Longton Public Library

News from the Longton Public Library

BOOKS GALORE STARTING JULY!

HELP! We have too many oldies but goodies when it comes to our books, and we are trying to make room for newer ones. Come on down to the library starting in July. We will be having a rotating book sale, this means that as books are being sold we will be rotating in other books. All books are by donation only, there is no set price. If you’ve been looking for some new (to you) books to add to your library, or you’re just in need of summer reading material – come check us out! We need to get rid of all the extra books we have before we become automated and start scanning! Thanks for your support!

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SUMMER IS HERE AND SO IS THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Hello all – Summer is officially here and that means it’s time to kick off our Summer Reading Program. This year the program will be held the week of July 26 – July 30th, between 2:00 – 3:00 PM every day at the Methodist Church in Longton. Please plan to join us! Call for additional information or questions 642-6012.

The library will be closed on Monday, July 5th, 2010, in honor of Independence Day.

We have more new childrens books in, does anybody like Cam Jansen or Geronimo Stilton for the kids. We also have new books in every genre. Our lastest acquirement includes new DVD’s both for the family, and for those who like to be scared.

Come check out your library. If you haven’t been here, or haven’t been in lately, come visit us to see what all we have to offer!

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Faster Internet Comes To The Library

As of today, Wednesday, February 3, 2010, we will have a much faster connection speed.  We are going from 4 megs to 12 megs, so our speed should triple. Come check out the new higher speeds!

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February News

BOOKS ARE FUN IS HERE AGAIN!  Catch him while you can!  He will be back to fill orders and collect money on Tuesday, February 2nd – come place your order before then!

Don’t forget – you can use the library computers to file your taxes online.  The only cost from the library is for whatever copies you print off or make.  We also have the instruction booklets and tax forms here – and can print any of forms you may need for a minimal charge.

WARM THOUGHTS FROM THE LONGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

 The weather has been keeping everybody indoors and it sounds like we’re not done yet.  A lot of folks have been stopping in to check out some books to read on these really cold winter nights.  Doesn’t that sound nice?  All cozied up at home, mug of hot chocolate on the table beside you, maybe some warm cookies and a great book in your hands.  That is my kind of day!  If it sounds like you too, then come check us out and check out the newer books on our shelves or our rotation books from the South East Kansas Library System.

 If books aren’t your thing, then maybe you’d like to check out a movie.  Remember they’re free and you get to keep them for one week.

 We are going to have to start charging fines on overdue or lost or damaged books.  The rule has been in place for a long time now, but we have not ever really enforced it much.  Please just be aware, if you have items checked out, there will be a fine on them if they are late being returned.  If you have any overdue items right now, please return them ASAP and we may be able to waive your fees for one time only.  If you cannot find the book or do not turn it in at all, you will be charged the amount of the book.  If the item(s) are still not returned or paid for, by law, you could be charged with theft and have to go to court, and we don’t want that for anyone in our community.  So please remember to return things on time.  You CAN renew items over the phone by calling us, or sending us an email at longtonbooks@yahoo.com. 

 CONGRATULATIONS!!!  To all of our Library Board Trustees who all recently became certified by the state of Kansas to be Library Trustees.  They endured five different classes to earn this certification.  According to one source, Longton Public Library is the only library in Southeast Kansas to have their entire board certified.  Thank you and congratulations to:  Irma Bish, Bob Dougherty, J.R. Ferguson, Kathy Ferguson, Flora Fielder, Kay Miller and Avanelle Rankin.  They will be receiving their certificates during our February Board Meeting.

 I want to remind everybody again about our website –Come check it out at http://longton.mykansaslibrary.org.

 Our next board meeting is February 2nd at 5 PM at the library.

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New on the Shelves – Week Ending 12-26-09

NEW ON THE SHELVES THIS WEEK (12-26-09)

Books
GENRE TITLE

FICTION
Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton
Anne of the Island & Tales of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Answered Prayers by Danielle Steele
Away by Amy Bloom
Black Water by T.J. MacGregor
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
Coming Out by Danielle Steele
Gone by Jonathan Kellerman
The Wedding by Danielle Steele
The Yellow Rose Trilogy by Lori Wick

CHRISTIAN FICTION
Babylon Rising by LaHaye and Dinallo
The Centurion’s Wife by Janette Oke
John 3:16 by Nancy Moser
The Longing of the Day by Louise Lenahan Wallace
A Promise For Spring by Kim Vogel Sawyer

WESTERN
The Best Western Stories by Lewis Patten
Blizzard Pass by T.V. Olsen
Dorn by G.G. Boyer
J.A. Whitford & the Great California Gold Hunt by Frank Roderus
Legend of a Badman by Ray Hogan
Mattie by Judy Alter
Night Raid by Frank Bonhan
Secret of the Snake Canyon by Terrell L. Bowers
Taurus Gun by Lauran Paine
The Untamed by Max Brand
Wyoming Giant by John S. McCord

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New On The Shelves

NEW ON THE SHELVES THIS WEEK (12-19-09)

Books
GENRE TITLE

EASY READERS/YOUNG CHILDREN
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Kitty Up! by Elizabeth Wojusik
Cool Time Story by Carole Lexa Schaefer
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
I Can’t Wait Until Christmas by Sesame Street

NON-FICTION
Arguiing With Idiots by Glenn Beck
No Regrets & Other True Cases by Ann Rule
Webster’s Standard Dictionary
Webster’s Standard Thesaurus
Webster’s Standard Spanish

FICTION
A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick
Every Now & Then by Karen Kingsbury

CHRISTIAN FICTION
The Secret by Beverly Lewis
The Desires of Her Heart by Lyn Cote
The Believer by Ann H. Gabhart

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Winter Break Activities

December 21, 2009
2:00 pmto4:00 pm
December 23, 2009
2:00 pmto4:00 pm
December 28, 2009
2:00 pmto4:00 pm
December 30, 2009
2:00 pmto4:00 pm
January 4, 2010
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Hello again everyone!

Don’t forget that we have LOTS of adventures and activities planned for the Winter Break from school!

All activities are from 2 – 4 PM on the dates shown below.

December 21st – MAKE AN ORNAMENT DAY! Make an ornament to take home and hang on your tree!

December 23rd – MAKE A SOCK PUPPET DAY! Come make a unique friend who will truly be all your own!

December 28th – CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP! Come one, come all, especially some of you talented teens we have out there!

December 30th – STORY / PUPPET DAY – The Library Dragon will be here to tell us a story and we will be reading a few books with our Mouse friend too!

January 4th – MAKE A BOOK MARK DAY – Make your very own, personalized bookmark to mark your place in the books you’re reading!

I hope to see you all during Winter Break!

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Story Time This Saturday!

December 19, 2009
10:00 amto10:30 am

We will be having story time this Saturday – it starts at 10 AM – we would love to see you there!

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Thank You!!

Thank you to all of the people who came to our Open House over the weekend and made it such a success!  An extra special thanks goes out to all of you who helped by baking cookies, or helping with the Open House or by helping us to set everything up.  We could not have done it without all the great support we get from our community!

Thanks again!

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OPEN HOUSE AND BOOKS ARE FUN SALE!

December 12, 2009
11:00 am
11:00 am

BOOKS ARE FUN
BOOKS & GIFTS
SALE
30 -70% OFF

AT
LONGTON LIBRARY
OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY
DEC. 12th 11a.m. – 2p.m.

***DRAWING FOR PRIZES*** (purchase required)

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