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New year, new beginnings! Why not stop by and take a long leisurely stroll through the displays and the stacks for your next great read. Or, pop onto our webpage at and listen to Ms. Sheri (in English) and Ms. Isabel (in Spanish) as they read some favorite stories, live.

All you need is the generic library card number 1003030041000 to access it if you don’t have one of your own. This is being supported by a literacy grant from Northeast Kansas Library System and your local Mary Cotton Public Library. All are invited to also bring your pre-K children to our local story times at the library. It’s fun. It’s educational! And everyone is welcome!

I want to also share a few ideas with you that came across my email reminders this past week that looked rather fun and educational.

Jan. 2: Why not check out a book that helps you learn something new this year? Our non-fiction section has lots of choices from art, animal care, cooking, and personal care to weaving, crocheting and knitting. Maybe you like woodworking or gardening…it’s all there ready to be found by you!

Jan. 6: National Bean Day! Got a good recipe for chili or ham and beans? Share it to our Mary Cotton Public Library Facebook page.

Jan. 15: Dr. Martin Luther King Day, born Jan. 15, 1929, 95 years ago. Celebrated every year on the third Monday of January, his legacy as a powerful civil rights activist has inspired generations of people to keep striving for racial equality in America. Stop in and check out the special displays in the library both in the adult and children’s sections.

Jan. 24: Belly Laugh Day! Laughter is good for the soul and can turn a bad day into a better one. How many of you have been around that certain person who can always make you laugh and feel good? Help spread a little joy with good old fashioned fun and laughter. Better yet, come in and tell us your favorite joke!

Jan. 27: International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. This year’s theme is about educating ourselves now to grow a better future — one about respect, tolerance and humanity. Learn about the Holocaust at the library.

Jan. 29: Kansas Day — Celebrate everything Kansas!


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