Deep in the night, Squeaker, the story time mouse, is searching for the very best books for storytimes. Most of the time, the main character is a mouse. I wonder why? One of his favorite books is called Mouse Paint by Ellen Walsh.
Things I've Discovered While Working at the Library, Part 1: How to Go to College in My Car
One of the great things about working at a library is that I come across all sorts of things in our collection, things that I'd never known were out there. I'll be sharing some of my finds with you here in this and future blog posts.
For years, I've toyed, off and on, with having a budget. Recently, I have taken the very serious step of incorporating it into every facet of my life. After reading a long list of self-help books on financial success, saving money, etc., I have a grip on most of the spending.
I am really excited about the new MCPL Website. It truly is a virtual library. Besides the new eye-catching look, the home page offers links to lots of exciting and useful things. It's fun to just "click around" and see where you end up. For example, under "Books, Movies, Music" you can find the most recent additions to the library's catalog, as well as upcoming additions. There is even a list of this week's most popular titles. All of the titles have links to the catalog so you can request them quickly.
Mr. Jim Cosgrove, a.k.a. Mr. Stinkyfeet, was here this week. It was loud and it was awesome. For those who don’t understand the significance of a visit from Mr. Stinkyfeet, let me say that a Mr. Stinkyfeet concert is one of the library’s unofficial holidays. In this case, an unofficial library holiday is defined as an event or slot of time in which people and children are encouraged to pick up instruments and sing very loudly about peanut butter.
How do you decide what book you want to read? Do you choose it by the cover? Do you rely on recommendations from others? Do you stand in front of the library shelves and wait for divine intervention to overtake you? I actually have tried all of these methods! I’d like to share a little tip that will provide you with a quick method to learn what the book is about.