Tonganoxie Public Library kicks off summer reading program
Other activities scheduled for this month
Tonganoxie Public Library’s summer kickoff party drew quite the crowd last week.
Interim director Nicole Holifield said about 300 people attended the event.
Games, bounce houses and food were some of the offerings at the event Wednesday, June 1, in the library parking lot and the library’s land to the east of the parking area. Tonganoxie City Fire Department firefighters served hot dogs and other refreshments.
The celebration officially started the On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Summer Reading Program, which runs through July 31.
Programs have been scheduled for 11 a.m. every Wednesday, and movies will be shown at 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.
A pool party will finish off the season program with festivities from 7 to 9 p.m. July 31 at Tonganoxie Water Park.
Techy Tykes Thursdays
Children use library owned iPads to enhance cognitive and social skills for the Techy Tykes sessions at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the library. Youths ages 1 through 5 can participate and learn the ability to increase visual attention, developmental skills, tasks, problem solving and language skills.
Adult bingo continues at Tonganoxie Public Library.
Monday’s winners were Mildred Friday (2), John Poterbin, Carol Whitaker, Helen McBroom, Mel Ramseier, Geri Rouse (2), Nyla Denholm, Donna Wiley, Mary Kay Janesko, Rick Maloney, Bill Peak and Betty Layton. Janesko and Dorothy Resco won blackout games.
There were 29 in attendance for Monday’s games.
May 16 winners were Linda Guernsey, Sharon Faherty (2), Sandy Reddy (2), Rosie Oelschlaeger, Richard Moore, Rick Maloney, Charlotte Nickens, Betty Layton (2), Dorothy Stewart, Helen McBroom, Pat Ramseier and Bill Peak. Black out winners were Stewart and Nila Denholm.
The library has become a popular spot from 1 to 3 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at the library’s community room.
Father’s Day project
Fathers are encouraged to bring their children for a building project.
A Home Depot representative will help in creating picket fence photo frames.
The session will start at 10 a.m. June 18 at the library. Children ages 5 and older can participate. Tools will be involved. Anyone interested can register at the library.