September 2021 Newsletter

It is time for Homecoming!  The library will have free books from 10 am until noon on Saturday.  We will also be selling cookies at three for one dollar.  We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.   Please stop by and visit.

The 2021 Kansas Notable books are on the shelf.  These are books written by Kansas authors or are about Kansas topics.  There are children’s books, young adult, fiction and non-fiction books.  We will hold a reception in October to show off these books and share our favorites.

Our summer reading program is over now, and we would like to congratulate everyone who participated.  Children who read 20 or more books can stop by the library to pick up their prizes.  Teens who read at least an hour a week during the summer can also pick up their prizes.  Way to go, everyone!

September and October are busy months for new books.  We have a whole list of books that will be on the shelves soon.  If you like to read the newest books by your favorite authors, come talk to us about authors clubs.  We will set you up so that you will automatically be put on the holds list whenever a new book comes out.  We feel this a wonderful convenience for busy people.

Take care and visit us soon!

August 2021

What wonderful weather to stay somewhere cool and read a good book.  We have many new books at the library right now.  Most of your favorite authors have new books out, and we have them.  Come in and take a look at our new books shelf.  We are sure you will find something to entertain you while it is too hot to be outside.

The 2021 Kansas Notable Books have arrived.  They should be available for check out soon.  These books were written by Kansans or are about Kansas.  They were all published in 2020 and were chosen by a committee of professional writers, historians, and librarians from all around Kansas.  The State Library provides a grant that enables us to purchase these quality books for you to enjoy.  We will schedule a reception later in the fall to introduce each of the books.

Summer reading is coming to a close.  We want to congratulate all of the kids who read all summer and achieved their goal.  Way to go!

Homecoming is right around the corner.  We are busy getting ready for the book give away and cookie sale.  We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.  Stop by.

July 2021 Newsletter

We would like to thank everyone who came to the rescue when we had a problem with the air conditioner.  Thayer is AWESOME!  We really appreciate the support the community gives the library.  This would be a good time to reflect that this support is not new.  Thayer has been giving its time and money for this library for 125 years.  We are working on a collective cookbook to highlight some of the people who have made this community so great.   The Library Board voted at its last meeting to dedicate the cookbook in memory of Joy Woolery.  She gave so much to this town.  We will all miss her. We always have more room for hints, history, recipes, and stories.  You can mail us your entries at PO Box 37, email them to thayerfrc@embarqmail.com, or bring them by so that we can copy them.  You could even fax them to (620) 839-5646.

It is not too late to sign up for the Summer Reading Program.  We have programs for kids, teens, and adults.  Another new offering is Authors’ Clubs.  If you would like to be put on the waiting list for your favorite authors’ newest books, we can do that for you.  Just let us know which authors you would like to sign up for.  We will take care of the rest and give you a call when the books come in.  This is just another service to help make your library experience better.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can do.

We would like to remind people of the services we offer which don’t include reading or viewing.  We offer free computer access, free wi-fi, low cost printing and copying, faxing, and free database access through the Kansas State Library.

Take care and come see us at the library.

June 2021 Newsletter

Sign up now for the Summer Reading Program!  We have three different programs; kids, teens, and adults.  All three programs are completely free and have prizes.  Stop by the library and ask for details.

Summer is also the time for outdoor movies.  Our first movie is scheduled for Friday, June 18th at dark, usually around 8:30.  We will be serving food before the movie, starting around 7:30.  Surely by then, this rain will have stopped.  The menu is chili dogs, nachos, chips, and drinks.  We will accept a good will donation for the eats.  Remember to bring your lawn chair or blanket.  It will be good to see everyone again.  The title of the movie will be posted at the library.

We received a large donation of new magazines.  Some of them are still in their wrappers.  Some of the titles include: Health, Cooking Light, Birds and Blooms, People, Seventeen, and Teen Vogue.  All of these are free and first come, first served.  We also have a full free book bench.  There is a variety of books to choose from.  Don’t forget our two little free libraries.  We have one at the park and another on the east side of the library.

Speaking of the library, many of you have heard the news that we will have a new home in the future.  We are beyond excited and looking forward the offering the citizens of Thayer a beautiful, modern library.  We don’t have any dates yet, but we will keep you updated.

Reminder – we will laminate your vaccination cards for free, just bring them in.  Our services include free wifi, computers, low-cost printing, copying, and fax, books, movies, TV series seasons, magazines, laminating, and a meeting room.  See you at the library!

April Newsletter

The display case in the main room of the library has a beautiful display of birds and bells.  They perfectly mirror the explosion of spring colors and sounds that surround us at this time of year.  We are looking for people to contribute to our next display.  A gentleman from Thayer would like to share his collection of unusual rocks that he has found along the streets.  He doesn’t have enough to fill the display case.  If some of you have interesting, small artifacts that you have discovered in Thayer or in the area, would you consider letting us put them in the display case?  This could highlight some of the treasures found right below our feet.

We have a special offer for everyone.  As more people are vaccinated, experts warn that you may need to have prove of vaccination.  We will laminate your card free of charge.  Just bring them in and we will help you keep it safe.

We would like to mention some of the services that we offer along with books and movies.  We have a printer/copier.  We can send and receive faxes.  We can laminate papers up to 8 ½ x 11.  We have two little free libraries and a free book bench.  We have wi-fi both in the library and outside the building.  If there is something you need, we will try our best to help.

We occasionally have unusual offerings also.  Right now, we have several plants to give away.  We had to repot some of our plants so we have offshoots that we have rooted.  If you want one, it is yours.  We are passing along a donation of clean, empty egg cartons.  These are all first come, first served.

As always, we have new books and movies.  Come check us out!

March 2021 Newsletter

We hope everyone made it through the cold weather okay.  We are sorry we had to be closed so often during the last few weeks.  The library came through the storm in good shape, but the heavy snow did a number on our front awnings.  Hopefully, Spring is around the corner.

We have 25 new large print books to offer.  There is an assortment of mysteries, romances, and Christian literature.  We have new books by J.D. Robb, Jonathan Kellerman, J.A. Jance, Faye Kellerman, Traci Peterson, Lisa Jackson, and Michael Connelly to name a few of our favorite authors.  We will receive new rotation books March 5th.  We should have something for everyone.  Remember if we don’t have a book that you want to read, we can usually get it for you quickly.

Thank you to the people who have sent recipes.  We will type them up and have you check them to make sure we have everything correct.  Having a library for 125 years is a big deal for a town the size of Thayer.  It speaks to the dedication to learning and culture this town can claim.  It will be interesting to see the family recipes and memories while we celebrate the heroes who keep Thayer thriving.  Remember you can mail your recipes to us, bring them by, email them or even fax them if you want.  Please include information about civic organizations and positions held, if any.

A reminder that our monthly board meeting will be held the second Monday of the month, March 8th, at 5:30 pm at the library.  As always, the meetings are open to the public.  In order to keep all of our patrons healthy, we do require masks or face coverings to be worn while in the library.  We also have a hand sanitizing station that should be used before handling the computer equipment.  We are all so tired of this, but we have to work together to put it behind us as quickly as possible.

February 2021 Newsletter

Exciting News!

2021 is 125th anniversary of Thayer Friday Reading Club City Library.  In order to acknowledge and celebrate all the citizens of Thayer who have provided such support for so long, the Library Board has decided to produce a community cookbook.  We will be doing this rather than the annual Chocolate Affair that we usually have in February.

We need everyone’s help to do this.  We will need recipes and memories.  Please bring, mail, or send us your best recipes.  Please let us know of your favorite library memory and if you have served with any of the many community organizations here in Thayer.  We want to include that information also.  It takes everyone’s help to keep a small town thriving.  What a wonderful way to celebrate these hometown heroes.

We hope to have the cookbooks finished by Homecoming next summer.  Please help!

December 2020 Newsletter

The Christmas Tree Angels are here!  Each angel is for a child in the community who need help with having a Merry Christmas.  Each comes with a list of items needed or wanted.  Giving people from the community choose an angel, purchase and wrap the gifts, and then return them to the library.  Volunteers gather the presents and distribute them at Christmas time.  Even though there are many angels on the tree this year, you need the hurry because they go quickly.  The library is thrilled to be a part of this project.

December 6th is the date of the Thayer Christmas Drawing.  Activities begin at 4 pm at the city park.  Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be provided by the Masons and the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Santa will be greeting children and handing out treats at 4:15 and the drawing will begin at 4:30.  All activities will be held outside this year for the safety of everyone.  The library is contributing two gift bags for the drawing as usual.  Pictures of the two gift bags are posted on our Facebook page.  Everyone needs some holiday cheer this year so come join the fun.  This event is sponsored by the Thayer City Booster Club.

The dates for the Thayer FRC City Library Board meetings will be different for the next four months.  The board will meet on the second Monday of the month rather than the first Monday.  The meetings is still be at the library and begin at 5:30 pm.  The dates of those meetings are: December 14, 2020, January 11, 2021, February 8, 2021, and March 8, 2021.  There is still one open position on the board that needs to be filled.  If you are interested in serving on the library board, please attend a meeting and let us know.  You do not have to live inside Thayer City limits, but you must have a Thayer mailing address.  The library strives to be a service to the community and welcomes community input.  We can’t do it without you.

Have a great holiday season!  Stay safe and well!

November 2020 Newsletter

Baby, It’s cold outside!” from the song written by Idina Menzel is so true for this weather.  It is cold and nasty outside, so it is time to check out a huge stack of books and movies and huddle on the couch to wait for spring.  We have everything you need to keep you entertained.  Come browse our huge selection of books, magazines, DVD’s, and even music CD’s.  If you are feeling screen-overwhelm, try putting on a book on CD to listen to while you putter about.  We have many to choose from for every taste.  They are a great way to spend a daily commute.

November is Kansas Reads to Preschoolers month.  Pledge to read a book aloud to your favorite preschooler.  Children should be read to regularly.  We have the “1,000 Books before Kindergarten Program” here at the library.  It is literally a gift that lasts a lifetime.  Children who are read to from birth to school-age enter the educational world with such advantages that other kids just don’t have.  Children who come from homes that own few books tend to struggle with school and other issues into their adult lives.  Owning and reading books to children is an easy way to help them succeed in life.  Using the library resources, it is also absolutely free.  It just takes a few minutes a day and a weekly trip to the library.