It’s that time of year again when Kansas Reads to Preschoolers. We are having 2 programs at the library to accommodate your opportunity to bring in your child for a fun reading experience and craft! Join us either at Toddler Tuesdays at 10:00 or on Thursday evening from 6:00- 6:30. This year’s selection is Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd. Let’s join the 1000′s across Kansas who are reading this special book to their children!
Don’t forget the Library has a box for those Thriftway receipts. We’re helping the High School collect receipts so they can turn them into needed materials.
During the month of October there is a lot going on with your library:
October 8 – 7:00 pm - at the Horton Senior Citizens Center we and the Horton Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring an informative meeting on The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). As of October 1, this new act requires everyone to have health insurance or face a penalty. Cindy Hermes from the Kansas Insurance Department will be in attendance to help us understand how to enroll in health insurance using the on-line exchange; to discuss the eligibility for financial assistance and the health policy provisions.
October 11 – 1:00 – 7:00 pm - Snack Attack @ the Library. This month we’ll have Halloween related snacks.
October 15 – 18 – when the library is open it’s Teen Read Week! Stop by the Library and be a contestant in our version of A Minute to Win It (based on the TV show). There will be a prize given away every day to the contestant that completes the game in the least amount of time (one chance to play per day). Plus, every time you play you can enter your name in a drawing for the grand prize. Plus, check out all the great YA books that we have available!
October 19 – 8:00 – 3:00 - Annual Book Sale in the basement kicks off. Very reasonable prices and lots of good reading material available.
October 24 – 3:30 – 6:30 - Legos @ the Library. Anyone can stop by during this time and be creative with Legos.
October 31 – until 8:00 pm - Trick or Treat at the Library! Stop by for some candy and a special treat!
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – 10:00 – 11:00 am Toddler Tuesdays @ Ten. Story hour, songs, games and sometimes crafts for all pre-school aged children.
The Library will now be having a Story Hour for pre-school aged children every week on Tuesdays at 10:00. Kids can enjoy stories, songs, games and at times small craft events. Plan your week for these programs for our youngest patrons!
Plans for the Summer Reading Program are complete and we’re looking forward to a fun-filled month of June! Information on this year’s programming can be found under the Program for Kids and Young Adults Tab to the right! See you on May 21 for sign-up!
National Library Week begins April 14 and we’re planning some events for you! This year’s theme is Communities matter @ your library. You certainly matter to us and so we’ve got 3 days and activities planned for all our patrons!
On Tuesday, April 16 from 3:30 – 6:30, pre-school children through 4th grade are invited to stop by the library and create a chia pet.
On Wednesday, April 17 from 3:30-6:30, middle school and high school aged children can stop by and try their luck on the Plinko Board to win a prize.
On Thursday, April 18 from 5:00 – 6:30 Library patrons are invited to a reception where we will be specifically honoring individuals and businesses in the community that have been supportive of Library programs.
Everyone that visits the library next week will receive a special bookmark commemorating National Library Week.
The Library has new shirts (along the theme of the Wizard of Oz) available for you to order until April 8. The front logo reads “Reading Makes You Great & Powerful”. The library name and Horton, KS will appear on the sleeve. They are available in light blue or natural color as shown. A donation of $12 for a child’s shirt or $15 for an adult shirt will cover the cost to provide these to our patrons and help to support our facelift efforts! Stop by the library anytime before April 9th to place your order! Thanks for your support!
The Love my Library, adult reading program, will sponsor two Book Talks during the month of March. The first will be a hot lunch event on March 5 at 1:00. The second will be a special book talk for the Kansas Reads selection, “Then We Came to the End” and will be held on March 18 at 6:00 pm. We’ll spend a little time discussing the Kansas Reads selection, talk about other books we’ve read and enjoy some wonderful desserts.
The Leprechauns have visited the library and left lots of Shamrocks for lucky patrons to find!
Come into the library any time during the month of March to search for a shamrock. After you find one, take it to the librarian and they’ll let you know if you won a prize! The shamrock is yours to keep!