Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pool Party Friday!

Today is the last day to turn in your reading logs for library reading dollars or raffle tickets. The library store will close on Friday the 31st so bring in those reading dollars while we still have some good prizes left! And don't forget, the pool party at Dolphin Lake is also on Friday and the winners of the raffle buckets will be announced. Sun, fun, good friends....I can't wait! See ya there!

Friday, July 17, 2009

New Avi Book Coming!

In September, the new Avi book, Murder at Midnight, will be released. I scored a copy at the ALA conference last week and enjoyed it thoroughly. Premise: Master Magnus is a magician and a philosopher in Italy in 1490--strange combination, no? Being a magician pays the bills but with a superstitious monarch in charge, Magnus must be wary of drawing undue attention to himself. Fabrizio, the street kid who is also Magnus' assistant, opens the door one day to find a mysterious person shrouded in a monk's robe, warning that Magnus is in danger. Too late, it seems, as Magnus is hauled to jail shortly thereafter. Using ignorance as a weapon, a plot to overthrow the king gains momentum and it is up to Fabrizio to solve the mystery of who is using Magnus to further their own agenda. Throw in a printer's devil, a coffin and a room full of bones and you have a recipe for a great read! Look for this awesome book soon!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Corny Animal Jokes

Okay, it's cloudy out and we need some laughs. Check out these corny jokes!

Q: What do you get if you mix a sheepdog and a rose?
A: A collie-flower!

Q: What are crisp, like milk and go "eek, eek, eek" when you eat them?
A: Mice Krispies!

Q: How do you spot a modern spider?
A: He doesn't have a web, he has a website!
Q: What happens if you eat a hot frog?
A: You'll croak!
Pretty bad, huh? Don't forget that we'll be featuring Animal Bingo this Wednesday in the library's meeting room at 4:00 p.m. See you there!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Library construction and new paperback series

Well, things are just moving right along with our library renovation. By now you'll have noticed the colorful paint and wallpaper and beautiful landscaping. I can tell you that when the interior construction is all finished, you'll be blown away! The Youth Department will have some new shelving, a larger play space and our own story hour room. Color and function will rule here soon!

I also wanted to let you know about three new series I have purchased. All you second thru third grade horse fans will be reaching for the Bella Sara series by Felicity Brown. Third thru sixth graders will welcome the Phantom Stallion series by Terri Farley and the new Vet Volunteers series by Laurie Halse Anderson. I have also expanded our selection of the Geronimo Stilton series.