When you come in to the North Oak Branch, you will notice right away that we have a new look. Our new circulation desk has finally arrived! It has very nice looking wood detail work and a solid-surface top. There are three work stations and a book return slot on the left side as you walk through the front doors.
We also moved the circulation desk forward closer to the entry door, so we'll be able to give you a warm welcome as you walk in. Come on in and check it out--our new look is more open, inviting, and modern for today's library users!
Inspirational author Leisha Kelly and her 16-year-old son, Justice, were killed in a three-car accident on January 25, 2011. Leisha published her first novel, Julia’s Hope, in 2002. Since then, she has published 10 more novels.
Above is an image of an old advertising flyer from International Harvester dated 1909. It encourages people to get on the band wagon, and become dealers for new IH engines for farms and implements. They are advertised as designed especially for farm purposes, and they are durable. The add promises big profits for people who will become local dealers.
"If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft, and from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left, Sell one, and with the dole Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul" ~ Moslih Eddin Saadi (1184 – 1283/1291?)
This past weekend was a teaser for Spring with temperatures in the 70's. As I did my grocery shopping, hyacinths were on sale in the flower department. I'd forgotten what a treat they are in color, form, and smell.
Leer en Voz Alta Tiempo con la Familia (Read Aloud Family Time)
Leamos en voz alta en compañía de nuestra familia (Let's read out loud with our family) RAFT es un programa para promover la alfabetización y recompensa a las familias que leen juntas. Las familias que leen tres libros, ganan una versión de tapa dura de “El libro de la selva”, un certificado y una oportunidad de ganar una copia en DVD de la película animada de Disney “El libro de la selva.”