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!
“Storytime with Miss D” returns from the Winter hiatus on Thursday, January 7th, at 11:15a here at the Library. You don’t need to be a member of Parents as Teachers (PAT) to attend. Bring you toddler/preschooler in for some songs, stories, and/or crafts!
McLouth Public Library will have Movie Time starting on 12/21 @ 12n! All movies are rated “G” except for “Jingle All the Way” which is rated “PG”. Popcorn and drinks will be served and parents are welcome to join the children for the movie.
12/21 Jack Frost
12/22 Little Drummer Boy
12/23 Emmett Otter’s Jug Band
12/28 Jingle All the Way
12/29 Frosty AND Frosty Returns
12/30 Babes in Toyland
McLouth Public Library’s Christmas tree will be a patriotic theme this year to honor those not able to come home this season.
We are in need of blue lights and silver ornaments – we thought silver would better reflect the red, white, and blue lights.
The Library will be setting up and decorating its tree on 11/28 @ 12n for any one that wishes to help. Thank you.
Just a reminder to patrons (and parents of patrons) that when USD 342 is closed due to winter weather, the Library will be closed as well.