We have been awarded a FIVE STAR rating from the Library Journal!!!!
This is the highest rating that can be achieved.
The ratings are figured on circulation, library visits, number of programs, attendance and internet use based on library budget and population.
There were only 12 libraries in the state of Kansas who received any rating that year and only 10 libraries in the nation in our budget range that received 5 Stars!
We are very proud and grateful for the award and want to thank everyone for helping us reach this goal by giving us your support, interest and cooperation in our endeavors to enrich our community.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
This program is an ongoing early literacy program to get children ready to start reading. Studies have proven that young children who have been read to regularly build the skills they need in order to learn to read. If anyone reads to your child just 1 library book a day for a year, they will have listened to 365 books!
After the children have registered at the library, they will receive a reading chart to record their books. When they complete their first 100 books they will receive a book bag and their next reading chart. The children will receive a prize for every 100 books read till they reach 1000. At 500 books, the child will have a library book dedicated to them that will remain in the library and be a reminder to your family and all the families in our community about the importance of early literacy!
Let’s see what we can accomplish together to benefit our children.
*Update to this program: It is in the process of being revised so that children can still participate but with an online program. We will give further information as it is known.
**Until further notice our book club meetings will be postponed.
Come join this lively group the last Wednesday of every month from 4-5 pm. Discuss what you’ve been reading or sit back and listen to what they’ve been reading!
If you would like to receive emails from the library containing information about upcoming library events, new books, movies, etc., please supply the staff with your email address. Your email address will not be shared with anyone else.
Do you know anyone who would benefit from the Talking Books program?
Talking Books is a program run by the state. Any Kansas citizen that is certified as print impaired due to a visual or physical condition may apply for Talking Books Services. Such conditions may include permanent or temporary blindness, vision loss, physical condition or reading disability. Contact staff to learn more about the service.