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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

28. Hays Public Library--Photo Journey of Hays

The 150th Birthday of Kansas happened to fall on the same year as the 100th Birthday of the Hays Library.  So, for the month of February,  the library is having a phographic journey of the history of Hays and the library.  It is so well done and we learned things about Hays we did not already know.
In one of the photos, there was a picture of a statue that was given to the library at its beginning.  We went on a search of the statue.  We found it on the second floor in the stairwell by the children's area.  Our exploration of the library led us to find all kinds of interesting things.  There is a Kansas room in the basement and all kinds of activies for kids of all ages. 

The children's/young adult section of the library was full of energetic kids of all ages running around, looking at books, and enjoying the activities that the library provides. They were even holding chess lessons while we were there.   I think the environment was a bit overwhelming for our son.  He really stuck by our side and did not even want to go play on the castle playset.  Our daughter said the kids were not all acting appropriately.  We are glad they love books and libraries, but also know what behavior is acceptable.  It is exciting to see a library so busy and full of kids having fun.

1 comment:

Sherry said...

Hays Public Library was one of my favorite places to work, ever!