Starting the week of December 8th, Effingham Community Library will begin lending portable WiFi Hotspot devices to library patrons wishing to expand the library’s Internet access. Wifi Hotspot lending will be part of a pilot project initiated by the State Library of Kansas, in partnership with New York Public Library and the Knight Foundation.
“Many Kansas residents rely on library Internet for job searching, homework help, and e-government so when the doors close, so does their connection,” said State Librarian Jo Budler. “Too many Kansas households do not have Internet access and this pilot project has the potential to provide 24/7 quality access to those limited to the library’s operating hours.”
Patrons can check out Wifi Hotspot devices through November 2015 for a lending period of seven days by visiting Effingham Library, located at 414 Main Street and open Monday 10 to 6, Wednesday 9 to 6:30 Thursday 10 to 6 Friday 3:30 to 5:30 Saturday 9 to 1. Until further you can only check out when Amy is there,as she needs to go over all the instructions with you. You must be 18 years of age to check out these devices. Borrowers are required to fill out a customer survey to help the State Library determine possibilities of expanding the program to more libraries.
Sign up starts June 4th
Starts at 10AM in the Blue building!
Come join us!!
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.