In celebration of Kansas Day, the Lyons Public Library and the Rice County Historical Society are proud to present “On the Road with Larry Hatteberg”. Join us January 24th at 7:00 pm for this event to be held at the Celebration Centre, 1145 East Hwy 56, Lyons. Larry Hatteberg is known for bringing a special kind of television to Kansas and his name is synonymous with the highest quality television journalism. His national award-winning “Hatteberg’s People” series, is the longest running television news series in Kansas and perhaps in the nation. Since its inception in 1974, he has profiled some 1300 to 1500 people. The series has taken him throughout Kansas and to 14 foreign countries in search of Kansas People. Some of these profiles can be read in two published books, Larry Hatteberg’s Kansas People and More Larry Hatteberg’s People. He will spend the evening sharing his favorites with us. This event is free to the public. Below is a sample of Hatteberg’s People.
The library is hosting its Annual Holiday Gift Basket Fundraiser. Tickets are available for purchase at the library from October 18 through December 4. Baskets may be viewed now at the library or on November 20 at the Celebration Centre during the Christmas Bazaar. The basket pictured in this post is a Thanksgiving themed basket called Count Your Blessings. Other themed baskets include KU Crimson & Blue Rock Chalk, K State Every Man a Wildcat. Seven baskets have been prepared for this fundraiser. Each unique basket includes a book.
The biennial book sale begins at 9:00 am Saturday September 25th and continues through October. Always a favorite of library patrons, this book sale should provide reading treasures for all ages. Books for the sale are acquired through estate and individual donations and library discards. Expect to find newer quality fiction and nonfiction, older copyright books, cookbooks, children’s titles, reference books, paperbacks and more. Books are available for preview now. No early sales. Not interested in buying? Then donate unwanted books to the library for this sale soon! The book sale has been a long standing fundraising event for many years. Don’t miss this sale. As the saying goes, one man’s “junk” is another man’s “treasure”. Come see what you can find.
The beginning of September brings more than just cooler weather; it also marks the start of storytime at the library. Weekly story time sessions begin Thursday, September 9th from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and continue through the school year. Preschool age children are invited to attend the Thursday sessions each week. Children may enroll in storytime anytime after their third birthday. Those joining at five years of age, may continue throughout the school year, even after turning six. The new Storytime Coordinator will be incorporating reading, games, crafts and so much more into the weekly themed sessions. The first storytime session will be all about the first day of school. Other sessions in September will focus on food, Fall, and Clifford the Big Red Dog. Storytime provides many benefits exposing participants to good literature and library resources while helping them grow in school readiness skills such as listening, observation, reasoning, familiarity with the flow of written language, vocabulary, and social skills, all in a fun, non-threatening environment. For those enrolled in preschool, outreach sessions will be held at Headstart, Cornerstone Day Care, and Park School. For more information or to enroll your child in storytime held at the library, simply stop by the circulation desk at the library or call 257-2961.