Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Winter Reading Challenge Special Honor Libraries Announced

Keene Memorial Library was one of seven libraries who earned Special Honoree status during the Winter Reading Challenge 2018, sponsored by Beanstack and Mark Cuban of TV's Shark Tank.

Congratulations to all those readers whose minutes propelled us to this position - you read over 1.6 million minutes in the month of January. We couldn't have done it without your support!!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Groundhog's Day Library Update from Youth Services

Well folks, the groundhog saw his shadow so we're "looking forward" to six more weeks of winter.

Just a few lines to catch you up on what's happening this month with Youth Services at Keene Memorial Library. 
  • If you've been following our progress on the Winter Reading Challenge on facebook, then you already know that Fremont out-read Lincoln City Libraries during the month of January. We are still waiting for official confirmation of our performance in the #WinterRead2018 challenge but have a sneaking suspicion that 1.6 million minutes will put us among the top performing libraries. Stay tuned!
  • Second Saturday Teen Book Club will meet Saturday February 10 at 2 pm to talk about whatever books you have been reading since we met in January. We will spend the next month reading Uglies by Scott Westerfeld and talk about that book at the March 10 meeting. ALL teens ages 13-18 are welcome to join us, you don't have to have a library card to belong to the book club.
  • Tuesday February 13 from 4-5 pm is our annual Valentine's Day Craft Party. Come make a few crafts and enjoy some refreshments.
  • Storytime Yoga will return Sunday February 18 at 1:30 pm. Come hear stories about fish and practice poses that go with the theme. Storytime Yoga will be led by children's yoga instructor Kai-Helin Cooper. 
  • And of course we have all of our regular events:
    • Ready for Kindergarten Storytime on Tuesdays at 10 am
    • After School Chess on Tuesdays at 4 pm (except 2/13)
    • Get Your Tech On for Tweens on Wednesdays at 4 pm
    • Storytime on Thursdays at 10 am and 7 pm
    • Lego Block Party on Thursdays at 4 pm
    • Storytime on Fridays at 10 am
    • Baby Toddler Time on Fridays from 11 am - 12 pm
    • Storytime on Saturdays at 11 am
Phew! That's all for now, stay warm and keep reading!
--Miss Laura

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Teen Book Club Followup

The Second Saturday Teen Book Club met for the first time on Saturday January 13. The group decided to read on our own for the month of January and discuss those different books at our February 10 meeting. We will alternate Free Read months with Read the Same Title months.

At the February meeting, teens will check out the title selected for that month - Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. That title will be discussed at our March 10 meeting.

If you are a teen who loves to read (or you know a teen who loves to read) - please consider joining us at our Saturday, February 10 meeting (2 pm). Membership in the Teen Book Club is open to all teens ages 13-18 whether or not you have a library card.

There will be snacks (!) and a random drawing from all who show up for a door prize.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Teens who love to read - join us on the second Saturday of each month to talk about the books you love. Bring a friend!

We will decide at this meeting (January 13 from 2-3 pm) whether to read the same book or just talk about what we're reading. There will be refreshments, too!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Happy Noon Year 2018

Don't forget about Noon Year's Eve this Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm! 
FREE and open to the public, all ages welcome. 

Storytime at 11 am followed by crafts and refreshments, 
a countdown to Noon and a balloon drop.