One of the best things about working in the Library is the variety of the work, whether it is the information people are seeking or the customers. Each exchange is an opportunity to learn something new and meet the residents in our community. At nine o’clock, when the doors are unlocked, the staff readies themselves for business and to greet our regulars. For this reason, we consider ourselves a destination point within our community. Sometimes, animals consider the Library a place to congregate like the hordes of ants that march into the building on occasion.
Now, as many of you already know, you get "Library Bucks" by reading and writing reviews of books. While writing the reviews may not hold a lot of appeal for many of you, it does not have to be a difficult task. We are not looking for a college level book report or an in-depth analysis. Here are some tips to help you crank out some good reviews:
I was so pleased to see our teens at Blue Ridge come out for Teen Movie Night last Friday! The kids got together, watched the movie, Beat Street, and tagged a mini subway car to kick off the Teen Summer Reading Program.
Let me be the first to say that these kids killed it! Our subway car was completely covered with throwies and tags, and I couldn’t be happier with hanging it in our teen area for all to see.
Thursday’s Mystery Book Club discussed The Complaints by Ian Rankin. This book introduces us to Malcolm Fox. He’s a detective working in the complaints, which is the equivalent to internal affairs here in the U.S. He’s given the assignment to investigate Officer Jamie Breck. Just as he starts looking into Breck, Fox gets a phone call…from Breck.
You are never too young to dig into books! Start them off early and let us help by using the Library's Summer Reading Program. Starting now thru Aug. 3rd, your kids can earn free books and prizes. All ages are welcome and encouraged to read during the summer so they don't lose the abilities they mastered during the school year.
Don't forget your little ones, they can also earn free books and prizes. Just read to them.
Stop in at your local MCPL Branch for further details or go online.
Keeping abreast of numerous and continuously-appearing characters in a book can be challenging. This task is particularly arduous when multiple storylines converge as the story advances. Some authors include a character list in the front (or back) of the book providing short, but informative, introductions to each alpha-ordered character. This can be somewhat helpful.
Grain Valley Branch will have a petting zoo on Wednesday, June 5 at 9:30 a.m. Stable T. Farms will be bringing all kinds of farm animal for the kids to pet and learn about. We will be out on the front lawn for this program.
The sun is finally out, and you are counting down the days until school is out! What will you do all summer? The Library has a few ideas. We just kicked off our awesome Teen Summer Reading Program - where you can earn great prizes, pay off library fines, and be entered to win a grand prize drawing of a Kindle Fire! We also have great programs scheduled throughout the summer at all our branches.