Kids that participated in the Wetmore Public Library summer reading program have been working on quilt squares and the Wall Quilt is now put together and can be seen down at the Wetmore public Library. It will be raffled off at this years Spring Creek. You may buy tickets at the Wetmore Public Library.
Many people ask the librarian if he or she has read the book or if it’s worth reading. Well now you don’t have to wait to see your librarian, you can go online to the following websites to see reviews from other readers and get a brief preview of the book. Some sites will even suggest other books like the one you just read
http://www.goodreads.com/ ( Discover and share books you love)
http://www.yournextread.com/us/ (Need help finding a book or looking for a new author)
www.rifflebooks.com (Want to share and receive book reviews in a safe anonymous environment)
Wetmore Academic Center and Wetmore Public library has teamed up to provide an opportunity to take AR tests at the public library during the summer. The public library has two computers set up where you can take AR tests. All students K-12 are competing and trying to beat their teachers. Students/teaches are coming to the Library to take AR test on books that they have read during the summer. When school resumes in the fall participants will receive a Smores party, sponsored by the Wetmore Public Library, along with bragging rights if they can beat their teacher. Even one high school teacher has mentioned that they will be offering extra credit to encourage students that have read books during the summer and have taken test them.
We would like to send out a BIG Thank you to our kind patrons for sharing these items with the com…munity.
Along with that We would like to list the things that we can use at the library…
Coloring books (old or new, for Children’s Hour activities), Crayons ( old or new),
Dry erase markers,
Books, movies, and video games (new or gently loved of all kinds).
Reminder that tax forms will be available here at the library. We will not be ordering paper copies but will be able to print needed forms to complete at home or you are welcome to bring your needed information and enter your information straight on the forms online for printing and filing.
Children’s Hour started November 13th at 10 am-
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 10am and every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6pm….If you are interested in reading a story, presenting a class, or performing a puppet show for Children’s Hour contact the library to set up your date! Hope to see you all soon.
January 17th 6pm
January 22nd 10am
Wetmore Public Library will be holding its 2nd annual book sale during this year’s Spring Creek Festival. Beginning Aug 1st, the Library began accepting donations of new or gently used books and movies. They will continue to accept donations right up until the sale on September 21st. Proceeds from this year’s book sale will be going towards much needed technology upgrades for our patrons. Don’t forget to stop by the sale during Spring Creek! Most books will be priced at 50 cents or three for a $1.
The honor bird is a new donation system that the Wetmore Public Library has put in for late fees It is also for any other donation as well. All the donations will benefit the library
State Library of Kansas launches pilot program, “Checkup and Check Out: For Kansas Kids”
Topeka, KS, — The State Library of Kansas awarded four Kansas libraries grants to support the implementation of the “Checkup and Check Out” pilot program in well-child checkups, sending families home with an age-appropriate book (through the Kansas Pediatric Foundation’s current program, Turn a Page, Touch a Mind) and encouraging parents to take an extra trip to the public library to receive another free book. Grants were awarded to Chanute Public Library ($2,100; Ashley Clinic), Manhattan Public Library ($8,750; Pediatric Associates), Newton Public Library ($3,500; Cottonwood Pediatrics) and Smith Center Public Library ($350; Smith County Family Practice).
For years, many Kansas doctors have been prescribing reading to children as part of their well-child checkups, and giving families age-appropriate books to encourage them to follow that advice. Now through the support of the State Library of Kansas, four public libraries will work with a group of those physicians to increase library attendance by offering families an additional free book when they come to their libraries to learn about 6 by 6 (the six skills children need by age six to be ready to learn to read). “We believe that reading and good health go hand and hand,” said State Librarian Jo Budler. “What better way to ensure this than to instill a love of reading — and books — when our youngest residents visit their doctors?”
“This is an amazing way to get out information about the importance of reading to your child and to encourage parents to foster their child’s early literacy skills,” said Jennifer Adams, Children’s Services Manager of Manhattan Public Library. When asked about the impact this grant could have on families, Adams replied, “For some of them, this might be their first visit to their local library where they can discover all the books and other materials they can check out free, plus storytimes and fun programs their kids can attend. This grant will create awareness about the many services local libraries offer.”
The pilot project will run for six months, beginning January 2013. The State Library worked with Regional Library Systems and Mel Hudelson of the Kansas Pediatric Foundation to identify libraries and clinics throughout the state willing to promote 6 by 6 and local library attendance. Amounts of each grant vary based on the number of books the partner clinic gives out in a six-month period at a total of $3.50 per book. This pilot project is funded by the State Library, through the Children’s Initiatives Fund as part of the Governor’s Reading Roadmap. If this project is found to impact public library attendance, the State Library of Kansas will seek further funding to expand it to other public libraries.