It is such a beautiful morning & I have a lot of good news to share with you!!
First of all, this weekend at our Santa event we will be selling raffle tickets for a beautiful quilt that Pat Peterson of Tilden, Ne, made and donated to the library.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Remember Santa will be at the Fire Station from 1-3 Saturday afternoon, with the Fire Department furnishing the goody bags for the kids. Horse-drawn wagon rides will also be available for even more fun.
Saturday I received the great news that our grant with ADM, this company has the elevator south of Meadow Grove, has been accepted! Funds from this grant are going to fund a special event during Summer Story Hour next summer. Sorry, I can’t tell you what yet!
The last bit of good news, and also very important to us, is that our library was lucky enough to have their name drawn in the Library Commission’s drawing for extending our accreditation another year, This means we are accredited until 2020! This is really super!!
I absolutely love these days when I have all of this good news to tell you about. Have a Great Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
We had a great turn out for our Halloween Parade. Just about 40 kids attended, and the costumes were awesome!!
In the 3-5 age group: First place-Harper Wright as a Jellyfish
Second place-Kynlee Blum as a princess
Third place-Rowan Tegeler as a pumpkin
In the 6-9 age group: First place-Sawyer Tegeler as a pirate
Second place-Lexi Carnes as Supergirl
Third place-Paiclynn Glenn as Princess Leia
In the 10-12 age group: First place-Dominique Ottis as the Reaper
Second Place- Miles Blum as a skeleton ninja
Third place- Jade Blum in pink
The kids had a great night to trick-or-treat too, so all in all it was a super Halloween this year!!!
Just another reminder Trick-or-Treaters. Halloween night the library will be hosting a Costume parade at 5:30 p.m. You may start lining up at 5:00 p.m. at the Community Building on Main Street. Prizes will be given in three age groups: 3-5, 6-9-& 10-12. We are anxious to see all of your wonderful costumes!!
The Meadow Grove Public Library will be hosting their annual Halloween parade on Halloween night at 5;30 pm. We will be lining up in front of the Community Building on Main Street. Prizes will be given for three different age groups, 3-5, 6-9, & 10-12. We can’t wait to see all of your awesome costumes!!
Just like the heading says, “Check Out the Changes”!! I am so excited to have this done finally! Aneeka Ramirez of our new library system came up for a visit yesterday and was kind enough to set this all up for us. It will be a one stop shopping experience for all of you.
The OverDrive link will take you right to the page where you will start “shopping” for a new book to read!
The link for Destiny will take you to the page where you can see if we have a certain book or movie you have been wanting. If you find it, call the library and have us reserve it for you.
How much easier is that. If you have any questions, just call me at the library.
No, we haven’t forgotten our webpage! It has just been so busy at our library.
We have started a Young Friends of the library group and the teens that attend are awesome. We have done several activities with the group and we can’t even pick a favorite, because they have all been fun.
Currently the kids have been selling glass blocks they have made into Christmas lighted decorations. All the proceeds from this sale will go for new young adult services.
Our gazebo is all decorated for Christmas. Barb and Doris did a great job.
Our wish for you all is to have a VERY Merry Christmas and a VERY Happy New Year!!!!
Finishing the gazebo has been put on hold until spring. One of the volunteers has had to have shoulder surgery, therefore he needs time to recover. We sincerely appreciate everything our volunteers do for our library and realize their lives come first.
However, we will be working on the grounds of the lot the gazebo sits on. A local nursery owner has generously drawn up a landscaping plan for us and within the month she will be planting trees and other flowering plants on the lot. She will be donating all of the plants and her time for planting everything!!
We are so lucky to have such generous people in our village that do these things for our library.
The library has gotten lots of new reading material and some new canning and preserving books for you to check out. Stop in and see if they are anything you “need” to take home for a couple of weeks.
Tonight is our Story Hour Cookout, which we have had to move indoors , because we are getting a nice slow rain now. We will still have grilled hotdogs, chips, juice and cupcakes. Afterward the kids get to use their “Dino Bucks” to buy items from the “Store”. The kids earned their dino bucks by keeping track of all the books they have read since story hour started.
Last weekend was Meadow Grove’s “Corn Daze” and the library had a float in the parade, which we got a trophy for third place. The kids on the float were very excited!!!
Work on the gazebo has halted this week, but hopefully will start up soon. We still need the benches on the inside of it built. The volunteers have been really great working on it. Guess the trees and plants will wait until next spring.
Of course the next thing on our agenda is budget and then accreditation for the library. Two big items I can’t wait to get done.
What a way to start a weekend, with a nice and cool morning!!
I just want to let everyone know that volunteers will start on the gazebo this morning! We are so excited!!!! Also, we now have a bike rack that we have been wishing for, for a long time. Dave and Dawn Beltz of Meadow Grove found a wonderful one for us and even delivered it!! How great is that?!
We have some very wonderful people in our small community, that are willing to give up their time to work on our projects!! Our library wouldn’t be what it is without them.
The missing librarian is back!!! I apologize for not posting for awhile, but we have had many irons in the fire here.
We have had new cupboards & a counter installed to give us a nice work area and much needed storage space. Last week we had a new sidewalk in front of the library installed, courtesy of the Don & Joan Mozer family. The village replaced the rest of the sidewalk to second street.
Hopefully, next week our last outside project will start. We are putting up a gazebo on the lot east of the library. There will also be pathways to the gazebo, trees and grasses planted. This project is courtesy of the Monsanto funds we received the first of the year.
Today was the start of our Summer Story Hour. We had 24 children attending and sharing the fun. They dug for treasures, looked for bugs, made sand art, started sweet potato plants and had snacks.
The biggest surprise of all for them was an exhibit from Ashfall State Park, which consisted of a rhino head and picture boards. It was so much fun to see the expressions on their faces when they saw it for the first time.