Let’s Read Across Arapahoe and celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss!
Every year Read Across America Day encourages young people to read. This day also coincides with the birthday of Dr. Theodore Seuss Giesel. Help us read across our town on February 25th. We will be visited by the school kids and some special characters will be working at the front desk.
As a bonus, if you take your picture with our Dr. Seuss characters, we’ll post it to our Facebook page. If your photo gets the most ‘likes’ you’ll win a yearly DVD membership!
During the month of February the librarians are playing match-maker. Wrapped books have been placed throughout the library. Pick one up, check it out, and unwrap the surprise when you get home. If you don’t like your selection, just bring it back and pick a new one-no hurt feelings. Then rate your book for a chance to win dinner and a movie on us!
Kids get a chance to get in on the fun, too! Wrapped picture books have been placed around the children’s section. They may pick one and enter for their chance to win a movie pass.
Please join us on January 28th for an Open House honoring Cheryl Ahrens as she retires after 30 years of service to the Arapahoe Public Library. Refreshments will be served from 9am-5:30pm. We will also be honoring past board members. Help us share some memories and create new ones!
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s famous “I have a Dream” speech by reading it in it’s entirety here: http://www.archives.gov/press/exhibits/dream-speech.pdf
Join us every Tuesday for a warm cup of coffee or tea or cider! We have a variety of blends to choose from to warm you up on these frigid days. Take a moment to chat with friends or browse through our new titles.
Wear your costume and join us on October 30th from 6pm-7pm for our Boo View Halloween Event!
Complete each station: Haunted Library/Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab/ Pumpkin Bowling/Rotten Apple Picking and hear a spooky story. When you’ve played at each spot, turn in your card for a chance to win a prize. We can’t wait to see you here!
Get ready… Boo View is back.
October 30th from 6 pm-7 pm. More chilling details to come.
It’s National Popcorn Month! We’ll be serving up some popcorn every Tuesday during the month of October. While you’re here check out our fresh batch of new books by some of your favorites: JA Jance, Beverly Lewis, Charlaine Harris, Sandra Brown, James Patterson, Karen Robards, Sue Grafton, MC Beaton, CJ Box and Nicholas Sparks just to name a few!
We have lots of new kid books too! Such as more of everybody’s favorite, Hank the Cowdog, the I Survived series, Splat the Cat and a Dr. Seuss book that actually glows in the dark!
In honor of National Grandparent’s Day, the Arapahoe Public Library wants to invite all area children to a special story time.
When: Wednesday/ September 11th at 7pm.
Children are encouraged to bring Grandma and Grandpa to listen to a heartwarming story. If grandparents are unable to attend, then children may bring any special person of their choice. Participants will make a craft and bring home one of Cheryl’s homemade cookies.
We hope to see you there!
We have an extensive DVD collection that was bursting to the seams. It was down to removing items from the collection, stop purchasing new DVD’s or find a more streamline storage and display system. We chose the latter. Our new system allows us to store over a thousand DVD’s in a much smaller space. A new display box showcases each title in alphabetical order. Patrons will now take home both the DVD and the artwork packet.Please help us to take care of our collection by using the DVD carefully when viewing it and returning the packets to the DVD drop box.
These are the latest DVD’s that will be added to our collection:
Peter Pan, The Call, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Promised Land, Fool’s Gold, Monster’s Inc, Snitch, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, War Horse, Jack Reacher, Identity Thief, Safe Haven, Les Miserables, Gangster Squad, The Impossible, Guilt Trip, Silver Linings Playbook and Snow White and the Huntsman.