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All Together Now

Updated: Jun 19, 2023


Some of the new children's books available at the Pleasanton Library this summer. (Pleasanton Lincoln Library Facebook page)


By Wendy Morlan, Director

Pleasanton Lincoln Library


Each summer, libraries around the country participate in the Collaborative Summer Library Program, or CSLP. Librarians offer suggestions about what the theme of the program should be called, and the ideas are narrowed to one.


This year, it's “All Together Now,” and we receive ideas for programs, crafts, and books to get a head start on planning. But we are also able to “tweak” the theme for our library.


Pleasanton Library will focus on countries and how important it is to live “All Together Now.” We'll feature books, foods and customs from around the globe.


The Summer Reading portion of our program begins May 15. Readers of all ages can check out our books, track their reading, and win prizes as they meet their goals.


Readers can also enter drawings for fabulous prize baskets. Winners will be chosen Aug. 4 at the end of the program.


We'll partner with Pleasanton USD 344 summer school during June programs, and hope to see your children there.


In July, a variety of programs will be offered at Pleasanton Library. Each Thursday in July, Melanie Grote, K-State Extension Office agent, will show kids how to fix foods from other countries. They can even eat the food they make!


Wednesday, July 19, Nova Clarke, visitor services manager with the National Wildlife Refuge System, returns with her pet snake “Mahomes.” She'll talk about how wildlife and plants at the refuge live “All Together Now.”


Monday, July 17 at 5 pm, we'll welcome world-renowned guitarist Gladius. The special musical performance is free to all ages and includes flamenco music, as well as other music genres. It will be held at the Pleasanton Community Center.


Please watch the news and social media as we share more information and photos of our activities.

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