October 2019 Newsletter


The Thayer Friday Reading Club City Library is excited to announce the beginning of a new program.  We are starting a “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program.”  This program is completely free.  Participants don’t even have to be library patrons.  Books do not have to be checked out from the library.  Parents just need to sign up and choose how they would like to record the books read to the child.  They can keep track of number of books read or they can write down the titles of the books.  After each 100 books, the child is rewarded with a free book of his or her choice and a picture on our wall of fame.  The books can be read to the child by anyone; parent, grandparent, sibling, caregiver, or teacher.  When the child goes through the, “I want to hear it again” stage, that is fine: repeats of the same book are allowed.  We hope that every family with young children will take part in this program.  It will be such a positive experience for everyone.

We have some upcoming events to tell you about.  We will have a book talk to introduce the 2019 Kansas Notable Books to our patrons.  We will have light refreshments at 6:30 on Wednesday, October 9th.  There is no registration required, and everyone is invited.  The talk shouldn’t last more than 30 minutes.  We haven’t heard any plans for the annual Trunk’n Treat, but Halloween is will be here before the next newsletter so this is a good time to remind everyone that the library will have treats and free books for all the trick ‘n treaters.  We love to see all the costumes and excited faces.

We still have several pieces of very nice furniture and a couple of TV’s for sale at the library.  We also have a piano that is free to anyone who would like to have it.  We need to make room to rearrange our space to serve the needs of our patrons better.  Please feel free to come by and make us an offer on anything you like.

As always we offer free wifi, computers, printing, copying, fax machine, books, magazines, cd-audio books, music CD’s, laminating, meeting room with computer projector, exploration kits for both young and older kids, the Welcome, Baby program, free information on services available in the area, information on how to become a 2020 census worker ( great part- time job), and we collect Cash not Trash donations, Box Tops for Education for the Thayer School, and pop tops for the Joyce Family.  We need you to let us know of newborns in Thayer.