New Books have Arrived in our Library

We have new books in the Library. The William Allen White list has come out and we now have the 2016-2017 books that we have on display in the Junior’s/Teen Section. Out of the 22 books on the list we have 15 of them.

0416161345aWe also got in several new Adult Fiction books, 3 of them are Large Print,  and One Non-Fiction book. Hope to see you come in this week to the Library.

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Planning has begun

As March comes to an end and April only a couple of days away, thought it would be a good time to let you all know I have started the planning of the Summer Reading Program. This year it is all about Being Active and Health. I am currently working on dates, times, and activities for us to do. If you think you would like to volunteer to help, please contact me at books@tctelco.net. My hope is that in a few weeks to have a list of actives and have times in stone. I am very excited with this being my first year as Director and getting to do the Summer Reading Program and hope that your kids are getting excited too.

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Spring Break Event

Come into the Library from 2pm – 6pm for a Break it and Remake it Event. We will be tearing apart old computers, learning what the parts are and what they do, see if they still work and ways to reuse them. Matt Asebedo (Librarian’s Husband!!) will be here to teach us. He is a computer technician for the Kansas Army National Guard for over 10 years. He will also teach the kids basic maintenance for a computer.

We will have different level’s for all the kids, so No Age is excluded…..this includes adults!!!

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History of Groundhog Day

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  • Where did Groundhog Day come from?
     If the sun made an appearance on Candlemas Day, an animal would cast a shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of Winter. Germans watched a badger for the shadow. In Pennsylvania, the groundhog, upon waking from mid-Winter hibernation, was selected as the replacement.
  •  How many times has the groundhog been right?
   Bottom line: Punxsutawney Phil has had a 39% accuracy rate regarding his early spring/late winter forecasts. Phil has seen his shadow nearly 87% of the time, so the odds are for six more weeks of winter.
If Candlemas be fair and bright,
Winter has another flight.
If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,
Winter will not come again

Kansas Day is Friday

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This Friday is the 155 Birthday of our Great State of Kansas. So to help Celebrate the day I have found some interesting facts about Kansas that you may or may not know!!!

  • The world famous fast-food chain of Pizza Hut restaurants opened its first store in Wichita.
  • The graham cracker was named after the Reverend Sylvester Graham. He was a minister who strongly believed in eating whole-wheat flour products.
  • Helium was discovered in 1905 at the University of Kansas.
  • The first woman mayor in the United States was Susan Madora Salter. She was elected to office in Argonia, Kan. in 1887.
  • William Purvis and Charles Wilson of Goodland, Kan. invented the helicopter in 1909.
  • In Kansas you are prohibited from using of mules to hunt ducks.
  • The First United Methodist Church in Hutchinson was built in 1874 during the time of the grasshopper plagues. As a result, thousands of grasshoppers are mixed into foundation.
  • There are currently 528 caves and counting identified throughout the state.
  • All the wheat grown in Kansas in a single year would fit in a train stretching from western Kansas to the Atlantic Ocean.