Since I am a retired high school teacher, I find myself becoming very nostalgic at this time of the year. Students are completing another year of school, and seniors are graduating and moving on with their lives. As a library employee, it reminds me of the part the library has played in many of their lives. Some of the students started using the library at an early age. We first knew them as toddlers attending storytimes and summer programs. They became elementary students excited about the summer reading programs. As they progressed to middle school and h
You’ve read the books, now it’s time to collect your prizes! It’s the 2011 Summer Reading Program at your Mid-Continent Public library. May 23rd is the first day you can officially claim your prizes; but if you’ve been reading books checked out from your library since May 1, those can count towards the program.
It’s a small world, and it is getting smaller with advanced communications and cultural awareness. This year's Summer Reading Program welcomes you to One World, Many Stories. How convenient and exciting: the whole world in one building! Travel, explore, dream, and learn!
Each nation has its own story, and we have them all right here at the Lone Jack Branch.
Come adventure around the world with Paddington Bear, Corduroy and all your other favorite friends!
Our Summer Reading program this year encourages all of you to explore our One World, Many Stories. The bookshelves are filled with many stories from around the globe for you to enjoy. Who knows? Maybe, you'll even learn something new about a place far, far away!
So make the short trip to the library, and start your amazing journey (through reading!) around the world!
This is my first year for Summer Reading Program in a long time. Both of my children are grown, but now, there is the first grandchild. So, since I work part-time at the library, I am reading to my grandson so he can get that first free book. After all, grandma is cheap and all about the free stuff.
So Many Books So Little Time At home, do you have books on shelves, bedside tables, the floor, and on the toilet tank? Even though you have to get up early and go to work the next day, do you stay up all night reading a book and telling yourself, "Just one more chapter"? Is your library card number memorized? When you turn the last page after reading a good book, do you feel as if you’ve lost a friend? If you answered "yes" to most of these questions, then you might be a bibliophile: a person who loves or collects books.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Eva. She was just seven months old, but already enjoyed a number of hobbies including waving hello and goodbye, chewing on toys, pulling herself up to a standing position on various pieces of furniture, and babbling.