Effingham Community Library is looking for applicants for the Library Board of Trustees. Applications may be picked up at the library, City Hall or filled out online through the Effingham Community Library web page. This vacancy is for a four-year term of service. If you have questions please contact Amy Parton, Director at 913-833-5881 The Effingham Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Effingham Community Library. The deadline for application is April 11, 2014.
1. You must be at least 18 years old and a citizen of the U.S.
2. You must be a resident of the county.
3. You must be willing to commit about 6 hours of your time a month,
including at least one regular meeting lasting 1-1/2 to 2 hours
4. You must be willing to be an active, vocal advocate for the library.
5. This is not a paid position.
WHO: State Librarian Jo Budler, Effingham Community librarians and area preschoolers
WHAT: Special guest Kansas State Librarian Jo Budler will lead a special storytime to celebrate Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week. The community is also invited to come meet Ms. Budler at a 12:00 p.m. community reception hosted by the Effingham Community Library.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21
WHERE: Effingham Community Library, 414 Main Street Effingham
At Effingham Community Library’s November 21st storytime, State Librarian Jo Budler will read this year’s book choice “Dog’s Colorful Day” by Emma Dodd.
Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event that promotes reading to all Kansas children from birth through age five. Through the statewide program, parents, librarians and caregivers are encouraged to read the chosen title during a selected week. The program is sponsored by the State Library of Kansas. This year, Kansas Reads to Preschoolers week will be held November 17-23.
Wednesday evening, October 16th at 5PM, the Effingham Community Library welcomes author Melodye Hathaway. She will talk about her book “Jeremy’s Cry”. Please join us for a wonderful evening with a wonderful author.
April 3 11am Home-school and Public Invited
April 10 11am Home-school and Public Invited
April 17 11am Home-school and Public Invited
April 24 11111am Home-school and Public Invited
April 24 Our storytellers visit the pre-school
We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2003 novel by Lionel Shriver, published by Serpent’s Tail, about a fictional school massacre. It is written from the perspective of the killer’s mother, Eva Khatchadourian, and documents her attempt to come to terms with her son Kevin and the murders he committed. Although told in the first person as a series of letters from Eva to her husband, the novel’s structure also strongly resembles that of a thriller. The novel, Shriver’s seventh, won the 2005 Orange Prize, a U.K.-based prize for female authors of any country writing in English. In 2011 the novel was adapted into an eponymous film.
This book is aimed for High School and above. Please respond here if you need a copy of the book and need me to place it on hold for you.