Dec. 2014 Newsletter

Be sure to check out all the end of the year activities planned at the library.  There is something for everyone!

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This week @ the Library (Nov. 25-Nov. 29)

No Story Hour Nov. 25th!

Library closes at 4 PM on Wednesday Nov. 26th.

The Library will be closed all day Thursday, Nov. 27th for Thanksgiving.

The library will reopen on Friday, Nov. 28th at 9 AM–5:00 PM!

The library will be open Sat. Nov. 29th from 9 to noon.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families from the Library Staff!

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Library Closed Sat. Nov. 22nd

Sorry for the inconvenience, but the library will be closed on Sat. Nov. 22nd.  We will reopen at 9 AM on Monday.

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Kansas Reads to Preschool Huge Success

Good Tuesday morning. I’m thankful for the successful Kansas Reads program yesterday. We had over 100 preschool and kindergarten students that we worked with. I took about 25 high school students to work with them. We had a lot of fun with all the different activities. Thanks to Bonnie Lacey Phelps for creating some of our games, to Christine Waddell for making the neat matching barns and setting things up for me, thanks to Beverly Dugan Burke and Deb Doering for leading the snack as Master Food Volunteers from Marais des Cygnes Extension office (Thanks Kathy Goul for planning that activity, we missed you.) Thanks to LaVeda Riggs for doing the Exercise and balance room with the kids and thanks to Tiffany Spencer who watched the front desk so she could do that. Thanks to the teaches, Ms. Janelle, Kathy Holt, Vicki Atwood, Megan Johnson Vaughn, Sheila Price, Mary Fulk for sharing your classes with us and thanks to the principals Mark & Cindy for allowing us the opportunity. Thanks to Paulette Obermeier-Curry for loaning us the cow costume. It was a fun day! I enjoyed it a lot, and it gives me my “teaching fix” so I can go back to the library sometimes I really miss my little ones and am thankful that a few times a year I get to plan and do fun things with them. I’m also thankful that I am a part of the state planning team for Kansas Reads to Preschool. This has been fun and a learning experience for me, as we take a book and try to come up with 6 by 6 actitivies and ideas for people to use. This site has more ideas of how you can use the book at home or in your classroom or preschool. By the way, thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library for sponsoring this event and providing books for the children. A book in a child’s hand is the best gift I can think of. Thanks eveyone and check out the website for more things to do with the book. We didn’t get it all done yesterday!!! 

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Monday–Final Big Read Program–6 PM

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Wrapping Up the “Big Read”  Nov. 10th @ 6 PM—Swan Room—Library

Our final event will be Monday evening, Nov. 10th with Virgil Dean as Project Historian.  He will share some and participate in the book discussion.    He will be joined by Trish Reeves who will lead the book discussion.  Trish is retired from Haskell Indian Nations University and currently leads a men and women’s  group sponsored by Johnson Co. Corrections, called “Changing Life Through Literature”. She also works closely with a group called RezVets, which is a veteran’s support and writing group.

We will serve a meal at 6 PM on Monday, Nov. 10th.  We need you to call the library and reserve your spot for the meal. (we need to know how much food to prepare).  Hope to see you for the discussion and meal.

The book is made up of several short stories, so you can read sections of it, if the whole book becomes a daunting task.  Please call library if you plan to attend or register online at This is a joint project between library and museum  and the college bound freshmen at PVHS and was made possible through funding from Kansas Humanities Council and the Big Read organizations.


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Museum Chili Feed/Pie Auction

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Expo to Benefit Food Pantry

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The library is looking for homes to feature on the Christmas Homes Tour this year.  We thought we had some lined up but last minute some have dropped out leaving us “homeless” :)  If you decorate for Christmas and live in the LaCygne area, and would be willing to be a host for the tour, please contact Chris at the library as soon as possible.  The tour is Dec. 14th from noon to 4ish.  You don’t have to do all your home, just decorate the rooms you would like people to visit.  We sell the tickets, provide helpers to collect tickets and we do refreshments at the library.  This is the major fundraiser for Friends of the library which provides funding for Summer Library, Dr. Seuss Day, Kansas Reads to Preschool, Read for the Record, and other events.  Please consider helping us out

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Fall Tea Cancelled

There will be no fall tea on Sunday, 10/19 due to the lack of interest.  We had no one volunteer to do tables and as of 10/15 had sold no tickets.  We will have our annual spring tea the 4th weekend in April, so plan on that event and be watching for what is coming for the fall of 2015.  We will be trying a new activity.

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