Art Gallery Display

New Library Hours

To better serve our community and patrons we will open during the lunch hour Monday thru Friday. New hours of operation starting December 1st are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Closed Sunday

NON-FICTION READING CONTEST

We are thrilled to announce a new reading contest for the kids.
Our goal is to get children of all ages excited about reading and learning all summer long and beat the “summer slide” so when they return to school in the fall they will be prepared and ready to thrive!

Here are some scary stats about the “summer slide”..
**2 to 3 months of reading and math skills are lost over the summer months.
**18 months to 2 years achievement gap for those entering middle school who have accumulated summer reading loss each year in elementary school.
**It takes 4 to 6 weeks of reteaching students material they’ve forgotten over the summer.

The good news is reading 20 minutes a day or 2 to 3 hours a week will help prevent learning loss for your children. So we invite you to join our non-fiction reading contest!

Art Gallery Summer 2019

“EXPANDING YOUR UNIVERSE OF STORIES THROUGH PLAY”
Science Fiction Display Provided by Richard Brookman & Logan Brookman
Co-Hosts of ComicPop Library

The Haskell Township Library is happy to host a Science Fiction display provided by the co-hosts of the ComicPop Library podcast, Richard & Logan Brookman. The display is titled “Expanding Your Universe of Stories Through Play.”

ComicPop Library is a podcast with a broad range of pop culture topics.   Richard Brookman started ComicPop Library in January, 2011 when he was the Director of the Kearny County Library in Lakin, Kansas. The podcast reviews popular culture with an emphasis on how items fit into library collections.

Richard Brookman is the Consultant at the Southwest Kansas Library System. He has shared his knowledge of popular culture at the Kansas Library Association Convention with presentations featuring comic books, graphic novels, and anime.  The Exploration Place in Wichita featured Richard’s collection of American and Japanese animated movies posters.  He has also presented to the International Reading Association.  Richard is a product of the Star Wars generation. His attention was caught by the saga of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia. His collection, which started with R2D2, is extensive including comic books, action figures, posters, books, cars, and more.

Logan Brookman is Richard’s son and shares his father’s love of collecting.  Logan enjoys Science Fiction and Fantasy, especially dragons. He is also into anime, manga, Pokemon, and trading card games. Logan has been a member of the library community since 2013 as an employee of Kearny County Library.

Logan’s first appearance with Comic Pop Library was in August of 2011.  He was a Sophomore in High School joining his dad and two other library professionals. Richard and Logan enjoy the world of Popular Culture and spending time visiting with various co-hosts, authors, artists, actors, and producers.  Their podcasts have included interviews with Alex Geringas, the composer/writer who wrote the song “Darkside” performed by Kelly Clarkson; Kevin Stark, an action figure designer for several toy lines; and Face Off contestant, Kevon Ward. They especially enjoyed having Matt LaPoint. a recording engineer from Los Angeles, join them in Lakin for a podcast. Through ComicPop Library, they had the opportunity to act in a Star Trek Fan film. You can listen to their podcasts at www.comicpoplibrary.com or catch them on I-tunes.

The Science Fiction Collection on display at the Haskell Township Library in Sublette, Kansas is just a small portion of Richard & Logan’s combined collection.  This is the result of many years searching garage sales and shopping for sales.   Richard and Logan are always on the look out for a good deal and welcome any donations.   They truly enjoy sharing their love of Science Fiction and popular culture.  They have had fun with their collecting and hope that all who visit have fun with it as well.  As Richard says on the podcast.  ‘Catch you on the flip side.”

This will be on display May 15 thru August 2019.

Summer Library Program 2019

HASKELL TOWNSHIP LIBRARY INVITES YOU TO

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS

DAN DAN THE MAGIC MAN- JUNE 3RD AT 2 P.M.
Through audience participation, Dan Dan brings to life the joy of reading and fun learning about space and science.The magically fun performance will thrill children of all ages and entertain their parents as well. As always, Dan Dan the Magic Man’s shows are interactive, so children get to help create magic!

JAMMIN’ RANDY- JUNE 10TH AT 3 P.M.
Fun original songs about the planets, stars, and the sun! Take a trip with Jammin’ Randy on the Rockin’ Rocketship Rocking through the universe!

PBS SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION- JUNE 12TH AT 10:30 A.M.
This program is for ages lap-sit to 8 years. They’ll watch a movie, receive a free book, and have an activity.

EXPLORATION PLACE- JUNE 19TH AT 3:30 P.M.
Students of all ages will be amazed with dynamic hands-on stations including: stomp rockets, what’s your weight in space, planetary orbits, gravity wells, and more!

MAD SCIENCE- JUNE 24TH AT 3:30 P.M.
Destination: Moon! This show ignites imagination, fun, and learning as we experience space vacuums, principles of light, and astronaut training!

HOT DOG PARTY- JUNE 28TH AT 11 A.M.
Join us for hot dogs, chips, cookies, and drinks as we celebrate all the children that participated in the reading contest during June and hand out prizes.

Every Monday & Thursday morning at 10:30 in the month of June we will have story-time with Jennifer Hanson. This is for ages lap-sit to 8 years. Kids will hear a story, sing songs, and have an activity.

Join us for a matinee movie, popcorn, sweet treat and drink every Tuesday at 4 p.m. May 21st thru July 30th. **No move July 2nd**

REGISTRATION FOR THE SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM IS OPEN. STOP IN THE LIBRARY TO FILL OUT A FORM FOR YOUR CHILDREN. ALL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS ARE OPEN AND FREE TO EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY

Bicycle Rim Wreath Class

Haskell Township Library will be hosting a Bicycle Rim Wreath class Thursday, March 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with Nicole Nightengale, owner of Country Girl Flowers
Class will be limited to the first twelve people to sign-up. Cost is $20 per person.
Come and enjoy a creative evening out with friends at the library.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERED REGISTERED UNLESS YOU HAVE PAID THE FEE**

IN BLOOM

Annual Christmas Story-time and Cookie Decorating Party

It’s that time of year again, join us for our annual Christmas Story-time and Cookie Decorating party.

Merry Marie the Library Elf will be reading Christmas stories beginning at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday December 6. This free event is open to all ages. 

Thanksgiving Break

TAKE NOTE OF OUR HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING AND COME GET SOME READING MATERIAL WHILE WE ARE STILL OPEN! 

Learn & Play

 

The new Learn & Play schedule is ready!

Learn & Play Project is a FREE parent/child activity time for families with children birth to five years of age.

The library encourages families to take advantage of this great program as it helps promote child development in all domains with a focus on early literacy.

An evidence-based curriculum is part of the program and includes early screening for possible developmental delays.

Attendance is free and open to anyone in the community. 

Learn & Play groups are made possible by the Building Blocks Early Childhood Block Grant awarded by the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust fund to Russell Child Development.