June/July Connectnow – What’s Happening at Your Library

In this edition of Connectnow, read up on what’s happening at your library this summer. There is a plethora of fun and educational programs and classes for kids, teens and adults. Mark your calendars for our Blockbuster Wednesday performances. Get the scoop on our 11th annual Art Exhibit for Children, A Cut Above. From art workshops to computer classes, we offer a diverse lineup of programs that offer something for everyone.

Inside this edition:

  • The value of summer reading cannot be understated. The cover story delves into the role the library plays in keeping kids reading skills and scores up. 80 percent of kids who participated in summer reading last year read at or above their grade level when they returned to school in the fall. That’s enough to make any parent sign up their child. Do it today at summerfest.tscpl.org.
  • We offer new parents a new way to participate in summer reading. Check out page 2 for info on the Bee a Reader program.
  • Summer is time to travel. Do a little reading and riding. If you are traveling by car, take an audiobook with you. We recommendation newly released books inside this publication.
  • We’re in your neighborhood this summer. Our librarians travel to day cares, retirement communities, summer camps and even a local business delivering books and signing folks up for summer reading. Why come to the library when we come to you. Check out our Bookmobile schedule and our Adventuremobile(for kids) schedule.
  • Meet Library Trustee Melissa Masoner.

CORRECTION: Registration for Sneak, Peek and Read, for kids 18-24 months and their parents, is Wednesday, June 20, not 23. Call 785-580-4565.

Library cardholders receive this newspaper in the mail. Look for it in your mailbox every other month. You may also download a pdf version here.

A public relations professional, editor and writer, Lisa shares the library story in her blog posts, in the bimonthly Library News, and media interviews. A self-described social media and news nut, Lisa harnesses that passion to raise awareness and understanding of the library's vital role in this community.