Tag Archives: 2012

Family Volunteer Day

Today is Family Volunteer Day!  So what does that mean for you and your family?  This time of year is perfect for showing children that giving can be as good as receiving.  Many communities have organizations which are in need … 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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Book Review: Riding In My Car

Riding In My Car by Woody Guthrie From Miss Heather at Butler and Lucas The legendary Woodie Guthrie’s song lyrics are set with mixed media illustrations, movable book parts, pop-ups, and lift-the-flap facts in this eye catching story book, Riding … Continue reading

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Election Day is (Finally) Here!

Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day.  (As if you haven’t already received dozens of advertisements in the mail and countless phone calls!)  One good thing about a Presidential Election year is that there are many opportunities to talk to your … Continue reading

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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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