Thanks so much to all our families, kids, and community businesses who made the 2015 summer reading program a success! We are extremely grateful for all your donations and participation in our events. We had a blast this summer being superheroes with all of you and we can’t wait to see what next summer has in store.
Meanwhile, we are excited to jump back into the school year with our Friday Story Hour starting up the first Friday in September at 10AM. Story time is open to all kids and families who can attend and lasts about 30 minutes to an hour.
We are also starting to prepare for our Quilt Show and book sale during Columbus Day Weekend which will take place Thursday, October 8th to Saturday, October 10th. We will be raffling off a hand-made quilt in the coming weeks and will be accepting quilts for show sometime in late September. We will keep you updated.
We also have large amounts of regular print, large print, nonfiction, and audiobooks that are ready for the book sale! Prices have yet to be determined, but books will be displayed near the desk at the library. There is bound to be something for everyone, The book sale will take place alongside the Quilt Show.
Reminder that our book club is open to everyone in the community. If you’d like to join, please visit us at the front desk to sign up so that we can order a book in for you to read. Book Club Meetings are held every last Tuesday of the month at 6:30PM and last 1-2 hours. Make sure to have your book read by the meeting!
We’re halfway through the summer, only a few more weeks and the kids will be back at school. Make sure they have just a little bit more fun by visiting us for our last summer reading events this month!
We’ve also received a few of our books for July that we are super excited about, along with new movies!
New Computer Rules
The computers are officially updated and include new logins for patrons and guests to use. If you’re wanting to use the computer and you are a guest, please talk to a librarian about login information. If you are a patron, you will need to get a login and password information from the librarian as well, but can then use the computers on your own daily.
Patrons and guests will have 1 hour time limit each day and the computer will automatically track the time and will give patrons a 5 minute warning before it logs off. Patrons can request additional time on the computer if they are completing applications or school work, they must ask the librarian to add additional time if they desire.
The two computers in the teen section are currently under maintenance and we hope to have those replaced and ready to go soon, until then the two computers near the desk and the laptops are the only usable computers.
First, THANK YOU to everyone who came to our book signing on the 23rd. We had a great turnout and a ton of fun. We are currently still selling Courtney Stultz’s cookbooks at the front desk for $15 if you missed the signing and are interested in purchasing the book. We would love to host another one of these events again.
Below are a few books that we’ve received at the end of this month as well as Kayla’s pick for June. We have been having a BLAST at summer reading this year and we are excited to wrap up June with 2 more programs and then head to July!
The Library will be CLOSED on July 3rd and 4th for the Holiday!
We are currently battling our two computers located in our YA section, we are hoping to have someone fix the computers by the end of the month, but until then, they will be out of service.
We also recently updated our system and have a new way to track times and sign ins. Patrons will now need to sign into the computers with a specific number and password and will be given 60 minutes per day. The staff can keep track of times on our main computer and a warning will pop up on the screen (the patron is using) when the patron has 5 minutes left of their time. If a patron needs more time for work, they may request one of the librarians to add more time. All patrons will need to visit the front desk to get their sign in information through their library card. If a patron does not have a card, they will be given a guest login.
If you have overdue materials or fines that haven’t been paid you will not be allowed to use the computer.
We posted a couple weeks ago our June newsletter and what we were ordering for June, but we just started receiving our order! You can check out the list of the books and movies below or on our previous post. We also received a large print western grant from Southeast Kansas Library System which allowed us to buy over 21 new books for our patrons. You can check these books out on our new memorial shelf at the entrance of the library!
We are also excited to announce that will be hosting a book signing event on June 23rd from 5:30pm to 7pm. Local author Courtney Stultz recently published her first cookbook which will be on sale at the library for $15 each. You can check out her blog at http://lphjkitchen.com/. Click on the image below to make it larger!
Our Summer Program is off to an AMAZING start! Thanks so much to everyone who came out for our first program on June 2nd. Make sure to check out our last post for dates and times of the programs. Stop in and sign your kids up to get started on those reading logs!
Check out our newsletter below (click to open pictures larger) to find out what books and movies we are expecting for June and other information about what we’re up to!