Now that the craziness of Summer Reading is over and kids and parents everywhere are gearing up for the craziness of back to school, Storytime will be taking some time off to let everyone recuperate and put together some exciting new programs. We will start up again after Labor Day on Thursday, September 6th, resuming our regular schedule of every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 am. Look for more details on all the cool stuff we have coming up as we get closer to September 6th!
Two of our employees have decided to head off to college, so we are looking for part-time circulation clerks to replace them! The full job description and application instructions can be found at www.hrepartners.com
All good things must come to an end, including Summer Reading. But don’t worry, we plan on sending it out with a blast. For the first time ever, we’ll be holding our finale party at the Atchison Family YMCA/Cray Community Center! You can swim, play games, eat pizza, or even just read in a quiet corner if you’re not quite ready to let Summer Reading go. The party is Sunday, July 29, from 4-6 pm, and remember that you must complete at least 6 weeks of the Summer Reading program to attend!
Grand Prize winners will be announced at the party, taking home a Kindle (teen) and a family four pack generously donated by the Kansas City Renaissance Festival! (kids) You must complete all 8 weeks to be eligible for the grand prizes! We’ll also be awarding prizes for most minutes read and for our favorite book drawing!
The library will stay open until 5 on Saturday to give everyone a chance to drop in and check out the Kansas Room, the mosaic, or the air conditioning.
Page to Screen has changed! It is now Movie Night. Join us on July 26th at 5:30 to watch an award winning movie about a Mother's fight to find her daughter's killer. It takes place in a neighboring state. That is all Licensing will allow me to say. We will provide the popcorn, bring your own drinks. THIS IS A PROGRAM FOR THOSE 18 AND OVER ONLY. Hope to see you there.
On August 2nd at 6:00, we are starting a new book club. It's tentatively call Waiting for the KHC Book Talk Book Club. We will feature thrillers and mysteries with male lead characters. Our first selection will be Relic by Douglas Preston and Lee Child. It is the first in the Pendergast series. I hope to see you there. This is a mystery with a twist. It should be something different and fun.
Your Kansas State Library website has tons of resources available to help you register to vote and prepare to vote! Visit the "From the Reference Desk" blog at https://kslib.info/ReferenceBlog.
The post "Resources for Kansas' 2018 primary elections" has links to My Vote Info, Election Frequently Asked Questions, Useful links for Elections & Legislature, Online voter registration, and Search for 2018 Primary or 2018 General Election Candidates.
Due to the ridiculous heat, we are moving the Ribbon Cutting Festivities for the Mosaic inside. Please join us at 5 this evening!
The 2018 Summer Reading program keeps on rolling along, and the Atchison Library is excited to welcome Will Stuck! Will is a renowned storyteller and entertainer, who will be performing his show, Hoopla! Stories and Songs to Make You Wiggle and Giggle. This is a show constructed to get you rolling on the floor laughing! Will is going to be sharing some of his favorite songs and stories in a program that includes lots of silliness and audience participation. Hoopla! is sure to be a blast for all ages. This show if FREE and open to everyone. Join us on Wednesday, June 27th at 12:30 pm!