It’s time to enroll your children in our summer reading program here at the Ness City Public Library! This year we are doing a four week session. Children must be enrolled to participate. Summer Reading begins on Tuesday, May 31st and our kick off activity is a story walk and games in the park that afternoon.
We are partnering with Walnut Creek and District Extension agents for the story Walk and games in the park. Erin Petersilie, Walnut Creek agent put together the stories and will set up the walk for us on the Ness City Gradatim Trail. Janae Svoboda, FNP Program Assistant, will be there and will provide a healthy snack or drink for the children.
Other group programs planned are ‘Creating your individual READ poster,’ ‘Kevin Horner Puppeteer & Magician’ and our ‘Pool Party.’ We will also have activity time for the different age group in first through sixth grades; where we will do crafts, games, and other activities.
Summer Readers are grades first through sixth (grade completed) and we also have a Wee Readers group for ages pre-school and Kindergarten. Wee-Readers need to have an adult accompany them to the story walk, READ poster program, and the Kevin Horner program. The pool party is for first through sixth grades only.
Questions, call 785-798-3415.
So many careers to choose from. Which one is best for you? What does the future look like for this career? And, where can this career take me?
There is a lot to think about when choosing a career. Here at the Ness City Library you can find many books on many different career choices. There are books for those who choose to go to college and for those who choose to go directly into the work force.
So, if you are making a career choice for the first time or wanting to make a change in your career path come on into the library, check out our books, and see were they can take you.
Books Are Fun merchandise has arrived! Graduation and Mother’s Day gifts, books and more. Orders go in by noon on April 28th, your items will be here on April 29th! Questions, call 785-798-3415.
To see the picture from Twila Tuttle Blakely’s Book Signing, click on the Tab at the top of this page. We are getting a few more of her books in to sell, they are going like hot-cakes! So, if you’re interest in purchasing one, let us know and we will save one (two, three) back for you. The cost per book is $14. Twila has been very gracious to give the library a percent of the sales, thanks Twila!
Come and join us in making some Christmas crafts on Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. here at the library. This is for kids in first throug 6th grades. We are limited to 20 crafters so call 785-798-3415 and reserve your spot soon. There is no cost for this class – we will furnish the craft supplies and snacks.
The Ness City Public Library is excited to host a book signing for Twila Tuttle Blakely, author of her first book “Thirty-one Miles From Nowhere” on November 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. here at the library.
Growing up thirty-one miles from nowhere in the sparse country of Western Kansas is challenge enough…but add the years 1940 to the early 1960s, a house full of independent, rowdy kids, a mother who teaches one room country schools and a father that scrapes out a career in farming…it’s all bound to collide in an unpredictable life. Written with reference from an armload of diaries and a heritage rich in hard work, struggle and humor, we relive the times of a family growing up determined to survive. As a first-time author, Twila Tuttle Blakely has shared the resilience of a family who met everyday life head-on. Having parents who grew up in the early 1900s with no modern conveniences (running water, electricity, inside bathrooms, phones, or vehicles) created tough individuals. The lack of these same “modern conveniences” carried over into the first several years of their married life, with the exception of a vehicle, as their family grew to nine children, seven who survived to adulthood. Life was made interesting with a dirt floor, glass cloth windows, farming chores, pet skunks, a variety of different high schools…and even a Haunted House. Entertainment in the boonies was created by the vivid imagination of the four boys and three girls…often at each other’s expense…but there was always “pay back” time. Hard times and tragedies were faced with a faith in God and the support of each other. Written in a rather whimsical way, the author has created moments that will make you smile often, tear up, and relive your own treasured memories.
Twila’s family lived and attended to schools in Ness, Hodgeman, Finney, Lane and Scott counties. Her father grew-up in Nonchalanta, which is now a historic ghost town in southwest Ness County.
We hope you will stop by and visit with Twila and enjoy some refreshment with us. If you have already purchased one of Twila’s book, be sure and bring it by for her to sign.
Ms. Jean will be reading to the two Ness City Preschools, Sacred Heart Preschool, and Western Plains South Preschool during the week of November 17 through 20. Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is a program of the Kansas State Library and encourages all librarian to read to their area preschools during that week. The Ness City Public Library will give each child a copy of this year’s selected book, “Is Your Mama a Llama?” by Deborah Guarino.
(Cover illustration copyright 1989 by Steven Kellogg from “Is Your Mama a Llama?’ written by Deborah Guarino. Reproduced by permission of Scholastic Inc.)