Summer programming for 2023 is officially underway at Tyson Library following last Saturday’s Touch-A-Truck event! We had so much fun seeing our young patrons explore the different vehicles parked on our block of West Tyson Street. The drivers were so great with each young visitor and their families – answering questions, helping them climb into the vehicle, and encouraging them to honk the horn or start the sirens.
This event was made possible with the support of many area businesses and first responders who donated their time. Please join us in thanking the Versailles Police Department, the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, the Indiana State Police, the Versailles Fire Department, Ripley County EMS, the Versailles Street Department, South Ripley Schools, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Affordable Todd’s Wrecker and Repair, 3C Express, and Crum Trucking. By our informal count, approximately 200 people attended Saturday’s event.
Tyson Library provided BINGO cards that the kids could fill by stopping at each vehicle and getting the driver’s signature. After filling their BINGO cards the kids got to pick a prize from the library’s Treasure Box.
Library staff was also available to sign kids up for summer classes and provide information on the adult programs and events scheduled to take place this season. It is not too late to join us for summer reading! Visit our Summer Explorers page to learn more about summer reading and programs. To sign up, please, stop in, call 812-689-5894, or email email@example.com.
Visit our Facebook page for more photos from the June 10, 2023 Touch-A-Truck event.
It’s time to bust out the craft supplies and break through those winter blues with the 2023 Tyson Library Bookmark Contest!
This is our official invitation to any and all local students in preschool through 12th grade to submit an entry for this year’s contest. The winning designs from each age/grade category will be available as Tyson Library’s official bookmarks for 2023.
Need a little inspiration? Just take a look at last year’s winning designs!
Each design can be as colorful and creative as your child wants to make their design – we want the students to have fun and show us what they think of when it comes to books and the joy of reading.
We will celebrate this year’s winners during National Library Week (April 23-29) with a reception for the winners and their families at the Tyson Activity Center.
Design MUST fit in a space 8 inches by 2 inches (like the box included on the printable form)
Limit 1 drawing per person
Designs 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.)
Submitted drawings must have the child’s name, grade, and parent’s signature (authorizing the library to use the winning drawing)
Theme: Designs should showcase the fun and adventure of reading, books, Tyson Library, or community/All Together Now
Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m. – Entries due in person to the front desk, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to 812-750-8263
Friday, April 7 – Winners will be notified by end of day
Tuesday, April 25, time TBD – 2023 Bookmark Contest Winners Reception at Tyson Activity Center
Call 812-689-5894 or email email@example.com with any questions.