Journey to Space

journey-to-spaceJoin us for this exciting film: Journey to Space on Sunday afternoon, November 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Meade Library Community Room. The film (previously shown in IMAX theaters) is 45 minutes long.

Click on the picture.  It will enlarge and tell you more about this documentary.  There is also a web address listed where you can find out more about it.

This Week at Meade Public Library

We invite you to come into the library to see “Explore Space:  A Cosmic Journey” now on display in the Emily Pinnick Room and other activities throughout the library space.  We will be hosting “A Look at the Night Sky” on Tuesday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Meade Golf Course.

Pre-School Story Time will be on Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m.  “Color” is the theme of the day as we celebrate Kansas Reads to Pre-Schoolers and the book “Bear Sees Colors” by Karma Wilson.

Click on either photo below to enlarge it and find out more about the events going on at the library this week.


Explore Space Exhibit


The “Explore Space:  A Cosmic Journey” exhibit is now open.  Our official ribbon cutting ceremony was on Saturday evening, November 5.  Check back to our “Explore Space” page before you visit.  We will be hosting different schools throughout the time the exhibit is here, and you might choose to come when things are a little more quiet!  We will post when these groups will be visiting.

Following are a few pictures from our Open House on Saturday.  More pictures will soon be posted on Facebook too.


Cheryle Shelton and Audrey Flowers getting the room ready for the display.


L-R: Board Member Crys Ackerman and Staff Members Janette Friesen, Audrey Flowers and Gerri Reimer cut the ribbon to open the display.


Nick Ball and his son Elliott enjoy one of the “Space” books on display. Nick is the husband of SWKLS Staff Member Savannah Ball.



Aveta and Ryker V. build with the “Space Legos” while their cousin explores planets on the computer.

This Week at Meade Public Library

Image result for autumn creative commonsStory Time is on Tuesday, November 1 at 10:00 a.m.  Friendship is the theme for the day, and Miss Gerri will have some great stories and activities for the little ones that tell about Friends and doing things together.

The Holiday Harvest of Books will be going on through November 3.  We hope you’ll consider purchasing a book in honor of or in memory of a loved one.

Starting next week will be the “Explore Space:  A Cosmic Journey” exhibit that will be here through the month of December.  We’re very excited about all of the activities that are planned.  We look forward to visits from area-wide schools as well as those from our hometown.  Stop by and take a look.

October Happenings

holiday-wheatThe Holiday Harvest of Books continues throughout the month of October.  We still have a great selection of books to choose from.  Read the October 2 post to find out more about the Holiday Harvest.

We are getting ready for the Explore Space exhibit which will be hosted by our library during the months of November and December.  Some exciting programs will be presented throughout this time, and we encourage you to take a look by clicking on the “Explore Space” button above.  Meade Public Library is very excited to be presenting this exhibit.  Fourteen libraries nationwide were selected for this program.  Being the smallest library on the tour, we feel privileged to have been chosen.

4-H Display

In honor of National 4-H Week (October 2-8), the Town & Country 4-H Club is displayingImage result for 4-h some of their fair projects as well as showing and telling us some of the things they do throughout the year.  This display will be up through the month of October.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see what the young people of our community are doing.

Holiday Harvest of Books

Our annholiday-wheatual Holiday Harvest of Books is going on during the month of October.

The Holiday Harvest is a chance for people to purchase the pre-selected books in our display and help us stretch our budget just a little bit further.  It is also a great opportunity for people to donate a book in honor or memory of a loved one.

There are books for all ages, interests and budgets to choose from.

The Holiday Harvest normally goes through Thanksgiving but will only be during October of this year.  We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a space exhibit during November and December.  More details will be coming very soon on this exhibit.


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.

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.

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.