Children’s Book Week to kick off
Lansing Community Library's Family Night is being moved up a week this month from its normal date.
Family Night will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the library, 108 S. Second St., in the Lansing Activity Center. Normally, Family Night is the third Tuesday of the month, but it is being moved to coincide with Children's Book Week, Nov. 13-19.
Darlene Dean, librarian, said several activities would take place at Family Night, including the introduction of a statewide program, "Kansas Reads to Preschoolers." To help with the program, Mayor Kenneth Bernard is scheduled to read a bedtime story to assembled children, who are invited to come to the library wearing their pajamas.
Family Night also is the kickoff to the library's Winter Reading Program. Participants can register in five levels, from pre-reader to adult, for the chance to win free books. The theme of this year's program, which continues through Jan. 31, is "Lick the Cold, Read Something Bold."
Also at Family Night, the library will launch its fourth-annual "Deck the Halls with Books" program. Patrons can select a tag from a book tree at the Activity Center, purchase a book and return the book to the library by Dec. 9. Books collected will be distributed through the Mayor's Christmas Tree program.