E-Books for the Library
As of February 14, 2012, Sutton Memorial Library has ebooks available for library patrons. If you are interested in downloading e-books on your computer or device, please be sure and check out what the library has for you. If you have a library card and a home computer or laptop, you will be able to download free e-books from a website that will be set up to receive your library card number. After your computer has received the book, it can be downloaded onto your Kindle, Nook, or other brands of electronic book readers. If you have any questions, please come by!!
On Monday, December 5, 2011, the community of Sutton held its pre-Christmas celebration, the Tree of Lights. Business remained open and served snacks to browsing customers, and there was a parade at 6:30. Sutton Memorial Library held an open house for the children to make Christmas ornaments, sponsored by the Friends of the Library organization. Snacks were also served. There was good participation in this event in spite of the chilly evening.
Sutton Library Receives New Computers
Sutton Memorial Library has recently received and set up six new computers for public use. Each computer is set up with a web cam and is hooked up to two laser printers, one of them a color printer. The library also received a scanner and a projector (which can be for public use in our library).
Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities-Broadband Technology Opportunities Program has funded this new equipment with the help of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Nebraska Library Commission and Broadband USA.
Please come and check us out! We are amply supplied for your internet needs!
Sutton Memorial Library held the summer reading program, “One World, Many Stories,” from June 27 through July 29. We had nearly 90 children signed up to participate, split between the younger group, Preschoolers through 2nd grade, and the older group, 3rd through 6th graders.
The younger children’s group met for 5 Wednesdays, from 10-11:00. The group began with stories, several written about different countries, and then a simple craft was made, usually featuring an animal from one of those countries.
The older group met for 5 Thursdays, 10-11:00. We had a speaker each week, telling about her visit to a country/continent. The first week was about Antarctica, the second week was Africa, the third week was Ukraine (Asia), the next week was South America, and the last week was Mexico. The speakers talked for about a half-hour, usually bringing in books and photos to show. The second part of each hour-long session was led by a local cartoonist. He drew pictures for the children, usually animals from the different countries, and by the end of the summer, every child received one to take home. He also gave some drawing instruction as he drew the pictures on his large easel.
Our reading contest was held concurrently with the weekly groups. The younger children received a prize from our prize basket for each 50 minutes they read or were read to, signed by a parent to verify. Those who had read a total of 500 minutes by the end of the 5 weeks received a gift certificate for $15 from WalMart or Barnes & Noble (their choice). For the older children, they needed to read 100 minutes to qualify for a prize, and 1000 minutes total to receive a $20 gift card. In all, we had 38 youngsters qualify for a gift card! This is up from last summer’s 23 qualifiers.
We were quite pleased, also, with the increase in children’s and junior books checked out this summer. Having a teen-agers group in our reading contest, for jr. high/high schoolers, is something to be considered for next summer’s program.