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!
Just when Squeaker the storytime mouse thought life as a library mouse was a little dull, Swoop and Talon came to visit. Squeaker agreed that the owls are awesome critters. But when they began to stare at him in a hungry way, he was alarmed by their talons, and thought maybe life as a storytime mouse was becoming a little too exciting. I think that in the future, he will leave the adult programs to Pam, and stick with storytime for the time being. No harm came to a little storytime mouse in the Buckner Branch, Swoop and Talon had already had their dinner.
This week’s Storytime Crew had a great time listening to Ms. Sandy read The Snow Show: With Chef Kelvin. Afterwards, they created their own indoor snowmen. These were created using coffee creamer containers. I provided the containers, and yes, it was a lot of creamer to drink, but for a worthy cause.
Let's celebrate literacy together! Join your friends at one of our many MCPL branches hosting Early Literacy Storytimes on Thursday, October 3rd for a reading of Otis by Loren Long.
Kids nationwide will be gathered in libraries, schools, and daycares to Read for the Record. Be one of millions of kids having this book read to you in support of making sure that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed!