Category Archives: Feature Article

National Safe At Home Week

This week is National Safe At Home Week! August 26 – 30 has be set aside to promote safety in and around the home. Did you know that the National Safety Council estimates that 245 people die of unintentional injuries … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Back To School

It is again that time of year when backpacks, pencils, and homework replace vacations, ice cream cones, and swimming. This month’s story time topic will get everyone in the mood for learning as they go back to school! Miss Mary … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight — Ann M. Martin

Today is Ann M. Martin’s birthday! Possibly best known for the beloved The Baby-sitters Club series, Ms. Martin has been writing children’s books for 30 years! Besides The Baby-sitters Club and accompanying Super Specials, Ms. Martin has penned the series … Continue reading

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Exercise with Your Child This Week

The week of August 4-10 is National Exercise with Your Child Week.  Here at the library, we’re all about encouraging children to exercise their bodies as well as their minds.  Many children today are often stuck inside glued to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oliver

Oliver by Birgitta Sif From Miss Melanie at Main This picture book is a sweet look at a boy who is different and who always plays by himself with his imaginary friends until one day he meets a girl who … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight — Jane Yolen

We’re finishing out the second-to-last week of our Summer Library Program (SLP) for children, teens, and adults.  We’ve loved the “Dig into Reading” theme and have had lots of fun with burrowing animals, rocks, trucks and diggers, archaeology and paleontology, … Continue reading

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Book Review: We Rode the Orphan Trains

We Rode the Orphan Trains by Andrea Warren From Miss Melanie at Main This book caught my eye and just happened to be a subject about which I knew nothing.  I was fascinated by the stories each orphan train rider … Continue reading

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Summer Library Program Progress

Wow!  We’ve been so busy this last month, so after having a chance to catch our breath and take a look at some numbers, we’re pleased to say that our Summer Library Program (SLP) is, once again, a smashing success! … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Girls

American Girls series From Miss Sarah at Bellville I spent most of the 1990’s in elementary school and middle school.  When I reflect upon the books that I read during that time, I remember one series that really stands out.  … Continue reading

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It’s Father’s Day!

Today is Father’s Day:  a day to celebrate those dads who play with us, read to us, help us learn to play baseball and ride bikes, and make us want to be just like them!  We have some great ideas … Continue reading

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