Every year around this time, I make new promises to myself - to lose weight, to get organized, to jump out of airplane, skydive, and volunteer. A lot of those good intentions go by the wayside as I find myself at the end of January, eating bon-bons on the couch while watching a workout video. Instead of setting myself up for failure, I should commit to doing something I LOVE—yes, read more romance novels! Now this I can do.
Have you heard about 6 in 12? It’s the exciting new reading challenge offered by MCPL! All of the information can be found on this webpage, but the gist is that anyone 18 and over can be entered into a drawing each time they read a library book this year! The idea is to encourage us all to read the books we always intended to read but never got around to.
MCPL's Reading Aloud Family Time (RAFT) program is just beginning. Any family who would like to participate can pick out two chapter books to read together as a family. Once your two books are read, you will receive a copy of the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for your home library!
We have a unique and fun display for RAFT at the Lone Jack Branch. You can watch the chocolate "kiss" come out of the gift box every time the door opens to the branch. The kids and adults love it. It also helps to start up a conversation about this family program.
We would like to challenge you to read at least 6. We think you can do it. Scratch that. We KNOW you can do it. How do we know? Because you are a member of the MCPL! Our customers are the best. We know this, and you know this, so now you can prove it! We have a brand new reading challenge, and guess what? It is for ADULTS! We are so excited to offer this new challenge. All books must be from the Library. Audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and print titles all count towards your goal. You could win one of 5 eReaders and other assorted prizes.
Congratulations to our First Golden Ticket Winner!
Congratulations Scott on finding the first Golden Ticket at the Excelsior Springs Branch! How do you find a Golden Ticket, you ask? Come to the Excelsior Springs Branch and check out qualifying RAFT books from our children's section. Your Golden Ticket may be inside!