Hope all had a relaxing Spring Break. Now it is time to get back into things. Remember that the Clearwater Public Library has Lego Land every Tuesday after school until 4:30PM and Story time every Thursday at 10:30AM. Beginning on April 1 there will be an Easter contest. A small rubber duck reading a book will be hidden somewhere in the public area of the library. If you spot the duck please do not move it but tell the Librarian and then you can put your name and contact information in the box. A name will be drawn, the winner contacted and announced Good Friday (April 14th). The prize is two one time free admission to Botanica in Wichita. While you are here for the Art Walk on April 7th you can look for the Reading Rubber Duck! If you come to the Art Walk do not forget to put your name and contact information in the box to try your luck at winning two (2) passes to The Wichita Music Theatre (more art!), only at the Library.
Did you know that Reading makes you happier and healthier? Great books help you understand and they help you feel understood. Your parents always told you that reading had its benefits; but, it turns out that those benefits go way beyond learning (and keeping you out of their hair). Reading is able to reduce stress and readers show a remarkable tendency to be happier and healthier than non-readers. That is according to research put together by Raphael Lysander. There are physical benefits (like a lower heart rate) and mental/emotional benefits (like increased empathy). Read – after all, it is good for you.
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We want to know what you think, how can we improve the Clearwater Public Library? We are doing a survey to obtain your thoughts on your library. You may fill out a paper survey which will be at the Library or you can go to the following link and take the survey on-line. This link is also posted on our Facebook page and our Web Site. The survey will last until March 13th, then we will compile the information and make decisions accordingly. You do not have to sign your name to the survey, however, a “winner” will be picked from the names and that person will win two tickets to the Orpheum Performing Arts Centre Classic Film Series. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey and help us to help you, here is the link; https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VYW72PF
The Clearwater Public Library is having yet another contest, actually two contests, for Saint Patrick’s Day. The contest begins on March 1st and ends on March 15th so the winners have time to pick up their prizes by St. Paddy’s Day. All you have to do to enter either contest is come into the library, check out a book or DVD, put your full name and contact information in the appropriate box. Winners names will be randomly drawn and will be contacted and names published. One contest is for adults 21 or older and the prize is a gift certificate to the local “First and Last” bar, the second contest is for all those under the age of 21 and they will be able to choose a prize from the prize box.
The Clearwater Public Library serves all ages. We have Story Time (Thursdays at 10:30AM), Lego Land (Tuesdays after school to 4:30) and we are in the process of creating a “Teen Club” to work under the “Friends of the Library” group and are working on a program to integrate our “Seniors” with our youngsters. If you would like to join us for any of these programs or have any questions, please feel free to call us (620) 584-6474, or drop by the library. You can also find us on Facebook or check our Web site, www.clearwaterkslibrary.org . Truly great things happen at the library and we have an amazing staff. Do you have an interest in ideas and knowledge and a belief that they make a difference? Then you might be interested in becoming an Library Board member. If you are, please let Library Director Tina know by calling or coming by the Library. Public libraries are cool places, a place to read, learn and connect.
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A new year has begun and is filled with possibilities. There will be plenty at the Clearwater Public Library; Lego Land on Tuesdays after school to 4:30 (be sure to check out the newest “creations” in the display case), Story Time on Thursdays at 10:30 and more. Have you participated in the Valentine’s contests yet? When you come to our Library to get that print book, or whatever you are wanting/needing remember to try your hand at the Valentine contests! Yes, I know that it is still January but since Valentine’s falls in the middle of the month and I wanted people to have plenty of time to enter. There are two contests so everyone has a chance. The first contest is for all ages; Simply guess how many candy hearts are in the jar. You will need to write your full name, your guess and a phone number where you can be contacted if you win. On February 7th the person that gets the closest without going over will win all the candy hearts (not the jar though, as it is the only one I have). The second contest is strictly for the adults that are 18 or older, the Library is offering the winner a “Date Night”. Every time a patron of the proper age checks out a book or movie from the Library they can enter (write your full name and contact phone number) to be placed in the Valentine jar. On February 7th (in plenty of time for Valentines) a random winner will be drawn from the jar. The winner will receive two (count them, 2) vouchers to exchange at the Orpheum Classic Film series movie of your choosing. They have a great line – up of films and the vouchers are good for the entire year of 2017, if you cannot get there on Valentines. So drop on by and show your heart at the Clearwater Public Library. Of course, we are working on the Summer Reading 2017 program as well. The theme this year is “Building a Better World.” If you would like to help or make a donation simply contact Tina at the Library. Be sure to watch the news, check our Facebook page and our website, www.clearwaterkslibrary.org or simply drop by to see what is going on at the Library. Clearwater Public Library – Check Us Out!