Friday, July 19, 2019

What's Up at the Library?

         With the conclusion of the summer programs for children the library will be quieting down a bit as there will not be as much children traffic during the day. This is a great time for Clear Lake residents to come to the library for computer time.  The library staff will be happy to stop whatever they are doing to assist patrons with their computer needs.  We have just recently obtained 2 refurbished computers with Windows 10 and will be replacing another before school starts. The new computers are faster and user friendly so come in and try them out.
           Summer Reading materials will slowly be disappearing from the library but reading incentives will continue, the treasure box is always full. Children are reminded to bring reading logs to library when they come.  The program is simple...just read.  The children's area has gone through some small changes over the summer months.  A table has been added to the area providing space for children to do puzzles, play games or sit and look at books. We have plans for more updates over the next few months so come and visit with us we would love to hear your ideas. Changes can only be seen the library.

Friday, July 12, 2019

What's Up at the Library?

          Time is really flying by!  The Thursday on 3rd event held on July 11th was well attended, and although story time didn't work out  the children enjoyed the simple crafts and the button buzzers.  We are definitely making plans to make the  library a positive presence at the next event. Emma, the new Library Assistant has some great ideas on the planning end and she will be a big help in preparing what ever we do.
           Story time is held every Monday at 2:00 pm and is a great time to bring the children in for some quiet time in the cool of the library.  We always have something for the children to do or make and comfortable places to relax and read.   The library is open Monday and Wednesday 12:00 to 8:00 pm and Thursday and Friday 4:00 to 8:00 pm. children are always welcome.
           Clear Lake City Library is home to nearly 20,000  books, audio books and DVD movies, and we are always updating.    The library is here to serve the residents of Clear Lake and Library card holders, so if there is something special you are interested in please let us know. We can also help with printing and scanning needs you may have as well as small lamenting projects. We are helping here .... at the library.
July 1, 2019

What's Up at the Library?

           Crystal Springs Rodeo 2019 is now a thing of the past and before you know it we will be preparing our children for school.  Reading is the best method of preparing your children for the upcoming school year.  Whether you read to your children, they read to you or on their own the benefits are immeasurable.  Clear Lake City Library has reading materials available for readers of every level and something to interest everyone.  Help us to meet your reading needs by planning a family night at the library.  Clear Lake City Library is home to not only books but also over 1,200 movies, local newspapers, popular magazines and the most recent releases in adult and junior literature selections.  The library is also interested in obtaining materials that our patrons want to read. Your suggestions and requests will be considered and purchased when possible and as our budget allows.  Library staff would like your reading choices to be available the library.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

What's Up at the Library?

         During the Summer Reading parties children learned about things that were up...well sorta.  The theme of the Summer Reading Program this year was outer space. We read about the planets, made some paper airplanes and even did some astronaut training modules but, mostly the children enjoyed the stories about aliens! The most important alien fact is that all aliens need snacks too! Flying saucers are not the only thing that flew in the library this week, we also read The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce and decided that flying books were also interesting.  The children had a wonderful time at our two reading parties, but we would still like them to continue to read and visit the library all summer - the treasure chest full and waiting for willing readers!
    As the weather heats up this next week the public is invited to enjoy the cool comfort of the library.  The library is a great place to catch up on the news, check you email and Facebook, day dream over all those projects you would like to do on Pinterest or simply relax with a good book on a comfortable couch in a quiet place. The Library is open from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday and Wednesday and from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday and Friday. Just remember everyone is "cool" the library.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

   What's Up at the Library?

      The first week as the librarian has passed quickly!  The Summer Reading program is going in full swing and I am thankful for Pam Taylor's help manning the desk a couple afternoons while I worked on Summer Reading projects.  Megan Hendrickson and other young volunteers have been helping to create our astronaut training camp and we are excited for the children to try it out.  Children of all ages are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  Participation opportunities include Story time every Monday at 2:00 PM, Summer Reading Parties on June 13th and 20th.  All children  are invited to pick up reading logs once complete they may return the logs to the library and choose an item from the treasure chest or from the give away book collection.  Younger children who are not yet readers can also participate by logging time spent being read to and may also pick from the treasure chest. Just a reminder, we did not limit the number of participants for the Thursday reading parties so if you didn't sign up it is not too late.  The party starts at 2:00 on Thursday June 13th and 20th and lasts about one hour.  We will be encouraging the children to come to the library and put stickers  on the spaceship for every book read.  Please remember that children may still participate in Summer Reading Challenges even if they can not attend a Summer Reading Event.
      With the first week as librarian in the past I am looking forward to charting my own course as Librarian.  Beginning on June 12th I will be visiting the Good Samaritan Center checking out books to residents there.  If you have a family member that would be interested in reading material please call the Library at  874-2013 so I may add them to the list. I am excited to find ways to reach out from the library.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

What's Up at the Library?
The library is a busy place as usual and things are always changing. Pam Taylor the Librarian for the past 12 plus years is retiring the end of the month and we are certainly going to miss her. The Clear Lake City Library staff and official board would like to invite the public to an open house on Thursday May 30th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM to wish Pam well and thank her for all the years of service she has provided to the patrons of the library and citizens of Clear Lake.

A note from Pam:

I can still remember the day I walked with my 1st grade class to the library in Caldwell, Idaho many years ago. We didn't get to check out any books that day but it was a field trip I've always remembered. I couldn't wait to get home and have my mom take me back to the old Carnegie Library to get my very own library card. I remember going through the Library, walking on squeaking hardwood oak floors, past the many drawers of card catalog cases to get to the children's section. Hushed sounds and voices all around. I loved going to the library – it opened up the whole world to me.
I've enjoyed being your librarian for the past 12 or so years. It has brought great enjoyment to me helping the community have the opportunity of finding the same enjoyment I had years ago. I hope the Clear Lake City Library will continue to provide this source of enjoyment, education and entertainment for many generations to come.
I want to thank those of you who have supported the library through the years – a special thanks to those who served on the Library Board; those who bought “Quiet Auction Baskets” and those patrons who came to the library to pick up a book and visit with me. I read somewhere in a book that “The reading of a book is a journey”. May you have a wonderful journey the library. pam

Thursday, May 16, 2019

  What's Up at the Library?

     Story Time is a popular happening at Clear Lake City Library!  The children enjoyed Jory John's book The Bad Seed  and had a great time trying to look like a bad seed!  In the end they all decided that the "Bad Seed"  turned out to be a pretty good fellow once he decided to be. Story Time is a weekly event happening every Monday from 2:00 to 2:30.  Children of all ages are invited to join us for story time. 
     The Summer Reading Program is approaching fast and we are planning and gathering supplies, anticipating a large group.  This year there are no limits as to the number of children who can attend, but do request that you sign up so we have an idea of the number of children who are attending. Dates for the Summer Reading Parties are June 13th and 20th at 2:00 pm. Sign up by calling the library at 874-2013 or stop in and see us.
    Parents are reminded to stop in and update or sign up for a library card before Summer Reading begins to ensure you child will be able to check out books to read for the Summer Reading Challenge.  Summer Reading is almost the Library.