Sep 29

Teapot Collection

This Teapot Collection, belonging to MargaretTeapots Springer, has been on display at the library for the past month.  It will continue to be on display through Thursday (October 1) of this week.  We hope you’ll come in and see it — you won’t be dissapointed.  There are many cute and enjoyable pieces in her collection.

Sep 19

Story Time and TALK

IMG_7533Don’t miss Story Time this coming Tuesday, September 22, at 10:00 a.m.  The theme for the day will be “Weather.”  Don’t miss this time to enjoy great stories, activities and crafts.

There has also been a change in our TALK Book Discussion schedule.  The TALK scheduled for October 10 has been moved to October 17 at 1 p.m.  This is for the book Nathan Coulter.  Please note that this is a change of date and time.



Sep 08

TALK – Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Farmer BoyIt’s not too late to pick up your TALK books for 2015.  The first discussion is this coming Saturday, September 12, at 2:00 p.m. at the Library.  The book to be discussed is Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  It’s a quick read, so you could easily finish it by Saturday afternoon!

To find out more about TALK, just click on the link above.


Aug 31

Labor Day Closing – Story Time Begins

We will be closing for the Labor Day holiday on September 5 and 7 (Saturday and Monday).  We’ll be open during regular hours (including the lunch hour) beginning September 8.

Join us for our first Story Time of the year on September 8 at 10:00 a.m.  The theme will be “Grandparents.”  Gerri and Cheryle will have some great stories for the kids, and there will be a craft that each can give to their grandparents.  All pre-school age children are invited.

Aug 22

TALK — Closing at Noon

rustic barnWe encourage you to particpate in our TALK program this fall.  Our theme this year is “Coming of Age in Rural America.”   Four very good books have been chosen:   Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Winter Wheat by Mildred Walker, Nathan Coulter by Wendell Berry and Good Land by Bruce Bair.  Click on the TALK link above to find out more about the TALK book discussion program and to find out when each discussion will be.  The books are available at the library, so stop in any time to pick up your set.  The first TALK will be held on September 12.

During this time of transition from one director to another, and because of limited staffing, we will be closing the library during the noon hour (12 noon to 1 p.m.) each day.  We will be opening up during the regular hours again beginning September 7.

Aug 16

Farewell Reception for Caleb May

RECEPTIONWe invite you to attend a reception honoring our Director, Caleb May, on Tuesday – August 18, 2015 – from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  here at the library. Caleb has accepted the position of Director at the Henderson County Public Library at Henderson, Kentucky.  We will certainly miss him but wish him and his family the best as they start this next phase of life!

We also welcome Audrey Flowers as the new Director of Meade Public Library.  Audrey is a life-long resident of Meade County.  She worked as Assistant Director a number of years ago and has been working part-time during the past year.  We are excited to have her as our new Director and look forward to having her here full-time.

Jul 21

Summer Reading Prize Winners

Following is a list of all the prize winners for the 2015 Summer Reading Program.  Everyone had to complete the requirements to be eligible to win.

2015 Prize Drawings – Summer Reading Program


Pre-School thru Kindergarten

Princess Melody Play Castle
(donated by Fowler State Bank)
Ada May
Princess Kite  Ava Tacha
Sofia the First Figurine and Necklace Aveta Vieux
Sand Pail and Baseball Bat James May
Jake the Pirate Kite  and Handkerchief Brax Jones
Darth Vader Slippers and Pillow Chase Powell
Minnie Bow-Tastic Stylin’ Set Tessa Eason
Minnie Mouse Bow-Tique Puzzle Teghan Rosendahl
White Puppy Stuffed Animal Kinslee Lewis
Polar Bear Stuffed Animal and Book David Enns
Minions Action Figure Kemper Flavin
Doc McStuffins Cell Phone Laura Lynn
Colorful Giraffe Stuffed Animal
(donated by the Dusty Rose)
Kellie Miller
Camouflage Stuffed Dog
(donated by the Dusty Rose)
Ryle Jones
Travel Doodling & Coloring Book
(donated by Lisa Hogan-Usborne Books)
Chet Powell
GRAND PRIZE:  (donated by AJ Electric)
Radio Flyer Twist & Wiggle
Laura Lynn

1st Grade thru 2nd Grade

Princess Power Mask and Pizza Hut Coupon Taylor Stapleton
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Keychain Ryker Vieux
Avengers Assemble Puzzle C. J. Flavin
Spiderman Tent
(donated by Fowler State Bank)
Samuel Lynn
Play-Doh 24 Pack Rachelle Neely
Heroes Sticker Dressing Book
(donated by Selah Violin Academy)
Arianna Galloway
Sidewalk Chalk Abby May
Bug Kit Bethany Reimer
GRAND PRIZE:  (donated by Meade State Bank)
C. J. Flavin

3rd thru 4th Grade

Avengers Pack Tayte Flavin
Spider Man Kite and Star Wars Model Kit Benn Schnelle
Lego Super Heroes
(donated by Brenda Pennington-Sunshine School)
Holly Reimer
Avengers Ultimate Factivity Collection Sticker Book
(donated by BKM Electric)
Isaac Bowen
5 Minute Marvel Stories
(donated by BKM Electric)
Bradon Bird
Sport Quad Remote Control Car
(donated by Ace Hardware)
Liz Hawley


Vincent Lynn
Playing Cards, Magnet and Book Mark and Pizza Hut Coupon Kynlee Flavin
50 Travel Games and Activities
(donated by Lisa Hogan-Usborne Books)
Jace Jones
GRAND PRIZE:   (donated by Backroom Printing)
Interactive Globe
Tayte Flavin

5th thru 12th

Stuffed Animal Buffalo
(donated by the Dusty Rose)
Brian Reimer
Lunch Bag
(donated by Cheryle Shelton)
Trudy Jantz
Selfie Shutter Stick April Hough
Loteria Game
(donated by Bobbie Allison)
Trinity Sims
Star Wars Ceramic Goblet Set Leah Sims
Portable Cell Phone Charger Zachary Hawley
Pizza Hut Coupon Lily Ritter
Pizza Hut Coupon Kela Schnelle
Pizza Hut Coupon Alan Blatz
Pizza Hut Coupon Tori Carpenter
Pizza Hut Coupon Ronald Blatz
Playing Cards, Magnet and Book Mark and Pizza Hut Coupon Kaleb Hough
Free Buffalo T-Shirt
(donated by T54 Screen Printing)
Kasey Holler
Two-person Tent Timothy Sims
Superman Lanyard and Magnet Nathaniel Reimer
Portable DVD Player
Kasey Holler


SUPER GRAND PRIZE:  (donated by Meade Co-op)
Five-person tent
Chase Powell
Batman Poster Timothy Sims
Avengers Poster Teghan Rosendahl
Captain America Wall Hanging Bradon Bird
Large Superman Wall Hanging Addison Tacha
Small Superman Wall Hanging Jace Jones


$20 Gift Certificates
(donated by Bachman Drug)
Gen Smith
Deloris Loewen
$10 Gift Certificates
(donated by the Snappy Stop)
Liberty Valance
Cheryle Shelton
Deb Holler
$25 Gift Certificate
(donated by Cancun Mexican Grill)
Laura Sims
Free Reflexology Treatment
(donated by Reflexions on the Sole)
Wanda Journagen
Carolyn Meredith
Sarah May
Sena Hough
Legend Shave
(donated by Pure Romance by LaTonya)
Ryan Neely
Free Reflexology Treatment (donated by Reflexions on the Sole) and Body Dew (donated by Pure Romance by LaTonya) Brenda Pennington
Love Story Excape and Splash
(donated by Pure Romance by LaTonya)
Shawna Neely
Lunch Bag, Black Bag and Magnet Raymond Rodriguez
Shampoo and Conditioner
(donated by Unique Effects)
Beverly Campbell

All participants who did not receive a prize in the drawings were able to choose a gift from the prize table.

Jul 13

Completes Summer Reading Requirements

Following is a list of all the people who completed their 2015 Summer Reading requirements.  Congratulations to these Reading Super Heroes!


Pre-School thru Kindergarten
Logan Bird Noah May
Addison Bobo Kellie Miller
Tessa Eason Chase Powell
David Enns Chet Powell
Kemper Flavin Bailey Pippitt
Joey Hicks Wyatt Pippitt
Brax Jones Ana Joy Ritter
Ryle Jones Nathan Ritter
Tate Jones Titus Ritter
Kinslee Lewis Teghan Rosendahl
Pace Lewis Addison Tacha
Laura Lynn Ava Tacha
Ada May Trey Thornton
James May Aveta Vieux

1st and 2nd Grade
C. J. Flavin Rachelle Neely
Arianna Galloway Bethany Reimer
Khyia Hubin Jevin Smith
Lainey Jones Taylor Stapleton
Samuel Lynn Ryker Vieux
Abby May

3rd and 4th Grade
Bradon Bird Vincent Lynn
Isaac Bowen Hannah May
Ashley Carpenter James Neely
Kynlee Flavin Charity Powell
Tayte Flavin Holly Reimer
Jace Jones Benn Schnelle
Liz Hawley

5th thru 12th Grade
Susie Beachy Trudy Jantz
Alan Blatz Brian Reimer
Ronald Blatz Nathaniel Reimer
Tori Carpenter Lily Ritter
Monica Gleason Kela Schnelle
Michala Goff Leah Sims
Zachary Hawley Megan Sims
Kasey Holler Timothy Sims
April Hough Trinity Sims
Kaleb Hough

Beverly Campbell Ryan Neely
Mae Frederick Shawna Neely
Deb Holler Brenda Pennington
Sena Hough Raymond Rodriguez
Wanda Journagan Cheryle Shelton
Deloris Loewen Laura Sims
Sarah May Gen Smith
Carolyn Meredith Liberty Valance

Jul 09

Summer Reading – Final Program

We will close the library on Friday, July 10, at 3:00 p.m. to prepare for the Summer Reading Final Program.  We will re-open at 5:30 p.m.

What a fun summer it’s been as we’ve celebrated Super Heroes.  We’ve found out that Superman and Wonder Woman aren’t the only ones that carry this title.  Super Heroes come in many forms:  doctors, teachers, soldiers, emergency workers, animals, and the list goes on.

We have had 70 youth and 15 adults complete the program this year.  We will have a list of these participants in a few days.  They are to be congratulated for working hard to accomplish their reading goals this summer!

Our final program will be on Friday, July 10, at 6:00 p.m.  The main program will feature a Living History presentation “Deborah Samson:  Soldier of the American Revolution.”  Deborah Samson disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.  She fought in several battles, was wounded and even treated her own wounds.  She will be portrayed by Anna Smith of Carbondale, Kansas.  Click here to find out more about the program:

The prize drawings will follow the program.  You must have finished the program and be present to win.  Refreshments will follow the prize drawings.

Jul 09

Summer Reading Sponsors

We are thankful for the many businesses and individuals who sponsor the Summer Reading Program at Meade Public Library.  They truly help to make our program a success every summer, and we encourage you to patronize their businesses.  Following is a list who donated for the 2015 Summer Reading Program:

Ace Hardware          AJ Electric          Bachman Drug          Backroom Printing          BKM Electric
Bob’s Drive-In          Bobbie Allison          Cancun Mexican Grill          Cheryle Shelton
Dalton Gang Hideout & Museum          Dusty Rose          Fowler State Bank          Lisa Hogan – Usborne Books
Meade Co-op          Meade Recreation Commission          Meade State Bank          Meade Thriftway
Pizza Hut          Pure Romance by LaTonya          Reflexions on the Sole          Reimer Construction
Selah Violin Academy          Smoke Hoss          Snappy Stop          Sunshine School
T54 Screen Printing           Unique Effects Salon

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