ATTENTION SUMMER READERS! The Mike and Glenda Show on Tuesday, June 20th will be at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. I had the wrong time on the schedule, so sorry!
Tulips, Tulips, Tulips, wooden shoes, and Dala Horses. We traveled to the land of Holland this week, for our Story Time at the Ness City Public Library. In the book “The Great Tulip Trade”, by Beth Wagner Brust, we learned that back in the 1600’s tulips were more valuable than land, animals, jewels, and gold. The rarest tulip was the Semper Augustus. One sold for 4,600 florins (Dutch money), a coach, and a pair of horses. But, in our story a young girl would not trade her Semper Augustus tulip for anything, because it was a birthday gift from her father. And that was worth more than anything anyone could trade.
After our story we assembled beads, a wire ring, and Dala horse picture to create a Dala Horse Ring. We also enjoyed a cookie snack, and the librarians sent a tulip ring sucker with us to take home. Just one more week of our travels and our passport will be full.
The Ness City Public Library Staff and Board were elated with the wonderful turn-out of over 40 people for Joanne Emerck and Robert Weirman’s program on April 9th at the United Methodist Church. Joanne and Robert shared their trip to the 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Bombing this past December in Hawaii.
Joanne and Robert took us on a virtual tour of Pearl Harbor as it was in December of 1941 prior to the attack and then shared comparison picture of how if looks today. We visited many of the buildings, the inside of a submarine and met through picture some of the survivor who were stationed there during the attack. Joanne was invited to speak at one of the banquets during this historical anniversary.
Thank you Robert and Joanne for sharing your experience with us. Thanks to the United Methodist Church for the use of Fellowship Hall, and to Tammy Jordan, Diane Bell, Deb Stenzel, Laurie Dinges and Jean Schlegel for furnishing cookies.
‘Around the World Stories’ classes read and learned about China this week at story time.
Do you know what a dragon looks like? That was the question, as we traveled to China for our third week of Spring Story Time at the Ness City Public Library. In the story “Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like”, by Jay Williams; everyone had a different idea of what they thought a dragon looked like. But it wasn’t until a dragon helped to save their city that the people got to really see what one looks like. The dragon was very different from what anyone had been thinking.
After the story we created our own dragons of foam, ribbons, and bells. We also got to read our fortune from a fortune cookie, received gummy Chinese Stars to enjoy as a snack at home, and got another stamp put in our passports. Now on to our next destination!
Lap-Sit meets the second and fourth Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Parent or guardian must accompany child. This is for children birth to three years of age. We sing, read stories, play games and other fun activities as well as simple crafts on occasion. We thank Russell Child Development Center in Garden City for the grants each year to purchase books, puzzles, games and other activity enhancements for our Lap-Sit Story Time.
Here are some of our children enjoying play time. Questions call 785-798-3415.
Did you know that the Ness City Public Library cleans dirty or lightly scratched DVDs, CDs and Game disks? If you have a disc that is skipping or not playing correctly, it might just need a good cleaning. We cannot repair deep scratches or cracked discs. But for $1 it might be worth trying to save you’re favorite movie, music disc or game disc. Call 785-798-3415 for questions or stop by the library and check out this service.
Jennifer Gassman’s book “The Sky is the Floor and the Grass is the Ceiling” was written with children in mind. However it’s characters and message are universal to all ages. Jennifer resides in Manhattan, Kansas; however her parent, Julius and Betty Gassman were born and raised in Ness City, Kansas; where they both graduated from Ness City High School.
Having suffered from a chronic medical condition for most of her life, most likely to result of a severe gluten allergy, Gassman’s health declined significantly about four years ago. That when she turned to the book in earnest, devoting most of her time getting it published.
Long-time family friend, Sabra Clarke, approached me (Jean Schlegel, library director) with the possibility of helping promote Jennifer’s book here at the Ness City Public Library. Jennifer would like to get 50 book reviews on Amazon, then Amazon will help promote her book. Please help us with this endeavor. We do have Miss Gassman’s book, “The Sky is the Floor and the Grass is the Ceiling” on hand if anyone would like to purchase one. The cost is $15.99, and would make a wonderful Christmas or Birthday gift. If you would just like to read the book and write a short review to help Jennifer out, we have a copy here at the library for check-out.
All proceeds go to Jennifer, but most important are the book reviews,; so be sure to go to Amazon. com and type in the title of Jennifer’s book and write a short review, they can be a simply as “I really like this book!”
Thank you for your hlep on this very special project.