Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Kid Yoga series is going well!

After we do our simple routine, everyone is welcome to play and experiment with some Popsicle stick catapults and pompoms! 

Don't Forget!

Due to bad weather, we are offering another Yoga Program at the Ironton Library!

What is yoga?
Simply put, yoga is a system of physical exercises or postures that can build strength, flexibility, and confidence. It’s a practice that started in India and in recent years has rapidly caught on. Yoga is also about breathing, which calms and refreshes the mind and body.

Why is yoga good for kids?
Yoga is about exploring and learning in a fun, safe, and playful way! Yoga and kids are a great match. Here is what they can learn from yoga:
Yoga teaches us about our bodies. As we practice the postures, we learn how to move our bodies more freely with greater ease and awareness. An added benefit is that we become stronger and more flexible!
Yoga teaches us to breathe better. When we breathe deeply in each posture, we bring energy to our bodies.
Yoga teaches you to quiet your mind. While we practice yoga, we learn to be still which helps improve listening and attention.
Yoga teaches us balance! Whether that means learning to stretch BOTH sides of our bodies or how to stand on one foot, balance is important in daily life.
The main point to remember about yoga is to have fun. When you fall, just remember to pick yourself up again.  

Interested in learning more at home?
Here are some useful videos and links:


Books, located in the 613.7’s
  • ·         The everything yoga book by Worby. 613.7 WOR
  • ·         Yoga as medicine : the yogic prescription for health & healing : a yoga journal book / by Timothy McCall
  • ·         Get Started Yoga by Nita Patel
  • ·         Yoga : the path to holistic health / B. K. S. Iyengar
  • ·         Yoga for runners / Christine Felstead
  • ·         And many more!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Star Party at the Library!

You may think of books, or computers, when you think of the library, but
we’d also like to bring you the stars. December is Astronomy Month and at
6:00 PM on the evening of Tuesday December 15th two volunteers from the
Eastern Ozarks Astronomical Society will set up their telescopes for sky
viewing in the lot behind the library. 

Andromeda Galaxy, star clusters and planetary nebula will be served up crisp and clear in the glass of the telescope’s eye-pieces. All ages welcome and no experience necessary. Should there be cloud cover the event will be rescheduled for December
22nd. To find out more about the astronomy club, or to schedule a star
party with them for yourself go to

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hey Guys, need something to read?

Check out GuysRead! They have books guys like. That guys read. That guys read together and alone. They have fart books, war books, baseball books, books your teachers will let your read for homework, and books your mom will be impressed you can read!

They also have clubs around the United States and the rest of the world. Interested in starting one? Contact the Youth Services Librarian @