Heading back to school is a great time to ramp up for all that new school work and all those extra-curricular teams. But for our library staff who lead storytimes all through the spring and summer, it's an opportunity to catch our breath. Storytimes at Boardwalk will be on hold for two weeks from August 23rd to September 4th. The computer system that handles sign-ups may still list the storytimes during that time as open for registration, but in fact, they are not.
Did YOU read 183 hours this summer? These girls did!
Rhyeishia Curtis (9) and Joy Sharp (11) are awesome readers. These two dynamos read over 11,000 minutes each this summer! Not only are they the top readers in the Southland of Metro Kansas City, but they are among the top five readers in ALL of the Mid-Continent Public Library service area. Way to go, girls!!!!
Did you know that many of your favorite celebrities have written children’s books? Even Herman Munster wrote a book. Some are funny, some are musical, and most have a moral or lesson to share. A few of them are actually good. After reading over 50 children’s books (all JE’s), all celebrities are not equal when it comes to writing.
Most people think cookbooks are the only ones with recipes. But here’s a tasty surprise! Check out these authors who write fiction with recipes included; Joanne Fluke, Tamar Myers, Laura Childs, and Diane Mott Davidson are just a few.
Before there was Greg Heffley, the wimpy kid of diary fame, there was five year-old David. No, David! is the grown-up expression of David Shannon’s experiences as that five year-old. David thinks he can’t do anything right because all day long, every day, his life is full of correction and admonition. His mother loves him, but boy, can he make a mess.
We were recently visited by Judith Hawley and her wonderful dog Flora. They presented a program at the Buckner Branch. The really awesome thing about these two visitors is that they have a special relationship. Judith is blind and Flora is her guide dog. Did you know that when a guide dog has his harness on, you shouldn’t talk to him or pet him because he is working? When the harness comes off, he is off work and becomes like any other dog. The children were especially fascinated with the way Judith cleans up after Flora, you know bathroom breaks and such.
Briana Solis won the Slip and Slide, one of the two drawing prizes for the Lee's Summit Branch's Summer Reading Program. She spent over 11,000 minutes reading this summer. Thanks again to all of the kids who participated! There were over 21,000 kids, teens, and daycares participating at Lee's Summit this year, making our program a great success!