Library Blog

We’re hosting #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Julie Murphy!

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Just in time for Pride Month,  and the release of her new YA book, Pumpkin, Julie Murphy will visit us on June 10th at 6:00 PM.   Pumpkin is a companion novel  to  Dumplin’,  Julie’s  New  York  Times  Bestselling  novel,  now  a  movie on  Netflix!  Participants in this event will be eligible for a prize drawing… read more >>

Resume, no experience

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How to get experience so you can add things to your resume!  Participate in animal rescue Volunteer at a local shelter Work with a local charity Volunteer at the hospital Create your own web/social/vlog/blog/YouTube media site Play sports such as basketball, football, cheerleading, yoga, hiking, tennis or swimming Work at a Renaissance Fair Create a… read more >>

DIY Fold-A-Long Fox

Fox Fold-a-long cards are available as this month’s Adult Take & Make kit. (While supplies last.) Supplies Needed: Cardstock Pattern Glue Stick Envelope Scissors (not included) Directions Step 1. Cut out pattern. Step 2. Glue white fox silhouette to the middle fox. Step 3. Fold the first and third fox to the middle fox.  … read more >>

Learn “summer” signs in American Sign Language with Miss Jenni 

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Who’s ready for summer? Here are some materials to help you practice those summer signs.   Check out our catalog for books and e-books, through Hoopla or Libby, to learn more!:    –Summer Camp Critter Jitters by Jory John   –Bummer in the Summer by Dan Gutman  –Super Summer by Bruce Goldstone  –Duck and Goose Go the Beach by Tad… read more >>

Mometrix eLibrary for Job Seekers

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Let’s take a look at the newest online resource available to those looking for new jobs: Mometrix eLibrary.  This is a resource which will help people study for almost any required standardized test or career test that is available. You can prepare for a high school equivalency exam, studying for the GED or the HiSET. For those getting ready for college, there is study… read more >>

Wands at the Ready: It’s time to celebrate International Harry Potter Day!

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Calling all Potterheads! This is a day created and celebrated just for you! In 2012, British Prime Minister, David Cameron, declared May 2nd International Harry Potter Day! This date was chosen because 23 years ago on May 2, 1998 the Battle of Hogwarts was fought. In Cameron’s official statement announcing the new holiday he said… read more >>

Dial-A-Story May Menu

Check out the library’s exciting new service: Dial A Story! If you love story times and audiobooks or you want to participate in library programs but don’t have access to a computer, you can simply call our special phone number to hear recordings read by librarians and special guests.  We read picture books, chapter books, poetry, short stories,… read more >>

Educational Resources: Performing Arts

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Have you ever been interested in drama, dance, music, or theatre that involves performing in front of an audience? Performing arts allows children to explore their imagination and emotions, and fosters development in their own ability. Confidence, joy, self-expression, and brain growth are gained through performing arts. The performing arts helps people gain understanding and self-knowledge within society. The arts can be used to educate people about current conditions and… read more >>

Kentucky Derby Traditions 

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The Kentucky Derby: the most exciting two minutes in sports! However, for fans of this race, this is more than just two minutes. It is a month-long festival celebrating spring, otherwise known as the Kentucky Derby Festival. Marathons, boat races, parades, hot air balloons and more make up this time prior to the official derby day (which is always… read more >>