October 2020 Newsletter

We would like to thank everyone who stopped in to visit us during Homecoming.  You bought enough cookies that we were able to buy books to give away at the Trunk’n Treat again this year.  Watching children get so excited to pick out a book to take home is one of our favorite activities of the year.

The 2020 Kansas Notable Books are at the library.  Here is more information about the program from a press release issued by the Kansas State Library.

“State Librarian Eric Norris announced today the 15th annual selection of Kansas Notable Books. The fifteen books feature quality titles with wide public appeal, written either by a Kansan, set in Kansas, or about a Kansas related topic. “I am proud to present the 2020 Kansas Notable Book list. This year’s list covers a wide swath of our cultural and natural history,” said Eric Norris, State Librarian. “The rich array of works on this year’s list examine petroglyphs across the prairie and go on fantastical high seas adventures with pirates; explore the careers of academics, athletes, and aviators; and consider the importance of family from the viewpoint of a young Exoduster in the 1880s and as a world traveler in a present day small western Kansas town. This year’s list will both educate and entertain. I encourage every Kansan to contact their local public library and celebrate the artists and artistry of Kansas.” A committee of librarians, academics, and historians nominated titles from a list of eligible books, and state librarian Eric Norris selected the final list. In 2006, the first Kansas Notable Books list was announced. Since then more than 200 books have been recognized for their contribution to Kansas literary heritage. Kansas Notable Books is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book. The Kansas Center for the Book is a program at the State Library of Kansas and the state affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book. The Kansas Center for the Book exists to highlight the state’s literary heritage and foster an interest in books, reading, and libraries.”


We are very pleased to be able to offer these award-winning books to Thayer residents.  We will plan a book talk to introduce each individual book at a later date.

We continue to order the latest books and DVD’s for our library collection.  We don’t have room to list all the new purchases; you will just have to come see for yourself!