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Special events in the works as summer programming gets going

As the school year winds down, summer fun events at the Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library in St. John are just getting started.

According to Laura Davis, library director, on Wednesday, May 11 there will be a Tiger Tots Storytime for infants and children up to age three who are accompanied by their caregivers. This event will be held at the library at 10:30 a.m. for all those interested in participating, and it is bi-monthly occurrence on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. The library has partnered with Parents as Teachers programs in co-hosting this event.

The library in St. John will also be hosting a recurrent monthly adult craft night, with the plans for May 11 coming soon.

The Ida Long Library is a school and public library all in one unit. It was combined in 1969, and the library does all the programming for both the school system and the public events. It is even hosting the annual St. John town celebration which happens on memorial day weekend.

As the school year winds down, the librarians are preparing for the summer reading program which will include several dates for special events. The theme for this year is entitled: “Oceans of Possibilities” and it is a widespread program for libraries across the country put out by the collaborative summer library program. They are running both child and adult programming for the community. Registration for this program begins on May 2 through 31. They also are beginning this program with a kickoff week requiring no registration, anyone can show up with their children and participate.

On June 6, the library is hosting the Pint-Sized Polkas, and on June 8 they host the Smokey Hills Public Television for “Share a Story” during which they are giving away free books for the kids. Finally, on Friday, June 10 they are holding a magic show by Shawn Reida for kids and adults.

“Registration is at no cost to patrons,” Davis said. “We understand that children are busy during the summer and not always able to come to every event, but we invite kids to still register and come in when they are available.”

There are also some upcoming adult programs planned at the library this summer, some of which are still under wraps. However, on June 24 there will be a “Lunch and Learn” session about Headstone Symbolism with Jeremy Gill who will be coming from the Hays Public Library to speak. Registration for that event has not yet opened but is on the horizon.

There are also numerous crafting events that are in the works for this summer, but have not yet been released.

“We’re looking forward to being able to provide all these summer opportunities to the community,” Davis said.

Reading programs at the local library bring area patrons together for good times and fellowship like this past card-making class in St. John. Courtesy photo
As the school year winds down, summer fun events at the Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library in St. John are just getting started.
According to Laura Davis, library director, on Wednesday, May 11 there will be a Tiger Tots Storytime for infants and children up to age three who are accompanied by their caregivers. This event will be held at the library at 10:30 a.m. for all those interested in participating, and it is bi-monthly occurrence on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. The library has partnered with Parents as Teachers programs in co-hosting this event.
The library in St. John will also be hosting a recurrent monthly adult craft night, with the plans for May 11 coming soon.
The Ida Long Library is a school and public library all in one unit. It was combined in 1969, and the library does all the programming for both the school system and the public events. It is even hosting the annual St. John town celebration which happens on memorial day weekend.
As the school year winds down, the librarians are preparing for the summer reading program which will include several dates for special events. The theme for this year is entitled: “Oceans of Possibilities” and it is a widespread program for libraries across the country put out by the collaborative summer library program. They are running both child and adult programming for the community. Registration for this program begins on May 2 through 31. They also are beginning this program with a kickoff week requiring no registration, anyone can show up with their children and participate.
On June 6, the library is hosting the Pint-Sized Polkas, and on June 8 they host the Smokey Hills Public Television for “Share a Story” during which they are giving away free books for the kids. Finally, on Friday, June 10 they are holding a magic show by Shawn Reida for kids and adults.
“Registration is at no cost to patrons,” Davis said. “We understand that children are busy during the summer and not always able to come to every event, but we invite kids to still register and come in when they are available.”
There are also some upcoming adult programs planned at the library this summer, some of which are still under wraps. However, on June 24 there will be a “Lunch and Learn” session about Headstone Symbolism with Jeremy Gill who will be coming from the Hays Public Library to speak. Registration for that event has not yet opened but is on the horizon.
There are also numerous crafting events that are in the works for this summer, but have not yet been released.
“We’re looking forward to being able to provide all these summer opportunities to the community,” Davis said.

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