The library will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.
Summer Hours begin at the library on Tuesday, May 29th. Summer Hours are: Monday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Pick a day during Summer Reading Program Registration Week to come to the library to register and create a terrific craft or enjoy a special activity. Come in any time between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to participate (you can only participate in the registration activities once). Friday, May 25th: “Painting Like Van Gogh” (using shaving cream & watercolors to paint). Tues., May 29th: “Aliens & Space Creatures” (create creatures with paint, straws & spin art machine), Wed, May 30th: “Orbitz” (create a planet with paint), Thursday, May 31st: “POP In & Register” (play the Comet Game and leave with a bag of popcorn), Friday, June 1st: “Haunted Paper Projects” (Make a mask, haunted village, or other projects). 🙂
The library has recently purchased a “Cricut Expresson” electronic cutter that is available for library patrons to use. This easy-to-use machine makes it a snap to make things like: cards, displays, scrapbook pages, signs, and labels. It can accommodate materials from cardstock to paper to vinyl. The library will have a variety of cartridges available (each cartridge has many designs on it). You may bring in your own materials with you to cut. Or, the library will have some decorative sheets of paper available for you to purchase. Please be sure to give us a call if you have any questions (946-2512). 🙂
Registration for the library’s 2012 Summer Reading Program is coming up May 25th-June 1st. This year’s theme is: “Dream Big READ!”
Attached is a brochure that has dates, times and descriptions of the many exciting events that are planned throughout this year’s program. Judy (the library’s Youth Services Librarian) is visiting area schools this week, handing out these same brochures to the kids.We will also have extra brochures at the library available if you need one.
Be sure to check out the “CC LibraryKidz Zone” blog for updates at: cclibrarykidzzone.blogspot.com/
There will be lots of surprises and plenty of fun involved, so be sure to register!
“Where the Wild Things Are” illustrator and author Maurice Sendak passed away today, at the age of 83. His wonderfully illustrated book, that follows the adventure of a boy named Max, has delighted readers of all ages for many years. Be sure to stop by and check out the “Where the Wild Things” book or DVD (or one of Mr. Sendak’s other books).
New Books and Audio Books! (5/8/2012)
“Beginner’s Goodbye” by Anne Tyler
“The Book of Dreams: by T. Davis Bunn
“Calico Joe” by John Grisham
“Come Home” by Lisa Scottoline”
“Family Corleone” by Ed Falco
“Giver” by Lois Lowry
“Hearts Frontier” by Lori Copeland
“Inn at Angel Island” by Thomas Kinkade
“Portrait of a Spy” by Daniel Silva
“The Sea Witch” by Stephen Coonts
“Vicious Cycle” by Terri Blackstock
“What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets” by Michael Sandel
“Wind Through the Keyhole” by Stephen King
“Witness” by Nora Roberts
“11th Hour” by James Patterson
“Big Miss My Years Coaching Tiger Woods” (audio book) by Hank Haney
“Another Piece of My Heart” (audio book) by Jane Green
Be sure to check out our “Books 2 Movies” book display when you come in. There are many great books that have inspired movies! 🙂
Rosalie Lippincott was the special guest speaker at the April Lone Tree Readers Book Discussion Group meeting. The book that was discussed was Bob Green’s book entitled “Once Upon a Town: the Miracle of the North Platte Canteen”. Mrs. Lippincott spoke about her experiences as a volunteer at the canteen.
In search of “the best America there ever was,” bestselling author and award-winning journalist Bob Greene finds it in a small Nebraska town few people pass through today—a town where Greene discovers the echoes of the most touching love story imaginable: a love story between a country and its sons.
During World War II, American soldiers from every city and walk of life rolled through North Platte, Nebraska, on troop trains en route to their ultimate destinations in Europe and the Pacific. The tiny town, wanting to offer the servicemen warmth and support, transformed its modest railroad depot into the North Platte Canteen.
Every day of the year, every day of the war, the Canteen—staffed and funded entirely by local volunteers—was open from five a.m. until the last troop train of the day pulled away after midnight. Astonishingly, this remote plains community of only 12,000 people provided welcoming words, friendship, and baskets of food and treats to more than six million GIs by the time the war ended.
In this poignant and heartwarming eyewitness history, based on interviews with North Platte residents and the soldiers who once passed through, Bob Greene tells a classic, lost-in-the-mists-of-time American story of a grateful country honoring its brave and dedicated sons.
The library has copies of the book available, if you would like to check one out. We also have a DVD entitled “The Canteen Spirit” which has also had good reviews by library patrons.
In celebration of “Children’s Book Week“, the library is having a book sale May 7th-12th. New books will be available to purchase for $5, to donate to the library or for the purchase for a favorite child. 🙂 Our goal is to have at least 100 books purchased.
Special sales prices are being provided by Duane Munson (a book publisher representative and advocate of children’s literacy and reading). Thanks Duane! 🙂
Joyce Clayton Wins National Library Week Gift Basket
Congratulations to Joyce Clayton, the winner of the gift basket in the library’s recent “National Library Week” prize drawing!
We had so many entries in the drawing, that we decided to give away another prize. Congratulations to Don and Verna Zoucha for winning JA Jance’s current hardcover book “Left for Dead” and a library keepsake mug! 🙂
Don & Verna Zoucha Win Prizes in National Library Week Prize Drawing!