1st Annual Labor Day Pond Hop Bass Fishing Tournament and Fundraiser

The 1st Annual Labor Day Pond Hop Bass Fishing Tournament and Fundraiser went great! We had a great turn out and a lot of fun! 1st Prize went to Tanner Roberts and Boog Roberts with a 21 3/4 lb stringer – they won 20% of Total General Pot = $112, Two Big Coolers (w/ wheels), Two $50 Cabella’s Gift Cards 2nd place went to Jimmy Hadley and Adam Johnson with a 21 1/4 stringer – they won Two Slim Travel Coolers, Two Tackle Boxes/Two tackles, Two $25 Gas Card, Two $25 Cedar Vale Locker Gift Cards. 3rd place went to Steve Holt and Jeremy Holt with a 19 1/4 stringer they won Two Small insulated Lunchboxes, Two $25 Wal-mart Gift Cards, Two $10 H&H Hunting Gift Cards. The Big Bass Prize went to Buddy Love whose bass was 6 3/4 pounder but died shortly before weigh in and still won with the 1lb reduction because it died – He won the Big Bass pot which was $100. We had a great time! Hope to see everyone next year when we have even better prizes and a much better scale! Special Thanks to all our participants and our sponsors!

1st place

Big Bass

March Madness

Join us this month to help break in our new projector! We will be watching “Catching Fire” the second in the Hunger Games Trilogy here at the library on Friday, March 14th at 6pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Our book and movie club choice for March is “Big Fish: A novel of mythic proportions” The story of a braggart and exaggerator, Edward Bloom, and his son, William sets out, trying to unravel fact from fiction. This mission leads him through his father’s tall tales of adventure, romance, floods, strange towns, and of course a very big fish. Copies of the book are available all month at the library. We will watch the movie Friday, March 28th at 6pm. After the film we will have a short discussion regarding the similarities and differences between the book and the film. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Big turn out to see SANTA!

Santa made a visit to the library last Saturday December 15, 2012. Kids came to see Santa, sit on his lap and tell him their Christmas wishes, then go over to Ferguson’s Market for a treat. Alicia Woods donated her time to take pictures of all the kids that sat on Santa’s lap. You can find these pictures on her Facebook photography page: A.Woods photography. We had a wonderful turn out with a total of 82 kids visiting!

Look Out

When using the new website (http://seknfind.kohalibrary.com/) to search and place holds on books, if you just search on the main page it only searches Cedar Vale’s materials, so if you want to search all libraries in the system you have to go to Advanced Search and at the bottom change the drop down list to All libraries so it will search all the libraries in our system. If you have any questions please let me know.

It’s Official

Well everyone it is official.The library has made it into the technology era….As of today we are automated! You can now place holds on books and movies and see what is available from the comfort of your own home. Stop in at the library and I will set you up with an online log in. Take a look at the website we use for our new automated system called KOHA or SeknFind to see what is available: http://seknfind.kohalibrary.com/

Exciting changes for the library!

Cedar Vale Library will soon be automated! Yes I said automated. No more of those pesky cards, it will all be computerized. We plan on being completely automated and going “live” around the middle of May. When that happens you will have access to the books, movies, and the other collections of 23 other libraries in our system, including Iola, Independence, Coffeyville, Chanute, and many others. From the comfort of your own home you will be able to go on to the KOHA website from our web page (http://cedarvale.mykansaslibrary.org), log in and search the collections of all the libraries in our consortium. Then you can put a hold on that item or items and it will be sent through a courier service to Cedar Vale Library and will arrive the next day or the day after depending on when you place a hold on it. Then you will be notified it has arrived at Cedar Vale Library and you can come pick it up! For more information you can contact Katie Boyle at cvmemlib@sktc.net or at 620-758-2598.

16th Annual Spring Fling

It’s that time of the year again and Cedar Vale’s 16th Annual Spring Fling is coming up! April 29th, 30th and May 1st come to Cedar Vale and enjoy all the fun and festivities that the Spring Fling has to offer. Whether you enjoy car shows, rodeos, live music or great food, it has all that to offer and more. Don’t forget to bring the kids along too; there will be lots of activities for kids of all ages. For more information you can visit the website www.cedarvalespringfling.com. We hope to see everyone there!

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers

November 15-19, 2010
The Kansas Center for the Book at the State Library of Kansas is once again proud to promote the importance of reading to Kansas preschoolers and other youth. In our sixth year of sponsorship, this year’s book, written by Katherine Ayres and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, is Up, Down and Around.

Wrapping up the summer!

As the summer comes to an end I just want to share some of the events that went on over the summer at the library!

With the help of other directors from some of the libraries in SEKLS, all of the books in the library were gone through, and many were put out for our book sale. Any books that had not been checked out in over 10 years were for sale. It went very well and we made over $400.00. I want to thank everyone for their support.

July 28,29, and 30 we had our summer reading program. The theme was pirates! We had a wonderful turn out. Day one we had 11 kids and we made our own parrots to sit on our shoulders and took pictures in a cut out of a pirate, then read the book How I Became a Pirate. Day 2 we had 17 kids. We made our own pirate flags and read Pirates Don’t Change Diapers. Day 3 we had 16 kids and we went on a treasure hunt. It was a lot of fun!