Have you read Dewey: the Small-town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron? It's about the beloved tabby that roamed the library in Spencer, Iowa. Well, Colbern Road Branch has its own version of Dewey in the form of a canine. This dog doesn’t need to be fed, groomed, or taken out to use the facilities, but as the resident "guard dog," he does have a job to do. He usually sits b
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I had one job when it came to the fourteen hour road trip I took with my best friend this summer: playing DJ. I had stocked up on tons of good music; the only problem now was deciding what to play first. I made my decision and popped the CD in the player; the upbeat dance melodies of Lady Gaga blared from the speakers.
To celebrate the end of our successful summer reading program, staff members at the Blue Ridge branch hosted a Wet, Wild, and Wacky program outside. We ran relays, played with bubbles, threw water balloons at each other, and got squirted with a hose a few times. Participants received book covers, temporary tattoos, notepads, and other prizes related to the “Make a Splash…Read” theme.
After our soggy guests had a chance to dry off, they got to come inside for some face painting fun. Unicorns may be rare, but they sure are happy when they visit our branch!
All of the rain we have had this summer has really helped our gardens grow! Now the big question is: what do we do with all of this fresh produce? I like to think of the public library as a garden of information. You can harvest ideas on every subject from applesauce to zucchini bread. In addition to a bounty of cookbooks, you can pick up some books on canning and preserving your garden surplus. After the work is done, sit back and relax with a cozy mystery.
We’ve had quite a few people ask about the Blue Ridge Branch’s Children’s Book Club over the summer months, and now that we’re post Summer Reading Program it is back up and running! This book club is for 4th -6th graders, so if you or anyone you know fits the bill, it meets on the second Saturday of every month.
Take a trip back in time to the year 1962 and look at life through the eyes of two black maids. How can life be so complicated and filled with incongruence's in the rules that define their town and their times?
The Film + Travel series found in our 900s non-fiction book section is an awesome resource for a virtual excursion: dubbed as "traveling the world through your favorite movies", the series by Museyon Guides, contains three titles thus far:
A trip to the library is a first class ticket to books that bring us as close as we can get to actually visiting in different parts of the world. Here is a list of seven books that should whet your appetite for adventure.
Looking for something fantastic to read? Wishing someone would listen to your opinions about which books are the best books? Have I got good news for you! The next four weeks mark voting time for the annual Teens’ Top 10 List.