It may seem that children are getting online profiles too young these days. Most are getting smart phones sooner than starting high school, but is the idea of being online all bad? How important is it going to be for their careers in a world run by the Internet? I recently read somewhere how important it is for younger people to start creating a “digital footprint” that will follow them in a positive manner all through their professional lives.
A Bookworm's Journey: How a Library is Like an Ice Cream Cake
I did it!! I made it to all 30 Mid Continent Public Library Branches + one Library-To-Go location!
I also stopped by the Midwest Genealogy Center to read more about my family heritage. Of course MCPL had a book on the Lowly family tree! They even have a fun "Famous Missourians" card series to collect!
Mid-Continent has always known that we are really good at getting kids to read over the summer. The DESE study from a few years back told us that kids who read over the summer do not experience the summer slide. For many years, we used that information to help gain school cooperation by allowing us to visit their schools and encourage students to read over the summer.
I am sure many of you have already heard, but MCPL has incredible news that I wanted to share with you. We have been awarded the Institute of Museum and Library Service National Medal for 2014! This is an unbelievable honor and a testament to all the hard work and great service performed by your library and the team of dedicated library professionals, both past and present.
I don’t know about you, but I sure am! My husband keeps reminding me, “You’re not a spring chicken anymore!” This, after I fell roller skating with my nephew. Why? Why can’t I still be a spring chicken? I still FEEL like one! After a heavy sigh, I have to admit, I am NOT a spring chicken. How depressing.
Do you have dreams of starting your own business but don’t know where to go to get accurate, professional information? Maybe, you’ve already taken those first steps into small business ownership, but now you’ve hit a wall. Perhaps, you’ve even looked into MCPL’s awesome Online Business Resources, but you’d really like learn from an instructor. Mid-Continent Public Library is now offering free small business classes at several of our branch locations.
Salutations bookworm friends! (That is a hint about where my next name came from. Can you guess?)
I recently finished reading all 76 Caldecott Medal award books! The Caldecott Medal is given to the artist with the best illustrated children’s book of the year. Mr. Rick from the Platte City Branch is reading me the 2014 winner Locomotive by Brian Floca.
The 2014 Truman Heritage Festival and Barbecue Championship
After this year’s particularly brutal winter, it’s nice to see the signs of spring returning to the Kansas City area: the trees are budding, the robins have returned, and the air is filled with the smell of woodsmoke and meat. And what better way to celebrate the departure of the dreaded polar vortex than the City of Grandview’s 2014 Truman Heritage Festival and Barbecue Championship!