Shelf Reorganization at the Platte City Branch Library
In order to provide a higher level of customer service to our patrons at the Platte City Branch, we have spent the last few months reorganizing our shelves. As a result, all of our adult materials are now located together on one side of the building, and all of our children’s and teen materials are now located together on the other side. The materials for preschool age children are still located in the center of the building, but we have relocated our early readers and beginning chapter books to the beginning of the children’s fiction section.
As you may already know, the Platte City Branch, like a number of other Mid-Continent Public Library branches, has recently begun utilizing a self-service holds shelf. Now, when you come in to the library to pick up your reserved materials, you can simply retrieve the items, and even check them out yourself with our self-checkout station, without ever having to wait in line. Just look for the Reserved Materials shelf near our checkout desk. Of course, you are still free to pick up your materials at our drive-through window as well.
Come join fellow Japanese language enthusiasts with presenter, Eulaula Jennings, and learn conversational Japanese. Each session covers conversational phrases and reading. Music, movement, and visual materials are used to enhance your learning experience. Open to teens and adults, whether you are an experienced speaker or just beginning. The Japanese Language Club meets at the Antioch Branch every Wednesday from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. See you there!
As the last days of summer draw near, don’t let your mind fizzle out. School will be starting again soon! Students of all ages and schools of thought can benefit by interesting reading. Put aside the Beach Reads, the kids picture books, and read something you can think about. Think about picking up some Non-Fiction Novelties from our display at the Antioch Branch. Look for narrative non-fiction, history, biographies, true crime, short stories and so much more!
I just finished choosing the titles for the teen book club. There are many good titles to choose from, so I found it very easy to choose titles, but hard narrow it down to the nine that I need for the school year.
Just about any day is a good day for a storytime at Red Bridge!
On Mondays and Saturdays at 10, there's Laptime, desgined for children three and under. In addition to reading a few books, this fun and engaging story hour includes finger plays, sing-a-longs and number, letter and color work. It's always a fun time with Ms. Carrie at Laptime!
Here’s a fun piece of trivia: besides being famous singers and performers, what do Julie Andrews and Anne Murray have in common? Answer: they both had their tonsils removed as adults, they both suffer from scoliosis, and they both married much older men.
How do I know this? Two words: memoir season.
Curiously enough, I read memoirs in the spring and summer. I don’t know why, but when the foliage begins to turn green and that first robin hops across the lawn, I find myself stocking up on memoirs and biographies.
When I was a kid, I would spend a couple of days each August camped out in our back yard to watch meteor showers. They happened right around my birthday every year, and I thought that was very cool! It felt like one more really neat birthday present each year.