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The latest Festival lineup - which performance are you looking forward to most?

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Camp Read-a-Lot, the library’s summer reading program for adults, is about to open and our staff is ready to get you properly equipped for a summer of literary fun with a special “Books & Gear” bag.

Staff will select two library books for you to read and return within two weeks. We will choose books based on your preferences. The bag will also include some camp-worthy treats to enjoy while reading.

The Camp Read-a-Lot van (also known as the library’s bookmobile) will deliver the bags to those individuals who live within the city limits on Thursday, June 16. You can also arrange to pick up your bag at the library between June 16 and June 18 during regular business hours.

Sign up by calling the Reference Desk at 620-230-5560 or email ref@pplonline.org and be sure to let us know your reading tastes. Bags are limited to 50 patrons and some slots are already filled so don’t delay! #ppl #pittsburgkansas #campreadalot
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Camp Read-a-Lot, the library’s summer reading program for adults, is about to open and our staff is ready to get you properly equipped for a summer of literary fun with a special “Books & Gear” bag. 

Staff will select two library books for you to read and return within two weeks. We will choose books based on your preferences. The bag will also include some camp-worthy treats to enjoy while reading.

The Camp Read-a-Lot van (also known as the library’s bookmobile) will deliver the bags to those individuals who live within the city limits on Thursday, June 16. You can also arrange to pick up your bag at the library between June 16 and June 18 during regular business hours. 

Sign up by calling the Reference Desk at 620-230-5560 or email ref@pplonline.org and be sure to let us know your reading tastes. Bags are limited to 50 patrons and some slots are already filled so don’t delay! #ppl #pittsburgkansas #campreadalot

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Looking forwards to it!!

Brittany Magee

From the Stacks
By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian

“Summer camp for adults: where we stay in our cabins and read all day and then in the evenings we sit around the fire and talk about our books and eat s’mores.”

Now, that’s my kind of camp (assuming the cabins have AC and indoor plumbing). The library can’t quite provide that experience for our readers but we’re going camping for our summer reading program for adults (age 18 and older).

Camp Read-a-Lot opens on May 31 and runs through July 31 and is really quite simple—you earn badges by reading books, attending programs, and taking part in library activities.

We have three different book trails of varying difficulty—become a Riverside Reader, Hilltop Hiker, or a Mountain Master. You can read one, two, or all three trails, earning up to three different badges but only one prize. There will be a grand prize drawing using all completed trail guides turned in by August 3rd.

You can get started with a special “Books & Gear” bag that will equip you with two books specially chosen for you along with accessories to help with your summer book camping (and yes, some of those are tasty treats). They will be ready for delivery within the city limits on Thursday, June 16th, or you can pick them up at the library between that day and Saturday, June 18 during regular business hours. Bags are limited to the first 50 campers who contact us at 620-230-5560, by email at ref@pplonline.org, or use the Curbside form on our website, www.pplonline.org (please be sure to indicate you’re signing up for a Books & Gear bag).

On Tuesday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m., Jesse Gilmore, our friendly Wildcat Extension Agent, will present a program on beginning foraging. From July 11 through the 23, come take part in our indoor Scavenger Hunt at the library. We’ll close out the camping season on Wednesday, July 27, with our Campfire Tales & Tunes at 6:30 p.m.

There’s no registration forms to fill out—our trail guides (ie: reading logs) will be ready to pick up beginning next week. When you stop in to get one, it will also be the perfect time to pick up one of our Grab & Go book bundles—perfect for the long holiday weekend. Library staff have chosen two books that we think go together under a theme (think “Law & Order” or “Get Your Kicks on Route 66.” They’re perfect when you need a couple of books but don’t have the time to persue the shelves—you just grab ‘em and go!

Camping’s not for everyone—I can testify to that!—but I think it’s safe to say that Camp Read-a-Lot is your perfect summer getaway.
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From the Stacks
By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian 

“Summer camp for adults: where we stay in our cabins and read all day and then in the evenings we sit around the fire and talk about our books and eat s’mores.”

Now, that’s my kind of camp (assuming the cabins have AC and indoor plumbing).  The library can’t quite provide that experience for our readers but we’re going camping for our summer reading program for adults (age 18 and older).

Camp Read-a-Lot opens on May 31 and runs through July 31 and is really quite simple—you earn badges by reading books, attending programs, and taking part in library activities. 

We have three different book trails of varying difficulty—become a Riverside Reader, Hilltop Hiker, or a Mountain Master. You can read one, two, or all three trails, earning up to three different badges but only one prize. There will be a grand prize drawing using all completed trail guides turned in by August 3rd.

You can get started with a special “Books & Gear” bag that will equip you with two books specially chosen for you along with accessories to help with your summer book camping (and yes, some of those are tasty treats). They will be ready for delivery within the city limits on Thursday, June 16th, or you can pick them up at the library between that day and Saturday, June 18 during regular business hours. Bags are limited to the first 50 campers who contact us at 620-230-5560, by email at ref@pplonline.org, or use the Curbside form on our website, www.pplonline.org (please be sure to indicate you’re signing up for a Books & Gear bag).

On Tuesday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m., Jesse Gilmore, our friendly Wildcat Extension Agent, will present a program on beginning foraging. From July 11 through the 23, come take part in our indoor Scavenger Hunt at the library. We’ll close out the camping season on Wednesday, July 27, with our Campfire Tales & Tunes at 6:30 p.m.

There’s no registration forms to fill out—our trail guides (ie: reading logs) will be ready to pick up beginning next week. When you stop in to get one, it will also be the perfect time to pick up one of our Grab & Go book bundles—perfect for the long holiday weekend. Library staff have chosen two books that we think go together under a theme (think “Law & Order” or “Get Your Kicks on Route 66.” They’re perfect when you need a couple of books but don’t have the time to persue the shelves—you just grab ‘em and go!

Camping’s not for everyone—I can testify to that!—but I think it’s safe to say that Camp Read-a-Lot is your perfect summer getaway.

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My idea of camping is a hotel with a view of the trees!

Thanks for the update. Made me think of past camping experiences.

My idea of camping is an air conditioned hotel or even a cabin with ac. This is going to be a fun summer with a new reading program

Great theme!

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Home Brewing Safety Program this evening at 5:30 p.m. Presented by the K-State Research and Extension Office. Visit our website for all the details: https://pplonline.org/event/home-brewing-safety/ ...

A special story time with Crawford County WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) about nutrition will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the Library. One time only!

WIC is federally funded supplemental nutrition program that offers food vouchers for formula, cereal, milk, eggs, cheese, juice, peanut butter, and/or beans. Women who are pregnant or have recently delivered, infants, and children up to 5 years of age are eligible for WIC services. This story time program is open to everyone. For more information about the WIC program in Kansas, please visit https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/1000/Nutrition-WIC-Services
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We still have spots for iCraft this Wednesday. Open to anyone in 6th grade through adult. Visit our website to register. All supplies are provided...you bring the creativity! 🌵

https://pplonline.org/event/paper-succulent-garden/
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