The Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual Book & Bake Sale, from Wednesday, April 27th – Saturday, April 30th at Bradford Memorial Library, downstairs in the Clymer Room. Hours are April 27th and 28th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. On April 29th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 30th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Books may be purchased for .50 cents per book or $7 per bag.
The Book & Bake Sale is a semi-annual fundraiser held by the Friends of the Library group for the Bradford Memorial Library. The Friends of the Library meet on the second Monday of every odd month. All meetings begin at noon in the Clymer Room. They provide financial support for library projects and special needs. If you would like more information about the Friends, call the library at 316-321-3363.
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month and Niomi Ndirangu wants to raise awareness and educate others about the seizure disorder. As a result, Ndirangu is telling her own personal story of seizures beginning at a young age and how they affected her in school.
On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, Ndirangu spoke to an audience of young readers at the Bradford Memorial Library about her experiences. She read The Abilities in Me, a book about a young person with epilepsy by Gemma Keir and handed out coloring books titled My Thinking Cap, A Coloring Book about Epilepsy.
She hopes the information she shares will prepare others in the event of witnessing a seizure. Ndirangu left extra copies of the coloring book in the Children’s Library.
The Epilepsy Foundation estimates that 65 million people around the world have epilepsy. With 3.4 million people in the United States who have epilepsy, 1 in 26 people will develop the seizure disorder at some point in their lifetime.
“The most important thing to know is that seizures can’t stop you from having fun,” said Ndirangu.
And she should know. Ndiangu, a sophomore at El Dorado High School, currently holds the title of Miss Teen El Dorado and will compete for scholarships in the Miss Kansas’ Outstanding Teen Competition March 25-27, 2022. As a part of her preparations, Ndirangu is sharing her social impact initiative, “It’s a No Brainer” to educate others on how to respond when someone is having a seizure.