It’s that time of the year again! Our kids are finished with school and summer is just around the corner. But that doesn’t mean you have to put your books down and stop learning! Join us this June and July for a fun-filled summer reading program based around HEROES! That’s right, you, your pets, your family, and your friends are all superheroes in their own way. Check out our activities and schedule for this summer. The blue sheets are for the programs ages 7+ and the red sheets are for ages 6 and under. We will have movie days, video games, reading times, and special guests!Â
Click the pictures to expand! Visit us at the front desk to get printed copies of the schedule within the next few weeks and to sign up for all the activities!Â
Starting June 1, 2015 the library will be closing at 6:00pm instead of 7:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the lack of patron usage during this hour. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.Â Our updated hours are listed below.
Storm season is here and we feel that it is very important for people to know where their local storm shelters are.
Storm Shelters in Baxter Springs:
Assembly of God Church: 1245 Park St
Storm Shelters in Columbus:
First Christian Church: 128 W Elm St
Cherokee County Court House: 110 W Maple St
Park School: After School Hours Only
Storm Shelters in Galena:
Liberty Grade School: 702 E 7th St
Galena High School
Storm Shelters in Riverton:
Family Life Center
Storm Shelters in Roseland:
Community Storm Shelter: Hwy 102
Storm Shelter in Weir:
Weir Elementary School: 303 S Humbert St
The library’s annual bake sale was a huge success this year! We want to give a big thank youÂ to everyone who supported the bake sale this year! We are so grateful to all who donated and bought treats. This year we made more than ever before, $1,110. This great achievement would not have been possible without all the support that received from our fantastic community. We had people in and out of the library all day long buying. Kayla and I even took the bake sale on the road and went around to local businesses to sell. If we didnâ€™t stop by your place be sure to give us a call next year and we will be sure to bring some items for you to choose from. Â These funds will be put towards the book return we are trying to purchase. We are still significantly short and we will be continuing to finds ways to raise funds for this project.
I am excited to say that we have officially began our summer reading program planning! This year our theme will be Every Hero Has a Story. Through books and activities we will be showing children that people do not have to have super powers to be super heroes.Â Throughout the summer will will have visits from local heroes, super hero related crafts, movies, games and of course reading! We will have I already have lots of great ideas spinning around in my head and I canâ€™t wait to share them with you, but not yet.