Florence Library news and notes

Thank you to everyone for their generous donations at our last fund raiser. We appreciate your support! We will divide the net profits with the Florence Masonic Lodge. Make plans to attend our Oct. fundraiser on Oct. 8. We will be serving a pulled pork meal and divide the profits with the Florence Fire Department. We will begin at 5 p.m. Hope to see everyone then!

Hey kids! Mark this on your calendar. The library will be hosting “Halloween Fun” at the library at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26. School will be out that day so plan to come to the library to for a fun time decorating pumpkins and bobbing for apples. Halloween refreshments will be served! A fun time is planned!

Reading program winners this summer who received $52.00 for reading 26 books with the author from each letter of the alphabet were: Cadence Craig and Amy Gayle. Congratulations to them! Others who received a certificate and Wendy’s coupon were: Jacqueline Burhle, Ava Box, Gracie Mackey, Jordan Jones and Ella Mackey. Good job to all the participants!

The library board is thinking about starting a “Friends of the Library” group. If anyone is interested in joining please let the librarian know of your interest.

There were 671 WIFI users for the month of August. The Manhattan Book Van was here on Sept. 25. Come in and check out the new books. Several new books have been added to the shelves this month.

The Community Book Club continues to add new members and they will be meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 3. This month they are reading the “Kopp Sister’s Triology” by Amy Stewart. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Mayor Bob Gayle was asked to attend the North Central Kansas Lilbrary Association APPLE workshop at Manhattan on Friday Sept. 21. He was on a panel for decision making representing small town mayors.

Our mission statement of the Florence Public Library is: the library should be perceived as a neighborhood center, “The Town’s Living Room”. We strive to be an attractive, safe, comfortable and welcoming place for members of the Florence community to meet, work and interact with others. Come and visit in our library with your friends, we are always open for anyone that wants to come visit!