Pa and Peyton Graduate From Storytime for Toddlers
One of my favorite responsibilities at the North Independence Branch is Storytime for Toddlers. Thursday mornings, I have the pleasure of playing and reading with young children, age 18-36 months. We have a great time building lifelong learners and readers, see why I love my job! It takes a grand commitment for "adult lap buddies" to bring their toddler every week. Pa has been bringing his grandchildren for "years and years", and now Pa has graduated with his last grandchild, Peyton, in tow.
It does not seem all that long ago that some people viewed audiobooks with derision, unless, of course, they were motivational, inspirational, or “How To” audios like "How to Make a Ton of Money in 30 Days or Less". Sad to say, I was one of those unenlightened, narrow-minded readers who believed fiction should ALWAYS be read, NOT listened to. Who knew what a wide range of scenarios these books would fit in?
Gritty, daring, or just plain weird, these books are so tough they should be wearing flannel shirts on paper towel wrappers. Give your inner man child a thrill by checking one out at your local MCPL branch today. We dare you.
The corn is now easily higher than an elephant's eye. The corn in this picture is used for animal food or ethanol, but sweet corn is plentiful at your local store or at roadside markets. Now would be a great time to put a bit away and plan an outside camping and cooking outing, or a bonfire with friends. Our Dearborn Branch had a program about Dutch oven cooking outdoors earlier this year, and the participants thoroughly enjoyed it.
The Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world when she set off on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City on April 10, 1912. Four days into the crossing, at 11:40 pm on April 14, 1912, she struck an iceberg and sank at 2:20 am the following morning. It resulted in the deaths of 1,517 people, in one of the deadliest, peacetime, maritime disasters in history. The Titanic was designed by some of the most experienced engineers and used some of the most advanced technologies available at the time.
When the Platte City Branch moved to its present location in 2006, we became the first Mid-Continent Public Library branch to offer drive-through service. So when you need to stop by the library to pick up or drop off your materials, all you need to do is pull up to our drive-through window. Don’t let bad weather or a hectic schedule come between you and a trip to the library. There’s no need to even get out of your car.
Lately, there has been a huge growth in the number of people who rely on our public libraries for everything, from finding a job, to a place where they can surf the Internet, access the latest DVD releases, or perhaps just sit, relax, and read a book or newspaper.
Come in and see what the Excelsior Springs Branch has to offer.