Eclipse Viewing Celebration

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We will also have other eclipse viewing activities:
The Meade Historical Society Museum will be here with an antique model of the solar system which will demonstrate how an eclipse happens.
We will have a live stream fro NASA as the eclipse happens across the country.
Make and enjoy “Sun S’mores”

We have fliers with information about eclipses, safe viewing, how to make a shoebox viewer, and more.

The total eclipse is visible in the Northeast Kansas/Kansas City area at 1:09 p.m.  Our best viewing will be during this time.  Folding chairs will be available or bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for extended viewing.

Summer Reading Prize Winners

Summer Reading has finished for 2017, and we had our prize drawings on Friday night.  Following is a list of the prize winners for this year’s Summer Reading Program “Build a Better World.”

We had a total of 51 kids and 12 adults finish the program this year with over $1,700 in prizes donated by business in the Meade community.  We could not do this program without their generous help.





Pre-K  –  Kindergarten
Creative Table Ace Hardware Serynity Miller
Princess Castle Play Tent Fowler State Bank Ana Ritter
Knight Castle Play Tent Fowler State Bank Channing Powell
$10 GiftCard Dollar General Thomas Benear
White Stuffed Animal Dusty Rose Aaron Mercado
Tan Stuffed Animal Dusty Rose Samson Ritter
Alphabet Train Floor Puzzle Meade Public Library Chase Powell
T-Shirt Meade Public Library Abigail Enns, Nathan Ritter, Ryel Jones
Grades 1 & 2
Razor Hover Board AJ Electric Chet Powell
$10 Gift Card Dollar General Titus Ritter
Purple Stuffed Animal Dusty Rose Levi Kane
Fairy Figurine Dusty Rose Teghan Rosendahl
Squirt Gun Set Triple K Firearms Brax Jones
Lincoln Logs Meade Public Library Adan Mercado
K-Nex Set Meade Public Library David Enns
T-Shirt Meade Public Library Cadence Sherman
Grades 3 & 4  
Bicycle Meade State Bank Lainey Jones
Spirograph Design Set BKM Electric Bethany Reimer
$10 Gift Card Dollar General Journey Watson
T-Shirt Meade Public Library Rachelle Neely
Grades 5 – 12  
4 Person Tent Meade Co-op Zachary Hawley
$10 Gift Certificate Snappy Stop Tate Flavin
Lego U.S. Capitol Building Back Room Printing Elijah Hailey
Vibrancy Hair Cair Products Unique Effects Lily Ritter, Holly Reimer
$10 Gift Card Dollar General Kinley Flavin
Space Shuttle Kite BKM Electric Kaleb Hough
Cross Bookmark Dusty Rose Emberlynn Miller
T-Shirt Meade Public Library Ezekiel Hailey, Charity Powell
Other Prizes  
S’mores Bouquet Dusty Rose Ray Neely
$25 Gift Certificate Bart’s Tavern Zach Volden’s Family
$10 Gift Certificate Snappy Stop Ryan Neely, Cliff Hailey
Free Treatment Reflexions on the Sole Gen Smith, Cheryll Mann
Set of Dalton Gang Books Dalton Gang Hideout Shawna Neely
$10 Gift Certificate Bachman Drug Liberty Valance, Sena Hough
Almost Home Gift Basket Meade Public Library Carolyn Meredith
Apothecary Jar Set Meade Public Library Eve Hailey
Elk Coffee Travel Mug Meade Public Library Raymond Rodriguez
Original Picture Puzzle Books Meade Public Library Gena Hailey
Guessing Jar Winners Correct answer was:  47 Chase Powell guessed 47
Kemper Flavin guess 49

2017 Summer Reading – July 2 – 11

Here’s what’s going on at the library this week!

(All Ages) July 6 (Thursday, 10 a.m.) “Mad Science – “Engineers Shape the World”  Join us as our youngest engineers learn how to build and shape a better world.

(All Ages) July 7 (Friday, 6:30 p.m.)  Prize Drawings at the Library for all who have completed the Summer Reading Program.  We will have a fun skit performed by our teen group followed by refreshments.

(Teens) July 11  (Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 12 noon) – Wrap-Up and Review

Independence Day Closing

We will be closed all day July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.  This is the only day we will be closed for the holiday.

2017 Summer Reading – June 25 to July 1

Here’s what’s going on at the library this week!

(Teens) June 27 (10 am-11:30 am) – “Putting in Place”  We will continue working on our fort.

(All Ages) June 28 (Thursday, 10 a.m.)  Craft Day at the Library – Wooden Book End Craft for those who have reservations only.

(All Ages) June 29 (Thursday, 10 a.m.)  “Tales from Around the World” Savannah Ball, from the Southwest Kansas Library System,  will tell stories from around the world.  This will also including songs and a Strega Nona puppet show.

2017 Summer Reading – June 18-24

Here’s what’s going on at the library this week!

(Teens) June 20 (10 am-11:30 am) – “Final Touches”

(Adults) June 20 (Thursday, 12 noon) – “Building a Better You with Essential Oils”  Misti Kohart will share with us the benefits of essential oils in our every day lives.  She is a representative of Young Living Essential Oils.  Lunch will be served at this event.  There is no cost, but reservations are required to make sure we have plenty of food (873-2522) .  You are welcome to attend without eating lunch.

(All Ages) June 22 (Thursday, 10 a.m.)  “Build a Better Snack” Christine McPheter, Meade County Extension.  Christine will show us how to be an architect and how to construct a yummy, easy treat you can make and enjoy at home all summer long!


2017 Summer Reading – June 11-17

Here’s what’s going on at the library this week!

(Teens) June 13 (10 am-11:30 am) – “Construction Begins”

(All Ages) June 15 (Thursday, 10 a.m.) – Thad Beach, Building Language Through Music
Thad Beach is a performing songwriter. Kids of all ages will enjoy his Awesome Adjectives, Radical Rhymes, Crazy Creations and the Band in a Bucket as we Build a Better World with Music!

(Adults) June 15 (Thursday, 7 p.m.) – Bob Dixson, Mayor of Greensburg, Kansas
Mayor Dixson will speak on the recovery of Greensburg following the devastating May 4, 2007 tornado. (This program is primarily for adults. If kids under the age of 15 choose to come, they must be accompanied by an adult.)

Don’t forget our Craft Room. Cheryle has a variety of crafts and activities for you to do. See you at the library!  We also have Family Fun Sheets that you can do and earn prizes.


2017 Summer Reading – June 4-10

Here’s what’s going on at the library this week:

(Teens)  June 6 (10 am-11:30 am) – Introduction to “Building a Better Community.”  See what we have planned for Teen Tuesday this summer.

(Adults)  June 7 (Wednesday,12 noon) – The Honey Party (This is a change in time from what is previously advertised.)
Olis Lauppe from Fowler will bring his bee hive and share with us about his honey producing operation.  We will serve pizza for lunch at this program.  (Starting at 10 a.m., we will have our Honey Party.  We have about 15 different varieties of honey for you to sample and then vote on your favorite.  You’ll be amazed at the difference in flavors in the different honeys.  These are not flavored honeys–they are the flavor of the plant they come from.  This is come-and-go and will end at 3 p.m.)  The pizza is free, but we respectfully ask that you call by closing time Tuesday, June 6, to reserve a place.  We want to make sure we have enough food for everyone.  This is an adult event. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

(All Ages) June 8 (Thursday, 10 a.m.) – Craft Day at the Library
We will make a 3D Letter Sculpture (using the first letter of your name).  You will need to sign up by June 1 to participate.  We want to make sure we have letters for everyone.

Summer Reading Program – 2017

Enrollment for the Summer Reading Program has begun.  The Summer Reading Program is open to people of all ages (including pre-schoolers and adults).  Stop in today and see what’s going on at the library this summer as we “Build a Better World.”

May 17 (4 p.m. to 5 p.m) is Craft Day at the Library.  Come in and make a craft that will help decorate our library this summer.

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