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!
You won't be able to sit still at our Kindermusik Musical Storytime Thursday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Mid-Continent Public Library Kearney Branch.
Kindermusik is a music and movement program for infants to preschoolers. You and your child will play, listen, and dance to musical activities specifically designed to stimulate early childhood development.
Space is limited. If you'd like to join the fun, call the Kearney Branch at 628-5055 to make your reservation.
We all have car problems, sooner or later. When those problems pop up, it’s always nice to have the resources to fix them. If you’re the hands on type of person, we offer three automotive databases to help you in your times of need.
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.