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December Happenings!!



November has been busy and December is going to be even busier!

In November we read to the preschool classes and the third grade class with the help of some of our puppet friends.  We will be doing a lot more school related activities in the coming months. 


Faith Ferguson read for Story Time this month and we had 12 attendees!  We had a lot of fun.  Thank you Faith! 


We are also doing our Movie Matinee Day for all ages!


For December we have a LOT of activities planned!

We are planning an OPEN HOUSE at the library for December 12th from 11 AM to 2 PM

This will be after Santa has come to town and we will have the “book man” here with books and toys on display and available for sale, delivered on the spot.  Come do some of your Christmas shopping here!  We will have snacks and refreshments too – please take the time to stop in and “check out” your local library! If you haven’t been in yet, I think we will surprise you!


Are you tired of hearing “I’m bored” by the day after Christmas?  Send the kids to the library!  We will be having several ART days where we will be doing art related activities and making crafts!


For school aged kids in the month of December we will be having scavenger hunts!  Come in to get a scavenger hunt form, you have the whole month to work on them – prizes will be given out to the top guys and gals from two different age groups, Kindergarten – 5th Grade and 6th grade through 12th grade. 


Keep track of us on here or Facebook for all the up to date information – or better yet, stop by the library – we’ll be happy to keep you informed!


See you at the library!

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Thank you Elk Valley Elementary preschoolers and 3rd graders!

The Elk Valley Elementary morning and afternoon preschoolers, and later the third graders let my puppet friends and I come in to their classrooms to share a story with them!  Thank you so much, my friends and I had a really good time – we hope the kids did too!

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Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week

November 15th through November 21st is “Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week”.  Longton Public Library is proudly doing just that.  This week we are reading to the morning and afternoon preschool classes on Monday and Wednesday.  Wednesday’s will be a story with a puppet show.  The 3rd grade at Elk Valley will also be presented with a story and puppet show on Wednesday afternoon.  We hope all will enjoy this week!  The weather is getting cold!  BRRRR!!  Remember to stop in to your local library to find new adventures to share with your preschoolers and all your children (or yourself) this week!

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Carl Fredicksen, a retired balloon salesman, is part rascal, part dreamer who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, Russell, an overeager 8-year old Wildnerness Explorer who has never ventured beyond his backyard, is in the wrong place at the wrong time – Carl’s front porch! The world’s most unlikely duo reach new heights and meets fantastic friends like Dug, a dog with a special collar that allows him to speak, and Kevin, the rare 13-foot tall flightless bird. Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl realizes that sometimes life’s biggest adventures aren’t the ones you set out for.


When:  Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Where:  Elk Valley School Boardroom


Time:  2:00 PM


Cost:  FREE (Sponsored by the Longton Public Library)


Ages:  Kindergarten – 8th grade. 



All are welcome, though we ask that anyone under 5 be accompanied by a parent.

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