Friday, June 6, 2014

2014 Summer: Fizz, Boom, READ!

HPL kicked off summer reading with its annual Summer Celebration today. It was a HUGE success due to the hard work a dedication of library staff and a small army of volunteers. You can check out some pictures of the fun on the library's facebook page:

My little part in the show was helping kids make paper airplanes to throw over the balcony rail at various targets on the first floor. There were lots of great plane designs - and hey, how often are you encouraged to learn a little bit about aerodynamics by throwing paper airplanes in the library?

The rain held off today but the clouds we did have provided shade for the usually toasty outside activities! Thanks again to all the staff members who have put in so much time to pull off this event and double thanks to all the volunteers who run the gamut from Boy Scouts from Troop 21, YA Advisory Board members, RSVP volunteers, sisters, brothers, husbands, and more.

Special thanks to the Hutchinson Fire Department for bringing the big ladder truck and another truck to display. Thanks also to all the other organizations who came out to celebrate science and reading including the Cosmosphere, The Kansas Kids Museum, the Great Plains Nature Center, and I'm sure others that I am momentarily forgetting!

There are programs and event going on all summer at the library and they are all free! Give us a call (620)663-5441, check our website, or contact us on Facebook. Hope to see you in the library this summer!


  1. As an old song goes: " I wish I were a kid again!". .. especially on Friday morning at the Summer Reading Program celebration. A big thank you to all: the Director, Library staff, the many volunteers and others who were involved in making the event such a success. My three gr. grands had the time of their lives -- the variety of activities was amazing... and appealing to the different age groups. Thank you again.

  2. Glad you all had a good time! Hope you visit often and continue to have great experiences with us. Please let me know if there is any way I can improve your public library!