The book, A Ticket to the Circus: a Memoir by Norris Church Mailer, is so interesting to me because the author was born the same year, in the same town, and went to the same college that I did. In the book, she even tells about working at the Atkins Pickle Company in Atkins, Arkansas, where I worked when I was just out of high school.
"There is only one child in the world and his name is All Children." Carl Sandberg
Children come to the library with parents, grandparents, and daycare providers. Cheers for all the adults who provide care for young children! The benefits of children coming to the library include getting to know about books, such as how to choose them, handle them, notice pictures and words, and how to return them when finished.
Have you lost your library card? Has it been washed away by the sea, carried off by a giant bird, dropped in a geyser at Yellowstone, eaten by your dog? Has your key to knowledge gone missing? Don’t worry! All you need is 50 cents, and you’re on your way to a replacement card. Just visit your local branch and your problem is solved. Your friendly neighborhood librarian can set you up with a shiny new card, and get you on your way to using all the resources we have to offer.
As fall approaches, along with it comes one of my favorite times of the year, Hunting Season. I was not raised in a hunting family, even though I was raised as a country girl. My first experience with hunting was when I met my husband
Have you ever come across something or someone that brought back memories of when you were growing up? I stumbled across this book that someone was checking out called Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter by Randy Schmidt. I requested a copy of the book for myself, and I'm reading it now. It takes me back to when I was in Junior High and High School, when I loved listening to them.
Who says librarians can't have a good time! We are some of the zaniest people around. Just watch us in our element when we gather together in a parade. I'm talking about the Gladfest Parade that was on Saturday, October 2.
We made people smile, handed out candy, strutted our stuff, and had a good time. If you missed us this year, be sure to catch us next year.
Have you found the huge selection of databases available on the MCPL website? There are wonderful resources right at your fingertips. From the Homepage, click on Kids at the top. On the left side of the screen, you will see Teachers. Click on this, and then click Web Resources: Teaching Resources. You will find excellent resources on this page. Be sure to click Home Schooling at the top of the page for additional resources specifically for homeschoolers!
"Since moving out West, I have found the Mid-Continent Public Libraries indispensable. From Wendell Berry to Ray Bradbury, MCPL offers a great collection of reading, film, and even music; I can get my heavy metal fix one day, and check out the latest Gospel CD releases the next. Not to mention, some of the friendliest librarians to help you with your research. I’d be hard pressed to enjoy life as much as I do without the MCP Libraries around."
Steer wrestling, barrel racing, bull riding, livestock shows, and barbeque are all part of the 2010 season of The American Royal -- happening from September through November at the Kemper Arena. People of all ages and backgrounds come to enjoy the sights, sounds, and even the smells of western life. Animal lovers, cowboys and cowgirls, and the most ardent city-slickers are attracted to the excitement, competition, and fun that happens at the American Royal.