tues. Mar. 1 at 6 pm and Thurs. Mar. 4 at 11:15 am: Storytime! We’re reading some classic Dr. Seuss stories in honor of his birthday and doing a Seussian craft.

Thurs. Mar. 3 at 6 pm: A special evening Dr. Seuss Storytime! Enjoy some favorite Seuss books and make a Seuss-inspired craft!

Thurs. Mar. 3 at 6 pm: A special evening Dr. Seuss Storytime! Enjoy some favorite Seuss books and make a Seuss-inspired craft!


Now, let’s talk about the Thirteenth Annual Children’s Healthy Fun Fair!  This year’s fair will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 10 am – 1 pm in the Agriculture Building at Seward County Fairgrounds.  It’s FREE and it’s a lot of fun for the whole family!  Children ages birth to sixth grade and their parents are especially invited to the fair, as are women who are pregnant.

This year, we have a lot of great things lined up for the Fair! New this year, United Healthcare is bringing a “Community Baby Shower” to the fair.  Pregnant mothers will be able to learn about prenatal, post-partum, and well-baby checkups.  They will also be able to learn about services available to their children, once they are born.  United will also be giving gifts and a snack for pregnant mothers.

Russell Child Development Center will be handing out some fun things for the kids!  This includes rubber ducks and various other items.

The Health Dept. and Safety Council will be giving out information on car seat safety and they will raffle 4 booster seats for children 4 – 8 years old.

Seward County Fire will have a fire truck display outside, weather permitting.  They will also be handing out coloring books and badges.

Seward County Emergency Management will be handing out coloring books, the new revised disaster response guides for adults, and other items dealing with how to react to both natural and manmade disasters. They will also have pictures of recent storms in our area.

USD 480 will have their alphabet fishing booth, where children can fish for the letters of the alphabet, and get a piece of sidewalk chalk with suggested motor activities for children.  They will also be giving away books for kids! They will also have The Newcomers Center taking pictures of the children, and kids can decorate a frame for it.

Also new this year, Southwest Kansas Diaper Bank will be displaying and handing out information about diaper need, how to help with that need, and how people can receive help with getting diapers.

Genesis Family Health together with Life Time Smile will be performing oral screenings.

Southwest Medical Center will have information about X-Rays, a demonstration of the effects of smoking on the lungs, a hands-on hand hygiene activity, and a general information booth.

Kansas Talking Books will have a booth highlighting the service, which provides free audiobooks to borrow to patrons with vision issues and children with certain reading disabilities.  They will also have some fun give-a-way items for kids!

The Library will have some tabletop games to play and free books for kids, plus information for parents!

We hope that all pregnant mothers along with children ages birth – sixth grade and their parents will join us on March 5, between 10 am and 1 pm at the Ag Building on the Seward County Fairgrounds for a fun time of exhibits, demonstrations, activities, give-a-ways, and more!

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