Monthly Archives: October 2012

Book Review: Waiting for the Biblioburro

Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown From Miss Jacqui at Lexington Waiting for the Biblioburro begins as a story about a young girl named Ana who lives in a remote village in Columbia.  Ana loves cuentos (stories) and she … 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 International Magic Week!

Did you know that today is the beginning of International Magic Week? Covering October 25–31, Magic Week is “a week to celebrate the world of magic and the magicians who create it” (Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012). It always ends … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids — Bottle Cap Creations

Saving colorful bottle caps and plastic lids is fun; creating art projects from them is even more fun!  From mosaics to hanging curtains, you can let your imagination run wild as you create new things with found and recycled objects … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Scarecrows & Pumpkins

What is big, round, and orange, and a definite sign of fall? A pumpkin, of course! Pumpkins make a great story time topic for fall. From harvesting them from the field to creating jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins are perfect fall book material–and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce From Miss Jacqui at Lexington Branch This story is all about the power of books and how they can transform lives, by lifting people up, changing them, and helping … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, R. L. Stine!

Today is R. L. Stine’s birthday! Mr. Stine was born on October 8, 1943, in Columbus, Ohio! Best known for his Goosebumps series, Mr. Stine started writing when he was nine years old and has published over 300 books! Mr. … Continue reading

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Are You a Friend of the Library?

October is a great month for a lot of reasons (Trick or Treat, anyone?!?), but one reason we love October is because of National Friends of Libraries Week from October 21st-27th. “A library outranks any other one thing a community … Continue reading

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