As the new Director here at Keene Memorial Library, one of my main focuses is to make sure we are providing services and programs that meet the needs of our patrons and community members. The staff members have come up with some wonderful ideas for expanding programming and services. Some of these we have implemented and I wanted to share those with you.
Olson had started a chess club for all ages.
There are times for kids to meet after school, and an all-ages time as
well. Anyone wanting to play for fun or
to sharpen their chess skills can attend and find a challenger. Kelly also is expanding programming to The
Hope Center here in Fremont. He will be
teaching a class for them on art-related concepts.
Cruz, our new bilingual Librarian, has started an English conversation program
to help our Spanish speaking community improve their English skills. Anyone, either those with English primary
language skills or those with Spanish primary language skills can attend, as
the sessions are intended to help have conversations in English.
Beyer has expanded her board games nights and revamped the games that are
played during this time. We are also
providing snacks for those that attend. If
you have any suggestions for games that you might like to play, please feel
free to contact Dorlissa at the library!
Hill is again hosting a Prime Time Reading program from October 6th
to November 10th, 2016. This
program is geared toward families and encourages family collaboration and
learning. The programs are held in both
English and Spanish. If you missed this
year’s program, remember to sign-up for next year!
am also providing additional programming by having STEM training sessions
scheduled with the Jefferson House students Tue-Wed-Thu each week. We are exposing the youth to Little Bits,
Ozobots, and Lego building. This will
hopefully encourage them to seek careers in science, technology, engineering, or
And in the future, we will be expanding our
STEM programming as well as our “Makerspace”.
We will be incorporating a non-technology space available in the library
all the time, for anyone wanting to color, work with Legos, or do puzzles.
are growing and hope you will grow with us!
Keep an eye on the blog and our calendars to see what is happening at
Keene Memorial Library!
Tina Walker, Library Director
Keene Memorial Library
Click here to checkout the library calendar: http://fremontne.evanced.info/signup