This Director and the Library Board have discussed changing to longer library hours. We would like the public’s input on this issue and have devised a survey we hope that you will take the time to fill out. The survey is located on the “Information” page and just beneath the heading of “Forms”. You can print it off, fill it out, and bring it into the Library or mail to Lara Beach whose address is listed there, as well. There are also surveys at the Library that you are welcome to come in and fill out.
We appreciate your response in this matter so that we here at the Library can continue to serve our great community!
We have Summer programs returning to McLouth Public Library.
Starting June 1st, the Lunchables began and will run through school time.
The Summer Reading Program will begin on June 6th with weekly prizes being given to the child(ren) who have read the most minutes for that week!
June 7th, Movie Time will begin and will run through July. Movie Time will be both Tuesdays and Thursdays with a begin time of 2:30p. Popcorn and Kool-Aid provided. Parents/Guardians/Babysitters are invited to join the children! All movies are rated “G” unless otherwise noted. Please see “Services & Programs” page for movie listing.
The McLouth Public Library is happy to announce that with the success of the program last year that we are able to bring it back for a 2nd Summer!
This program was designed so that children using the Library during their Summer hiatus from school had a lunch. So many times, we have noticed that children will come into the Library and sit at a computer all day without leaving for lunch, get a drink of water, etc. With this program, between the hours of 11:30a and 1p, Monday thru Friday, the child can let the Library staff know that they are ready for their “Lunchable” items. The child is then given a “Lunchable”, piece of fresh fruit, and a bottled water. The child can sit in the kitchen are to eat. Parents/Guardians need to pick up a sign up sheet available at the Library before the child(ren) can be approved for this program.
This program is funded by monetary donation only and that is greatly appreciated!
With just over 50 patrons attending for the Quartermania fundraiser, this Library raised $700 in donations!
The people attending had great fun and seemed to enjoy themselves tremendously. The patrons also agreed that they would attend this fundraising event again.
This Library wants to thank everyone involved, from the vendors, to the volunteers, and to Tammy Stuart for being the “backbone” of this event!
Our Jefferson County Area Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight this month is on the McLouth Public Library! You can find the Library at 215 S. Union St. At the McLouth Public Library you can check out books, magazines, audio books, DVD’s, and they participate in the InterLibrary Loan program! They have patron computers with high speed Internet, hotspot wireless Internet access, and offer copy, printing, fax and notary services! You can also take advantage of programs like Storytime, movie days, summer reading, 1-1 computer training,and book club! Make sure you have a NExpress Library Card in good standing and stop by to check out the McLouth Public Library! www.mclouth.mykansaslibrary.org/
Thanks to all who volunteered their time to make McLouth Public Library’s “Books by the Bag” sale and the raffle a success!
We also wish to thank the vendors for their merchandise donations towards the raffle. The vendors donated some very nice items – thanks again!
Just an FYI regarding the Library’s fundraiser event for Patriots Day.
We will be having a HUGE book sale! We are having a “Books by the Bag” sale which is: McLouth Public Library totes filled to the brim for $5 and/or the plastic “Walmart” type bags filled to the brim for $3. You will get more for your money with the larger library totes. We will also be having the yearly raffle drawings for items that patrons have donated – and they are very nice items, too!
A quick note reminding you all that our daily book sale of hardbacks for 25¢ and paperbacks for 10¢.
The McLouth Public Library’s website now offers FREE newspaper links. On the sidebar you will find the “News” header that offers various area newspapers. Click on the link and it will give you free access to certain areas of that paper, if you wish to subscribe on your own you need to contact that newspaper for details. There is also a link to “WIBW 13”.
This Library’s website now offers printable forms for your convenience. We have posted the Volunteer Application, Employment Application, Comment form, and the Complaint form. These forms can be printed off, filled out, and either brought to the Library or mailed to the Library Board Secretary:
Lara Beach, McLouth Library Board, 304 E. Harker, McLouth, KS 66054
Of course, it is a request from all of us here at the Library that you contact the Director and work at getting any issue corrected before mailing the complaint form.
March’s McLouth Public Library’s board meeting will be on Thursday, March 24th, at 6:30p. Remember, if you would like to set in and test the waters for a seat on the Board you are welcome to do so. The Board meets here at the Library.
As many of you know already, McLouth Public Library offers much more than books to its patrons. This Library offers just to name a few, “1-1” computer training (as needed) and “Storytime with Miss D.” every Thursday a.m. In the last 2 years, this Library has added 4 extra weeks to its Summer Reading Program to assist with the patron’s reading level, added more school break movie times for children and parents, and started a Summer “Lunchables” program funded by the area churches.
With our new Library, our goals are: extend our hours (including some Sunday hours), have more children’s programs (we will have more room!), and add more computers. We will have a “Kansas” room with everything Kansas (KS books, books by KS authors, etc.) and it will be available for “long distance” student testing where privacy is needed.
With all of this, we need a Library Board that will enable us to achieve these goals and we have board seats that need filled. If you are interested in attending a board meeting and see if it suits you, the board meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30p here at the Library for around 1 hour.
Behind every great community is a great library!