The MCPL Weston Branch celebrated the 4th of July at storytime last week. Filling in for Ms. Sandy was Ms. Lynn. She read Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney! written by Leslie Kimmelman & illustrated by Nancy Cote. After the story, the kids created Independence Day visors. Storytime ended with its own version of fireworks with the children jumping up and down on giant bubble wrap.
Has the heat wave got you down? Do you find yourself already thinking about (or wishing for) the calming snow of winter? Are you thinking of moving somewhere further north? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might want to bring your kids to our Christmas in July preschool storytimes at Mid-Continent Public Library's Boardwalk Branch on July 20 and 22 at 11 am. Preschool storytime includes songs, crafts, and snowball fights for kids of all ages. Registration is not required. Just come on by and think cool thoughts.
Remember last Christmas when it seemed like EVERYONE had the best hand-made gifts and decorations? These same people didn’t seem hurried, worried, or disorganized. Don’t you wish that was you? It can be! Now is the time to start your hand crafted holiday decorations and gifts. Here at the library, there is a large selection of books that are available to be checked out. You can learn something new or find some exciting patterns and ideas. Just stop in at any branch and get started!
August 14th is National Garage Sale Day! Do you need some motivation to finally clean out your garage, your basement, or maybe that spare bedroom? Take advantage of this day to clear out your clutter and make some cash too! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to actually get your car into the garage?
Once the extra stuff is all gone, you can keep on top of it and keep your home from getting cluttered up again. The library has a wide selection of books to help you keep things organized and looking nice and neat.
Camden Point Branch staff are observing Labor Day with a book display honoring the American Worker. This display contains books covering a variety of occupations. It provides an opportunity for students to see the various careers open to them.
My mother was right, "the older you get, the faster time goes". The cooler mornings, and books being placed on hold tell me that Autumn is in the air. Didn't I just take down the fall decorations only to get ready to put them out again? I've seen some fun, fall books come across the checkout desk, so I thought I'd share a few with you.
Ah, the first Monday in September is Labor Day. It's one of the few holidays that the library is closed. Considering the sheer amount of holidays that there are in a calendar year, the library isn’t closed for many of them.
The other holidays that the library closes for are:
Are you ready for Halloween? How about Thanksgiving and Christmas?
Every year, as the leaves begin to fall, I promise myself that this is the year that I’m going to be ready for the holiday season. Does it ever happen? Well, no, at least not the way I want it to. However, this year, with the help of the library, I’m going to conquer the holiday season. I will be ready, I will be organized, and I will not be rushing to finish my grocery shopping, my “to do” lists, and special holiday projects.