Aug 24

“Great Books for Great Kids” at Runza

Most people can find something they love at Runza… Tomorrow is an extra-special reason to enjoy it! Tomorrow, when you eat at Runza, they will donate 15% of their daily sales to the Albion Public Library. Last year they donated over $400! Plus, if you choose to dine-in, you can enter your name to win a $10 gift card! If you can’t be in Albion tomorrow, don’t fret… Eat at any Runza and it will benefit the local library in that town. It’s a great way to support a library… And, trust me, we appreciate it!

Aug 07

Updates to the Library

The library board and staff are always trying to make the library an inviting and fun place to visit.  In the past, we’ve added new kids’ programing, a coffee corner, and added new shelves to the kids’ basement.  Recently, we were lucky enough to receive grant money from both the Aksarben Foundation and the Mansfield Foundation.  We are excited for you to see our updates coming soon!  With the generosity of these two foundations, we will be able to update the teen section, and kids’ section and add a cozy new place to sit in both the toddler section and the coffee corner.  I’ll post pictures as things happen… And, be sure to stop by and check out what we’ve done to make your library amazing!

Jul 18

“Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee

We just received our copy of “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee. If you would like to be on a waiting list to read it, please contact the library. Happy Reading!

Jul 08

From the Albion Weekly News, Dec. 11, 1919:

Midway at the Boone County Fair

Arrangements were made whereby all the directors and their wives, all the superintendents together with their wives or husbands as the case might be together with one of the ministers of Albion and his wife, were made a censoring committee and they were passed through the entire midway, and not a single person in this entire company was shocked beyond recovery.

The object of this committee being appointed and passed through the shows was to refute the reports that some few knockers were giving out that the midway was not being conducted decently, and that there were gambling devices and concessions of a very questionable character being permitted to operate on the grounds. The County Attorney, Mr. Flory had a commission to look after the gambling devices and after closing one or two passed all the rest as all right. We feel that all due precaution was used to avoid the very things that faulted and the report of the committee was “the things complained of and talked about do not exist.”

Jul 02

July 4th Reminder

Just a reminder that the library will be closed Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day… We will reopen on Monday at 10:00 am. Have a happy, happy holiday!

Jul 01

Summer Reading is coming to a close…

Wow! Next week is our FINAL week of Summer Reading… We will attempt to have a party some time in the summer but, with the fair coming, it won’t be soon. I’m excited to report that we’ve seen SEVENTY-TWO different children throughout June and July… WOW! All of you kids are absolutely amazing! Don’t forget to join next week… and get your Shorty’s and Pizza Hut certificates. You’ve earned it!

Jun 29

July 4th/Summer Reading

The library will be closed Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day… We will reopen on Monday at 10:00 am. Also, don’t forget to join us for our final two weeks of Summer Reading! We’ve enjoyed seeing everyone!

Jun 16

Summer Reading Fun, week 2

We had 53 awesome kids join us this week for Summer Reading. The big kids planned their own clubs and did some “target practice.” My “littles” designed their own capes and did some “target practice” as well… Surprisingly, that also turned into a water fight. Thankfully it’s a beautiful summer day because some of our kiddos turned out a bit wetter than the others. I hope everyone had a LOT of fun… Join us next week as we learn about heroes within the community. Sonya Glup from the Extension Office will be helping!

Jun 11

Summer Reading Fun

We’ve had a GREAT start to our Summer Reading season! We’ve already hosted two sessions of Cozy Cuddles… Each time we had at least six little ones (plus grownups).  Our “Every Hero Has a Story” program started out strong on Tuesday.  The traditional program had twenty-eight read-to-me participants and the Chapter Book Club had just under twenty-five kids!  Thank you, as always, for joining in the fun!

May 27

Chuck Leypoldt to Visit the Library

Join us at the library on Saturday, June 13, 2015 for a book signing by Chuck Leypoldt.  Chuck grew up in Albion and recently published his memoir “Lost in Wonder, Love and Praise.” You can stop by and say “hello” to Chuck from 1:00-2:00 pm at the Albion Public Library! See you then!  Questions? Call Staci at 402-395-2021.

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