Backyard Wilderness BIOBLITZ

Saturday, Septemeber 8, 2018     8:30am-12:00pm                                                                                                                                Meade Public Library, 104 E. West Plains St., Meade KS

What is a Bioblitz? A fun, intensive, short search for biodiversity in a specific location.  We’ll look for birds mammals, wildflowers, reptiles, butterflies, beetles, mushrooms-all the nature we can find.  People of all ages and skill levels are welcome.  You bring your curiosity, a smart phone with the iNaturalist app installed (or a digital camera), and tons of ennthusiasm.  Together we’ll make some science!

The event is free but pre-registration is requested.  For full even information and to register, visit:                 

Questions? Contact Audrey Flowers, Director of Meade Public Library and the staff at 620-873-2522

Friends of Meade Library Meeting!

Friends of Meade Library will hold its next meeting on Tuesday August 21, 2018 at 5pm in the Community Room.  Hope to see a packed room!  Talking about the Holiday Auction to be held in November.  Bring your enthusiam for a Seuss filled event!

Bird Banding Demonstration

On August 25, 2018.  Catch the trolley at the Library for a ride to the location beginning at 8am.  Trolley will make a trip about every 45 minutes, last trip about 10:15.  Tom Flowers, local bander will show how he catches and bands the birds including information about local species.  See some of your favorite birds up close and personal with this outdoor program. This program is in conjunction with the Backyard Wilderness Exhibit currently at the Library.  Check out the exhibit while you wait on the trolley!

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!