Stinson’s 2016 Summer Reading Program starts next week!

Complete your registration by Saturday, June 17th to be entered for a chance to win one of 100 passes for one free movie ticket to Wehrenberg Theatres’ Summer Series in Cape Girardeau (Cape West 14 Cine). Winners will be drawn randomly and must be present at the first program (Wednesday, June 22nd for Pre-K through 4th grade and Thursday, June 23rd for 5th through 8th grade) to collect their free ticket.

Thank you Wehrenberg Theatres for your generous donation!
This summer is going to be super!

SUMMER READING REGISTRATION – OPEN!!!!

Welcome to June!

Summer Reading registration forms are now available at the library and here online!  If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or other thoughts that you want to share, please do! I plan to be online for most of today available
in the “Ask the Library Staff” chat box.
The Children’s Librarian- Ms. Beth- is available to answer questions today as well.
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Sign up today to make sure there is room left in the session you want to be in!
Registration ends on June 18th.

If you’ve aged out of the Summer Reading Program, but still want to be involved,
sign up to be a Teen Volunteer!

Thank you!

Announcing: SUMMER READING 2016 – Every Hero Has A Story

Get geared up for Summer Reading 2016!

Complete your origin story (registration) beginning June 1st. You can fly down to the library to fill out a form or use mind control to register online (for the first time ever!). We will assemble for the first program June 22nd (for Pre-K through 4th grade) and June 23rd (5th grade through 8th grade). Any questions? Send up the Ms. Beth signal! Or call or stop by the library and ask for Ms. Beth. We hope to have your help fighting crime and reading books this summer!

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What a summer we’ve had!

This year’s Summer Reading program was hosted, organized, and staged by our new children’s librarian, Beth Sisler, who did a marvelous job at it! She was able to gather almost 200 young readers to the library who checked the majority of the almost 7,788 items circulated during the six week period. This wouldn’t have been possible without the generous donations we received from our wonderful community!

In the past, the Summer Reading program has been the only large program that we hosted regularly. That’s changing this year! Tech Workshops, Story Time, Book Clubs (for both kids and adults!), and other interest groups are going to start blooming at the library!

Tech Workshops
In the past, Tech Classes have been somewhat formal with focused agendas each week but people seemed to find the open questioning / troubleshooting more helpful than other sessions. I’m glad to work one-on-one with folks who have tech questions, too! Future Tech Workshops will all be exclusively focused on the individual needs of patrons. We had previously been meeting from 6PM to 8PM but we will be meeting earlier from this point on.
Open questioning, troubleshooting, conceptual explanations, and more will be available Tuesday evening from 5:00 PM 10:00 AM till 7:00 PM, free to anyone who wants to join! Bring your own device or work on one of ours!

Tech workshops

Story Time
This program will be designed for kids ages 2-6 years and their families, but everyone is welcome! Starting September 9th at 3:30 we will meet every week for a story, craft, and snack.

Book Clubs and other special interest groups
The staff at Stinson have been discussing all kinds of clubs as of late. Books, movies, board games, Lego, Robotics, and other clubs are hot on our minds. If you can think of any kind of group you’d be interested in leave us a comment here or in the Suggestions Box in the adult fiction room! We’ll keep the site posted once plans become more concrete.

Book sales
Is 21 days not long enough for you? Would you like to keep the book forever? No problem! In addition to the three annual book sales hosted by the Friends Of Stinson, there are like-new books for sale year-round. The hardbacks sell for $3 each and the paperbacks are only $1 or buy 5 get 1 free!
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☀Summer Reading registration is happening now at the library☀

Come into the library and fill out a registration form, or print one out and bring it in. Children who will be going into Pre-K through 8th grade next school year are all welcome to join in the fun! Registration ends June 19th so hurry in and claim your place.  Programs begin on June 24th (for Pre-K through 4th grade) and June 25th (for 5th through 8th grade).
If there are any questions at all don’t hesitate to call or stop by and ask Beth Sisler, our children’s librarian.

Printable versions of the registration sheets are here: Pre-K through 4th grade and 5th grade through 8th grade.