Archive for Thursday, March 6, 2008

Library wants readers for spring lineup

March 6, 2008

The library's spring theme is "Wanted: Readers!" Stop by to see who is on our 'Wanted' list. We have Annie Online, who has never been stumped, Fiction Freddie and the Make-Believe Bandits, Checkout Charlie, The Encyclopedia Kid, The Reference Renegade and Buffalo Bill Biography. We want you to become a 'Wanted Reader" as well. All patrons who register for any of our spring programs will be given a 'wanted' poster that they can paste their picture on and post in the library.

Spring Reading Program

Sign up soon for Springo! Participants will receive a bingo card containing various types of books to read. As you complete each square on your card, write in the title in that square. When you have completed your blackout, turn in your card. Program continues through March 31. Prizes will be awarded at Family Night at 6 p.m. on April 15.

Read 100 Stories Challenge

The library has a large selection of story collections, and we want to share them with you. We are challenging our patrons to 'Read 100 Stories' between now and April 19.

There are several stories contained in each of our story collections so this will be a quick task to accomplish. Stop in and check out some of our great collections.

William Allen White Ice Cream Party

The library will be hosting an ice cream party at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 for youth in third through eighth grades who have read at least three of the 2008 William Allen White Award nominees. Participants must register in the library by March 31. We will discuss this year's nominees and introduce the 2009 nominees. Join us for fun, games and ice cream!

This year's nominees include 'The Journey That Saved Curious George' by Louise Borden. This is an excellent, true story about the escape of the author of Curious George, H. A. Rey, from Paris as the Nazis were invading during World War II. Other excellent nominees include 'The Naked Mole Rat Letters' by Mary Amato, 'Out of Order' by Betty Hicks, 'Princess Academy' by Shannon Hale, and 'Airball: My Life in Briefs' by Lisa Harkrader, who lives in Tonganoxie. There are 25 excellent books nominated for this award, which will be chosen by Kansas youth in third through eighth grades.

Patrons Performing Poetry Program

Please plan to participate in our 'Patrons Performing Poetry Program' to be presented at Family Night at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 in celebration of National Poetry Month. Patrons interested in participating may select a poem from the library's collection and register in the library no later than Friday, April 11. If you do not wish to perform, please plan to be a part of our audience and enjoy the poetry!

Story Time

The library hosts a weekly story-time at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Story-time includes theme-based stories along with a game, craft or other activity.

Story-time is geared for preschoolers, but all ages are welcome to participate.

Library Hours

Lansing Community Library hours of operation are: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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