2013 Summer Reading Program Schedule
Thursday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 13, 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 27, 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 11, 10 a.m.
Saturday, July 13
in front of Library
"Plants and Seeds"
Annual Street Fair in front of the
Children "Dream Big - Read!" during
Summer Reading Program 2012
was the theme of the Howard County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program
according to Librarian Cathey Monckton. The program which began on June 14
and closed with the annual Street Fair on Saturday, July 14, was open to all
children. Registration with free grab bags was on Thursday, June 14 at 10 a.m.
According to Monckton the library offered three morning and two
evening programs last summer in order to
accommodate children who could not make it to the library
in the morning. The
reading program featured give-aways, treats
and contests. Children were asjed to come to as many of the programs as
possible but were not required to come to every program.
21 Program was one of the evening programs. Children enjoyed a
cookout in the front yard of the library with black kettles and stories.
The June 28 program featured monster bags, games and fun. The
second evening program was on July 5 and was devoted to dream catchers
and stories. On July 12 at 10 a.m. children enjoyed cookies, prizes
library welcomes children of all abilities.
Cake Pans Come to Library
Stephany Daivs and Rachel Wayland display
cakes before they were served at the "Eat Cake at the Library"
Library patrons may now
check out decorative cake pans much as they would any books from the
Howard County Public Library. In order to advertise this new service,
Linda Lembke used three of the pans to make cakes and the library staff
served them on Thursday, April 19 during an “Eat Cake at the Library”
Lembke donated her
collection of cake pans to the library after visiting a library in
Elkader, Iowa, which has a similar program. "I started decorating cakes
when my sons were small and have continued making them for my
grandkids. The cake pans can be somewhat expensive and are often only
used once. I thought it was a great idea to share them with others in
the community," Lembke explained.
In addition to the
pans, Lembke has put together a book describing each of the pans and
giving suggestions for other ways of icing the cakes.
Leapfrog Available for Children
to Use in Library
The Leap Frog program is up and running. Young patrons
can come to the library and use one of the Leap Frog
sets (with earphones and magic pen) to read books and
explore world maps. This fun set of books and maps is a
great learning tool and provides hours
Anna Kuhn Carson Memorial
Reading Room Houses Exceptional Children's Collection
Anna Kuhn Carson Memorial Reading Room and Children's Collection was
established in the Fayette Public Library (Howard County Library) in 1968 as
a memorial to Anne Kuhn Carson by her husband.
The reading room houses one of the best collections of children's books in
Missouri including Newbery Award, Caldecott Medal and Mark Twain Award
Children can browse through the books, put together a puzzle, play with the
toys and even do homework in the Anna Kuhn Carson Memorial Reading Room.
As part of the library renovation program the Children's Library has a
special mural entitled "Inspiration - Imagination - Exploration" designed by
Joe Guest and painted by Peggy Guest.
here to see more images of the murals in the Children's wing.