Check out our New Children Books webpage. We just got some new books in on July 30. These books should be processed and ready to be checked out within a couple of weeks.
In the past couple of weeks, there have been quite a few new YA books that have arrived and are being processed to be put on the shelves. Check out some of the new arrivals on our New YA Books page.
If you have been participating in the Summer Reading Program, we encourage you to come in today and finish filling out your reading logs if it isn’t already completed. The final program is tomorrow at 4 pm at the First Baptist Church. We will have a grand prize drawing per age group for those who have completed the reading goal. To help the library staff make sure your name is in the drawing for completing the library goal, we encourage you to have your reading log (book titles for teens and adults, and sticker chart for kids) completed by Thursday, July 10th. Thank you for your participation in the Summer Reading Program.
Clay Center Carnegie Library is now taking applications for a student librarian 8-12 hours per week. Must be at least 16 and in high school. Pick up job description and application at circulation desk. Deadline 7-19-14.
We are so excited! The roadwork around the Library is finished. The Library is totally accessible now!
Teens in Grades 6-12 check out the information for your Spark a Reaction Program Plans on our Young Adults Web Page.
Click Kids Calendar 2014 to see a copy of the calendar for this year’s summer reading program.
Are you ready for summer? The Library is. Two Mondays from now is the kickoff the Summer Reading Program! Join us on Monday, June 2nd, at the First Baptist Church @ 4 pm to see Magician Adam White and to register for the Summer Reading Program. All ages are welcome to participate in the summer reading program which lasts from June 2nd through July 11th. 0-5th grade will read minutes for receiving prizes. Teens will read six books over the six weeks, and adults will receive a prize for reading three books over the six weeks. If teens attend the teen night on Tuesdays at 5 pm and Teen movie night on Wednesdays at 5 pm, they will have an extra chance of winning additional prizes. Adults can write down the name of the books they read and enter our weekly adult drawing also. 0-6 Storytime will be held on Thursdays @ 10:30. Mondays will be a program for all ages at 3 except for June 23rd. June 24th (Tuesday) will be the all age program for eating lunch with a meteorologist. The 7-10 year olds will meet Tuesday afternoons at 2 pm. I hope you will come and join us in the Fizz, Boom, Read; Spark a Reaction; and Literary Elements fun. Everyone who completes the reading goals for the program will be entered into a final grand prize drawing for his/her age group. The finale will be Friday, July 11th at the First Baptist Church at 4 pm with Ventriloquist Kevin Horner.
Road Construction will be starting soon on Lincoln Street by the Library and the alley behind the Library. The last date the Library Director heard was May 19th. During this road construction there will NOT be any parking on the east side of the Library or on Lincoln Street. Access to Lincoln will probably be blocked off. We ask our patrons to park on 6th Street (Highway 15) in front of the Library or around the square and walk over to the Library and use the west doors. The east (back) door will be locked during the road construction. Access to the book drop box will also be restricted for awhile. We will let you know the exact day the east side of the library is closed and when it opens back up. We appreciate your patience in this matter.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Library’s April Food for Fines month. With your help, we gave over 175 items of food to The Lighthouse.