Category Archives: Holidays

Book Review: Balloons Over Broadway

Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet From Miss Heather at Butler and Lucas Melissa Sweet treats readers to an inventive biographical tale of a creative young boy who grows up to … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — I Love My Family!

Thanksgiving is almost here–that means it’s time to start thinking about all the things we are thankful for, and family usually is pretty high up on the list for most of us.  This year, as you gather together, take a … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Carving Contest 2012

Our Pumpkin Carving Contest is back this year! We have received pumpkin entries at Crestview, Lexington, and Plymouth Branches from grades Pre-K through 5th. Now it’s up to you to choose the winners! Just follow the link for the survey … Continue reading

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Celebrate Grandparents Day!

Happy Grandparents Day! We see all kinds of families using the library, but one of our favorite things is when grandparents and grandchildren come to the library together.  Many times grandparents will take the time to read an extra book … Continue reading

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El día de los niños/El día de los libros

(Children’s Day/Book Day) April 30th marks the 15th year of a celebration known as “El día de los niños/El día de los libros,” or “Día” for short.  Día emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and … Continue reading

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Celebrate Arbor Day All Month Long!

  Arbor Day – what do you picture when you read or hear those words?  For many people, the thought of trees would probably be first and foremost.  Celebrated on the last Friday of April, Arbor Day is a special … Continue reading

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February 2012 Featured Article

Celebrate Black History Month! February may be best known for Valentine’s Day but did you know February is also Black History Month?  Established in 1976, the whole country comes together to acknowledge African Americans and their great history.  Here at … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I know, we’re a day early but that’s okay!  The staff of the Services for Children Department would like to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!  I hope you are doing something fun and festive (party hats … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings!

With December 25th just a few days away, I’m sure your children are breathless with anticipation for “the big day”.  But not all of us celebrate Christmas, but perhaps Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, or some of us simply enjoy the feeling … Continue reading

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Give the gift of reading this holiday season

  The holiday season is rapidly approaching – lights are being strung, dinners and get – togethers are being planned, and lists are being made (things to do, people to see, and much more!) With all of that running around … Continue reading

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