Archive for Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Chicks hatch at Tonganoxie Public Library

April 12, 2016

Some vocal visitors to the Tonganoxie Public Library have new homes.

Library staff had a handful of eggs hatching in March as a new attraction for children at the library.

On March 23, the chicks hatched and added more fun for youths visiting the library.

Nicole Holifield, youth services librarian at the Tonganoxie library, ordered the eggs in time for Easter and purchased an incubator online.

Holifield thought the Ameraucana chicken eggs would be a fun attraction for children to see with Easter approaching.

The chickens now are at home with a local farmer.

Library bingo time

The library’s adult bingo on Mondays continued last week with a special guest.

Army solider Bryan Zesiger read numbers for the first hour.

Winners of the first bingo week of April were David McEvoy, Susie Parmer, Pat Ramseier, Helen McBroom, Stanley Hand, Patti Choate, Mel Ramseier Dorothy Resco, Linda Hemphill, Martha McEvoy, Mickey Shields, Mary Kay Janesco, Donna Wiley, Rosie Oelschlaeger, Pat Ramseier, Pat Montgomery, Lucy Wohlford, Don Fuhlhage, Dorothy Stewart and Doris Anderson.

Bingo is offered from 1 to 3 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month in the library’s community room.

After-school snack program

An after-school program started in March and is continuing through May 18.

The library is offering Tasty Treats and Beats, a weekly afternoon school snack program for youths ages 7 through 18. The program allows youths to stop by for snacks and music.

The offering is available from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Spanish story time

The library now is offering Spanish story time.

The bilingual story time is 7 p.m. every fourth Monday of the month. Staff member Jayma Zook is bilingual and leads the program. Families are welcome to come for the program wearing their pajamas. The event is open to all ages.

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