August 2017 Newsletter
Eclipse Parties, text notifications, and going batty
Both the Elizabeth and Simla Libraries are facilitating parties for the The All-American Solar Eclipse on August 21st. Pines & Plains Libraries received hundreds of free eclipse-viewing safety glasses for FREE. The Elizabeth Library has partnered with Viaero Wireless and Elizabeth Parks and Recreation to provide the community event at Casey Jones park. Viaero Wireless has sponsored snacks, and the library will provide crafts for young, aspiring astronomers. The Simla party will take place in the library parking lot. Attendees will enjoy snacks, games, crafts, races, music, and a piñata competition before the eclipse. Both events take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enjoy this once in a lifetime event with your community and make a fantastic memory.
P&PL hired Marie in January of 2010. She has worked at the Elizabeth and Kiowa libraries, as well as the Singing Hills fire station branch we had a few years back. Using her degree in art, Marie has hosted many creative and engaging children’s programs. She formed Elizabeth Library’s knitting group too. The team appreciates her efforts to get items from all over the state by way of Interlibrary Loan.
If you love fiction and you’re looking for something offbeat, take a look at Marie’s thoughtful display in adult fiction. Click here to search for and request fiction any time of day or night.
Kids went batty...
...over our program about bats with the expert staff at Castlewood Canyon State Park. Did you know you can check out state park passes at all our libraries? Click here for details.
Teen Game Nights
We know and love video games. Teens play for fun or compete in tournaments for prizes at all four libraries. Click here to learn more.
Storytimes Just Keep Gettin' Better
Get your pre-or-early-reader off to a galloping start towards literacy with crafts, stories and socializing every week. Kids and parents often find friends and support there too. Click here to find out when your library's storytime happens.