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Saturday, March 17, we had a St. Paddy's Day party, attended by 17 kids and 6 adults. There were two themed stories, green punch and cookies, crafts. A fun time was had by all! During Spring Break, the library had a games day and a movie day. Patrons played board games like chess, checkers, candyland, apples2apples, and scrabble. Kids and adults attended.
We had a book sale during Library Week, which raised money for us to buy new materials as well as found new homes at a cheap price for items we no longer needed in our collection. We sold books for adults and kids, used movies, Lacona centennial books, Lacona Library book bags, and raffle tickets for a Pokey Little Puppy quilt (raffle in August at the Celebration) which was made by our Board president.
With everybody getting tired of school and ready for the summer break, we had our last StoryTime until Fall. Summer reading logs and pre-registrations for the Summer Reading Program in July are available at the library desk. The next regular StoryTime series will begin in September.
The library has been buying new non-fiction books for jr and sr high readers the last couple of months, in response to feedback from the schools that these are needed. Included in our purchases are a variety of biographies, a series on the history of Mexico, some books about Australian wildlife, several books and a video about the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, a reference book of Native American tribes and cultures. Lists of the new titles were emailed to each school for use by staff and students. Hopefully, the books will be helpful for reports and homework assignments.
The last 4 Tuesdays in July were the Summer Reading Program. Barb Ripperger led stories, games, crafts, treats. On Tuesday, July 24 was the "Josh the Otter" water safety program, sponsored by a local patron, and complete with a free book for each of the 16 kids who participated. There were hands-on experiments, stories, coloring sheets, treats. Hopefully, the kids and parents who came will remember water safety rules this summer.
The library was a very busy place this month, with many young patrons cooling off from the hot weather in here. They played games on the computers as well as board games with one another. Chess was surprisingly popular, with players from age 6-16. We also played checkers, candyland, dominoes, apples2apples, and solitaire. In addition to all the gaming, books and movies were very popular. The library has been conducting a survey of interest in ebooks and next month will host two workshops on the ereaders we purchased from a grant.
Kids' movie starts 3rd Saturday of each month. Library board meeting moved to Monday, Sept 17 for special discussion of WILBOR e-book system. E-reader workshops scheduled Sept 22 & 29.
WILBOR comes to Lacona on Friday, November 30th. See "E-book lending service" tab for more information.