Kindergarteners from South Ripley Elementary visited Tyson Library Friday, May 13 to learn more about libraries. The students’ field trip included a tour of the different sections of the library’s collection and resources, a scavenger hunt in the children’s section, a fun storytime, and getting to choose one of the library’s official 2022 bookmarks to use at home. Some of the students have visited the library before, but for others this was their very first visit!
We enjoyed showing the students around our library and are hoping they will stop by and see us again to find some books or to enjoy a free program!
Tyson Library celebrated their 2022 Bookmark Contest winners Thursday evening (March 31, 2022) with a reception at the Tyson Activity Center. Our winners and their families gathered to receive their certificates, copies of their designs now in bookmark form, and enjoy some delicious treats provided by Jen and Jules Custom Cookies.
The winning bookmark designs will not only be on display at the Library, but will also serve as the library’s official bookmarks for the year with copies of each available for patrons to choose from.
This year’s winners are: Blaine Brown, kindergarten; Cooper Seabolt, kindergarten; Rose Sharp, kindergarten; Sydney Finney, first grade; Lillian Perry, first grade; Ada Janicki, first grade; Bristol Landwehr, third grade; Alexander Brown, second grade; Khloe Miller, third grade; Anna Schmaltz, fourth grade; Chelsea Baumgartner, fifth grade; Zoe McGuire, fifth grade; Ellery Libby, ninth grade (not pictured); Destinee Kissell, eighth grade; Alysia Janicki, seventh grade; Rayden Piepmeyer, twelfth grade; Shy-Ann Holmes, tenth grade; and Bree Walston, eleventh grade.
We want to congratulate this year’s Bookmark Contest Winners and thank all of our participants. The Tyson Library staff continues to enjoy seeing the different designs and interests shown in our young patrons’ entries.
The winning bookmarks will not only be on display in our Children’s Section, but will be available for patron’s to use as the official set of Tyson Library bookmarks for the year.
This year’s winners are:
Blaine Brown, Kindergarten
Cooper Seabolt, Kindergarten
Rose Sharp, Kindergarten
Sydney Finney, 1st Grade
Lillian Perry, 1st Grade
Ada Janicki, 1st Grade
Bristol Landwehr, 3rd Grade
Alexander Brown, 2nd Grade
Khloe Miller, 3rd Grade
Anna Schmaltz, 4th Grade
Chelsea Baumgartner, 5th Grade
Zoe McGuire, 5th Grade
Ellery Libby, 9th Grade
Destinee Kissell, 8th Grade
Alysia Janicki, 7th Grade
Rayden Piepmeyer, 12th Grade
Shy-Ann Holmes, 10th Grade
Bree Walston, 11th Grade
We will host the winners and their families for a celebratory reception next week. Please, watch our Facebook page for pictures from the event.
Readers of all ages will dive into the ocean depths this summer as Tyson Library presents “Oceans of Possibilities” during our summer reading program. Our fun and free activities will begin June 11 with a special kickoff event. This event will be open to the public – even those who are not signed up for summer reading.
Tyson Library’s staff is preparing programs including group games, ocean-related crafts, art projects, sessions on historical nautical events, science and engineering experiments, and more.
The 2022 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, a reading club, and more. Our full calendar of events will be available on our Events Calendar. Registration for “Oceans of Possibilities” begins in April.
For more information, call the library at 812-689-5894 or stop in. Like and follow us on Facebook, where we post more information and updates about all of our programs.
We are wrapping up our Library Lover’s Month activities today here at Tyson Library. We had so much fun reading patrons’ “Love Notes” left on our display! Our little community is wonderful and we are fortunate to play our role and see people of ages from all walks of life use the resources housed in this local library.
We want to congratulate our drawing winners one last time: Tammy Osborne, Ella Dieterlen, Brian Trowbridge, and Jeanette McMurray.
To the local businesses that sponsored prizes for our weekly drawings: thank you, thank you, thank you! Versailles is lucky to have you right here in our town. This list includes: Emily’s Brew, Pat’s Bulk Food, The Quilter’s Nook, and the Ripley County Chamber of Commerce.
To our patrons, remember to shop local and shop often.
Tyson Library is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Our programming schedule is available on our events calendar and we post updates to our Facebook page regularly. Please, do not hesitate to call us at 812-689-5894 or email email@example.com if you have any questions, comments, or program ideas.
Tyson Library patrons now have access to a new book drop out in front of their local library. The new book drop features a slot for returning DVDs and CDs, saving patrons from walking up steps to drop them through the front door afterhours as was necessary with the previous book drop.
“We wanted to replace the book drop because our previous one was very old and rusty,” said Tyson Library Director Margaret Marcy. “On days with bad weather, some of the books would get wet or damaged as it was not weather proof anymore.”
The library received grant funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to purchase the book return bin. The book drop was installed on February 1, just in time to protect any returned materials from the first snow and ice accumulation of the year. The bin was manufactured and installed by American Security Cabinets, and the previous book return was recycled.
The staff at Tyson Library has set some tall – or short, in some cases – reading goals for 2022.
Children’s Programming Coordinator Aly Wright brought the fun challenge to the group: each staff member has to read until their finished books stack up to be as tall as they are.
Aly was inspired by an elementary teacher she saw online, who measured each of her students and encouraged them to read to their height by the end of the school year. We’re giving ourselves until December 31, 2022 to reach our individual goals.
Our team member with the tallest challenge is Trey Bradshaw, who works at our circulation desk. Margaret Ann Riley, another circulation clerk, has the shortest, though not by much.
Be sure to follow our progress throughout the year by checking the displays on the ends of the bookcases in the fiction, non-fiction, and large print sections! And, as always, feel free to ask us about what we’re reading and what we’d recommend.
Please click the bookmark entry form above to find the printable form OR stop by the library during business hours to get your copy!
Any child preschool through grade 12 can submit an original drawing about Tyson Library, books, or the fun and adventure of reading. Winning designs will be printed as the official Tyson Library bookmarks for 2022 and will be used throughout the year beginning National Library Week, April 4-10. Winners will be selected from six age/grade groups to ensure an equal representation of artwork from all age groups.
(2) grades K-3
(3) grades 2-3
(4) grades 4-6
(5) grades 7-9
(6) grades 10-12
The bookmark design MUST fit in a space 8 inches by 2 inches (included on printable form).
Drawings can be hand or computer drawn in color or black & white using ink, crayon, paint, or other media. (Note: pencil drawings are often not reproducible, thus not accepted.) Computer graphics may be submitted electronically (firstname.lastname@example.org), however, an official paper entry form must also be submitted with appropriate name, age, and parental signature. These can be scanned to the above e-mail.
Limit one drawing per person.
Drawings must be received in the library by 6:00 p.m. March 7, 2021. (Entries can be dropped off at the library, attached to an e-mail (email@example.com) or faxed to 812-689-7401.
Submitted drawings must have the child’s name, grade, and parent’s signature (authorizing the library to use the winning drawing).
Winners of the bookmark contest will be notified prior to March 21, 2021 and the printed bookmarks will be available after April 11, 2021.
Natalie Brinson met with library patrons for a meet and greet at Tyson Library this week. Brinson had copies of her recently published book Lessons of the White Oak: A Short Story available for purchase and signing.
The tales of a few woodland creatures contained in Brinson’s book capture what life is like on a farm from the perspective of a white oak tree. The white oak’s observations of these neighboring animals dig into some of life lessons we all learn, making this story great for readers of all ages. Brinson’s target audiences are young adults and teens.
The author donated a signed copy of Lessons of the White Oak: A Short Story to Tyson Library following her book signing. It is available for check out now.
First and foremost, we have a new staff member joining our team! Miss Aly is now our children’s program coordinator! She has been with us since early this summer getting the hang of things! She is pleased to be joining our team and has lots of new ideas for our children’s programs! We can’t wait to see what she has planned! With that being said, our registrations for the school year programs are now open! Please register your child(ren) by coming in to fill out a registration form. Miss Aly has a new program starting this fall called Tyson Travelers! This club is for grades 1-6. We will meet monthly to explore different cultures and time periods through games, foods, and crafts. If you’re interested in this club for your child(ren) please make sure to register your child(ren) as spaces will fill up quickly.We are pleased to announce we are continuing Science Club, Krafty Kids, and Storytime! We are looking into other programs in the future and we hope to announce our programs here on the website as soon as we can.
Don’t worry, Miss Donna is still at the library! She is now the cataloger for the library and will be processing all movies, books, and CD’s that come into the library for your convenience!
Make sure to stay up to date with all of our great new items that Miss Donna catalogs by registering for our “Wowbrary”.
What is Wowbrary?
Wowbrary is a nonprofit service that provides you free weekly emails and RSS feeds about your local library’s most recent acquisitions. We’ve found that users of Wowbrary emails are both awed and excited when they discover their local public library’s abundance of new books, DVDs, and CDs.