Sep 20

Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday Party

aroldJoin us this coming Thursday, September 22, after school from 4:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.  We will be celebrating the “100th Birthday of Roald Dahl.”  Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916.  He is the author of many childrens’ books including James and the Giant Peach, The BFG and Matilda, and he created the many fascinating characters we saw in the Willy Wonka movies.

We will be having games, crafts and refreshments and look forward to having a good time.  We have many Roald Dahl books ready to be checked out too.

Sep 06

Story Time

Our first Story Time of the year is today (September 6) at 10:00 a.m. Join us for a fun-filled time as we read and do activities about “Grandparents.”

Grandparents Day is this coming Sunday, September 11.

Aug 31

Labor Day Closing

Image result for labor day artWe will be closed on Saturday and Monday (September 3 and 5) in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Aug 26

Summer Reading Sponsors

We had a great Summer Reading Program this summer.  Our final program ended up being quite an adventure — that’
s when we had the 100+ mph storm, and we had our drawings and refreshments by flashlight!  Everyone was a good “sport,” and it went fairly quickly so everyone could get home and see how things were at their houses.

Following is a list of sponsors for 2016.  We honestly could not have such a great program if it weren’t for these individuals and businesses.  We encourage you to stop in and say Thank You for taking an interest in your library and community.


Ace Hardware
AJ Electric
Artesian Valley Wellness Center
Bachman Drug
Backroom Printing
BKM Electric
Bob’s Drive-In
Cheryle Shelton
Dalton Gang Hideout
The Dusty Rose
Fowler State Bank
Meade Thriftway
Meade State Bank
Meade Recreation Commission
Meade Co-op
Pizza Hut
Reflexions on the Sole
Reimer Construction
Smoke Hoss
Snappy Stop
Sunshine School
T-54 Printing
Unique Effects



Aug 10

TALK Books

WomenThe books for the upcoming TALK series this fall are now ready to be checked out.  The theme this year is “Women Around the World.”  The dates for the discussions are September 10 and 24, and October 8.  If you haven’t participated in the TALK discussions before, we encourage you to do so.

Click on the TALK button above to find out more about TALK, the books and discussion leaders.


Aug 03

William Allen White Books

Click to viewThe William Allen White books for 2016-2017 are out on the shelf now and ready for checkout.

Jul 19

Afternoon Tea with the Candidates

The Meade Public Library will be hosting “Afternoon Tea with the Candidates” this coming Saturday, July 23, at 2:00 p.m.

This will be a unique opportunity for the public to meet the candidates (for the August primary) from both parties from the local to national level.

These are the candidates who are planning on being at the forum.  This list may include more people on Saturday, but it is complete as of July 19.

Meade County Commissioner
District 2–Meade:  Janna Frydendall, Barbara Johannsen, Ed Pippitt
Distric 3–Plains:  Clair Bender, Lance Kane

Meade County Attorney:  Laura Lewis, Clay Kuhns

Meade County:  Janet Hale (County Clerk), Michelle Benear (County Treasurer), Loretta Davis (Register of Deeds), Mark Miller (Sheriff)

U.S. Senator (Democratic Party Primary):  Patrick Wiesner

U.S. House of Representatives–1st District:  Roger Marshall

State Senator–38th District:  Bud Estes, Joyce Warshaw

Kansas House of Representatives–115th District:  Andrew Evans, Boyd Orr

Judge–16th Judicial District:  Van Z. Hampton

Each candidate will have 3 to 5 minutes to give a presentation about themselves and their candidacy.  There will be a question and answer time.  Afterwards, we will serve refreshments where the voters and candidates can have one-on-one conversations with each other.


Jul 13

Summer Reading- Final Week

Can you believe it?  The final week of Summer Reading is here.  We hope you have all had as much fun as we have!

The last day to return books for credit is July 14 (at 5 p.m.).  

July 15 – 6:30 p.m. –  Prize Drawings.  We will not be having a program on this day, just the drawings.  You must have completed the requirements for Summer Reading to be eligible for the prizes.  See you there!

July 14 at 10:30 a.m.:  Family Time Thursday
We are having a Morning Matinee in the community room.  Bring your pillow and settle in for a great time at the movies.   The movie is 95 minutes and is rated PG.

What will we be watching?   Living large and loving life, Po (a panda) realizes that he has a lot to learn if he’s going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor. After reuniting with his long-lost father, he must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters. Together, they unite to take on the evil supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle.

July 14 at 1 p.m.:  Adult Reading Program
Adult Coloring!  We will provide the coloring pages and markers for some stress-free fun.  Anyone over age 18 is welcome to join us.


Jul 06

Summer Reading Fun

Thad Beach entertains the kids with his "Shake, Rattle and Roll" musical program.

Thad Beach entertains the kids with his “Shake, Rattle and Roll” musical program.

Campbell E. and Teghan R. have Summer Reading Fun in the Craft Room.

Campbell E. and Teghan R. have Summer Reading Fun in the Craft Room.

Jul 03

Summer Reading – July 5 – 9

There’s not much more time left of the Summer Reading Program.  We hope everyone has been enjoying the special programs and events we’ve been having.  We know a lot of reading has been going on.  Here’s what’s going on this coming week at Meade Public Library.

July 5 at 10 a.m.:  It’s Teen Tuesday.
This week is the “Scrambles.”   Teens from Grades 6-12 are invited to join in the activities and see what’s going on at Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics.  The teens have been having a great time!

July 7 at 10:30 a.m.:  Family Time Thursday
“Lights, Camera, Read!”  This is an event sponsored by the Southwest Kansas Library System.  It’s a READ Poster Photo Shoot.  Come and talk about your favorite books and characters.  Have your picture taken in front of our special READ poster green screen, and we’ll place you in your own personalized READ poster!  (Don’t wear green on this day!”)  This looks like it will be a lot of fun.

July 7 at 1 p.m.:  Adult Reading Program
Adult Coloring!  We will provide the coloring pages and markers for some stress-free fun.  Anyone over age 18 is welcome to join us.

Make sure to come in and do a craft or two in the craft room.  There’s something for all ages.  We’ve also got our trivia questions.  Answer the trivia for your age category, and get a special treat.

The last day to return books for credit is July 14 (at 5 p.m.).  Our Prize Drawings will by on July 15 in the evening, so mark your calendars.

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