Thursday, June 15, 2017

      Whoa..the  summer reading play sessions are finished! Library staff are some tired cowgirls.  The final week of the reading sessions has traditionally been a rodeo theme and this year we carried on with the tradition.  Children enjoyed the story "Why Cowboys sleep with Their Boots On" by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton, read by librarian Pam Taylor and then continued with decorating a cowboy hat and  participating in our own style of rodeo. All the children had a great time "Hooping a Horse", "Sliding a Shoe", "Dropping Snakes" and the first ever "Noodle Shoot". Some children even tried their hand at building a log cabin.   Following the games all the children enjoyed a cowboy dog and a cowboy cupcake!  The summer long reading challenge continues throughout June and July, children and young people are reminded to read and record books in the reading log, bring your log into the library and pick from the treasure chest.  


    The library will also be holding a book sale during the week of the local city wide rummage sales. The hours are as follows Wednesday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Thursday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Stop in and support your local library and find a good book at the same time!  There is always something happening the library.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Reading is Started
     The first summer reading session begins at 2:00pm on Thursday June 8th.  Partcipating students should be signed up already.  If you missed sign up call the library at 874-2013 to see if there are any slots availible.  Reading sessions are limited to 24 children.  The library also has a summer long reading program that all students may participate.  Simply stop in the library and pick up a reading log, read and fill in the titles you read, when you complete a page in the log you may choose from the "treasure chest".  All children may participate and parents may read to young children who are unable to read on thier own.  
   We are excited about all the new books that are being added to the shelves as well as some older books that we have forgotten about. Stop in to the library and check out the new book area for adults.  There is always something new to read - the library. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

   School is out for the summer and everyone is excited. The first summer reading program session is Thursday, June 8th at 2:00 PM. Children who have signed up for the Summer Reading Sessions should come and be ready for some building fun!  If you child is unable to come please call the library at 874-2013.  The summer long reading also started June 1st and runs through the months of June and July.  Students of all ages are welcome to read and participate.  Stop into the library and pick up a reading log sheet, then read, read and read some more!  For each page the student completes on the log they may pick from our treasure chest of fun things and books.
   The Crystal Springs Rodeo is not far off as well!  Rodeo week is also a great time take advantage of the many rummage sales in the area.  Here at the library we will be having a book sale to raise money for the library.  The library welcomes any book donations you may have.  We will either put them on the shelves or sell them if they are not needed in our collection.  Either way the donations will help to fund the library and make it an even better place to be! And where else better to be - but the library.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

     School is almost out and summer activities are beginning.  Library staff would like to remind those who signed up for the summer sessions that we will be holding the first session on June 8th at 2:00 PM.  Please call the library at 874-2013 if your child can not attend so others on the the waiting list may be called.  Our theme this is year is "Build a Better World" and we are very excited to teach the children about the library and how they might find a book that is right for them.  It is always a pleasure to hear the children talk about the books they read and what each one finds interesting.  Remember that all children may participate in the summer long reading program, just stop in the library any time we are open and pick up a reading log book.  Children should read and document each book in the log.  Parents can help their younger non-reading children to participate by reading to them.  Children may bring in their logs and for every filled page on their log they may pick from our treasure chest. Reading is a great way to help your child maintain and even gain academics.  There is always something good to read the library.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

What's Up at the Library

      A good book is a must during this unpredictable weather! Clear Lake City Library staff would love to help you find just the right read. We have books old and new, fiction and fact, chapters and readers, and even wordless books for young children. As the automation of the card catalog continues, we are reorganizing some materials to assist our patrons in locating just the right book. In the Children's or Junior fiction area you will begin to notice some color coded books. We are coding all early readers, for beginning readers to about the 2nd grade with a yellow dot, we also have blue dots for readers and picture books that will be of interest to boys, green dots for girls and red dots for junior chapter books. As we move along in the automation process we will also be moving books from place to place to make access easier for popular items. Automation continues the library.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

What's Up at the Library

          The last few days of colder weather has delayed springtime activities...but it will not be long and our days will be filled with summer activities. When my grandma said the older one gets the faster time flies, I never understood how that could be; but the older I get the more I understand my grandma and her wise words! Time is flying at the library...summer recreation sign up is passed, and the planning is in the works. We do have openings yet for the kindergarten thru third grade reading program sessions. These sessions will be held on  Thursday, June 8th and 15th at 2:00 pm. There is no charge, but we do ask that you sign up in advance to secure a spot as we are limited to 24 children. There is no sign up or limit on the summer long reading program. Youth of all ages are welcome to participate. Just stop into Clear Lake City Library any time after June 1st and pick up a log book and we will tell you how it all works. Reading is a great pastime to take along anywhere you go and fill not only you time but also your head!
         Clear Lake City Library also invites the public to stop in and view the sand paintings by local homeschool students. Theses students just finished a culture class, where they studied the countries of Central America. The students studied geography, economics, and cultural information about each country as well as learning some Spanish and completing art projects. If you have projects from your youth group you would like to display please contact Clear Lake City Library at 874-2013, we would like to support the youth of our community in all that they do. Stop in and see what is new, the library.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

What's Up at the Library

We are full speed ahead on the automation process of creating an online catalog for the entire library collection. We have to date created a file for 2,500 books and still have a long way to go. During this process every book must come off the shelf and be given a bar code number and sticker and put into our holdings file. We are doing this during library hours and in between other duties, so if you come to the library and we seem a little distracted you can surely understand why. We are asking for our patron's help as we become automated. Each book will have a barcode sticker on the back cover in the top right hand corner and already we have noticed that fingers tend to find these quite easily and are tempted to remove them. We have already had to replace barcodes because they have been removed. We ask that you note the placement of these barcodes and remind your family members not to remove these labels. Due to the expense of these labels the library will have to charge a fee when they are removed. We thank our patrons for their help in this matter. We will do our best to secure the barcodes so they are difficult to remove. Automation will continue the library.