Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Last years Parade of Christmas Trees was one of the prettiest yet and we are looking forward to another beautiful year. We are asking for you help agin this year to make the display a success by having your organization, business, classroom or you as an individual put up and decorate a tree.

Trees may be put up any time during regular library hours until Nov. 22rd at 7:00 p.m.
Remember to bring your own extention cords and mark them.

The Stockton Public Library will have an opening from 1:00 to 5:00 on Friday, Nov. 25th in conjuntion with the Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce Old Time Christmas that day. Trees will remain on display throughout the month of December during regular Library hours.

There will be People's Choice awards 1st and 2nd for a Youth and Adult Division sponsored by the Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce. Viewers will be able to vote for their favorite tree.

Prizes will be awareded, Please register you tree at the Library.

Thank you in advance for your participation and support!

Please remember to take down your tree sometime between Jan 2 and Jan 12th.

Stockton Public Library hosting Writer's Workshop

The Stockton Public Library will be hosting one of the Solomon Valley Writer's Workshops on October 10th, 2005 at the Library from 4:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

Writers of Northwest Kansas are invited to submit their original work to the First Call for Valley Voices! sponsored by the Solomon Valley Highway 24 Heritage Alliance.

Writing by youth and adults is solicited.
Send to: First Call for Voices
SV24 Heritage Alliance
PO Box 572
Glasco, Kansas 67445

Submissions: Poetry--Limit of 3 poems per person.
Fiction--Limit to 15 pages, double-spaced, or less.
Essay--Limit to 10 pages, double-spaced, or less.

Do not use type small than 12pt.

Please complete and attach the following form to each piece submitted.
Do not write name on manuscript.

Phone Number __________________________________

Category of contest entry: POETRY Youth (18 and younger) ____ Adult _____
FICTION Youth(18 and younger) ____ Adult _____
ESSAY Youth(18 and younger) ____ Adult _____

All work will be returned, with author/reviewer comments as possible.
I give my permission to publish my entry in the Solomon Valley Anthology.

Signiture ______________________ Date _________________________

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

New Books for September & October 2005 @ Stockton Public Library

Adult New Books

"Before Sunrise" by Diana Palmer
"Always Time to Die" by Elizabeth Lowell
"Heaven Sent Husband" by Gilbert Morris
"The Kite Making Handbook"
"Intimate Knowledge" by Amanda Stevens
"Bloodlines" by Dinah McCall
"Cordina's Royal Family" by Nora Roberts
"Unforgotten" by Kristen Heitzmann
"The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith
"A New Song" by Jan Karon
"Just Between Us" by Deborah Bedford
"Sisterchicks do the Hula!" by Robin Jones Gunn
"A Case of Crooked Letters" & "A Case of Nosy Neighbors" by Lori Copeland
"Appaloosa" by Robert B. Parker
"Killing Time" by Linda Howard
"A Lady of the West" by Linda Howard
"Cross Bones" by Kathy Reichs
"Almost a Bride" by Jane Feather
"Still Lake" by Anne Stuart
"Summer of Roses" by Luanne Rice
"Texas Triumph" by Elaine Barbieri

New Books for the Children

We have quite a few series of new books for the children

We have a color series: includes colors, purple, blue, red, white, black, brown, pink, green, yellow and a few more.

We have a new Rebus Reader series, that deals with the letters of the alphabet and words that start with the letters in the book title. "Ruth and Rob" deals with words starting with the letter "R", "Tam and Tom" deals with words starting with the letter "T". etc. These are great beginning reader books.

We have some new Dora the Explorer books, Thomas the Train books, Barbie Books, Bob the Builder books, and many new picture books.

For some of the older readers we have added "Monster Island" a Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel story.

"A Fabumouse Vacation for Geronimo" by Geronimo Stilton.

"Mean Girls", "Mean Girls Gone" by Haley DiMarco these are great teen books. It is a trip inside your heart and soul.

Fall Happenings at the Stockton Public Library

Stockton Public Library is assisting with a community wide garage sale September 17th, 2005. That same weekend the Library is one of many sites for a quilt show, that is going on in Stockton that weekend also. The Antique Association is also having their annual show that weekend. There will be many activities to enjoy the weekend of September 17th and September 18th, 2005 in Stockton, Kansas. Come and join us for fun and excitement!