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Check out the new tab!

Check out on new tab on here “New Books & Movies In The Library” – it lists all the new-to-us books and movies we’ve acquired recently.  Be sure to check back often as we still have over 200 books to get ready and get out on the shelves – there’s something for everybody!

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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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November at the Library

Thanks so much for all the kids who came out for our Teen Movie Night!  We had a total of 17 kids that showed up for the movie, snacks and the Blood and Chocolate cupcakes!  It was such a success that we are considering the possibility of making it a regular event.  All teens who are interested please let me know at the library.  We are also planning on doing another movie for the younger set sometime in November.  This movie would be more for the Kindergarten age through age 12.


We have more than 200 new-to-us books we’ve received in the last month and just received over 30 new movies, so come check out your local library.  We’re working hard to serve our community!  Find us on Facebook and become our friends under LONGTON READERS – we’ll keep you posted on upcoming events and new books and movies we have.  Click Here:  http://www.facebook.com/home.php

Don’t forget that November 15th through 21st is Kansas Reads to Preschoolers week, the library will be reading to the preschool classes that week.


With the colder weather moving in, there is no better time to curl up with a good book on those cold winter nights!  Come see what we have, if we don’t have what you’re looking for, chances are we can get it from the interlibrary loan program – we usually have books or movies within a week of requesting them.  We also have all these new books!  Don’t forget we are a Wi-Fi Hotspot – feel free to come inside with your computer as these colder months are here – we have a table and chairs for you to work at.


Keep up with me on Facebook under Longton Readers – we have a lot of great programs and events coming up!

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What’s Happening at the Longton Public Library – October 2009

What’s Happening At The Longton Public Library

It’s been another busy month at the Longton Public Library.  This month we have elected three new board members, Kay Miller, Kathy Ferguson and J.R. Ferguson.  We are excited to have them join us and hope to continue making our services to the community even better.

We are hosting a TEEN MOVIE NIGHT on October 13th in the school board room.  This movie is free and open to all kids 13 – 19 years old.  The movie has yet to be decided yet, but we will have flyers up soon.  Make plans to be there – it’ll be a great night.  Teen Read Week is the week of October 18th – 24th, come see what books we’ve got – we have a bunch of new ones, including some new Stephen King.  We also have “The Hunger Games” – I’ve heard this is a great one!  And come check out our growing DVD collection!

We would like to extend a special thanks to our volunteers, Chris Beougher, Jalie Wallace and Robert Walker have all been a big help!

Don’t forget we’re open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, with STORY HOUR on the third Saturday from 10-11 AM.  Come meet Mr. Bear this month and here about how he finds “Peace At Last”.  We’re also open on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday until 7 PM for those that can’t come in during regular hours.

See you at the library!

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What’s Happening at the Longton Library in September



It has been an exciting month at the Longton Library and we are expecting even more fun starting in September.



All parents of young children need to mark their calendar for Saturday, September 19th for our new Story Hour, we will be reading to children ages 3 through Kindergarten from 10 AM to 11 AM.  Snacks will also be provided.  Bring your wee ones down to hear some great stories!



We have a LOT of books that were donated to the library in August, so make sure you come check out our new books section as we will be rotating in the new ones.  Also remember, if we don’t have a book or author you are looking for WE CAN GET IT – ask us about the interlibrary loan – we will be glad to assist you.



Also – if you are a job seeker, as so many are these days, we have a listing of Job Search Sites posted throughout the library.  We are also offering job search assistance, including preparing your resume on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 AM to noon.  If you need help in job searching or resume preparation and cannot make it at these times, please give Jolie a call at 642-6012 and we will be happy to set a time that is more convenient for you.



Monday – Friday every week 10 AM to noon & 1 PM to 5 PM

We will also start being open every other Saturday morning and every other Wednesday Evening.  This month those dates are as follows:

Open 9 AM – 1 PM on Saturday, September 5th & Saturday, September 19th

Open until 7 PM on Wednesday, September 9th and Wednesday, September 23rd.

We will be closed all day on September 24th for an out of town in service workshop.

Hopefully this will help our patrons that can’t always come visit us during the week daytime hours.  Come check out what the library can do for you!  We look forward to seeing you!

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Come check out the library!

If you haven’t been to the Longton Library lately, you need to come visit us!  We are in our new building with our new shelving and should be getting our new computers soon.  We’re going to have a lot of new exciting things going on, including art displays, and our summer reading program.  Wireless internet is also on it’s way!  As always, we can help you with your computer, faxing and copying needs – there is so much more to the library than just books!

We are always getting in new books, including a bunch of new Junie B. Jones book, if you have a younger reader in your home!  We get books on rotation from the SouthCentral Kansas Library, so make sure you check with us often!  If we don’t have the book you’re looking for, Ask Us!  We can order it in for you!

We also now have a good variety of VHS and DVD movies, books in large print and books on tape.

We look forward to seeing you soon at the Longton Public Library – stop on in and say hello!

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Books On Shelf

Here are some of the new childrens books by Barbara Park we have added;

Junie B., First Grader “Boss of Lunch”

Junie B., First Grader “( at last)”

Junie B. Jones and the “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake”

Junie B. Jones and the “Meanie Jim’s Birthday”

We are having a good response to our reading  contest from our children.  We have two children who have already exceeded twenty books each.

We have a baby quilt display and will have for the next few weeks.  Joyce Edwards was nice enough to show some of her quilts.  Thank you Joyce. She has also made a wall hanger with the name of our library on it, and it looks great.  Yea!!!!

Don’t Miss CNN’s article about librarys,”online relief for the recession-weary”. Here is an excert of that article, “Whenever you have tough economic times, public libraries are a place people go because they have no other alternatives or because they know they are going to get the powerful information that will make a difference in their lives,” said Kristin McDonough, director of the Science, Industry and Business Library in New York City.

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