I was surprised to get the latest issue of U.S. News & World Report in the mail. It had a cover that said it was not only the latest issue, but the last. They will no longer be printed, but will available online. I've heard a number of little bits of information about the magazine industry lately.
The staff of the Excelsior Springs Branch would like to wish you a Merry Christmas. The branch will be closed on December 24th and 25th. It will be open again on the 27th. For more information, contact the Excelsior Springs Branch at 816-630-6721
I LOVE LIBERTY! Besides it being one of the best places to live and raise children, (in my ever so humble opinion) the historic downtown Liberty square is a "must see" this time of year. If you haven’t made time to visit, you are truly missing out on a special experience! The store fronts are filled with beautiful holiday displays, and inside you can purchase all types of unique gifts from food to fashion and flowers.
Blogs and books? Obviously, the library thinks they're highly compatible. But, to most people, they are two different worlds. After all:
-Blogs usually update often, some several times per day. -Books stay the same (at least until the next edition, which might be years from now). -Blogs are written by all kinds of people, from kids to celebrities to your next-door neighbor. -Books are usually written by a select group of well-informed adults.
Some of my favorite types of books to read are those which contain several genre elements. I really enjoy stories that have a little suspense, a mystery of sorts, and a bit of thrill to the plot. Oh, and I love it when the author adds a psychological twist to the suspense in the book. You will find me up at 3 a.m. when I have found a treasure such as this, unable to put it down.
"Imagine you loved books and one day the librarian mentioned that there was an upstairs." So says renowned travel writer Rick Steves, whose travel guidebooks are among the most used in the nation. His guide to Italy is one of the bestselling travel books in America.
During the winter season, especially around holidays, it is hard to get the kids in and out without all the commotion. With that in mind, the Riverside Preschool storytime will be taking a short break. We will not hold storytimes on December 22nd or 29th. Storytime will resume on January 5th at 10a.m. Have an enjoyable Christmas and New Year, and we'll look forward to seeing you in 2011 for more books, music and crafts!