View more Trivia from Your Library Dec. 31, 2013 Trivia Q. While today it’s made of Waterford crystals, the ball used for the first New Year’s Eve ball drop in Time Square was made of iron, wood and 100 incandescent light bulbs. When was the very first ball drop? Trivia A. The ball dropped for […]
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View more Trivia from Your Library Dec. 25, 2012 Trivia Q. On what year was Christmas declared a national holiday in the U.S.? a.) 1790 b.) 1818 c.) 1854 d.) 1870 e.) 1902 Trivia Answer. d.) June 26, 1870. In the U.S., it was not consistently celebrated across ethnic, religious and geographic divides for much […]
Committed to lifelong learning, the library offers free opportunities to continue your education with our help or on your own. One customer recently observed, “I learn something new every day because of the library.” Jillian Underwood, library customer, had her first encounter with a computer at the library. She was 7 years old. “I thought […]
From borrowing books to attending programs with their children, families remember their positive experiences at the library. Melissa Powell remembers getting her library card at 8 years old. “We used to go to the library a lot when we were little. I remember my mom taking us to get our library card,” said Melissa. “I […]
These days people need the library more than ever. According to the 2010 United States Census there are 177, 934 people who live in Shawnee County. Of those, 94,579 have library cards. Every day we see more than 3,000 children and adults use and enjoy the library after school or after work hours. “I recently […]