Thank you to all who came to celebrate the library’s 100th birthday! It was a good party and we appreciate your support. Thank you to First Bank and Trust and the Clay Center Community Club for helping to fund the event.
Linda Redline won the Amazon gift card for guessing the closest number of buttons in the jar. The number was 1916. The year the library was opened. Thank you also to Montana and Victoria Thatcher who helped the children do a thankful craft and guessing game of their own. Karsen Whitmore guessed the closest to the number of M&Ms in the jar. The library board and staff are very thankful for all who participated and all who helped make the day special!!!
Clay Center Public Library is celebrating the 100th birthday of the building on November 3rd with an open house from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Clay Center first started a library on January 26, 1910. The present library was built with a large donation from the Carnegie Corporation and generosity of the citizens of Clay Center. The building was opened to the public on November 3rd, 1916.
In honor of the 100th year of service a bronze plaque will be placed on the building. There will be refreshments and games. Fine forgiveness is available to anyone who asks on this day as a way to say thank you to all who support the continued growth and service of the library.
We are thankful for our library!
Our annual fundraiser/booksale is coming up quickly. Old Trusty Days weekend to be exact. The following is the schedule for the sale this year:
Thursday September 8, 2016 2:00 -6:00 P.M.
Friday September 9, 2016 12:00-6:00 P.M.
Saturday September 10, 2016 9:00 -6:00 P.M.
Sunday September 11, 2016 Bag Sale 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
See you there!!!
We need your help! Now that school has started we want you to consider our Summer Reading program and help us with your suggestions and ideas to make it better next summer. Please stop in and tell us or respond to this quest on our facebook page. Help us to serve you better and more effectively! Thank you!
Summer Reading Program Evaluation
- What was the total attendance at your Summer Reading Program-related library programs (story hour, chapter readers, parties, etc.)?
Preschool (Ages 0-5)
- How did your total Summer Reading Program participation compare to last year?
Increased Decreased Remained the same
- How successful do you feel this year’s Summer Reading Program was?
Poor Fair Good Excellent
Chapter Reader Books
- What do you feel was the most successful part of this year’s Summer Reading Program?
- Please tell us what improvements could be made to the Summer Reading Program?
Welcome to the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation, a key to school and learning success. Plus sharing stories together is fun!