We are busy getting ready for the 2018 Summer Reading Program. Information is on the Summer Reading Program tab at the top of the page. You can check the event calendar for programming days and times. Please plan to join us this summer for reading, fun, and prizes!
April is National Poetry Month, and we are having a Children’s poetry contest!
- Open to children Kindergarten to 6th grade. Each child should submit one original poem a maximum of 20 lines in length on any subject. They can be illustrated, but that is not required.
- All entries should include child’s name, age, hometown and a phone number where a parent or guardian can be reached.
- Winners in each category will win a book of poetry and their poem may (with their approval) be put on display or posted here on our website or face book page.
- The Deadline is April 30, 2018.
Poems can be dropped off at the library, or emailed to: Carol@Bradfordlibrary.info
They may also be mailed to: Bradford Memorial Library
611 S Washington
El Dorado, Ks. 67042
The Spring Story time sessions will end the last week in April. We know you will want to join us for programs this summer! Our summer sessions will begin May 31 with our Summer Reading Kickoff event. Please check back for details, or call the library at 316-321-3363.
After thirteen years working at the library, I have come to the decision that is time for me to retire. My last day at the library will be December 29, 2017. I have enjoyed my job, and will miss the friends I have made, both staff and patrons. It has been fun working with the kids and watching them grow up. I hope the parents, grandparents, and caregivers who have made the library part of their children’s lives realize what a great gift they have given to their children.
The story times have been particularly rewarding. Baby Time, Toddler Time, and Preschool Story Time were such fun. I was able to share my love of books, music, art, and making things, and get paid for it! I often said I wished there was a mirror behind me so the parents could see the children’s faces. I had the best seat in the house.
Thank you to the wonderful supportive families that have come to the library and its programs over the years. You and your children have enriched my life so much. It has been my privilege and honor to be a part of this very important time in your children’s lives.
Now it is time for the old to make way for the new. It is my hope that the new Children’s Librarian will take the Children’s Department in new and exciting directions.
Miss Teresa, Children’s LIbrarian