Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Enrollment Surpassed 500 in McPherson County

Dolly Parton turned 74 years old Sunday. And United Way of McPherson County celebrated her birthday with the announcement that enrollment in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has reached more than 500 children in the first three months of the program. “I am so excited to announce that 519 children have now been registered to receive books through United Way of McPherson County and the Imagination Library,” Chair of United Way’s Community Impact Committee Lara Vanderhoof said. “Reading is a gift. Reading opens up the imagination, creativity, learning, communication, and bonding between the young child and reader. No child is too

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Bestselling Author to visit the Public Library

On Feb. 27, McPherson will host bestselling author John David Anderson. He will spend the day with local elementary school students and then he will make a presentation to the public at the McPherson Public Library from 6-7 p.m. The library invites readers of all ages to attend Anderson’s presentation, “Searching for Superman: Finding Heroes in Literature and Life.”  His books, written for middle-grade readers, continue to be spotted atop bestseller lists and are popular checkouts at the library. His latest book, “Posted”, is on the current William Allen White Children’s Book Award reading list. “We cannot even begin to

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Great Conversations with TED at the Public Library 

The McPherson Public Library is introducing a new initiative, called TED Circles, which is designed to encourage small group conversations about a variety of topics.  The library has been designated as an approved TED Circles site, with Shannon Brake as the Circle host.  Each TED Circle is unique and all are virtually connected through the TED Circles platform – making it possible for local conversations to reach a global scale. The January session will be held on Jan. 20 from noon to 1 p.m.  The theme for January is: The Future.

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Great Magazine Giveaway to be Held at Public Library

On Jan. 11, the McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin St. will hold its annual Great Magazine Giveaway.  The library keeps issues of its magazine subscriptions for a couple of years. The back issues from 2017 have been pulled, and the public is invited to browse and take what they want free of charge. Included in this year’s giveaway are the 2017 issues of children, teen, parenting, and adult collection magazines.

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