Thursday, May 28, 2015

Rick Rayburn to be here in June

Rick Rayburn will be at Ozark Regional Library performing in June (check our schedule for the library closest to you). He sent this link of a song he wrote and recorded and I wanted to share it with you -- Pat Lewis

He added this note:
 "A few years ago I wrote & recorded a song and did a video that celebrated all the
fallen heroes that we commemorate on Memorial Day. A number of people have asked
me to post this again. So, here is the link to the YouTube video of my song "On
My Way Back Home".
Enjoy, pass it along to your friends.....
and remember what others have done for us.
Rick Rayburn - "On My Way Back Home"

Monday, May 25, 2015

Summer Reading Program -- one more week!

Just one more week till we start our summer reading program. Every five books you read earns a prize!! Our opening party will be the first week. Tween Events and Elsenpeter Productions "Jack & the Beanstalk" the second week! Be sure to register early for the opening party and tween event. Watch for updates each week!!
Pat Lewis

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Summer Reading Program starts soon!!

In just a little over two weeks we will kick off our superhero Every Hero Has A Story Summer Reading Program. We will have an opening party at each branch. Beginning June 1 sign up to win some SUPER prizes just for reading books of your choice during June and July. We have three entertainers who will perform 12 shows over the summer, we have some special Tween and Teen programs scheduled. There will be three weeks of regular storytime all with superhero themes. Our annual Grow A Reader program will be June 4 at the Ironton Community Garden. Shanna Sorg, Univ. of Missouri Extension Nutrition Program Associate, will be hosting Nutrition Classes for Kids ages 2-12 at Annapolis, Ironton and Fredericktown branches. Tammie Smith will be doing a book signing to promote her new children's book. Our contests will be in July - a coloring contest for ages 3-6 and a My Hero Is... contest for ages 7-14. Lots of fun events scheduled!! Stop by and pick up a summer schedule at the front desk of your local library. The opening party, Grow A Reader, Tween event and Teen event are registration required - so be sure to sign up early for these four programs!!
See you soon!

Pat Lewis

Monday, May 4, 2015

Spring Story Time completed

I would like to thank all the parents, grandparents and day-care leaders who brought their kids to Barnyard Bash! this spring. It was my first "solo" 8-week story time program.  During those eight weeks I read 128+ stories, played 64 games, helped little ones make their crafts if they needed an extra hand, and drove approximately 500 miles per week to visit with over 500 kids and their parents/grandparents/leaders. It was great getting to visit all eight branches and meet everyone. The staff at each branch was so welcoming and helpful every week. Thanks to everyone for making my first semester so much fun!! And a special thank you to Shaen Mehl for all her support and encouragement. I knew I had her and her little guy cheering me on from the sidelines (especially at Fredericktown HA).  Watch for blog updates - our summer schedule is printed and ready to be picked up your local library. See you all soon!!
Pat Lewis - Youth Librarian

Barnyard Bash! Week #8 - Rabbits!!!

This was our last week of Barnyard Bash! I hope you all have enjoyed our Spring Story Time. We had a HOPPING good time with our rabbit theme this week! Our books were Duck! Rabbit!, Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit, Nicky and the Rainy Day, and Rabbit's Gift . We played Bunny Hop and painted carrots in the garden for the bunnies.