When the going gets tough, the tough get a librarian.
Jenna Boller in Best Foot Forward.

Monday, September 14, 2009

New At the Library

A new evening book club is forming. The first meeting will be after our author visit on Monday Sept. 14th at 6:30. Anyone interested in sharing their ideas about books is welcome to come.

Sept. 14 at 6:30, Christian-fiction author, Terrye Robins, will be our guest speaker at the first evening book club meeting. This teacher-turned-author will be sharing information about her writing career and giving reviews of her fun mystery novels.

If you are looking for inspirational fiction, you can find it easily, thanks to our new labels. Clear lavender labels are now on most of the inspirational fiction books and DVD’s. Thanks to Debbie Fesler for implementing this project.

Our new Community Bulletin Board is located in the lobby of the library. We will display items of community interest in the center section of the board. Genealogical information will be on the left side and information about library programs will be on the right side. Please check at the desk if you want to have your community information on our board. Thanks to Elaine Wylie for making this project possible.

Welcome Bags are now available to people who are new to the community. When a newcomer gets a library card he or she will also receive a bag that contains information about Coffeyville and Kansas. Linda McFall and Cindy Powell created and produced the Welcome Bags. We would like to thank Country Mart for their donation of ‘green bags’ to hold the information.

Grants from the Gates Foundation and the Southeast Kansas Library System have allowed us to have two new computer workstations for people to use. These computers have Microsoft Word and Excel as well access to the Internet. We were also able to replace one of the computers in the Children’s area with a new one.

Yoga and Pilate classes are continuing. However the Pilates time has moved to Fridays from 9:00-10:00. Yoga classes are Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30. The instructor, April Foreman, provides very good workouts. No registration is required.

We are still giving Library Foundation book bags to anyone who writes a book review. It is easy. Just tell us what you liked or didn’t like about a book. You can find reviews from patrons on our website, cvillepublib.org. Thanks to Joy Duvall for spearheading this project.

Once a month we will have movie night at the library. The dates are Sept 17, Oct 29 and Nov 19. The shows start at 6:30. We provide the popcorn. The DVD’s will be current popular movies. Adrian Keith is the staff member who is making the movies possible.

A children’s movie will be shown on some of the days when school is not in session. The first one of this series will be on Sept 16th at 2:00. It will be a popular movie for grade school children. Again we will provide the popcorn.

Wii for Teens is a program for young people who come to the library to play Wii games on our new 46” TV. Wii for teens is on Wednesdays at 3:30. We also have Wii for Kids on Tuesday evenings at 6:30.

Starting Oct 1, we will be having a very special storytime for 2 year olds and their special adults. This will be a 20 minute program of songs, rhymes and stories. Tot Time for Twos will begin at 9:15 each Thursday. Registration is required for this program.

We are beginning a monthly newsletter. New issues will be available about the 15th of each month. If you want to know what is happening at the library, read reviews written by other patrons, see what classes and activities are available, be sure to pick one up.