It is hard to believe this, but the holiday season is upon us. It feels as if just yesterday, I was getting home from a trip to Portland. Actually, the trip was in late March! Time truly does fly, and it goes faster and faster as we get older. I recall that when I was a kid, old people used to tell me that. It always used to make me laugh really hard...I'm not laughing so hard about it nowadays!
One World Many Stories: Beyond Summer Reading Program
This summer, we’ll be doing some "traveling" abroad -- without having to go through customs or security checks! Our summer reading program theme of "One World-Many Stories" (beginning May, 2011) encourages young readers and listeners (birth – 5th grade) to enjoy stories about other places and cultures. "You are Here" is the theme for teens (6th – 12th grade). Why wait ‘til summer though? You can start reading about other places and people now.
While researching at the Midwest Genealogy Center, have you ever found that we did not have a certain book on your family? There is a way you can still get it (for free!), and it is called WorldCat, which stands for World Catalog.
Have you ever tried to find contact information for that little purse boutique you loved after it moved? Have you been trying to remember the name of the fabulous restaurant you and your family ate at on vacation last summer? ReferenceUSA may be able to help.
"No more pencils! No more books! No more teachers’ dirty looks!" Many know this rhyme which is often sung by young children at the end of the school year or at the beginning of any break. However, the sentiment is felt by plenty of older students as well. Unfortunately for those who feel this way and are considering college, now is not the time to forget the teachers and the books.
Mid-Continent Public Library has an inventory of over three million books, audiobooks, videos, and CDs. But, what if you would like something not in our library catalog? Then, it is time to turn to a tool called WorldCat. Through WorldCat, you can look at the holdings of libraries across the United States, and place requests for items you would like.