Monday, May 26, 2014

Creative Writing Class at Ironton Headquarters

Join me tomorrow for a free Creative Writing class at Ozark Regional Library's Last Tuesday event!  We'll meet in the Ironton Headquarter's Conference Room on Tuesday, May 27, from 6-7 pm to discuss the novel-writing process and provide an opportunity to write and workshop story beginnings!  The event is geared toward adults, but teens are welcome to attend, too.  Call or visit the library to reserve your place.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Fresh, New Blog Content On the Way!

Don't despair, panda bear!  Fresh new blog content is on the way next week, including info and photos about:
  • A teen-friendly Creative Writing Class for this month's Last Tuesday program
  • The upcoming science-themed Summer 2014 Reading Program- Fizz, Boom, READ! and Spark a Reaction-, with programs for all ages, birth through age 18
  • A NEW collaboration with Usborne Books & More, where kids can win books for reading in the Reach for the Stars!! Reading Club
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Friday, May 16, 2014

Open House (Annapolis & Fredericktown)- We're Automated!

We have now gone "live" with our new online catalog at our Annapolis and Fredericktown branches!  Check out pictures from each library's Open House/ Go Live Event below!

Checking out the new online catalog at Annapolis.

The atmosphere at Annapolis was festive, with lots of snacks and chatting!

Open House/ Go Live Event at Fredericktown.

At Fredericktown, talking with KTJJ about library resources.

Registering for new cards at Fredericktown.

A few lucky patrons at Fredericktown even won Kindle Fires!  One Fire was given away during each hour of the event.

One of our regular story time patrons at Fredericktown enjoying some snacks.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Get Creative- Week #10 Photos

Our Week #10 Activity Table included an imaginative picture book, costume items, and story cubes.
A few book selections.
Getting our imaginations ready by reading!
For our activity, we used items in our Story Jar...
to create our own story!
We capped off the story time by making fun imaginary animals!
A finished Planimal!
Ah, the joys of story time... you might get the best seat in the house...
Or get to be a princess for a day!

Keep watching the left-hand column of this blog for an updated Summer 2014 Program Schedule!  You can also pick up a colorful, printed schedule at the front desk of your library.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Get Creative- Week #10

Spring Story Time (Week #10)
Weekly Theme: Get Creative... with Imagination!

Books: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis, Press Here by Herve Tullet, Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster by Laura Numeroff, Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty, Mail Harry to the Moon by Robie Harris

Activity: story jar

Craft: "Plan-imals" craft

Pictures of the last week of story time are up in the next post, so... 

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Get Creative- Week #9 Photos

This week's Activity Table included "flower tower" blocks, paper to make a pretend cocoon, and accordian-fold caterpillars!
A few of our book selections.
We searched for "bugs" in the beans for our gardening game (followed by some pretend flower planting!).
Getting ready to play our game at the Bourbon branch.
Working on the craft at the Viburnum branch.
Getting crafty and creative at Ironton Headquarters.
Some finished pipecleaner flowers at Steelville!
Crafty cuteness at Viburnum!
Beautiful bouquets (for Mother's Day?) at Fredericktown!
More wonderful flowers from some wonderful kiddos.
Posing with his craft (and the tadpole and snail bucket he brought to show off at story time!).

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