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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

What's Up at the Library

Summer reading program plans are in the works! The Clear Lake City Library will be holding two activity sessions for children kindergarten through third grade. Theses sessions will be held June 8th and June 15th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Sign up will take place during the summer recreation sign up and will be limited to 24 students. Additionally, the library will be doing a summer long reading challenge for the months of June and July, this will be open to all school age children. Sign up for summer long reading will begin in the middle of May at the library, there will be no limit in the number of participants. We look forward to summer full of fun and some reading the library.

Friday, January 13, 2017

January 16th, 2017

What's Up at the Library

Welcome to 2017, staff at the library are excited for the many upcoming events and changes for the new year. Library automation is on our list for this early spring. What does this mean for our patrons? The most important change will be the card catalog being on line and complete for our library. You will soon be able to use the electronic card catalog to find books not only by author and title, but by subject and key words. The transition may take a little time, but the new system will be time saving for staff and user friendly for our patrons. Stay tuned for addition information concerning library automation.
On Friday, February 3rd, Clear Lake City Library will be welcoming Sheri Will, an author who now lives in Estelline, South Dakota. Sheri Will is a homeschooling mother who has experienced the loss of children and knows the difficulty families face in explaining that heartbreak to siblings. She has written two books Butterfly Babies for Girls and Butterfly Babies for Boys, to help families start this difficult conversation that leads to healing. Sheri will be holding a book signing on February 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Clear Lake City Library. Books may be purchased that day for $9.99 each and refreshments will be served. Come meet a local author and read a good book the library

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Thank you!
The Clear Lake City Library would like to thank everyone who donated to the Quiet Auction:
Shirley Krause                 Elaine Dohrer
The Ruby Family             Lark Kelley
Jerry Corothers                The Simon Family
Trinity Treadlers              Judy Bartling
City of Clear Lake           Canaan Creations
Sandra Bendt                 Crystal Springs Rodeo Committee

A special thank you to Deuel National Bank for allowing us to display our items and to library patrons and supporters who bid and made cash donations to help with the Summer Reading Programs and library automation...coming soon.
Thank you Ken Reiste for your ongoing support of library news and events.