Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Summer Reading Celebration!

Yesterday we celebrated the close of out Summer Reading program for this year, and what a summer it has been! We had 58 children registered in the 3 to 6 age group, 59 children in the 7 to 11 age group and 17 youth in the 12 and up age group. That's 134 children, and each attended at least one of the 8 programs that were held! Several children attended them all. They started off with Aladdin and worked their way through Creatures of the Night, Mystery Theater and many other adventures. A lot of fun was had during those eight weeks, and over 1913 books were read!

Back to School!

In preparation for the new school year, the Mary H. Weir Public Library will present two workshops for local educators. These workshops will highlight library programs and resources that may supplement classroom learning. We will also preview library programs on the fall schedule. 

On Tuesday, August 14, we will focus on materials appropriate for the Elementary students. On Wednesday, August 15, we will focus on materials appropriate for Middle School and High School students. Both workshops will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and are designed to develop an awareness of newer library services and services less obvious to the casual library user. The workshops are free and open to anyone working with students

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Book Donation

In honor of  Sue Krukowski's retirement from the Hancock County school system, a series of children’s books has been donated to the library’s collection in her name. These books by Rob Scotton, famous for his Russell the Sheep Series, follow the adventures of Splat, a young black cat. The books donated include:

Splat the Cat: Good Night, Sleep Tight
Splat the Cat Sings Flat
Splat the Cat and the Duck with No Quack
Splat the Cat Takes the Cake
Love, Splat
Secret Agent Splat!
Splat the Cat
Splish, Splash, Splat!

In these books, Splat starts school, takes swimming lessons, solves a mystery, and shares a Valentine with someone special. Four of the titles are I Can Read books, designed for new readers. The books in the I Can Read Series have short sentences, familiar words and simple concepts to build confidence and independent reading. The library would like to thank Sue Krukowski and the Hancock County Schools for this generous donation that will benefit the children of our community!

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