Two-thirds Americans engaged with their public library

Did you know that two-thirds of Americans are actively engaged with their public library? The PewResearch has released a report about this. Check out the press release here:
Checkout a more substantial portion of the report here:

April Food for Fines Month

Exchange canned goods & other foods for library overdue fines to help The Lighthouse for Christ during Food for Fines, April 1-30, 2014, at Clay Center Carnegie Library. Library members will get $1 in current fines* waived for each can or package of the following foods:
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Canned chicken or tuna
Canned tomato sauce/paste
Canned fruit
Canned soups
Boxed pasta
Bring canned goods, or items in boxes or plastic bags or jars (no glass can be accepted) to the circulation desk at your library. Don’t forget to bring your library card!
No drop offs please. No glass containers. No open packages. No repackaged or expired food.
* Food for Fines does NOT include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials, collection agency fees, card replacement fees, and future overdue fines.

Summer Reading T-Shirts

The Library is taking orders for Summer Reading T-Shirts. Sign up to purchase a shirt on the main floor or at the Children’s circulation area. Cost varies from $5.00-$9.00. Order with payment is due by March 25, 2014.

Fizz Boom Read T-Shirts       Kids shirt: The t-shirt is a brighter green than what appears in the picture

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  Spark a Reaction T-Shirts   Spark a Reaction Women's T-Shirts       Teen Shirts: Red shirt is a woman’s cut

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Literary Elements T-Shirts   Literary Elements Women's T-Shirts Adult Shirts: Purple shirt is a woman’s cut

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Complete Your Reading Logs

Those of you who have signed up for the Winter Reading Program, don’t forget to fill out your reading log by Friday, the 14th @ 6 pm. We will then have a prize ready for everyone who completed their goal at the come and go celebration on Sat. the 15th from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. If you’re unable to make it on Saturday, then you may get your prize the next time you’re in the library after the 15th.

Winter Reading Goals

The following is the list of the goals for this years winter reading program:

Family Readers (K and younger) read 20 books

Early Readers (1st-2nd grade) read 10 books

Advanced Readers (3rd-5th grade) read 4 books

Teenagers read 3 books

Adults read 3 books

Sign up for the Winter Reading Program beings on Monday, Jan. 20th.

Winter Reading Activities

During our Winter Reading Program, there will be weekly activities for Preschool-5th Grade on Mondays at 4 p.m. : January 20, January 27, February 3rd, & February 10th.

There will be a movie night for the teenagers on Wednesday, January 29th at 5 pm. There will also be a pop tab bracelet craft night for teenagers on Wednesday, February 5th at 5 pm.

Plan to come and join in the fun!

Pop Tabs Needed

The Library is in need of pop tabs for a teen activity during the Winter Reading Program. If you have any pop tabs from pop or energy drinks to be donated to the library, we would greatly appreciate your donation. Please have the pop tabs to the Library by February 3rd. Thank you.