Pictured are some of the group that participated in our last "Cook the Book" event on Tuesday night. Oh, my, such good food. Hats off to Kathy Kayl for her leadership. This has been a very successful adventure. New recipes will be available on October 2nd. Remember to bring a guest if you are cooking so we can share the goodies!
Thoroughly enjoying the middle school choices as I read through the YARP books nominated for 2017-18. The committee did a great job in choosing a variety of excellent titles in different genres. I am sure that there is something that will appeal to every reader. Only two more to read for this level and about six more to read for the high school level. Beware, youth! Book talks are coming!!
It is SO quiet here in the library today. And I am not a fan of quiet libraries! I miss the chatter of children. The first full day of school for our Gregory youth has begun and everyone is adjusting to school schedules and activities. But, on the positive side, we are beginning to see our seasonal readers back at the library after vacations, ball games, and summer fun. New patrons sign up each month which is always a surprise to me in our small town. This week we hit the 1300 mark for registered patrons. What a milestone!
As you head out the door to school, just remember that we are here when you are done---just to talk and hear about your day or share a book. Praying for a safe and terrific school year for all the students and teachers!
This summer, Kathy, our intrepid trustees' president, creatively borrowed an idea from the Rapid City Library. (Thank you, RCPL!) As a result, adults have been taking part in a "Cook the Book" adventure once a month. Any member of the community can choose a recipe from the cookbook of the month and then bring the completed dish along with a guest to a potluck dinner at the library. Not only do we get to try some pretty unique recipes, we are able to invite guests who do not frequent the library. It has been quite a success and we are looking forward to tomorrow night's tasting event. However, as a VERY amateur cook, I am a little apprehensive about my Argentine Lasagna that I have chosen to create!
Thankful, oh so thankful, for the heavy sheets of rain that came down and blessed us today. All of the rain has been passing us by to north, south and east until this afternoon when the clouds let loose. A little hail bounced on the sidewalk, but it didn't matter. It RAINED!!
Building a better world at the library by making solar-powered bots. What a fun time the kids had! Thanks to Pastor & Kristy Ring for leading the adventure and making it great.
Once again we had a terrific turnout of supporters and workers for the Teen Advisory Group's annual fundraiser. This year we decided to do just one big fundraiser and, thanks to a helpful organizer, involved many helping hands from the community. Nine amateur carpenters build miniature golf holes and teens and families helped paint and carpet the entire thing. THEY ARE VERY HEAVY! Hopefully we will soon have a storage shed to put them in so we can get the supplies out of the library meeting room. Thanks to everyone who came and worked and played.
Although it was a scorcher and the heat index was HIGH, the children and adults alike enjoyed the family magic show with Jonathan May. He was a great performer and managed to keep all ages engaged and interested despite the weather. Audience participation was a plus and the children came out of the theater with big smiles. Gregory Library highly recommends him!