Genealogy card cabinet is back
I have lots of good news. The genealogy card cabinet is back at Tonganoxie Public Library and better than ever. The cards are now on the computer for easy access. Connie Putthoff did the data entry of more than 24,000 births, deaths, and marriages in record time. This was a really big job. Thanks a million.
National Volunteer Week runs April 5 through April 19, so be sure to thank all of the volunteers that help run this community. The library has some of the finest volunteers in the world.
The library now has a brand new computer in the children's area, thanks to the Friends of the Library. I also purchased several new computer games for ages 3 to 9. Come and check it out. It is never too early to learn the computer. It's never to late either. Come in or call me for a crash course, and I'll have you surfing the Internet in no time.
The library offers many services.
Of course we have lots of income tax forms, Federal Student Aid financial forms, and Census forms. We are happy to welcome Parents as Teachers, which is a free program offered by the school district. It is an educational playgroup for children and their parents. Kim Young (785-843-3303) will show you some developmental activities for your child, birth to 3 years old.
A TOPS chapter meets at 9:15 a.m. every Thursday at the library. The Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the library. For information, call Shirley Kasper at 845-2265.
And don't forget my personal favorite group: Have A Heart Animal Rescue, which meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. All are welcome.
Summer Reading starts July 5, and I've lined up some really good programs.
Storytime for children, up to age 5, and their parents will start April 1 at the library. The storytime, which will include stories and finger plays, will run from 10 a.m. to10:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed to read. Please contact me if you're interested.
Sherryl is my collection development person. She is doing a great job. She has most of the best sellers such as Grisham, and Lilian Jackson Brown. Sherryl just purchased a series of books for young adults called the Encyclopedia of Psychological Disorders like anorexia, depression and dysfunctional families. For the younger children she has a series on abduction prevention. If you are trying to teach your child how to read we have a 32-book series on phonics. She also purchased a new series on 29 countries, and they are great for reports. Whatever your preference, we will try to accommodate you. See ya in the stacks.