Backyard Wilderness

Your Meade Public Library was chosen from Libraries across the US to host an interactive exhibit centered around getting people, especially families, outside and exploring!  Backyard Wilderness will be here through September and is free!  Stop in and take a look.  In connection with the exhibit we’ve got a Bird Banding Demonstration planned for August 25, 2018 and a BioBlitz of the local flora and fauna for September 8, 2018.  Check in often for updates on these activities.  What is in your Backyard?                                       


 There is just one week left in the Summer Reading Program! Last day to check in books to count is Wednesday, July 11th at 5pm!  Several kids real close to finishing and they can get it done!  Closing program is on Thursday, July 12th at 7pm.  Everyone who finishes has a chance at some neat prizes.  Must be present to win!!

Keep reading!!!

Libraries Rock! Cynthia Ziesman AND Thad Beach

     Thursday June 14 at 10:00am, Cynthia Ziesman will be at the Library for some singing and dancing with her Rock Around the Clock program for all ages!

TWO PROGRAMS this week—Join us on Friday JUNE 15, at 10:00am for Thad Beach and his Musical Chair.  Always a favorite, Thad brings out the music in everyday items.  

Dig out your movin’ and groovin’ shoes and join us Thursday and Friday this week!

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading

Tomorrow is our first summer reading program for all ages!  The Instrument Petting Zoo begins at 10:00am on June 7.  Our Speaker is Brandon Haynes, MHS Principal and Band Instructor! Join us for a musical good time!


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!