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Magic at the Library

The Cultural Events Center was full of Summer Reading Program Magic on Tuesday for the much anticipated “Mr. E” Magic Show, featuring Kyle Groves! Each year in conjunction with the Collaborative Summer Reading Program Theme, Magicians “Mr. E” and Kyle Groves create a new library program. Their programs are full of fun, comedy, color, music […]

The Art and Science of Bread

A light dusting of flour and the smell of yeast took over the Cultural Events Center at the Summer Reading Programs “The Art and Science of Bread, for adults and teens in the programs at the Lamar Public Library. After a lecture by Valerie Reifschneider, Lamar Community College chemistry teacher and self-professed baker, participants created […]

Summer Reading Program Kicks Off with Hip Hop for Kids

Special Guest, “Mr. Kneel” (Neil McIntyre) used his talents to help Lamar Public Library kick off the Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, June 10th with Hip Hop for Kids! Mr. Kneel’s Mission: To create positive, informative and self-esteem building music for children. Music so good, kids will want to listen to over and over with […]

New at the Lamar Public Library for the Week of June 9, 2014

Added to the Library Collection for the Week of June 9, 2014 Young Adult Fiction The Mysterious Benedict Society #1 by Trenton Lee Stewart The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma #3 by Trenton Lee Stewart Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan The Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance Juvenile Fiction Eruption #3 Storm […]

Summer Reading Program Registration to Begin Tuesday

Registration for the Summer Reading Program will begin at 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 27th at the Lamar Public Library! Every summer we offer programs and incentives for readers and this year is no exception. Our theme this year is “Fizz, Boom, Read.” Over the years, summer reading programs have grown to include all readers, […]

Library Announces Summer Reading Program Registration

With the Lamar Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program, there is something for everyone! Summer Reading Programs (SRPs) have been a staple for many, if not most, public libraries since the turn of the twentieth century. Each summer, during the annual hiatus from school, reading skills often decline. This phenomenon is sometimes called “summer loss” or “summer […]

Dig Into Reading – Summer Reading Program Top Readers Announced

The Lamar Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “DIG into Reading” came to a close on Monday evening, July 22, with an awards ceremony and swim party.  265 pre-school thru 5th graders were registered for the program and total number of hours read was 3,168. Top Readers were: Team Chipmunk – 51 reading logs 1st Place […]

Lamar Public Library to Launch Summer Reading Program

Dig up some fun and “Dig Into Reading” Readers of all ages will explore the underground this summer as they “Dig into Reading,” the theme of the 2013 Summer Reading Program which will begin on Tuesday, June 11th at 1:30 pm. Teens will enjoy their theme of “Beneath the Surface” beginning June 10th at 10:00 […]

Lamar Public Library Open House a Success

The Lamar Public Library closed for a week in March to complete renovations which included improving space usage, lighting and technology. The library officially celebrated the completed renovations with an Open House on Saturday, June 1st to thank the community for their patience and to highlight the fact that the library is open and ready […]

Indiana Bones visits Lamar Public Library

Indiana Bones (aka Mike McCartney) had the rapt attention of the children who took part in last Tuesday’s summer reading activity. Indiana Bones, combines history, archeology, paleontology, action, adventure and puppetry with ancient legends, mythology and folklore as he thrills and educates audiences with his unique storytelling abilities. Storyteller Indiana Bones, “Keeper of Legends” is […]

Reading Program Gets Off to a “Magical” Start

The 2012 Summer Reading Program at Lamar Public Library kicked off its first special program Tuesday with a variety of magic tricks! Magician “Mr. E”, came for an hour long program that featured optical illusions, card, rope, and other various magic tricks. “Mr. E” also incorporated the message that the 230 children and adults in […]