Well, we’ve got summer over, school has started and we’ve evaluated the fun activities and events that we plan to have for the fall.
September 15 – we kick off our 6 x 6 Program. The 6 x 6 program is an early literacy program, co-sponsored by the State Library. We have been busy creating kits that parents and caregivers can check out that will give them lots of books to read and activities to engage their children through the age of 5. 6 x 6 stands for 6 skills that children should have before the age of 6 so that they are ready to read. We are really excited about the program and have partnered with the Walmart Stores in Hiawatha and Atchison to create these kits. Check out will be for 1 week for the kits.
September 21 – it’s Banned Books Week. We’ll have displays of banned books in the library and a drawing to own your own banned book.
October 12 – We’ll celebrate Teen Read Week – we’re planning games and giveaways – check out our facebook page HortonLibrary for more info as time gets closer.
October 18 – Horton will have it’s annual Oktoberfest and that means we kick off our Book Sale at the Library.
October 19 – This is the week we celebrate our Friends of the Library with a drawing for our patrons.
October 30 – It’s Trick or Treat @ the Library. We have treats and books for all kids.
November – is Native American Heritage month. We are forming plans now to celebrate our native friends’ history. More details to follow.
November 15 – is National Gaming Day. We’re planning a gaming event at the library.
November 16 – this is Kansas Reads to Preschooler’s Week. We’ll plan special Story times at local schools and day care facilities so we can read the selected book.
December 1 – we’ll celebrate Tweens – those kids who are in Middle School but aren’t teenagers yet. Activities are still being planned.
In addition to these special events, the Library continues with Toddler Tuesdays at 10:00, Legos Day @ the Library on every Wednesdays from 1:30 – 6:30, the TMBNET (Too Many Books, Not Enough Time) Book Club on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 (dessert provided) and Snack Attack @ the Library on the 2nd Friday of every month. We’re currently reviewing our options to begin hosting a Game Night/Afternoon for families to come and have some fun. Further announcements on this event will be forthcoming.
Our mission: “It’s all about Community, Learning & Fun” – let us know if there is anything we can do to make your library experience better!