The 15th Annual Lawson Roberts Butterfly Festival

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  • 15th Annual Lawson Roberts Butterfly Festival, hosted by Kansas City, Kansas Public Library’s Mr. & Mrs. F. L. Schlagle Library, will be completely virtual this year.  Though the library is unable to host the festival as an in-person event due to COVID-19, virtual attendees will still be able to experience the numerous activities for which the festival has become known. These activities include craft and seed kits, Monarch tagging demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, and informational guides and videos on pollinators and native plants. 


    The 15th Annual Lawson Roberts Butterfly Festival will take place September 21-25. There is no charge to participate. For a complete list of activities, visit kckplprograms.org/2020-butterfly-festival


    The butterfly festival has been hosted by the library every year since 2006.  It is made possible by donations from the Lawson Roberts Memorial Fund. 


    Kansas City, Kansas Public Library was formed in 1895.  In 1899, it came under the authority of the Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Board of Education and remains there today.   It serves a population of approximately 163,227.  The mission of Kansas City, Kansas Public Library is to connect members of a dynamic community with information, tools, resources, and welcoming spaces to enrich lives in Wyandotte County.  The library can be found online at kckpl.org

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