Jul 8, 2014

WEEK OF JULY 7 WILL FEATURE TERRARIUMS AND TEEN BOOK CLUB ENDS

WE WILL MEET FOR OUR TERRARIUMS PROGRAM ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, at 2 PM for 3rd-6th grade completed, and on THURSDAY, JULY 10 at 3:30 PM for preschool-2nd grade completed.  FINAL DISCUSSION AND MOVIE FOR ENDER'S GAME will be held at 5:15 PM on Friday, July 11, for our TEEN BOOK CLUB--bring $5 to help cover food :-)


BUBBLES BUBBLES EVERYWHERE!

Our second group program was held on June 18th and 19th, and featured BUBBLE FESTIVAL.  We had about 20 kids who attended the 3rd-6th grade program, and over 40 who attended the preschool – 2nd grade program.  There were bubbles and smiles everywhere!

















Jun 5, 2014

FREE E-BOOKS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL FROM TUMBLE BOOK CLOUD UNTIL AUGUST 31

THERE ARE FREE E-BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL and HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS until August 31, 2014 at Tumble Book Cloud--username is: summer231 and password is: login
CHECK IT OUT!!
THIS MESSAGE FROM THE VENDOR: "TumbleBookCloud is an online database of over 1000 eBooks, chapter books, National Geographic videos, and audio books geared for middle school and high school students of all reading levels. But is our growing collection of graphic novels which have always been the biggest draw to readers on the site. We could no longer ignore the numbers. As a result, we are spending the spring and summer licensing and 'tumbling' over 150 brand new titles from graphic novel and traditional publishers. Coupled with the content that we know your students and patrons will love, we have configured our site to work specifically with smart phones and tablets. Log in with your smart phone and check out how great our graphic novels look on your device. And, initially enticed by the graphic novels, we hope, and believe, that your students and patrons will surf through TumbleBookCloud and discover its great ebooks and audio books. Please note that, although many of the graphic novels on TumbleBookCloud are designated as All Ages, the website, and most of the graphic novels, are for middle school and high school students and may contain content not appropriate for elementary school students."



FIZZ BOOM READ is off to a BANG!!

Potter County Library is offering many summer reading and learning activities--including an individual reading program, where the kids are logging time or pages, as well as some FUN group learning activities to support the summer themes of SCIENCE and MATH.  Our first week we offered a BUILD IT! program on Wednesday, June 4, for kids in grades 3-6 (just completed), as well as another version on Thursday, June 5, tailored for kids from preschool - 2nd grade (just completed).  We had 27 participants on Wednesday, and 32 on Thursday--which was awesome!!  We will also meet for our first TEEN BOOK CLUB meeting on Friday, June 6 at 5:15 PM.  To complement our "SPARK A REACTION" summer reading theme, we are reading Orson Scott Card's ENDER'S GAME--stay tuned for more coverage Potter County!








May 15, 2014

DONATIONS NEEDED


May 15, 2014

Dear local businesses and citizens:

We need your help!  The Potter County Library is offering summer library programs to the children and youth in our community to encourage them to read for pleasure during the summer and to retain their reading skills.  This year’s theme is Fizz Boom Read!

To add to the fun and create a sense of challenge that will keep kids reading, we’d like to offer programs, incentives and contest prizes at various times during the summer.  Because of our limited budget, we cannot afford to do this without help.

We appreciate any donation you care to make.  Possible donations include items to give away as prizes, small toys, coupons for free goods or services, or cash to buy items to assist in programming or in buying prizes.  We will mention the assistance you have generously donated in our publicity.

If you can help us in any way, please contact me at the library, 765-9518.  We hope to include you in our summer plans.  Many thanks!

Sincerely,
Renae Lehman, Director 



May 13, 2014

THE TEEN E-READING ROOM HAS LAUNCHED

The Teen eReading Room has launched! This section of the SD Titles To Go website will show content for teens only. There are many new releases available--call or stop by Potter County Library to get your Overdrive card number, and you will have access to books and audiobooks 24/7!

http://southdakota.lib.overdrive.com/8F596EA0-4B56-48DD-B3C1-38B780A516BE/10/46/en/default.htm


May 2, 2014

Children's Book Week 2014

Children's Book Week

Join Potter County Library in celebration of the 95th annual Children's Book Week, May 12-18, 2014!



Apr 28, 2014

SUMMER READING COMING SOON!

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about the annual Summer Reading Program at the Potter County Library.  This year’s themes are “FIZZ, BOOM, READ” for preschool through 6th grade, and “SPARK A REACTION” for 7th through 12th grade.  Registration begins on Friday, May 23rd, at the City Auditorium, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  We will have several “SCIENCE STATIONS” set up for you to enjoy, and there will be snacks.  You can begin your READING/BOOK LOGS as of Monday, June 2, and the program ends Monday, July 28.  Participants in the program will receive rewards along the way. Our Summer Reading Program Events will begin on Wednesday, June 4th.  All are welcome to join us for fun and educational entertainment and activities at the Potter County Library.  Watch for more information in the newspaper, at www.pottercountylibrary.blogspot.com or on Facebook at Potter County Library/Potter County’s Library.  


MAY DAY MISSION 2014

JOIN US ON THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014


All 1st through 5th grade students are invited to join us at Potter County Library on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 3:45 for a special May Day activity!  We are going to learn all about May Day, and fill and deliver baskets to the Oahe Villa, Manor and Haven residents in Gettysburg.  It’s going to be interesting and fun, so please join us—you won’t be disappointed!



Apr 14, 2014

“LIVES CHANGE @YOUR LIBRARY” APRIL 13-19, 2014



“LIVES CHANGE @YOUR LIBRARY” APRIL 13-19, 2014

This year National Library Week will be celebrated with the theme “Lives Change @ Your Library,” during the week of April 13-19, 2014.  First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.  Libraries and librarians have a powerful and positive impact on the lives of Americans on a daily basis. Their stories are key to communicating the value of libraries. National Library Week is the perfect opportunity to encourage your community to tell the story of how the library has changed their life.  Stop into Potter County Library anytime from April 1, 2014 to April 19, 2014 to let us know about something you discovered at the library, what part of the library you like best, or why the library is important to you, and your name will be entered into a drawing for local business gift cards.  Winners will be notified by April 23, 2014.

CONGRATULATIONS TO MIA CORDELL AND ERICA SAUTNER, WHOSE NAMES WERE DRAWN FOR PRIZES DURING NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!