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It is hard to believe that we are in the last quarter of 2019 already. We loved seeing everyone at the Fall Festival and Spooky Center. These are some of our favorite City events to participate in.

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week (November 11 – 16) is an annual event that promotes reading to all Kansas children from birth through age five. We will have a special storytime guest reader here and pass out the book, I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont, to each child.

Our Bedtime and Saturday Storytimes have been increasing in popularity and we love seeing the families at these events. We will be continuing them through the winter and look forward to another Teddy Bear Sleepover after a Bedtime Storytime. Dates and times are posted on our Activity Calendar online at

The Winter Reading Program will be starting soon. Each Saturday in November, we will have a gnome movie or activity for children to join in. Event registration is required to ensure we have enough supplies. Reading logs will be available at the library. Come in often for your reading stamps and prizes! Check the online calendar or pick up a paper copy for details.

Both the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers, Winter Reading, and Storytime activities fit nicely into the ongoing 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program that we have going on. There are several young patrons who are almost ready to receive their 1000 Books t-shirts for completing 1000 books! Be sure to look online to participate or pick up a sheet to log your child’s books at the library.

Liz Daniel has some fun activities for Art Night Out (ages 16+) and Kids Create (ages 6+) planned. Space is limited for the adult program and there is a $20 registration fee to cover all supplies needed for the activity. The Kids Create program is free for all patrons and is made possible by the Friends of the Library group and the fundraising they do through out the year. Thank you so much for supporting their fundraising efforts by frequenting the Book Sale Nook in the library, the annual book sale, and participating in the Paint & Sip activities.

In December, we are honored to have Mrs. Claus coming to visit for a special storytelling, singing, and reindeer decorating event. Registration is required for this event. Bring your camera for these special events.

Finally, our holiday hours for the rest of the year are as follows:

  • Closed on Monday, November 11
  • Close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 27
  • Closed on Thursday, November 28
  • Close at Noon on Tuesday, December 24th
  • Closed on Wednesday, December 25
  • Close at 5pm on Tuesday, December 31
  • Closed on Tuesday, January 1

Thanks to all of you for all the fun we’ve had in 2019. We look forward to a prosperous 2020. As always, we look forward to seeing you at the library and welcome suggestions on how we can serve you better. You can reach me at