Libraries Rock!!

Annnnd it’s already July. Where has this year gone? It seems like January was so long and then the other six months just flashed right on by! Well, you all know what July means for this library: SUMMER READING PROGRAM TIME!!! Our first program is this Thursday, July 5th, from 1:00pm – 3:30pm. We’re going to be making instruments, reading, and jamming out! I’m so excited. I hope we have lots of kids come! Remember that registration is open until the start of the first program, so even if you’re late to the party, you can still participate!

The rest of the programs will also be on Thursdays, at the same time: on the 12th, we’ll be painting rocks (so don’t wear nice clothes!), on the 19th, UNL will be coming to do a program with us about sound, and the 26th will be entirely Pete the Cat-themed!! And then on the night of the 26th is our End of Program Pizza Party! Kids who were in the program and their families are all invited. We will be handing out awards and prizes, and eating, of course! I hope I will see you all there!

Thanks again to all those who have donated, and future thanks to those who will volunteer and to my library board for being there with me every step of the way! Tune in next month for pictures from the programs and updates on how we did!

I can’t wait to see you all at the library! In the meantime, have a safe and happy fourth of July!

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A Good Day to Read Outside

And June is already upon us! What a lovely few days it’s been!
Not too hot, not too windy.. a few storms here and there, but hey, we needed the rain! So did Marvin’s Garden, and speaking of which – if any of my patrons know anything about gardening, could you come down sometime and help a librarian out? Unfortunately, I don’t know that much about it, but I’m doing my best!

In other news, we have had an abundance of donations from you all for the Summer Reading Program!!! I think I can officially say that we no longer need any supplies to make instruments with, unless you want to bring some anyway! The only things we would need are Kleenex boxes (with just the hole on top) and smallish rocks with at least one flat side to write on. And if anybody wants to come down to play an instrument for the kids, that would be amazing! Just call me during open hours and let me know. I am very excited for the programs this year – we’re going to rock out and have lots of fun!

I’d like to give a special shoutout to: Leona Beck, from Leona’s Place, Hunke Manufacturing LLC, Central Valley Ag, Scribner Bank, Lisa Haas, the Dodge County Agricultural Society, the Snyder Lions Club, and the Dairy Queen and Subway in West Point for making special donations to this year’s Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock! Thank you all so much for your generous donations!!

I will also be holding an event on Father’s Day this month, Sunday the 17th, for our patrons! It will be much like my Mother’s Day event (which went very well, in my opinion), with crafts and cards for patrons to make for their fathers and grandfathers, and snacks for them to eat! I will also have books I can read while they craft, if they’d like. Look for the flyers I’ll be putting up within the week!

Hopefully I’ll see you in the library soon! Have an awesome month.

This is Liz the Librarian, signing off.

Doris brought lilacs from her garden, her own vase and platters and table-spread for the Mother’s Day event, and she and Connie made snacks for it!! I don’t know what I’d do without the lovely ladies on my library board!!!

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May is Here!

Hey, all! Liz the Librarian here with the Snyder Public Library’s (hopefully) monthly blog!

Yay, May is finally here! It’s not cold! Let’s hope it sticks this time. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming.. on days like these, patrons like you.. should come on down to the library and check out a book or two! We’ve got plenty of books for you to choose from, with all kinds of genres and age levels to go through, and we also have lots of movies for you to look at! And if we don’t have what you’re looking for, I can order a book from another library with the InterLibrary Loan feature we offer, free of charge! You’d get it for a whole month! We also have computers for you to use, newspapers and magazines for you to read, and Wi-Fi. There’s all kinds of things for you to do at your local library, come check it out!

I’m also going to be holding my first event this month! On Mother’s Day, I will have crafts available in the library for children and their mothers/mother figures to do, and snacks for them to eat! We will also have storytime, where I’ll read books while everyone listens and works on their projects! I hope you can make it! I will be trying to do something similar for Father’s Day, as well.

I am still graciously accepting supplies and donations for this year’s Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock! We still need stuff to make instruments with (mainly for drums), smallish rocks with at least one flat side to write on, and if you’re musically inclined and would like to come play or perform for the kids, that would be awesome! The programs will be on Thursdays in July, from 1:00pm to 3:30pm, so just let me know when you’d like to come to either talk to the kids, perform, or even volunteer and help out! I hope to have packets and sign up sheets ready here soon, but please bear with me, as I have never done a Summer Reading Program on my own before. Thank goodness I have an amazing library board and wonderful patrons to help and make everything a little easier on me!

That’s it from me for now. Thank you for everything you do, because without you, libraries would not exist! I hope to see you at our events, programs, or just inside the library sometime!

Have an amazing month!!!

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