Update August 13th, 2020. We are Currently open for Curbside and Appointment base for Tuesdays 3:00pm to 6:00pm and Thursdays 9:00am to 11:00am. If you would like to schedule an appointment please call 620-632-4112 or email with the title Appointment with the date to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can message us on our Facebook page.
We are Currently offering Curbside Pickup/Drop off on Tuesdays. The time is 9am to 11am, and evenings from 5 to 6pm. You can call, email, Facebook message us to let us know what items you would like. You can find our collection through seknfind.org We also are offering Hoopla services (eBooks, audio books, read along, movies, etc). We can help get you signed up with Hoopla in a few quick steps. Our phone number is 620-632-4112( leave a message), email@example.com, and our Facebook is McCune Osage Township Library. We will have Summer Reading as well. Summer reading will be in a packet form for the first few weeks, then an in group participation on June 25th, 2020. There will be online activities that go along with our Summer Reading so please like our Facebook page.
Due to the closures of schools and other education facilities around us due to the COVID-19, the library will also be closed starting Wednesday March 18th, 2020 until further notice. The library will be open Tuesday March 17th for special hours only 9am to 10:30am and 4:00pm to 6:00pm. These times are for CHECKOUTS ONLY. There will be no gathering time or computer service permitted. This may be a great time to get signed up with HOOPLA our digital service. If you would like to do so, please Facebook message us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience of the library being closed. There will be NO Hall rentals at this time either. The Museum is also completely closed at this time. We deeply care for all of our patrons, and want the best for them. Thank you.
Almost All the surrounding schools were out for a snow day on December 17th, 2019. We knew a snow day meant a day filled with the kids at the library. The kids absolutely love being on the computers, however we want them to have some non-screen time too. So, we set up four different craft projects in the Hall with a movie, and even had a short lived snowball fight. We are thankful for our time with our young patrons.
Elf on a Shelf
The kids really wanted an Elf on the Shelf. Well who knew we had one in the back (Roy did)? One of the kids quickly went and got it. The next day we were open, the elf STILL had not moved.. The kids were worried maybe the magic was no longer good, or they had done something wrong. No, I told them we forgot to READ the book to activate him. Well, the kids usually rush right on the computers, except at hearing this they sat right down, and waited for the story. As we read, we found out we had forgotten to name him! So, after finishing the story we quickly put it to a vote for a name. Our Elf is now named Denver, and he has been quite busy. It’s great to see kids as old as middle school still have the Christmas Spirit, and believe in the magic… Who knows where Denver will pop up next..?
Christmas Craft Dec 14th, 2019
We had Such a Wonderful time at our Christmas Craft Dec 14th, 2019. There were 20 crafters present. We made reindeer wood ornaments, Popsicle reindeer ornaments, and frosted cookies! Thank you to all those who donated and helped with this craft!
Science Fun at the Library
Mr. Steve Cooper came to the library to teach about dry ice to the kids. The kids had a great time learning about how dry iced work, and the different chemical processes that happen with dry ice. We enjoy having teaching experiences from the community with our juvenile patrons.
Christmas Lights are up on the Library!
Huge Thank you to Kyle Zimmer and Roy Parsons for taking time out of their day to put the lights up on the Library. We definitely enjoy the lights, and the warm Christmas Spirit they bring!
Christmas Bazaar 2019
There was such a wonderful turnout for the Christmas Bazaar this Year on November 23rd, 2019. We moved our bazaar back to November, as well as, moved it to the Community Center. Our concession stand completely sold out from all the traffic. Majority of the vendors said they enjoyed having it in November and down at the community center. We had 21 vendors participate, and they all seemed to do well. Thank you to all those who came and supported these area craftsmen and small businesses!
Turkey Time at the Library
Our Last Story Time before Thanksgiving, we had a great Thanksgiving themed Story Time. We read two different stories about turkeys and Thanksgiving, and even had some fun songs about Thanksgiving. We then had a turkey snack and made fun turkey headbands.
Story Time has been staying steady, with lots of fun stories, songs, and activities. After School has been busy as well. We have started to do some crafts and baking with the kids. The library is also offering a craft day one Saturday a month. We thought we would share some of our pictures..
September 3rd Osage Township Budget Hearing #2.
The McCune Osage Township Library Board will be attending the Osage Township Budget Hearing for September 3rd at Farm to Market at 6:00pm. This is a second budget hearing to the prior August 12th Budget Hearing. This meeting is open to the public, and we highly encourage everyone to attend.
August 12th Osage Township Board Meeting: Hearing on the Budget.
We hope that many of you will come to the Osage Township Board meeting Monday August 12th at 6:00pm at Farm to Market. The meeting is to discuss the Osage Township Budget. This meeting will tell what will happen to the Library budget and how it will affect others in the community. If you have enjoyed or appreciated the programming and all the library has been able to offer in the past year(s), we ask that you go to the hearing to hear for yourself what the outcome may be for the library. Thank you.
Rigby Makes A Difference.
Ruth Zimmerman Will be at the Library reading her NEW book Rigby Makes a Difference. Please Come join us August 1st, 2019 at 9:30am to hear this amazing story read by the author herself. She will also have a book signing that day. Hope many will join us and support a local author!
A Collection from the Past
This page will represent what has been happening in the library each week. The page is meant to represent the different activities we have had for the community. We hope that many will follow the updates, and enjoy the pictures as well.
Tea Party Coming Up in February
Hickory Creek Farms presented the Good Ole Days to the kids during story time, on what life was like on a farm in Kansas in the early days. The kids were able to do hands on activities, listen to different cow bells, and see how things were done. They sang songs, made butter, and had a marvelous time.
Story Time Last 2 Weeks. Kathy Shouse and Becky Cooper lead our Story time with songs, reading, craft, and a snack. The first week of January was all about Snow. The second week was about Penguins.
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