This year we are offering on-line registration for the Summer Reading Program – you can still sign up in-person if you prefer.
We have also totally revamped our summer reading challenge: less papers, no book counts, and we’ve added weekly rewards! (if you’d still like to use the charts and stickers we have them – just ask)
You can register for SRP anytime at: hesston.scklf.info/events-programs/SRP
The most current information on our programs and other fun things we’re thinking about is usually on Facebook.
Sponsored by the Golden Plains Credit Union
The Hesston Public Library Board of Trustees sponsor today at the library in honor of Director Libby Albers, who recently completed her Master of Library Science degree through Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management (SLIM).
Please join us in congratulating her. Great work, Libby!
The Library Board developed the Day Sponsor idea in 2012 as a way of helping the library “go the extra mile.” The library’s tax revenues support regular operations, but day sponsorships allow the library to go above and beyond in the areas of collections, programming and technology.
Honorees are recognized at the library, online, and in the local newspaper, and at a small reception at the library. Day Sponsors also receive recognition through collection items in the library being designated in honor of the celebrated event/person/organization.
Contact the library if you would like to sponsor a day at the library!
Reactions and recovery may take many forms. Please let us help connect you with
stories and information during this challenging time.
We have stories to help discuss:
- Peace & kindness
- Separation anxiety
- Being afraid
- A loved one’s traumatic stress
- Death and saying goodbye
- Faith-guided healing
Boys + Books = Amazing Readers
The Hesston Public Library and Hesston Middle School Library are partnering to begin a new library program called “Guys Read.”
“Guys Read” is a monthly book discussion group open to guys in grades 5-8 and young professionals. The program is developed to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers by helping them find books they want to read and introducing the participants to male reading role models from around the community.
- “Guys Read” book discussions will be held on the last Monday each month from 7:00-8:00 in the Community Room at Hesston Public Library.
- The program is free and open to boys in grades 5-8.
- The first two discussion titles will be Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson in April and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card in May.
- The June read is My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
The Hesston Public Library received a $250 grant from the State Library of Kansas to purchase book club kits for the program which includes multiple copies of titles selected to appeal to guys, discussion guides for leaders/mentors and other book-related material.
For more information, or if you are interested in becoming and leader/mentor contact Emily at the Hesston Public Library, 620-327-4666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.