The Liberty Branch, including 15 staff and library friends, participated in the Liberty Fall Festival Parade on September 25, 2010. Staff shared candy and library bookmarks with parade watchers. We enjoyed seeing our local community attend the parade, and recognized many who regularly visit the library. It’s always a pleasure to see our library friends!
Who says librarians can't have a good time! We are some of the zaniest people around. Just watch us in our element when we gather together in a parade. I'm talking about the Gladfest Parade that was on Saturday, October 2.
We made people smile, handed out candy, strutted our stuff, and had a good time. If you missed us this year, be sure to catch us next year.
Belated congratulations to the MCPL Book Cart Drill Team and Independence Branches for winning First Place in the "Commercial-Other" Division at the Independence Halloween Parade. The Independence Halloween Parade is a rite of passage for many students in the area. Every student that has ever played in an Independence School band can tell you their own thrilling or chilling story of marching in the parade. It may be another parade to some, but for others, it's a tradition. The team did a great job, thanks for representing!
Fall is coming up on us quick. And with fall comes a whole host of parades and festivals in and around Kansas City! The following are just some of the parades/festivals coming up (and ones in which MCPL will be participating):
The parade will start everything off on Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, there will be several different musical performances as well as other live entertainment. There will be a children’s area and a petting zoo to keep the kids entertained. There will also be several different vendors selling food, crafts, etc.
This past Saturday, the library’s Book Cart Drill Team took part in the Fall Fun Fest Parade. I was so happy to see so many of our library customers taking part in this event and cheering for us. As employees, we know how important the library and its services are to our community, and we strive every day to create a positive impact on those we serve.
Fall is almost upon us. As everyone in Weston knows, the first Saturday in October is Applefest! There will be parades, apple cider, apple butter making, and hay baling. Shops downtown are decorated for the season, and will be busy. I hope everyone comes out to see the parade because the Book Cart Drill Team will show off their Book cart moves.
St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday, March 17th. What are YOU doing to celebrate? There are many events that take place to celebrate this fun holiday. You could participate in the Annual Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run on Saturday, March 10th at 10:00 a.m. Irishpalooza will be taking place Sunday, March 11th with fun events going on all day.