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Summer reading programs, activities gear up for kids
Cheyenne Rice shared some of her photos during a May program at the Larebee Library in Stafford.

The Boys of Summer have taken up my weekend. My grandson had a tournament in Goddard, Kansas. They have beautiful baseball fields that were filled with teams from all over. I always enjoy watching the boys play.

We would like to say, Thank You to Jennifer Gleason of 21 Central Extension Office for bringing to the Library a Tech Talk about scams and hacks. There was a lot of information given out to the people who participated in the Tech Talk. We appreciate all the people who participated.

We have been very busy with kids coming in enjoying Sandy’s activities and getting ready for “Adventure in the Library,” our Summer Reading program. Times and pre-enrollment forms were given out at Stafford Schools and on their classroom Facebooks and the library Facebook. We are partnering with the Rec Commission, so if your child is going to their Tuesday programming they will be coming to our activities as well and we need parents to send a filled out and signed pre-enrollment form please, for your child to participate in the caves.

We will be Closed Memorial Day.

English Language Learners class meets every Wednesday Evening with Rachel Sandoval. Excepting Board meeting nights.

Coming up:

• No Coffee and Goodies May 27th, Memorial Day. The Library will be closed. Monday Morning Coffee is being discontinued during the summer months.  

• June 3rd beginning of Summer Reading Challenge, READING ROCKS!

• JUNE 7th-First Friday Event - “Wellness”  we’ll make it a fun evening - come see it to believe it!

• JUNE 10th - THE BEGINNING OF SUMMER READING!  PBS will be here at 9:30 to entertain Preschool Children with Adventure in the Library!  

• JUNE 11th - Summer Reading for K-2 & 3-5th. Tuesdays will be the day for older kids. We are thinking, 10:30-11:30 for K-2 and 2:00- 3:00 for 3-5th grades.

• JUNE 18th - “Exploration Place”! 3-7 year olds in the morning - 6-13 year olds in the afternoon.

• July 2 - Tank the lab and Kim Volker 10:30 - 11:30,  K-2 

Our Lawn Crew has done a great job putting in our new lawn and keeping it moist. I think they will have great success! Thank you for all your amazing work!

The Great Bend Tribune has had many events with graduations and special events in the area and have a glut of our May pictures to print. I am going to have a short story this week in hopes that they will have room to print more pictures of our events. A picture is worth a thousand words you know.

Next Board Meeting: June 12, 2024 at 6 p.m. Our library hours are: Monday morning 8 a.m. to noon; and Tuesday through Friday 2-6 p.m.

Gerry Hildebrand is head librarian for the Nora Larabee Memorial Library. Phone 620-234-5762, or visit Facebook at Nora Larabee Memorial Library.