May 24, 2016
Summer Takes Shape At The Public Library
Readers of all ages are challenged to be active and healthy this summer, as the McPherson Public Library presents, “Exercise Your Mind – Read!” during their summer reading program. The program is a long-standing tradition at the public library and helps both youth and adults keep reading and literacy in the forefront during the busy summer months. The best part about all the activities, programs and events, is that they are free of charge.
A variety of events for both youth and adults are scheduled. The adult calendar includes informational sessions on diverse topics, including, essential oils, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and navigating the Medicaid program, in addition to the monthly Writers Workshop. Also planned is a movie matinee featuring the movie “Rudy”, as well as discussion groups centered around popular TED Talks.
The youth programming schedule includes age-specific programs and story times, mad science sessions, a visit from the Cosmosphere, a spider walk, and several additional health and wellness activities.
Reading challenges with goals and prizes also will be an active part of the program for all age groups. Participation in the summer reading program is a fun and budget-friendly way to keep the whole family active and reading this summer.
The summer reading program began on May 24 for adults and starts on June 6 for youth. For a detailed look at the calendar of events, please visit the library website at www.macpl.org, or call them at 245-2570. Schedules are also available and can be picked up at the front desk.
May 9, 2016
Public Library Adds Fax/Scan Unit for Public Use
The McPherson Public Library is now offering the convenience of faxing and scanning services to the public during open hours. Fax and scan rates are $1.75 for the first page, and $1.00 for each additional page, up to 15 pages. Credit and debit cards are accepted.
This addition will provide the public with a convenient way to send electronic communications. The fax/scan machine is centrally located in the main area of the library, for ease of self-serve usage. The unit is user-friendly, with both written and verbal instructions.
May 1, 2016
May Is Food For Fines Month At Public Library
It’s the month many have been waiting for! May is Food for Fines month at the McPherson Public Library. Anytime betweenMay 1 and May 31, patrons can pay down fines by bringing in non-perishable food items. For every item donated, $1.00 will be deducted from overdue fines.
Food for Fines is a great way for patrons to give back to the community of McPherson and clear out fines. All donations will be given to the McPherson Food Bank.
Throughout the month of May, the library will gladly accept items for the food bank, from all residents and patrons without fines, as well.
April 20, 2016
Crafting for a Cause at the Public Library
There are not many things more satisfying than completing a unique craft project. And now, adult crafters at McPherson Public Library will help students in Mozambique with literacy skills by crafting bi-lingual flash cards.
Crafting for a Cause is a quarterly event at the library. Projects are chosen with service to others in mind. The upcoming project involves a partnership with Hope and Healing Africa, a non-profit foundation based in Wichita that works to provide sustainable health-care in under-served areas of Africa. Jennie Hall, McPherson Library’s Head of Adult Services, will be traveling to Mozambique in June as a member of a Hope and Healing team, and will hand deliver the literacy flash cards.
The project is intended for adult crafters of all skill levels, and all materials are provided. Participants will cut, glue, cover index cards with contact paper, punch holes and hang cards on key rings. The craft session is Saturday, April 30, from 10:00-11:30 in the library meeting room. No registration is necessary for the come and go event.
April 18, 2016
Public Library to Host Writers Workshop
How many great stories are out there, just waiting to be told? Now, some of these stories will be shared, as writers gather for Writers Workshop. This newly formed adult group, hosted by the McPherson Public Library, will meet the fourth Monday of each month, beginning April 25, from 6:30-7:30.
The first session will be an informational meeting, with an opportunity to write. New attendees can join at any time. The group is intended for writers of all levels of experience. Each session will include a time for participants to write creatively, as well as to share and discuss submitted written pieces. Participants are asked to bring a notebook or journal, and a writing utensil.
Sessions will be held in the public library meeting room, and led by library staff and a volunteer leader. All writers looking for inspiration and an outlet to share their writing are encouraged to attend.
For additional information call the library at 245-2570 or email them at email@example.com.
March 29, 2016
National Library Week Starts April 11
During the week of April 10-16, libraries around the country, including McPherson Public Library, will celebrate National Library Week. The week, first recognized in 1958, is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) each April.
It is a time to recognize the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. This year, the week’s theme is “Libraries Transform”, a reflection upon the expanding role of libraries and librarians in communities.
McPherson Public Library has a full slate of activities planned throughout the week:
Monday, April 11 - Official Proclamation.
Wednesday, April 13 - Cookie and Coffee Day for all patrons-9:00 am-7:30 pm.
Thursday, April 14 - Movie Night for Adults- 5:30 pm-8:00 pm. The Suffragette.
Friday, April 15 - Family Movie Night- 4:00 pm. Open Season: Scared Silly.
Saturday, April 16 - Volunteer Match Day 9:30 am-12:00 pm. Sign up to volunteer with your favorite non-profit organizations! Many local organizations will be represented and refreshments will be served.
“I'm always happy to see National Library Week come around each year. It's a great opportunity to familiarize people with the many things we do here. Plus, Cookie Day is always great fun!” notes library director, Steve Read.
The McPherson Public Library strives to enrich, inspire, and enlighten our community through exceptional collections, services, and programs.