After a very busy Summer Reading Program, we have paused library programming events in order to make some much needed updates!
First, the library was able to purchase five new double sided bookcases for the adult nonfiction collection. The new cases have wider shelves as well as dividing walls between the two sides, which makes a much better display for these large books on health, animals, cooking, home maintenance, and the arts.
With adding these five bookcases, we were able to move other existing bookcases into other places to make more efficient use of shelf space. The result: shorter bookcases for our juvenile fiction collection to further improve open sight lines in the children’s department, much needed increased space for the very popular audiobook collection, and additional shelves to display new and current books for adults.
Next, new flooring has been installed in the library entryways. This update replaces old tiles and laminate that had begun to crack. The new tiles are such a wonderful improvement!
Be sure to visit the library to see the changes in person! Hope to see you here!
School is out and summer is coming… which makes us excited for the Summer Reading Program at the Library!
New this year is the Family Adventure – encouraging families to get out and explore together this summer. There are eight challenges to complete throughout June and July; each challenge completed earns a badge for the family’s Adventure Map and a chance to win the Grand Prize Drawings held June 30 & July 30.
Our reading challenges return: Children K-6th grade have reading logs to track every 15 minutes spent reading and earn a small prize every time they complete 10 15-minute bubbles. Children under 5 have an Early Literacy Activity Sheet they can complete to earn a small prize.
Then there are fun summer programs: story times, movie nights, LEGO™ Club, art, cooking, and more. Check out our June schedule here: SRP June 2016
We hope you’ll make visiting the library part of your summer plans!
It’s coming soon — the Annual Book Sale at the Library! Mark your calendars: the Members’ Preview will be held Friday April 29, 6:30 – 8:00 PM and the Sale will be Open to All Saturday April 30, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
The Friends of the Lindsborg Library (FoLL) will host the Annual Book Sale, offering a wide variety of Children’s Books, Adult Fiction and Nonfiction, both hardcovers and paperbacks. The prices are excellent (Friends Members get an entire bag of books for $1) and the proceeds benefit the Friends of the Lindsborg Library – an organization that focuses on supporting the Library through Summer Reading Program events, new book donations, rotating community book collections, maintaining Lindsborg’s Little Free Library, and fundraising for special projects.
The Annual Book Sale is also the Friends Membership Drive – and we are looking for new and returning members! Yearly membership levels start at $5 for Students, $10 for Individuals, and $25 for Families, and you choose how your membership helps the library. Ask for more details on how you can be a Friend!
It’s a new month and Library programming events continue! In addition to all the usual events, we are celebrating Spring Break with a treasure hunt for kids – simply come by anytime during the week to play.
Update 3/4/16: We have realized that the initial announcement for March programs contained incorrect dates for LEGO™ Club. The corrected dates are now listed: Thursday March 10 & 24.
If you would like a .pdf file of the calendar to print off at home, click here: March 2016 Calendar
We hope to see you at the Library this March!
LEGO™ Club… Story Time… Computers… Books… There’s something for everyone to love at the library!
Our first LEGO™ Club for the month had a Valentine’s Day focus – be sure to take a look at the creativity of our builders before their creations are dismantled for the next meeting on February 25.
Story Time – both Tales for Tots on Tuesdays and Books & Babies on Fridays continue to be popular – and new kiddos are always welcome to join! Both Story Times are at 10:30 AM, Tuesdays tend toward the 2-5 years, Fridays tend toward 2 and younger, but try both to see which you prefer.
Our three adult patron computers are always free to use, with black & white printing costing only $0.10 per page. In addition to these public internet access computers, we now also have a children’s computer specifically designed for ages 2-8. Come check out this new addition, provided thanks to generous grant support from the Smoky Valley Community Foundation!
And books… whether you prefer those that are always available with our 24/7 Sunflower eLibrary or like to borrow traditional books or audiobooks, we want to hear about your favorites! On your next visit to the library, add your current reads to our display by the Library Desk. This month we also want to extend special thanks to the Lindsborg Lions Club for their donation of 20 children’s books – thank you!