Monday, May 23, 2016

Notes from the field: National Library Week edition

We asked you to send us your stories from National Library Week and here are just a few from around the state. To learn more about any of these programs, please contact them directly.

Faulk County Library: 
We celebrated National Library Week by having a "Tech Day." We had technology assistance for smartphones and tablets available at the library. Three computer class students from the Faulkton School were on hand to help with the tutoring from 3:30 - 5:00 PM on Monday, April 11th.

We also had an open house on Wednesday April 13th at 2:00 PM at the library. There was a program by Lora Holt, owner of "The Weathered Door" located inside the Quilter's Corner building in Faulkton. She displayed her work, products and demonstrated. There was a question and answer time following her presentation. We had refreshments following and gave away a small door prize.
-- Billie Nelson, Library Director;

Newell Public Library: 
We held our Annual Library Open House this week. We used the summer reading theme “On Your Mark, Get Set… READ!” and decorated the library with hundreds of old black and white activity photos from our area. We had every single class from first through fifth grade at Newell Elem. come visit during it and we played “Smell-O-Rama” in the children’s section. I even had adults go through and play the game too! The kids all received chocolate covered banana popsicles to enjoy on their walk back to the school. It was a lot of fun!
-- Heather Kari, Library Director;

Jones County High School:
I set up a Library Scavenger Hunt. The students had to find 10 items in the High School Library and bring their filled out sheet to me for a prize. I gave away Gatorades. Every student that finished was entered in to a drawing for an autographed book.
-- Kelcy Nash, Librarian;

Custer County Library: 
At the Custer County Library, teens were invited to do DIY masquerade masks for their prom to go with their theme. After hearing many complaints that masquerade masks couldn't be found in town, library director Doris Ann Mertz decided to host a program at the library that would benefit everyone. Using the template and directions from 2015 Jump Start mini-manual on how to make your own superhero mask, teens created some spectacular masks! Check them out on the library's Facebook page.
-- Doris Ann Mertz, Library Director;