If you have not been into the library lately you should come check us out – we have new books at movies on the shelves available for lending! It’s getting to that time of year when reading a good book or watching a great movie becomes a favorite past time – come see for yourself what all the library has to offer!
Congratulations to Morgan Lange, daughter of Tommi Edwards Lange, for being the winner of the Summer Reading Program! Morgan checked out and read more books and participated in the activities than anyone else this summer! Way to go Morgan! Thank you to the kids who participated this year, even if just for the arts and crafts days – and a big thank you to Olivia Snellbaker for her help this summer, her creativity and ideas were a huge help!
Are you tired of this hot weather? I sure am! What a great time to visit the library and check out a few books to read when you get a chance to relax in the air conditioning! Or maybe movies are more your “cup of tea”, we have plenty of those too, and remember we can always order almost any book or movie that you might be interested in and they are usually received within a weeks time. We’re here from 2:00 to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Friday, make sure to stop in and see us!
Normally at this time of year I would be talking about the cold weather, but I haven’t really seen all that much of it this year, so far at least. (Knock on wood) But March is upon us and it is time once again for Spring Break for the schools – that time when teachers try to relax a little as the rest of us are stressed and notice a huge increase in the grocery bill for that week! Do your kids get “bored” too when school is out? My kids sure do, especially my 5th grader. By Monday they will be bored enough to be complaining about it.
Well the library is hoping to help give those “bored” kids something to help fill their days! We will be open EVERY WEEK DAY that week, yes, including Monday! We will be open Monday – Friday, March 19th through March 23rd. We have special activities scheduled for each day including a movie day, a board game day and a VERY special arts and crafts project for that week! The other two days events are being kept secret for now, so you’ll just have to come in to find out what we’re up to!
To top it all off, the whole week we will be running a contest for elementary students, the winners will be announced on Friday the 23rd with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place receiving prizes. So make sure the kids know, COME TO THE LIBRARY during spring break!
Any junior high or high school teens that could volunteer to help any of those days would be greatly appreciated — and remember, volunteering at the library helps when applying for college as we write letters of proof of your community service.
Make sure to check in often and watch the Prairie Star as we have new movies and books coming in all the time. We recently purchased new movies for kids all the way through rated R, all on DVD. Come find out what you’re missing!
Also – it is tax season, we have free public computers with internet access if you would like to file your taxes online, in some cases we may be able to offer assistance in completing your taxes as well.
We’re working on a way to keep our “Open” sign Open, so if it’s between 2-5 PM on Tuesday – Friday we ARE open unless there is another sign stating otherwise.
I look forward to seeing you all!
What an exciting year 2011 was for the Longton Public Library! If you don’t know already, our library joined many other libraries around the state on the Koha system. This means our library is now automated and our patrons can search and request items from any of the libraries that use the Koha system. This has opened up our world to a wide variety of materials that our patrons now have access to, and have they ever been utilizing it! Our circulation numbers have soared through the roof! In addition, we have been purchasing quite a few new books in the last several months, so if you have not been in lately, you definitely need to come “check us out”! Also, our hours will be changing this year to be open again on Saturdays, starting in March. This will be great news to all of you who cannot visit us during our current hours, watch for more information on that in the coming months.
We wish you all a very happy 2012 – the best is yet to come!
Have you ever wondered how much money you save each year by borrowing books, movies or other materials from our library versus buying the books, or renting movies, etc? Check out this Library Value Calculator and see how much you can save by using our library! If you check out an average of 8 books a month you’re saving $136.00 a month, that is $1,632 a year! Can you imagine? That is an average of two books per week. Or how about movies? Do you borrow movies from the library? Even if you only borrow 4 movies a month, you are saving $192 a year in rental fees. Check out the calculator yourself and determine how much money you are or could be saving!
EXCITING THINGS AT THE LIBRARY!!
FROM THE LIBRARIAN’S DESK Week of May 26th HELLO! There is some exciting news to report from the library this week! 1. – BOOKS ARE FUN is here! Ernie has brought some wonderful things this time – make sure to stop in the library to see them and to place… an order if you like. He will be back to collect payment and deliver orders on Friday, June 10th! 2. – Next week I will start STORYTIME! We’re going to have our first summer storytime next Wednesday, June 8th at 4:00 PM. I’m hoping this will be the first of many storytimes, for different age groups. Next week is for our younger patrons. Kids under 5 must bring a parent or other adult. We will be enjoying “Moose on the Loose” and “The Super Hungry Dinosaur”. I hope to see all of our little friends there! 3. – We have received a wonderful donation of books and movies, mostly geared towards youth and juvenile readers, but if you are a Nora Roberts fan, we have a lot of “new to us” titles now. Come see us! Remember our hours are : TUESDAY – FRIDAY 2:00 to 5:00 PM 642-6012 And if you haven’t seen our new setup, you really need to stop by. At your local public library we are about more than just books!
Hello everyone! Well school is now out, has anyone heard “I’m bored” yet?
We have been busy at the library with the kids visiting to use the computers, and with book check outs. If you haven’t yet been in to see our new set-up, please stop in, we’d love to see you! Remember our hours are 2-5 PM Tuesday – Friday
Our rotation books will be changed out on Friday, May 27th. Stop in this week to see if there are books you’d like to check out and read before they are changed out.
Keep checking back, I plan on having a lot of activities for the kids during summer break. Hope you have a great week!
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