Posted By Miss Jean on May 14, 2013
‘Dig Into Reading’ is the theme for the Ness City Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. The program is free, but the children must be enrolled to take part in any of the activities.
Summer is a time for fun and activities! But it’s also important that young minds continue to read throughout the summer months. The brain is like our muscles, if we don’t use them, we loose them! So in order to maintain or build your reading levels you must keep reading! The library plans their summer reading around books, but we also have a lot of fun activities to go along with keeping your brain in shape.
Enrollment will be held from May 14 to 28 and our program begins on June 4th. Parent may enroll their pre-school through sixth grade children at the library or by using our on-line enrollment form (click on 2013 Summer Reading Page on the right under PAGES). If you sign you child up on-line you will still need to come in and pick up the book bags and packet information.
Most of our activities are planned for first through sixth grade ages; however, we do offer a few programs that the pre-school and kindergarten kids can attend. The ages are based on this year’s completed grade level. For example, if your child finished Kindergarten, he/she will be in the Kindergarten age group for summer reading.
The librarians have dug up some pretty exciting programs for the children to attend – the Conservation District Soil Tunnel Trailer will be here on June 18th, the Mad Scientist-Journey to the Center of the Earth performance is on June 28th, and the Smokey Hills PBS – Dinosaur Train program will be here on July 2nd. Additional activities will be held for grades 1st through 6th. We are also changing our format somewhat and the readers will be able to earn their very own YARD SIGN for completing the summer reading program. How cool will it be to see all those signs around town and know that our kids really dug into reading this summer!
Please call the library at 785-798-3415 if you have questions about our summer reading program. We look forward to six weeks of exercising our brains and have a great time as we DIG INTO READING here at the library!
Posted By Miss Jean on May 2, 2013
Mother Nature is playing tricks on us again this week! However, the weather played right along with our story time selections for this week.
Miss Jean read “Rainy Day!” by Patricia Lakin and “In the Middle of the Puddle” by Mike Thaler. In the first book, four friends, Sam, Pam, Will and Jill were bored and decided that the rain was not going to keep them inside. They had quite an adventure until it began hailing! Due to the storm Ness had several weeks ago, our story time kids could relate to the baseball sized hail stones! Can you guess where Sam, Pam, Will and Jill ended up? I’ll let you ask one of the children or come in and check out the book for your self.
The second story was about a frog and toad that lived in a puddle. When the spring rains came, their home grew and grew and grew and grew. Then the rains stopped, the sun came out, and the sea they now lived in began to shrink. Soon frog and toad were back home in the puddle they both loved.
The children each got to paint a ceramic rain-boot with bright spring colors. The boot will make a nice home for a pretty spring flower.
The kids enjoyed apple juice and brownies before leaving for home. Six weeks went very fast and we had so much fun with these young people. Thanks to the parents for seeing that kids got to the library every week for the past six weeks! We are sorry that we got so busy Tuesday evening that we forgot to take pictures of those boys and girls.
June will soon be here and we will be starting our ‘Dig Into Reading’ Summer Reading Program. Hope to see kids of all ages attend this six-week program!
Posted By Miss Jean on April 20, 2013
“Creatures at My Feet” by Sherry Neidigh was the story selection for this week’s story time.
I’ll bet you haven’t thought about all the creatures that live everywhere we walk – on the sidewalks, the parks, on the farm, in the woods and forests or at the beach. We had fun finding and naming the creature we discovered at the feet of the boys and girls in this book.
Following the story the kids painted wooden moveable lizards. To give the lizards a chance to dry we will send them home with the kids next week. Thanks to Hunter and his Grandma for the delicious cookies!
Next time you take a walk, look down and see how many creatures you might find!
Posted By Miss Jean on April 9, 2013
New ‘Books Are Fun’ merchandise has arrived! The items will be on display for you to see and purchase until Friday, April 19th. at 5:30 p.m. There are books, toys, picture frames and more. Orders will be delivered to the library on Tuesday, April 23rd.
Posted By Miss Jean on March 12, 2013
If you’ve been waiting for the Federal 1040 booklets, they are here!
Posted By Miss Jean on March 9, 2013
The Ness City Public Library will begin their Spring Story Times on Tuesday, March 26th from 7 to 7:45 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 27th from 4 to 4:45 p.m.
Parents may enroll their children beginning Tuesday, March 11th through Thursday, March 21st at the library. This will ensure that we have enough supplies for the children’s crafts. This story time is for boys and girls ages 4 years to Kindergarten. The program will run for six weeks, ending on Tuesday, April 30th and Wednesday, May 1st.
For more information, please call the library at 785-798-3415.
Posted By Miss Jean on February 13, 2013
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Ms. Jean read “Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George” to the Lap-Sit kids. Then the children (and Moms) made an owl Valentines. Thanks for coming a day early so we could celebrate this special holiday. We will be back to our regular schedule on Thursday, February 28th.
Posted By Miss Jean on February 7, 2013
We received word this week that the 1040 Instruction book is being printed. We do not have a scheduled ship date on these booklets. At present we do have the 1040 EZ and Instruction book, the 1040 A and Instruction book. We have not received an of the Reporducible Federal Tax Forms.
You are encouraged to use the online site www.IRS.gov to view or download the individual instructions for the Form 1040 family of fax forms and schedules.
Posted By Miss Jean on November 16, 2012
It’s been another busy week at the Ness City Public Library! This past week was designated by the Kansas State Library as ‘Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week’ and also ‘Snap Shot Days.’
Ms. Jean visited the preschool classes in the schools at Ness City (2 classes), Sacred Heart and Bazine where she read the chosen book, “Lola Loves Stories” by Anna McQuinn. This book was selected by the State Library in hopes that every preschooler in Kansas would be read this book during the week of November 11-17. After reading the book to the children, Jean presented each child with a copy to take home compliments of the Ness City Library.
Ms. Nancy has been busy taking picture of daily activity at the library. These pictures will be incorporated with other Kansas library’s photos to show what goes on during a normal week at any given library. We had two sessions of story times here in the library this week; as well as numerous patrons using the public computers, checking in and out their materials, spending some time reading newspaper, magazine, or browsing the shelves for a good book. We also demonstrated how to use some technology devices to patrons.
We also had a Golden Belt Telephone technician and our Southwest Kansas Library System technology consultant working in our library on Friday morning. They were switching our internet from KanEd to GBTA! Thanks guys for your specialized technical services!