For the past 18 years, on the Saturday before the 4th of July weekend, the community members of Camden Point enjoy the annual Freedom Festival. The festivities begin in the afternoon with the mister and misses contest. Young boys and girls show up dressed in their Fourth of July outfits, do a talent show, and are awarded prizes.
The Camden Point Branch has a collection of "Book Bundles" that making finding books for your child quick and easy. We have bundled books by subject matter, main character, reading ability, etc. Right now we have bundles of Magic Tree House, Manners, Henry & Mudge, plus several others.
If this is a service you think might be helpful, please call us at 816-280-3384. We can customize bundles according to your needs and have them ready for you to pick up.
Resource Spotlight: Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Many of the reference tools that you may have used as print materials in the past have moved online. Encyclopedia Britannica is no exception. The online version of this well-known reference tool offers numerous ways to get information. These include a quick access dictionary, videos, in-depth presentations on certain topics and links to other online sites for more data. You can use the Adult or Kids version of Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
The Summer Reading Program at the Camden Point Branch is underway. Although the Camden Point Branch hosts programs throughout the whole year, it is during the summer when we host programs almost every week. And yes, most of the programs are mostly attended by kids, parents, teachers and adults.
It's my pleasure and duty to take care of the displays in the MCPL Weston Branch. I am constantly looking for fresh ideas to entice our customers to pick up one or two of these books. Recently, on a quick trip out to California to pick up a car and drive it back, my husband and I decided to drive back the Route 66 way. Honestly, we went the interstates and kept passing all the old Route 66. But it did give me an idea for a display. How about "Get Your Kicks on Route 66"? Low and behold, we had plenty of those books to make a great display.
Goosebumps, I got goose bumps, I'm not going to lie when I saw the new Harry Potter preview. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows arrives in November and the new trailer has just surfaced. Although, I have mixed feelings about the last two movies, on the one hand I’m very excited, on the other I’m a little sad. It didn't take me long to jump on the Harry Potter bandwagon. I started reading the books in early 2000 before the last three books had come out. I was immediately hooked. I'm so enraptured by these books, I even remember where I was the first time I really looked at them.
The Blue Ridge Branch has many, many sports biographies. Today’s subject: Ted Williams, aka Terrible Ted. I don’t remember seeing him play on television, but he was featured on a well-known cereal’s box when I was a kid. I just always knew he was a great hitter and for me, was the face of major league baseball.
Do you know why he was called Terrible Ted, as well as the Splendid Splinter, the Thumper, and Teddy Ballgame?
Did you know he interrupted his baseball career to serve in World War II and the Korean War?