Do you like history? Did you ever imagine what it was like to be a medieval knight, lady, scribe, tanner….? Do you like to make things with your hands? If you can answer yes to these questions, and many more then have I got an opportunity for you at the Fowler Public Library.
Tuesday July 2 at 6:00 PM the Library will host a meeting for people who might be interested in getting involved with the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). The SCA researches and plays in the middle ages, learning skills and trades appropriate to the particular area and time of interest to the individual.
Western Kansas has a few people working to start a formal group and they are putting out a call for interested parties to meet up. Are you interested and can’t make that date? no problem, feel free to contact the library and we will help you get connected.
Due to the sidewalks, and slippery driving conditions the Library is Closed today.
Here at the library we have prepared a short survey asking about how you use and WANT to use the library. What do you like to read? What services do you want to make sure stay around?, or what services can be expanded? Even what hours the library needs to be open. All of these things are being considered as we plan and look into the future. Follow the postd link to the online survey, or come by the library to fill out a survey on paper.
A continual process in the Library is working hard to make sure our collection meets the needs and desires of the community. The reality is new materials are constantly coming into the library and shelf space is limited. That means decisions have to be made all the time about whether or not books fit into the collection. Libraries refer to this process as weeding, it is making room for new things to come onto the shelves. It can be a very difficult process sometimes and tough decisions are made.
Fowler Public Library has made a recent change to the collection based upon the usage. We have discontinued our VHS collection, This creates the room needed for further growth into our DVD (and Blu-Ray) collections. The VHS tapes are set out for member of the public to take, a free-will donation is appreciated and any money donated will go towards the Video collection. If there is a Title which you do not see in the DVD collection that you want replaced feel free to let us know at the Library so we can see what we can do.
Lots of great books are made into movies. Come by the Library to check out our new feature each month highlighting books made into movies, the selections will change each month and at least one selection is made each month. Have a favorite Book and movie pair? Let us know at the Library.
We had a great number of people from the community join us for the Summer Reading Program in June. What a great time is was making instruments and learning about how sound becomes music. There is still time to come pick up a book and get your summer reading done. Our Youth program has until July 26 to complete as much as they can and get their stickers. While the Adults still have a chance to earn tickets for the drawing. Come by the Library and get the details if you don’t already know about it.
Come into the library starting May 21st and sign up for Summer Reading Fun. We’ll be reading about, creating with, and scoring MUSIC for all to enjoy! We’re going to make musical instruments and play with SouNds– Bucket DRUMming for those who love a steady BeAt and CiGar Box GeeTars for the more StRING minded individuals. Plenty for all, and more for each. Let’s get to ROCKING at the library. All ages are welcome to join in on the fun. READ the new books and add to our Community Music Mural.
We are partnering with the Aspire4Higher School Program, so when you register for it,you will be already set for library program attendance. See you, and hEAr you soon.