Hello! My name is Royce and I am the new library director at the Tonganoxie Public Library. We have a busy fall season going on here at the library and I would like to take a couple of minutes to explain to you some of the awesome programs we have planned.
First is the library’s participation in the city-wide Halloween Spooktacular 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31. The evening will kick off downtown in the elementary school at 6 p.m. There will be fun, games, tricks and treats. Following the kick-off at the school, the kids will take over downtown Tonganoxie thanks to the generosity of downtown businesses and organizations that will be taking part in this year’s celebration.
How does the library fit into this whole thing? After things get started over at the elementary school, we will have fun, games, treats and cartoons at the library. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, we will have some awesome treats and games for the kids.
Second on the horizon is our annual Festival of (Mini) Trees celebration. This annual fundraising activity for the library helps to provide for things that our budget cannot always support. The funds we are able to raise this year will go toward helping to enhance our children’s area with new puzzles, coloring books and craft supplies. My favorite part of the Festival of (Mini) Trees is that the community comes together to really make the library a beautiful and wondrous place for the holiday season.
Finally, the program that strikes to my heart as a librarian is our Adult Winter Program. This year’s theme is “Goodies for Grownups.” This six-week program, which started this Monday, will feature six weekly drawing prizes and one grand prize. We are offering library coffee mugs, notepads, books and gift certificates and gifts from local businesses. The generosity of our Friends of the Library group has allowed the library to make this a truly cornerstone event of our adult programming through their underwriting of this program.
Kicking this year’s program off will be a visit from the award-winning author Max McCoy on November 13.
Whew! We are busy and we know that you are too. We hope that you can find the time to stop in the library and check out one of these awesome opportunities. I look forward to seeing you at YOUR library. My door is always open, please stop by to say “Hi!”