Work, work, work! Whew, is it time for a cheese break yet? Squeaker is showing the librarians that a mouse is an integral part of the computer. Well, of course it is! He is doing research about cheese; there are 670 well known types of cheese produced. Squeaker said that was ok for starters. He’s suggesting a field trip to the local grocery store. Squeaker said, so many cheeses, so little time, sigh. We’ll let squeaker get back to his research and see him at storytime on Thursday.
Q. What team first became known as the “clown princes of basketball”?
A. The Harlem Globetrotters.
They played their first game on January 7, 1927, in Hinckley, Illinois, before a crowd of 300. They combined outstanding basketball talent with crowd-pleasing jokes, games, and skits. In 1985, Llynette Woodard, an All-American at Kansas, became the first woman to play for the Globetrotters.
March 27th is National Joe Day. Now you may think this means we are celebrating all the Joes out there. Well, you are wrong. National Joe day is a day you can be called Joe if you don’t like your own name. It’s a vacation for your name. Now this may seem silly, but days like this just make you smile. I also like the Crush a Can Day on February 19th. It makes me want to crush a can. There's a great science experiment you can look up on the internet. Hug an Australian Day is April 26th. So all you Australians, stop by on that day and get a hug.
The North Oak Branch has a mascot. That mascot is Clifford the dog, and he is very popular with the kids. Whenever our youngest patrons come in to visit us, they usually have a good hello and a hug from Clifford as well.
So, Clifford is sending our young patrons on a scavenger hunt! Kids can following Clifford’s footprints on the display and find the corresponding color footprints within the kids’ area. So far, Clifford has visited the board books and our bundle display. Be sure to come back and find out where Clifford has gone next.
Ragsdale, the beloved storytime puppet at the Lee’s Summit Library, has been reported kidnapped. Miss Dennise, Ragsdale’s guardian, received a ransom note at approximately 3:15pm Wednesday, September 22nd. The note was written in crayon. Investigators do not wish to reveal the exact amount of the ransom; however, witnesses say that the funds are to be delivered in the form of Hershey’s Kisses. The ransom is to be delivered at an undisclosed location at 9:10am on Thursday, September 29.
On September 16, the Lone Jack Branch had some interesting little visitors: three baby opossums! These babies were found orphaned on the side of the road, and adopted by a kind family. Their new mommy brought them to meet all the boys and girls at storytime. Everyone got a chance to pet them and take pictures, and the little guys had as much fun as the kids. Be sure to come to storytime every Thursday morning at 10:00 am. You never know who will show up!
What’s green, brown, quick moving, and highly endangered? The illusive Invisible Turtle. These contrary and complex creatures are known to inhabit all sorts of public areas, including supermarkets, Targets, Walmarts… and, you guessed it – libraries. Although, I cannot verify colonies living in all the branches of Mid-Continent, there is a group of at least twenty believed to be lurking here at Red Bridge. Rumors abound of swarms of the reptiles residing in Amazon.com Warehouses and various book stores, but this cannot be confirmed, due to the inconsistency of sightings at these locations.