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Operation Homefront


Independence Public Library

2012 Best Small Library in America

Creating Possibilities

 

Our library has just been notified that we have been chosen by Operation Homefront to receive toy donations from their partner organization, Dollar Tree, for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival this year! 

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November Programs


Independence Public Library

2012 Best Small Library in America

Creating Possibilities

 

The library will be closed November 12 for Veteran’s Day, and November 22-23 for Thanksgiving.

 

Friends of the Library Meeting

3rd Monday of Each Month

5:15 pm

Feel free to attend if you are interested in finding ways to help our library.

 

Prairie Writers Group

3rd Saturday of Each Month

11:00 am

Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend.

 

Sheep on a Stick

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:00-8:00 pm

Come in anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 and enjoy an evening with friends.

Bring your needlework projects.  Open for beginners to experts.

 

Thoughtful Food

Thursday, November 1

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Learn about healthy eating, focusing on reducing meat in your diet.

 

Election Day at the Library

Tuesday, November 6

5:00-8:00 pm

We will have the election results playing in the meeting room on the second floor. 

Refreshments will be served.

 

Medicare Open Enrollment

November 7, 10:00 – Noon

November 14, 4:00 – 6:00

Call the library at 620-331-3030 to set up an appointment for a 30 minutes session with the Southeast Kansas Area on Aging.

Space is limited. 

 

Book Discussion

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Wednesday, November 21

10:30 am

 

Independence History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Thursday, November 29

All Day

Come in to the library and we will help you learn how to edit/add Wikipedia articles.

Our focus will be on Independence history.  We will have historical information available to use.

 

Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival

December 8

6:00-8:00 pm

Lighting of our 16’ Christmas Tree

Indy Ensemble Performance

Library Bucks for Gifts

Santa & Mrs. Claus

Grinch Party

Holiday Crafts & Games for Kids

Homemade Christmas Cookies

The suggested, but not mandatory, donation this year is a new or gently used children’s book for our sister library, the Siaya Community Library in Kenya Africa.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

Book Discussion

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

Tuesday, December 11

7:00 pm

Books are available to checkout now.

 

TEENS

 

Movie Madness

Wednesdays at 4:00pm

 

Plants vs Kids

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30 pm

Enjoy healthy snacks at the library.

Sponsored by the Scholastic’s Clifford “Be Big” In Your Community Award.

 

Kids ages 5 -16  can earn Library Bucks for reading during the month of November.

You can bring them to the Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 8th  to redeem them for gifts for your friends and family.  Forms can be picked up at the library or at the school libraries starting in November.

 

There is an eReader for the teens to check out that has YA eBooks loaded on it and ready to read.

 

Laptops will soon be available to use in the YA Space for teens to do homework.

 

CHILDREN

 

Kids ages 5 -16  can earn Library Bucks for reading during the month of November.

You can bring them to the Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 8th  to redeem them for gifts for your friends and family.  Forms can be picked up at the library or at the school libraries starting in November.

 

Bingo!

Mondays at 4:30 pm

 

Toddler Time

Tuesdays at 11:00 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children up to age 2.

 

Munchkin Kids Storytime

Wednesdays at 10:00 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children up to age 5.

 

Pajama Storytime

Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Pajama Storytime is back!  Wear pajamas and drink hot chocolate. 

For kids and their families, ages 3 and up.

 

Homeschool Day

Thursday, November 1st

11:00 am

We’ll be playing human tic-tac-toe! 

Feel free to bring any of your favorite board games, too.

 

Fun with French

Tuesdays at 4:30 PM

What does bonjour mean?  How about merci?  Can you say “yes” in French? Oui!

Kids can learn French words and watch movies set in France.

This 6-week series is from November 6 – December 11

Kids grades K-5

 

Trixie’s Birthday Party

Saturday, November 3rd

11:00 am

Trixie the Library Cat has been here three years!

Celebrate her birthday with cat bingo, cat crafts, a Trixie cake, and an outdoor inflatable.

 

Fall Tea Party

Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 pm

Stories, sandwiches, treats, and tea are on the menu, plus a Thanksgiving craft.

 

There is now an eReader that children can check out that is loaded with children’s books, ready for them to read.

 

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October Programs


Independence Public Library

Best Small Library in America

Creating Possibilities

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The library will close at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 9th so we can set up for Ghost Stories in the Park,

will close Friday, October 19th for staff training,

and will close at 2:00 Friday, October 26 and all day October 27 for Neewollah.  Have a fun Neewollah!

 

The November Library Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 20 at 4:15pm. 

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 This is an incredible opportunity for Independence!

A research analyst from the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC wants to come and talk to us about our library and our community in October!

The Pew Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The Project produces reports exploring the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.

The Pew Internet & American Life Project is focusing on the changing roles of libraries in the digital age. Phase two of their research will look at innovations in library services: the choices libraries make when deciding to offer new services, what people expect from libraries in their communities, where libraries might be headed in the future.

Please share your comments about these issues with us, julie@iplks.org

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We want to thank everyone for making our Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale a great success!

They earned $2,140.55!  These funds will be used to benefit our library and our community!

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 Prairie Writers Group

Third Saturday of Each Month

11:00 am

Open to the public.

 

Sheep on a Stick

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:00-8:00 pm

Open to everyone, beginner to expert.

Come anytime, bring your needlework project

and enjoy an evening with friends.

 

Thoughtful Food

Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 pm

Learn about how you can reduce the amount of meat in your diet.

Vegetarian refreshments will be served.

This program will be held the first Thursday of the month from October 2012 – March 2013. 

Presented by Rachel Smith and Nichole Kraft

 

Ghost Stories in the Park

Riverside Park 4H Building

Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00 pm

Enjoy a night of silly stories, spooky tales, and fun!

 At 7:00 pm the evening starts with interactive children’s stories by professional storyteller, Diane Fallis of Green Country Storytellers.

For admission we ask you to please bring a donation for AWOL Animal Shelter.  Items needed include

Cash, paper towels, Pine Sol, trash bags, toys, canned cat/dog food, dog treats, and cat litter.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and AWOL Animal Shelter.

 

Friends of the Library Meeting

Monday, October 15 at 5:15pm

The public is invited to attend.

 

Anti-Bullying Forum

Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00 pm

Panel discussion with Carrie Agosto, Jefferson School Councilor, Sharron Boyer, Independence Middle School Councilor, LaDonna Erbe, Eisenhower Elementary School Councilor,  Dustin Stafford, School Resource Officer Independence Police Department, Jan West, Family Resource Councilor Four County Mental Health , and a representative from Independence High School TBA. 

 We invite parents, students, teachers and administrators to join us for this community discussion on bullying.

 The End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s the message during National Bullying Prevention Month in October.  It’s a time when communities can unite to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education.

 

Book Discussion

Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

Live Skype Session with Eleanor Brown, New York Times Best-selling Author!

Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 pm

We will discuss her book, then you will have an opportunity to talk to Eleanor about being a nationally renowned author, the publishing industry, or any other questions you may have.

 This is our first NYT Best-Selling Author’s visit at our Library, please help us make is a success by attending!

And be sure and thank her, she is doing this for free for the Best Small Library in America!

I recently asked another best-selling author, Lisa Genova, to do a Skype session at our library and the cost for her to do this was $10,000! 

 

Beginning YouTube Computer Class

Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 pm

Learn how to do set up, posting, and customization.

You must know how to use a computer to attend this class.

 

Wikipedia Editathon

Thursday, October 25

All Day

 Do you know about Independence History?  Riverside Park?  The Historical Museum and Art Center?  City Hall? ICC?  Founding Fathers? 

 We are hosting an event to update and edit Wikipedia information about anything in Independence!  All you need to know is how to use a computer and we will help you with the rest.  Please get involved in this community event, to update information about Independence on Wikipedia so that when people use this resource they find correct, up-to-date information. 

 This is a nationwide project from Wikipedia Loves Libraries.

 

Book Discussion

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Wednesday, November 21 at 10:30 am

Discussion leader: Kriztina Smith

Books are available to checkout now at the library.

 

Election Day @ the Library

Tuesday, November 6

5:00-8:00 pm

Election coverage will be playing in the meeting room.

Refreshments will be provided.

Come and join the fun.

 

Medicare Open Enrollment

Wednesday, November 7, 10:00 – Noon

Wednesday, November 14, 4:00-6:00pm

Sign-up required, 30-minutes sessions.  Call the library to schedule an appointment.  620-331-3030

Sponsored by the SEK Area on Aging

 

Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival

Saturday, December 8 at 6:00-8:00 pm

Indy Ensemble Performance

Santa & Mrs. Claus

Library Bucks for Gifts

The Grinch that Stole Christmas Storytime and Crafts

And more!

 Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

Teen Library

 Get Crafty

Tuesdays at 4:30pm

 Movie Madness

Wednesdays at 4:00 pm

 

Plants vs Kids

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30pm

Enjoy healthy snacks at the library!

Sponsored by the Scholastic’s Clifford “Be Big” in Your Community award.

 

Teen Advisory Group

Last Tuesday of Each Month at 4:30pm

Meet and discuss new program ideas, wall projects, bulletin board ideas, and fundraising opportunities.

You must sign up to participate.  Teens 11-17 only.  Refreshments Served!

 

Goosebumps R. L. Stine Party

Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00 pm

Costume Contest

Creepy Crafts

Spooky Snacks

Ghoulish Games

An evening of Halloween fun for children and teens.

 

Earn Library Bucks for Reading During November!

Kids ages 5-16 can earn Library Bucks to use to purchase gifts for their friends and family members at

Our annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 8 at 6:00-8:00pm.

For each AGE APPROPRIATE book read and CONFIRMED by a parent or teacher, kids can earn one Library Buck.

Get your bucks from the library or ask your elementary school teachers.

 

Children’s Library

 Bingo!

Mondays at 4:30 pm

 

Toddler Time

Tuesdays at 11:00 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children up to age 2.

 

Munchkin Kids Storytime

Wednesdays at 10:00 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children up to age 5.

 

Twilight Tales

Thursdays at 6:00pm

Stories, songs, and stuffed animal hide-and-seek for children ages 3-8.

 

Homeschool Day

October 4 at 11:00 am

Downtown History Walk with Ken Brown!

Learn about independence history.  

Adults must come with their children.

 

Babygarten – Growing happy, healthy babies…one rhyme at a time.

Fridays at 11:00 am

Our fall session of Babygarten classes continues through October 12. 

Join us for nursery rhymes, books, crafts, and play time for infants up to 18 months old.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

Goosebumps R. L. Stine Party

Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00 pm

Costume Contest

Creepy Crafts

Spooky Snacks

Ghoulish Games

An evening of Halloween fun for children and teens.

 

Earn Library Bucks for Reading During November!

Kids ages 5-16 can earn Library Bucks to use to purchase gifts for their friends and family members at

Our annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 8 at 6:00-8:00pm.

For each AGE APPROPRIATE book read and CONFIRMED by a parent or teacher, kids can earn one Library Buck.

Get your bucks from the library or ask your elementary school teachers.

 

Trixie’s Birthday Party

Saturday, November 3 at 11:00 am

Trixie the Library Cat has been here 3 years. 

Celebrate her birthday with cat stories, crafts, bingo and a Reichenberger Inflatable!

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

Independence Public Library

220 E. Maple Street

Independence, KS  67301

620-331-3030 ext. 106

http://www.iplks.org

 

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Colaborative Sites for Librarians


I have created a blog to share information about resources we have used and found helpful for our library.

I hope that you will add comments to share additional resources.

http://2012bsl.blogspot.com/

I have also created a Pinterest site for librarians where we can share Pinterest ideas in one place.

http://pinterest.com/LibraryBoards/

 

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Independence Public Library

2012 Best Small Library in America!

 

Historic Walking Tour

With Ken Brown

Thursday, May 31

6:30pm

Meet us at the library with your walking shoes on!

Local historian, Ken Brown, will be our tour guide as we discover interesting places, learn historic facts, and enjoy an evening walk.

You may want to bring water and bug repellant.

 

Book Discussion

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Tuesday, June 12 @ 10:30 am

Discussion Leader:  Kriztina Smith

Book are available to check out at the library.


The library will be closed for Independence Day, July 4.

 

Meet Me In…Nova Scotia

With Bill Carson

Thursday, July 5 @ 7:00 PM

Learn about traveling to Nova Scotia, the sights, the sounds, the fun!

Ethnic Snacks Provided


Book Discussion

Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Tuesday, July 10 @ 10:30 am

Discussion Leader: Nancy Kishpaugh

Books are available to check out at the library.

 

 Brian Wendling

Juggling!  Comedy!  Energy!

Wednesday, July 18 @ 10.00 am

For all ages.

 

Book Discussion

Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst

Tuesday, July 24 @ 10:30 am

Discussion Leader: John Long

 

Children’s Library

 Summer Reading Program

Dream Big – Read!

  • Summer Reading Club (ages 3-11)
  • Starting May 25, children can sign a reading contract
  • Decide how many books you want to read during the summer
  • You get a reading log to record your books
  • If you reach your goal you’ll get a prize bag
  • Plus, you get to come to our pool party at Riverside Beach! August 1 @ 5:00-7:00pm, Sponsored by The Lions Club & Friends of the Library
  • You can sign a contract up to the end of June
  • Reading logs can be turned in at the pool party or any time at the library
  • Storytimes are Wednesday mornings @ 10:00 from June 6 – July 25 (except July 4 & 18)

 

Rubber Ducky Club ( ages 0-2)

  • Starting May 25, parents can sign up and receive a log of early literacy activities to do with children
  • When 6 activities are completed, your child will receive a rubber duck!
  • When all 12 activities are completed, your child will receive a board book!
  • Storytimes are Tuesday mornings @ 11:00 from June 5 – July 24

 

Math Buds

Thursdays

June 7 – July 26

2:00-3:00 pm

Want to hone your critical thinking skills this summer, while still having fun? 

Teen volunteers will play math-skill games with children.

For children ages 6-10.

 

Bingo

Mondays @ 11:00-11:30am

June 4-July 23

Win park coupons!

For all ages.

 

SUMMER SHAKESPEARE

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 July 31-August 3 @ 10:00 am

August 7-9 @ 10:00 am

Performance of Romeo & Juliet August 9 @ 6:00pm

Medieval refreshments will be served! 

 For kids entering 4th – 8th grades.

  • Make Shakespeare-related crafts
  • Learn to Juggle
  • Stage a swordfight

Practice and perform a reader’s theater script of Romeo and Juliet!

Only 16 spots available!

 

6 by 6

Ready to Read

Six Skills by Six Years

Early Literacy and Your Preschool Child

Sponsored by the Kansas State Library

Researchers have identified 6 important pre-reading skill areas that we can help children develop before they learn to read – around the age of 6:

  • Have Fun with Books
  • Notice Print All Around You
  • Talk, Talk, Talk
  • Tell Stories about Everything
  • Look for Letters Everywhere
  • Take Time to Rhyme, Sing and Play Word Games

 How do I teach my child to read?

Children get ready to read long before they start school  This is called early literacy and it means what children know about reading and writing before they can read and write.  By reading aloud to your child, you can help get them get Ready to Read!

 Information: Blinn Sheffield, Children’s Librarian, 620-331-3030 ext. 108. 

 You will notice 6 by 6 skill stations set up in the Children’s Library to help your child with early literacy skills.

 

 

Teen Library

 Summer Reading Program

Own the Night

Starting May 25, teens (grades 6-12) can sign a reading contract

  • Decide how many books you want to read during the summer
  • You get a reading log to record your books
  • If you reach your goal you’ll get a bag full of prizes!
  • Plus, you get to come to our Pool Party at Riverside Beach! Friday, August 1 @ 5:00-7:00pm, Sponsored by The Lions Club & Friends of the Library
  • You can sign a contract up to the end of June
  • Finished reading logs can be turned in at the pool party or anything at the library

Not only is there a pool party with a gift bag full of prizes, but there is also weekly prizes to keep you motivated!  Every Tuesday you can bring your reading logs to the teen department, show us your progress, and redeem for a prize.

 

Monday Movies @ 4:00pm

Galaxy Jar

June 7 @ 4pm

Have you ever wanted to hold the entire universe in the palm of your hand?  Ok, this is not the entire universe, but it’s still pretty cool.  Come to OPL for your very own star jar that will glow for years to come!

 

Origami Fortune Starts

Tuesdays All Day

It’s just like a fortune cookie, only you get to create the fortunes and then learn how to fold it into a 3D-star.  Help fill up a jar and share your fortunes all year long!

 

Own the Night Bingo

All Summer Long!

Complete the tasks on the bingo board to win a prize.  Only one board per person.  Boards can be picked up any time before June 30 and must be returned by July 31.

 

Kids vs Plants

Nutritious Fruits and Veggies

Mondays and Thursdays

Mind in Motion (All Ages)

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 Mondays, June 4 – August 13 @ 1:00 pm

Must Sign-up Prior to Attending – Each is Limited

Only a few spots left open!

  • Hula Class
  • Sign Language
  • Yo-Yo Tricks
  • Stewardship of the Planet
  • Art with Jackie
  • Science Fun
  • Space Mobile
  • Movie: Disney Nature Oceans
  • Build a Racetrack
  • Moon Sand
  • Juggling

 

Kids & Crafts (All Ages)

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Fridays, June 1 – August 10 @ 1:00 pm

Must Sign-up Prior to Attending – Each is Limited

Only a few spots left open!

  • Greenhouses
  • Origami
  • Book Making
  • Family Tree (made out of a tree branch)
  • Box Guitar
  • Flat Me
  • Shadow Puppets
  • Rock Dominoes
  • Olympic Craft
  • Matching Game
  • Jelly Fish Windsock

 For more information, to sign-up, or

if you can’t attend one of the classes you have signed up for

please contact Kriztina, 620-331-3030 ext. 107

 

Movies and Board Games (All Ages)

Wednesdays at 1:00

June 6 – August 15

(except July 4 & July 18)

  • Cars 2
  • Adventures of Tin Tin
  • Tarzan
  • Horton Hears a Who
  • Spirit
  • Toy Story
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Monsters vs Aliens


End of Summer Splash (All Ages)

Friday, August 17

Noon

  • Cook-Out
  • Sprinklers
  • Water Games
  • Fire Truck Fun
  • School Supply Handout
 

 We will be taking donations for school supplies until August 16

The supplies will be handed out to students during our End of Summer Splash on Friday, August 17.

You can drop off your items at the library.

Thank you for helping us help kids!

 

Volunteers who would like to help us with our summer programs can contact Kriztina at 620-331-3030 ext. 107.

 Monetary donations to help with expenses for the summer programs can be sent to:

The Independence Public Library, 220 E. Maple Street, Independence, KS  67301


Thank you for your support!  Have a fun and safe summer!

 

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Independence Pu…


Independence Public Library

Creating Possibilities

2012 Best Small Library in America!

 

Historic Walking Tour

With Ken Brown

Thursday, May 31

6:30pm

Meet us at the library with your walking shoes on!

Local historian, Ken Brown, will be our tour guide as we discover interesting places, learn historic facts, and enjoy an evening walk.

You may want to bring water and bug repellant.


 The library will be closed for Independence Day, July 4.

 

 

Meet Me In…Nova Scotia

With Bill Carson

Thursday, July 5 @ 7:00 PM

Learn about traveling to Nova Scotia, the sites, the sounds, the fun!

Ethnic Snacks Provided

 

 

Brian Wendling

Juggling!  Comedy!  Energy!

Wednesday, July 18 @ 10.00 am

For all ages.

 

 

Children’s Library

 

Summer Reading Program

Dream Big – Read!

  • Summer Reading Club (ages 3-11)
  • Starting May 25, children can sign a reading contract
  • Decide how many books you want to read during the summer
  • You get a reading log to record your books
  • If you reach your goal you’ll get a prize bag
  • Plus, you get to come to our pool party at Riverside Beach! August 1 @ 5:00-7:00pm Sponsored by The Lions Club, Friends of the Library
  • You can sign a contract up to the end of June
  • Reading logs can be turned in at the pool party or any time at the library
  • Storytimes are Wednesday mornings @ 10:00 from June 6 – July 25 (except July 4 & 18)

 

Rubber Ducky Club ( ages 0-2)

  • Starting May 25, parents can sign up and receive a log of early literacy activities to do with children
  • When 6 activities are completed, your child will receive a rubber duck!
  • When all 12 activities are completed, your child will receive a board book!
  • Storytimes are Tuesday mornings @ 11:00 from June 5 – July 24

 

Math Buds

Thursdays

June 7 – July 26

2:00-3:00 pm

Want to hone your critical thinking skills this summer, while still having fun? 

Teen volunteers will play math-skill games with children.

For children ages 6-10.

 

Bingo

Mondays @ 11:00-11:30am

June 4-July 23

Win park coupons!

For all ages.

 

SUMMER SHAKESPEARE

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

July 31-August 3 @ 10:00 am

August 7-9 @ 10:00 am

Performance of Romeo & Juliet August 9 @ 6:00pm

Medieval refreshments will be served! 

 

For kids entering 4th – 8th grades.

  • Make Shakespeare-related crafts
  • Learn to Juggle
  • Stage a swordfight

Practice and perform a reader’s theater script of Romeo and Juliet!

Only 16 spots available!

 

6 by 6

Ready to Read

Six Skills by Six Years

Early Literacy and Your Preschool Child

Sponsored by the Kansas State Library

 

Researchers have identified 6 important pre-reading skill areas that we can help children develop before they learn to read – around the age of 6:

  • Have Fun with Books
  • Notice Print All Around You
  • Talk, Talk, Talk
  • Tell Stories about Everything
  • Look for Letters Everywhere
  • Take Time to Rhyme, Sing and Play Word Games

 

How do I teach my child to read?

Children get ready to read long before they start school  This is called early literacy and it means what children know about reading and writing before they can read and write.  By reading aloud to your child, you can help get them get Ready to Read!

 

Information: Blinn Sheffield, Children’s Librarian, 620-331-3030 ext. 108. 

 

You will notice 6 by 6 skill stations set up in the Children’s Library to help your child with early literacy skills.

 

 

Teen Library

 

Summer Reading Program

Own the Night

 

  • Starting May 25, teens and tween (grades 6-12) can sign a reading contract
  • Decide how many books you want to read during the summer
  • You get a reading log to record your books
  • If you reach your goal you’ll get a bag full of prizes!
  • Plus, you get to come to our Pool Party at Riverside Beach! Friday, August 1 @ 5:00-7:00pm Sponsored by The Lions Club, Friends of the Library
  • You can sign a contract up to the end of June
  • Finished reading logs can be turned in at the pool party or anything at the library

 

Not only is there a pool party with a gift bag full of prizes, but there is also weekly prizes to keep you motivated!  Every Tuesday you can bring your reading logs to the teen department, show us your progress, and redeem for a prize.

 

Monday Movies @ 4:00pm

 

Galaxy Jar

June 7 @ 4pm

Have you ever wanted to hold the entire universe in the palm of your hand?  Ok, this is not the entire universe, but it’s still pretty cool.  Come to OPL for your very own star jar that will glow for years to come!

 

Origami Fortune Starts

Tuesdays All Day

It’s just like a fortune cookie, only you get to create the fortunes and then learn how to fold it into a 3D-star.  Help fill up a jar and share your fortunes all year long!

 

Own the Night Bingo

All Summer Long!

Complete the tasks on the bingo board to win a prize.  Only one board per person.  Boards can be picked up any time before June 30 and must be returned by July 31.

 

Kids vs Plants

Nutritious Fruits and Veggies

Mondays and Thursdays

 

 

Mind in Motion (All Ages)

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

Mondays, June 4 – August 13 @ 1:00 pm

Must Sign-up Prior to Attending – Each is Limited

Only a few spots left open!

  • Hula Class
  • Sign Language
  • Yo-Yo Tricks
  • Stewardship of the Planet
  • Art with Jackie
  • Science Fun
  • Space Mobile
  • Movie: Disney Nature Oceans
  • Build a Racetrack
  • Moon Sand
  • Juggling

 

Kids & Crafts (All Ages)

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

Fridays, June 1 – August 10 @ 1:00 pm

Must Sign-up Prior to Attending – Each is Limited

Only a few spots left open!

  • Greenhouses
  • Oragami
  • Book Making
  • Family Tree (made out of a tree branch)
  • Box Guitar
  • Flat Me
  • Shaddow Puppets
  • Rock Dominos
  • Olympic Craft
  • Matching Game
  • Jelly Fish Windsock

 For more information, to sign-up, or

if you can’t attend one of the classes you have signed up for

please contact Kriztina, 620-331-3030 ext. 107

 

Movies and Board Games ( All Ages)

Wednesdays at 1:00

June 6 – August 15

(except July 4 & July 18)

For all ages

  • Cars 2
  • Adventures of Tin Tin
  • Tarzan
  • Horton Hears a Who
  • Spirit
  • Toy Story
  • Diary of a Whimpy Kid
  • Monsters vs Aliens

 

 

End of Summer Splash

Friday, August 17

Noon

  • Cook-Out
  • Sprinklers
  • Water Games
  • Fire Truck Fun
    • School Supply Handout
 

 

We will be taking donations for school supplies until August 16

The supplies will be handed out to students during our End of Summer Splash on Friday, August 17.

You can drop off your items at the library.

Thank you for helping us help kids!

 

Volunteers who would like to help us with our summer programs can contact Kriztina at 620-331-3030 ext. 107.

 

Monetary donations to help with expenses for the summer programs can be sent to:

The Independence Public Library, 220 E. Maple Street, Independence, KS  67301

 

 

Thank you for your support!  Have a fun and safe summer!

 

Julie Hildebrand

Director

620-331-3030 ext. 106

iplks.org

 

 

 

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The Independence Public Library has been voted the 2012 Best Small Library in America!
This award is sponsored by the Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

This award, for libraries, is similar to winning the Heisman Trophy! It is a HUGE honor!

Our library appears on the cover of the February issue of the Library Journal and is highlighted, along with our community, in the editorial and in a four-page article.

Here is the link to read the full article: 2012 Best Small Library in America
This award is not only for our library, but is for our city, our district, and our state!

It is only with your help that we are able to meet the needs of our community! Local citizens, businesses, and civic groups along with local organization such as the Independence Historical Museum & Art Center, the Chamber of Commerce, and our local schools who work in partnership with us to make our library great. We thank our City Manager, City Commission, USD 446 School Board, and our state legislators for their support and assistance. It is because of encouragement and direction from the Southeast Kansas Library System, the Kansas State Library, and our Library Board that we are able to think out-of-the-box and use creativity and ingenuity to create, not only a successful public library, but a community center for Independence. A special thanks to Roger Carswell from SEKLS and Lily Morgan from ICC Library for their letters of recommendation! The Friends of the Library have had a major role in getting this award through their tireless efforts in fund-raising, their willing volunteer service, and their financial support. We also send a shout out to our new Geek Committee that is working on the new Geek the Library advocacy campaign. I can’t leave out our dedicated staff, past and present, who continually go above and beyond their job duties to make sure that our service is exceptional. Congratulations to all of you, and thank you for your service and support!

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