New Library Director

Hi, my name is Suprena Cheshier, and I am the new library director which is a fancy title for me getting to tell me what to do! I am very excited about this new chapter in my career. For the last 26 years, I have been teaching English and Spanish to seventh and eighth-graders at Royster Middle School in Chanute, Kansas. I taught thousands of great kids over the years, but it was time for a change.
My mission at the library is to provide as many services as we can to all the citizens of Thayer. Everyone is welcome here! We have computers with internet access and a printer, free wi-fi, a copy machine, fax, magazines, VHS tapes, DVD’s, and books!
We want to provide programs for all ages. It is summer, so we have started the summer reading program for kids. We are offering three levels; families with preschoolers, grade school, and middle/high-school. Several activities will be held for each level. Readers also earn prizes for books read or for time spent reading. Adult readers will be challenged to participate in monthly contests. the first contest is to come up with a catchy slogan for the library. Also in the works is a preschool storytime. I would also like to organize a gardener’s seed exchange.
Everyone who has been in to the library has been so friendly. I want to thank all those people who have told during these last two weeks, “Glad to have you here.” I am glad to be here.