To this day, I can still remember how “grown-up” I felt when I checked out my first chapter book from the public library. On the way home, we stopped and got an ice cream cone. Whether your child likes to read or is a reluctant reader, using incentives can encourage reading. Milestones for different rewards could be reading a certain number of pages, number of books, time spent reading, or progressing to a higher level of difficulty.
Getting the library materials you want has never been easier. You can request any, of over three million items through your account on the internet, or just call us on the phone to place a hold. Most items you request will be available in a couple days. The Dearborn branch is just a mile off Interstate I-29, without all the congestion of the large city. We are about halfway between Kansas City and St.
Ah, the first Monday in September is Labor Day. It's one of the few holidays that the library is closed. Considering the sheer amount of holidays that there are in a calendar year, the library isn’t closed for many of them.
The other holidays that the library closes for are:
This past Labor Day weekend, I finished the 4th book by Michael Carroll called Super Human. All 4 titles to date kept my attention, and I wanted more by the time I read the last page. The focus is on the teenage characters, who may or may not realize they are super human. The teens are just beginning to understand their newfound abilities, which are far advanced over average humans.
It’s that time of year again. The older children are off to school, and younger brother or sister wants something to do. How about checking out the Missouri Building Block Award Nominee display starting September 1st. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to read aloud to children from the list of ten titles selected by a group of Missouri librarians. This award is to get young children from birth to kindergarten excited about reading.
Let me tell you about my cat, Sammy, who truly runs the household. I thought when felines got somewhat older, they slowed down. But not my feline, he is about ten years old. I believe he has an Everready battery attached to himself, but I sure can't seem to find it. He loves to shred paper up and tips over anything that contains liquid, which spills all over the place. Sammy thinks the kitchen counter, cabinets, and table is his personal runway. He has some wonderful qualities, but oh, I wish he would slow down. Does anyone have a cat like mine?
What do you do when your craft muse takes a vacation? I wanted to scrapbook after a long time away from the art, but felt my inspiration lagging. I needed a visual jump start! How had other people creatively constructed their scrapbook pages?
Squeaker can't talk right now; he just read the story, Kisses on the Wind by Lisa Moser, and is feeling a little emotional. I've been doing storytime for a long time, and I know how powerful a picture book can be. Some people think that picture books are for little kids, but Squeaker knows that they can be enjoyed at any age. Do you have a favorite?