Just as our customers use the foliage and vegetation as a barometer to the seasons, we gauge the seasons thru library activities. Fall means getting ready to promote our resources that would be useful to the students and getting into the routine of storytime. Winter is marked by craft programs and Read Aloud Family Time (RAFT). The highlight of spring is income tax forms. Summer inspires great creativity among the staff and preparations begin months in advance for this season.
Children and parents are making a splash at the new and improved children’s area of the Raytown Branch. With our enhancement, summer readers are finding it easier to find that perfect book to cool off with. Dive into the new children’s area now on the main floor. It is now more open and easily accessible.
When some people think about the library, they imagine a place that only houses old, dusty, out of print titles. Others may assume that the library's sole purpose is to provide resources for children. That's definitely not the case at MCPL! In addition to providing up-to-date books, movies, music, and more for all ages, each of our 29 branches also carries the latest and greatest titles available.
Do you want to take a summer vacation without breaking your budget? Consider staying in Missouri and checking out the sites! Missouri is the home of the Pony Express, the Ozarks, Mark Twain’s birthplace, and the thirty-third President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, to name a few. Did you know that Missouri is also home of the Frisco Highline Trail and Thespian Hall?
It’s that time of year again: too hot and humid to be outside, yet there’s nothing good to watch on tv.
If you are getting tired of all the reality programming that is pervading the television airwaves this summer, make a run to the air-conditioned cool of the Blue Springs South branch for some of your favorite tv shows on DVD.
Do you love summer, but hate the really hot, really humid days? Perhaps you hate to sit around and wait for it to get cooler without having something to do. Here are some things you could try. If you really like to read, here are a couple of titles that might get your mind off of what's happening outside.
Things are going swimmingly at the library this summer! We hope you are diving into some good books. Kid’s you can earn a plush duck, some ducky binoculars, or an art kit for reading this summer!
If you need help finding some good reads this summer we will be happy to recommend our favorites. Come in and check our books displays; Beach Reads; Author of the Month, Larry McMurtry and Children’s Authors, Richard Scarry, David McPhail and Eric Carle to name a few.
Summer Camp...or Why I Would Spend 9 Whole Days Sweating Profusely as My Summer Vacation
Ah, summer camp! I'm sure many of you are attending some sort of camp this summer: Boy Scout camp, Girl Scout camp, church camp, band camp, etc. Tomorrow morning I will be setting off for 9 days at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation. This is the second year I've returned to Bartle as an adult. The first year I was back, it felt as if I had never left. Being there brings back a lot of memories...
Summer is finally in full swing and for many people that means needing a place to cool off for a while. The Kearney branch is proud to offer programs for people of all ages, tables and sofas for reading and studying, and some awesome music to get you through the hot summer days. If you want to try something new, give these albums a whirl.
1. Purple by the Stone Temple Pilots (recommended by Karson H)