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The Book Nook
Show school spirit at the library
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Library programming is back into full swing this week! The full list of activities for the upcoming week is included below, but I would like to take the time to highlight just a few events in particular. 

This week, Sept. 9-15, our children’s and family programming begins its first full week in earnest. The exciting activities available include three different storytimes for all ages of children. In addition, there is an Innovation Station STEAM class (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) on Monday, Sept. 10. Check out last week’s Book Nook article for more information on these events, which you can also find on our Facebook page under “Notes.” 

Do you enjoy reading e-books or listening to audiobooks? Did you know that you have access to thousands of these items from the comfort of your home by using your Great Bend library card? On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the library is hosting an instructional come-and-go event where you can stop by any time between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to learn about how to use the Sunflower E-Library, how to download the app onto your device, and how to enjoy your digital cardholder perks.

Even though Saturday, Sept. 15, is nearly a week away, you will want to mark it on your calendar. In preparation for Great Bend Homecoming, the library is hosting a School Spirit Day from 10-11 a.m. This event is open to all ages, and will feature Great Bend High School Panthers football players, cheerleaders, flag corps and dance line members that will be share about their activities as well as meet-and-greet with visitors. In addition, you will get the chance to learn some cheers and visit the crafting station to make your spirit gear and signs to cheer the Panthers to homecoming victory! Also on Saturday is a special book craft that we call “Bookish Art.” Have you ever seen a book safe, where a book looks normal on the outside but inside has a secret stash for hiding items? You will get a chance to create your own. This craft starts at 10:30 a.m. and is a bit more involved than most crafts, so plan to break for lunch and come back in the afternoon to finish. Supplies are limited, so register online through our website if you’re interested. 

For more information on any other library events, programs, or resources, check out our website (, send us an email (, or call the circ desk (620-792-2409). You can also like and follow GBPL on Facebook. There you will find posters and flyers for upcoming events and announcements, plus photos and videos from library activities and an archive of previous “Book Nook” articles.

Michael Adamyk is the Marketing and Technical Services Manager at the Great Bend Public Library. He can be reached by email at


Weekly Schedule

Monday, Sept. 10 - 4 p.m.: Innovation Station (Children); 5 p.m.: Glitter Bottles (Teen craft); 6 p.m.: Crochet club

Tuesday, Sept. 11 -9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.: Baby Bounce class; 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.: Early Literacy Storytime; 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Sunflower e-Library help

Thursday, Sept. 13 - 4 p.m.: Chapter Chats; 5 p.m.: Pudding Pictionary (Teens); 6 p.m.: Adult Craft: Cross-Stitch Painting

Saturday, Sept. 15 -  10 a.m.: School Spirit Day; 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Bookish Art: Book Safe