The library is pleased to announce, we are now part of the North Central Kansas Library System’s Rotating Book Van. We will be getting our first set of books (350 books to be exact), Tuesday, March 17th. They should be here and ready to check out shortly after we open, 1pm. The books will check out for the normal 3 week period. New books with arrive, and the previous books taken out, every eight weeks (2 months).
We will be reading a Pete the Cat and doing a dinosaur “hatching” egg experiment.
Dr. Seuss was born on this day in 1904. Dr. Seuss’s real name is Theodore Seuss Geisel. He wrote many children books which used imaginative characters and rhyme. To learn more, check out this link: http://www.biography.com/people/dr-seuss-9479638
This day has become the annual National Read Across America Day. For more information, please visit: http://www.nea.org/grants/read-across-background.html
Come join in on the celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday this week at story time. Katie will be reading her favorite Dr. Seuss books!
This week we will be reading a story for Presidents’ Day.
Come join in on some Valentine’s Fun at Story Time this week! We will also be doing a Valentine’s Craft.
Any time the USD #251 schools are closed for wintry weather the library will be closed. This also includes ice, blowing snow, blizzard like conditions, and arctic temperatures. This is for the safety of patrons and staff.
During severe storms or tornadoes the library will monitor the weather closely. If time to evacuate we will go to the Methodist Church at 5th and Walnut unless there is time to close the library. If no time to evacuate we will go to the bathroom on the children’s side or one of the storerooms.
Library cards are issued upon patron request with proof of identity.
Books will only be checked out on patron cards. If more than one family member has a card and one card is blocked they cannot use another family member’s card unless card holder is with patron and approves usage.
Effective January 1, 2015 any patron with fines of $10.00 or more will be blocked until all fines are paid and all books returned. No checkout for any library materials (books, DVD’s/VHS, magazines, etc.)
Fine Free Exceptions: School, patrons over the age of 70, hospitalization/illness, natural disaster (fire, flood, tornado) death of patron family member, board members and interlibrary loans.
Late Fee for library materials: Books 10 cents a day per book
DVD/VHS $1.00 a day per dvd/vhs (limit 5)
Each single-sided copy is 10 cents.
Double-sided copy is 25 cents.
Anything printed by the patron (even if by mistake) will be paid for by the printing patron.
Free Copies as followed:
Encyclopedia articles (cannot be checked out)
Pages from a book (not allowed to be checked out)
Copies for the Township Board
Our mistake – trial and error on enlargement or reduction and paper jams
1 to 5 pages: $2.00
25 cents each additional page
25 cents per page
This week we will be reading about Groundhog Day!