Caldwell Public Library Opportunities

As you know, a library is a wonderful place to find fabulous books to read. We have magazines and DVDs available for check-out, too. Did you know that the library is also a source of information on a wealth of other services? We have four public access computers, which can be used for word processing or for searching the internet for FREE (thanks to KanOkla Networks!). On-line tutoring is available by getting a Kansas Library Card, which is also FREE. This program is sponsored by the State of Kansas, and all you need is a driver’s license for us to issue a card to you.

Our computers are used frequently to check e-mail, put items on eBay or Craig’s List, and look up various websites, including some pertaining to day lilies (you know who you are!) and others regarding the value of old records or magazines. Of course, Facebook and Twitter are accessed all the time! The librarian can assist you with obtaining information about a variety of topics, including applying to on-line schools, completing scholarship applications, and researching state and federal refund or assistance programs.

Another service we offer is proctoring tests for students taking on-line classes. The Library has wireless capability, so patrons can bring in their own laptop computers, or use the one owned by the library. Tests can be taken in one of the enclosed rooms, offering quiet and privacy.

The Library Board of Directors and its staff and volunteers have been so gratified by the community’s support of our new library. It’s great to be on Main Street! We’re open on Mondays from 10 am – 6 pm and on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm.

Holiday Hours!

The Caldwell Public Library will be closed December 24th through December 26th for Christmas, as well as December 31st through January 2nd for New Years. We will be OPEN Wednesday through Friday, December 28-30 from 10 am to 2 pm.

New Releases Available!

Now available at your Caldwell Public Library:

* Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
* Inheritance: Or The Vault of Souls by Christopher Paolini
* Katie’s Way by Marta Perry
* Lost December by Richard Paul Evans
* Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt
* Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke
* Holy Ghost Girl by Donna M. Johnson
* Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber

New Releases!

Now available at the Caldwell Public Library – 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook by Marci Penner; 1105 Yakima Street by Debbie Macomber; The Affair – A Reacher Novel by Lee Child; Anansi The Spider: A Tale From The Ashanti by Gerald McDermott; The Best American Short Stories Of The Century by John Updike; Flash And Bones by Kathy Reichs; Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer; and Wonderstruck: A Novel In Words And Pictures by Brian Selznick.

New Releases!

New batch of books available!

Bitter In The Mouth by Monique Thuong
Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill (Young Adult Title)
Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Room by Emma Donoghue
Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Young Adult Title)
Submission by Amy Waldman

One World, Many Stories!

What a great summer at the library! With our theme “One World, Many Stories,” we talked about many cultures near and far. For our project, we raised $65.74 to send to Joplin to help the tornado relief effort.

About 50 kids and adults attended the pool party on July 25th. Everybody received a free book and the Green Team members were awarded gift certificates for free shaved ices from The Ice Shack. Refreshments were enjoyed by all.

Thanks to EVERYBODY (you know who you are!) for making the Summer Reading Program so special. We’ll see you at the library on August 15th when we re-open after vacation.

July Activities!

Several exciting activities are planned at the Caldwell Public Library in July. On Wednesday, July 13th, Singer/Songwriter Monty Harper will perform at 2 pm. ALL ages are invited for lots of fun and for the announcement of the coloring contest winners. We will also pass out certificates for those reaching their reading goal. This will serve as their “pass” to the private pool party (you’ll have to come to the library for the date:)! Thanks to Drs. Small and Walker for sponsoring Monty Harper and to the City of Caldwell for sponsoring the pool party.

Another exciting activity is planned for those students in 6th grade and up. The Library will host a themed party based on the House of Night books by P.C. Cast. This event will take place on Tuesday, July 19th from 11:30 – 1:30 at the library. Please call to make a reservation so that we can make sure to have enough pizza and prizes.

As of this writing, the Green reading team is winning but Blue and Yellow are holding their own. You can turn in your charts through July 15th and “buy” prizes until the end of July. The members of the winning team will receive a certificate for a free ice cream cone from Steve’s. Stay cool and read!!

Summer Reading Photos!

Summer Reading Program!

Kids of all ages: come sign up for “One World, Many Stories,” this year’s Summer Reading Program at the Caldwell Public Library! Story Times will take place on Fridays in Jun3 (June 3, June 10, June 17, and June 24) from 10 am – 11 am. Seniors-to-be Mary Lebeda and Trenton Neal will be our reading assistants this summer. Come for books, crafts, puppet shows and more.

We will also host a fabulous performer from Oklahoma – Singer/Songwriter Monty Harper – thanks to a donation from Dr. Small and Dr. Walker. Monty Harper will be at the library on Wednesday, July 13th at 2 pm and all ages (young and old) are invited!

Be thinking about what you want your reading goal to be. We’ll have a race between teams to see which group reads the most books between May 18 and July 15. Sign-up begins the day school ends so we hope to see you soon!

Tad Melichar Memorial

On Saturday, April 16th, the Caldwell Public Library hosted a wonderful gathering of over 50 family and friends to celebrate the life of Tad Melichar. We were blessed to view photos of Tad’s many worldwide trips, including a DVD of his trip to Africa. We were also treated to refreshments (sugar cookies shaped like hiking boots!) and a chance to see some of the books donated by REI in Tad’s memory. Rod Cook was on hand to show off our “new” DVDs of old Caldwell newspapers, which were made possible by memorial money given for Tad.


Pictured above is Isabella Scavuzzo (Tad’s niece from Kansas City) in the new reading corner at the library (behind the Inspirational Section).

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