If you have heard this around your house lately (or maybe even uttered those words yourself), then here are some ideas for you! Okay, I know you see it coming – a shameless plug for you to check out all the great activities and programs offered at Colbern Road Branch and other MCPL branch locations! Since you’re reading this blog, you are probably already taking advantage of your “FREE” library. Allow me to suggest you consider a plan to discover Missouri.
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?
Our new Adult Display is Travel the Beaches of the World. It is a display of travel books from the United States to Australia. The books cover three major oceans, the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Indian, as well as the Caribbean Sea.
Strong Spirit Sails the Seven Seas Solo at Sixteen
I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I have realized lately that I am one of those people who are completely out-of-touch with most of what’s happening in the world. I don’t watch the news, I rarely read the news; in fact, I get most of my info from Yahoo! headlines or from what I hear around the library.
So, it’s quite remarkable that I got even the tail-end of this piece of news—that two teens in the last year have sailed around the world. And a third came pretty close. Alone! Woah!
It's my pleasure and duty to take care of the displays in the MCPL Weston Branch. I am constantly looking for fresh ideas to entice our customers to pick up one or two of these books. Recently, on a quick trip out to California to pick up a car and drive it back, my husband and I decided to drive back the Route 66 way. Honestly, we went the interstates and kept passing all the old Route 66. But it did give me an idea for a display. How about "Get Your Kicks on Route 66"? Low and behold, we had plenty of those books to make a great display.
What would summer be without a road trip? You know, sitting with your family (or friends, Scout troop, church group, etc.) in a car (or van or bus) for hours and hours of cornfields, wheat fields, cow pastures, and billboards. All to see the wonders of America: The World’s Largest Prairie Dog!
Howdee! After a recent trip to visit family in Texas, my young granddaughter, Abigail, learned this Texas greeting and happily greeted everyone with "Howdee" with an accent. Texas is a great place to visit or live, for that matter.
A trip to the library is a first class ticket to books that bring us as close as we can get to actually visiting in different parts of the world. Here is a list of seven books that should whet your appetite for adventure.
The Film + Travel series found in our 900s non-fiction book section is an awesome resource for a virtual excursion: dubbed as "traveling the world through your favorite movies", the series by Museyon Guides, contains three titles thus far: