It’s beginning to look like Christmas in the library. Voting has begun on the trees and wreaths in the McFadden Tree Forest. You can vote by bringing in an item that would go into the Osborne Food Pantry. It is the hope of the library staff that we can take 350 items to the food pantry this year. The tree that has the most items under it wins the People’s Choice Award. Pictures of the trees and wreaths will be posted on the library Facebook page. The picture that has the most likes will win a prize also.
The library also has a wish tree in the library. We have 6 items that we are wishing for this holiday season. Paint and lightweight tables for the community room are on the list. We are looking at making some updates in the community room in 2014. Book ends and book display stands are on the list also. A digital picture frame to display flyers at the circulation desk instead of lots of paper items is a wish also. Stop in at the library and help our wishes come true.
As the holidays approach, don’t forget to let family members know about the Osborne newspapers online. It might be a way to research some family history while everyone is home. The website is osborne.advantage-preservation.com It is a wish of the library to finish getting our newspapers digitized in 2014.
What is your favorite cookie? This question was asked of the WAC kids and they wrote out recipes for their favorite cookie. Stop by the library and read the recipes that the children wrote. We will have them on display until after the new year.
Kansas Readers to Preschoolers was a successful event for the library. Miss Karen read the book, “Dog’s Colorful Day” at eight different sites to a total of 59 children. It was an entertaining book and the children had a fun time learning with the colors and numbers.
Be watching for pictures of the student artist of the month and for other library events during the month.
The display case features a Boyd’s Charming Angels collection. This is being shared with the library through the month of December by Barbara Wilson.
The number of free eBooks sites offered to you by the library is now up to nine. You will need to get a new Osborne Public library card and or a state library card to download books from these sites. Children can get their own cards for their devices starting at age 10.
Our hours are, M & Th – 10-7, Tu, W, F – 10-5 and Sat. 10-2. The library is closed on Sundays.
The online card catalog can be accessed from our website, www.osbornepubliclibrary.blogspot.com or at http://catalog.ckls.org If you are having problems looking things up let us know at the library, 346-5486, and we will help you.
The library is a wireless hotspot. This service is provided by Nex-Tech.