One of the Buckner Branch's most beloved critters is Squeaker, the storytime mouse. He chooses the books and movies for storytime. He snacks on the employee's supply of cheese in the break room when they are not looking. Squeaker loves children and any story that features a mouse. He begins each storytime sound asleep in his library bag and the kids wake him up gently by whispering Squeaker's name. Even though he doesn't have much to say, Squeaker keeps them laughing every week. The hardest part of his job is helping the storyteller stay on track.
Howdee! After a recent trip to visit family in Texas, my young granddaughter, Abigail, learned this Texas greeting and happily greeted everyone with "Howdee" with an accent. Texas is a great place to visit or live, for that matter.
Wow! It's hard to believe its already the end of July! Where has the summer gone? Yes, we still have August, but with school starting within a couple weeks, it hardly feels like part of summer anymore. One other sad part of summer ending, means the annual Summer Reading Program is ending too. You still have the first week of August to claim your books or other prizes. So don't delay, come to the Red Bridge Branch or whatever branch is closest to you to claim your rewards for all the reading you have been doing this summer. I hope you had fun partici
Do you find yourself out of the loop with everything being done now on the computer? Are you a senior adult who still wants to learn and keep up with the times? How about taking an introductory class on how to the use the computer at the Raytown Branch on Thursday mornings 9-12?
If you need help, we will first make sure you know how to use the mouse. Then we will move on to other parts of the computer. We will also teach how to find books on the card catalog. Yes, it is on the computer now too!
There’s so much to do with summer ending and school starting: clothes to buy and schedules to keep. Here’s one less thing to worry about: your child’s class work. Why not let the Claycomo Branch help you with your children’s homework with our Live Homework Help. Free online tutoring with real tutors is available everyday from noon to midnight in math, science, English, social studies, and composition.
One of the first Dewey decimal location numbers I learned when I started at the library was 641 – cookbooks. Cookbooks have been consistently popular during my first 4 years at the library and several different titles have caught my eye recently. Whether you are looking for your favorite TV chef’s latest offering, or for something new to offer at your family’s dinner table this week, we probably have a cookbook for you.
On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank began her famed diary recording of the two years she and her family spent hiding in an attic to avoid capture by the Nazis. The last entry was on the 1st of August, 66 years ago. Three days later, Anne and her family were captured.