LIBRARIES ROCK!

2018 Summer Reading program begins on May 21st and the first day to return                                                                  books to count is June 4th!  This year’s musical theme has June full of singing,                                                                    dancing and getting your groove on.  We have reading levels for everyone from                                                                  babies in laps to grandparents!  Stop in, sign up, get all the info,  and be a reading                                                              ROCK STAR this summer!  

It’s National Library Week!

Come celebrate with us this week!  Wednesday we’re planning cookies and tea/lemonade in celebration of Meade Public Library all day.  Stop in and tell us your favorite thing about YOUR Library!

 

On Display at MPL

We are lucky to have the High School Art students’ entries from the High Plains League Art Show in the Pinnick Room.  Mrs. Lynnette Gonzalez, USD 226 Art Instructor and her students have been very gracious in the last three years to allow MPL to display their pieces.  Again this year we will give a People’s Choice Award to the favorite piece of the show.  Stop by and see the amazing art and vote for your favorite! On display until April 24th, so don’t delay!

 In our lighted display case we are highlighting Car and Truck banks collected by Jack Shelton throughout his life.  Cheryle Shelton was willing to bring in some of the many banks he collected for our case.  There are some intriguing pieces on display!

Hear ye, Hear ye…What’s new at the Library!

BOOK SPINE POETRY: select from our preprinted book spine titles and create a poem uniquely yours.  When you have got it just right, tape it down on a sheet of paper and we’ll display it in the Library.  Everybody is a poet, so get creative!

CHOCOLATE BAR CHALLENGE:  for our beginning to High School readers.  Read a marked book from our NEW BOOKS shelves and give us a review and earn a chocolate bar!  Reviews will be displayed with the book.  Maybe your friend will read the book you reviewed!

And the winners are. . .

        

First Place: Lynnette Gonzalez                 Second Place: Lainey Jones                 Third Place:  Leah Sims                                           Adult Division                                         2nd-6th Grade Division                    7th-12th Grade Division

We had 29 entries for our Logo Contest.  It was a tough decision for our Judges as they first had to find a winner in the three divisions and then determine who would receive which place.   Entries were placed in sealed envelopes with the artist information on another slip of paper that was placed in another envelope by age division.  At the end of the contest the envelopes with informations slips were sealed and opened by the Library Board after the judges were finished with their deliberating.  The judges did not know who had submitted the entries, just the age division the entries were in.  Congratulations to all those who entered our contest, there were a lot of creative entries brought in!  A big THANK YOU to Carol Hewitt and Kim Stevens who agreed to be our judges!

Stop in the Library and see all the entries.  We’ll have them up for a couple of weeks.

March Madness

Evening at the Movies returns on March 17, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Library Community Room.  We’ll be viewing the new movie about a boy born with facial deformities who is attending public school for the first time.  This is open to everyone, bring your favorite non-alcoholic movie drink and we’ll provide the popcorn!

February at the Library

Image result for februaryHelp us design a new logo to identify the Library.  We are looking for something a little different, something beyond the colorful stack of books or picture of the building — something that when seen, everyone will know it’s the Meade Public Library!  This will be used on business cards, letterhead, advertising, mailings, etc.  Click on the Logo Contest button above for rules and prize information for the contest.  The contest will end February 28 at 5 p.m.

On Display this Month:
Gerri Reimer is sharing her “Snowman” collection throughout the month of February.

Welcome to our new Clerk, Brenda Claassen.  Brenda has lived in Meade for the past six months and is replacing Janette Friesen who has decided it’s time to spend more time at home!

February 13 – Book Chat at 10 a.m. – Come have a cup of coffee and share with others about the latest book you’ve read.

Febuary 17 – Movie Night – 6:30 p.m. – Join us for a movie about a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.  Bring your favorite drink, we will provide the popcorn.  For adults, age 18 and over.  (Our movie license prohibits us from using the title of the movie.)

 

January at the Library

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Help us design a new logo to identify the Library.  We are looking for something a little different, something beyond the colorful stack of books or picture of the building — something that when seen, everyone will know it’s the Meade Public Library!  This will be used on business cards, letterhead, advertising, mailings, etc.  Click on the Logo Contest button above for rules and prize information for the contest.

On Display this Month:
Famous Kansans – in the Emily Pinnick Room – Meade Junior High 7th Graders have put together a display featuring famous Kansans.  Don’t miss a chance to learn about some of the people who have called Kansas home.
A Visit to TV Land – in the Display Case – We have a collection of old and new memorabilia from the land of TV.

Welcome to our new Cataloger & Interlibrary Loan Clerk, Dee Overbay.  Dee has been a long-time patron of the library, and we’re excited to now have her on staff.  She started in early December and is filling the position left by Marshela Adolfson who has retired.

January 16 – Story Time – 10:00 a.m. – Gerri will have stories and activities about “Snow.”  Join us for a shivering good time!

January 20 – Movie Night – 6:30 p.m. – Join us for a movie about a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.  Bring your favorite drink, we will provide the popcorn.  For adults, age 18 and over.  (Our movie license prohibits us from using the title of the movie.)

 

December at the Library

There’s a lot going on at the library this month.

December 9 – Saturday – 6:00 p.m.:  Evening at the Movies.  We will be showing a Christmas Classic.  This event is for adults only.  We’ll provide the popcorn, you bring your favorite drink.

December 12 – Tuesday – 10:00 a.m.:  Book Chat.  Join us for coffee/tea/snacks and talk about the book (any book) you’ve just finished reading.

December 15 – Friday – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.:  After School Craft Day.  This will be a Make & Take Christmas Craft.  For ages K-6.

December 19 – Tuesday – 10:00 a.m.:  Story Time for ages 1-5.

December 21:  Thursday – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.:  Kids Christmas Movie.   Join us for a magical train ride to the North Pole.  For all ages – children age 5 and under must have an adult attend with them.

We will be closing for Christmas December 23-25 and for New Year’s December 30-January 1.  We will be open for regular hours on January 2.

 

 

2017 Holiday Home Tour