Friday, July 17, 2009

Fond Farewell

Late this afternoon, our albino guinea pig, Sugar, passed away.  We will always remember her red eyes, bad hair days, and "pop corning" jumps.  She has given us a number of years of companionship and fun with her unique personality.  Zipper and all the rest of us will remember her with fondness.  Good-bye, Sugar, we will miss you.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Addition to Whales of Fun

For those of you who like to listen to your stories as you read the book, try out our Whales of Fun books. They are the hanging bags on the white cart. We just added a new one with a book and CD: In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Summer Reading Program 2009 is Counting Down!

Well readers, it has been an exciting time this summer as we READ on the WIld Side.  We have had great Thursdays Events sponsored by the Weyerhaeuser Company, read TONS of interesting books, and watched the animals cross the bulletin board to the watering hole.

Now we have only two weeks left!!!!

Have you checked the progress your school is making to the goal set by your teachers and principal?  Will I be visiting your school this fall with a brand new trophy for your school library?

How are you doing at reaching the goal you set in June?  With all the fun things to do this summer it is easy to let our reading slide a bit, so be sure you know how much more you need to read to get your shirt at the Awards Program!  I want to hand out lots of prizes and shirts!!!!

If you have enjoyed seeing the pictures on the blog, tell your friends!  Ms. Lou has been trying to get postings done each week so that we can re-visit the fun we had at each event.  Not only that, but you can let Grandmas, Grandpas, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends in other cities see what you have been doing this summer at the Library.  Just give them the link to the library website and tell them to click on Ms. Lou's blog.

Be sure to send me comments as well.  Put "Ms. Lou's Blog" in the subject field so I will know it is from one of my library friends.  I would love to hear what you would say about our postings!

Silly Safaris Brings Wild fun!

Silly Safaris brought some very unusual wild animals to the Lincoln Public Library this week. Amazon John introduced some of his animals to the young readers and parents while filling us in on how nature sometimes does not co-mingle well with humans.  Through his program he stressed that animals have certain features to protect them in the wild which do not make them great "pets" to have at home.

His animals come to the Safari as abandoned or abused animals and are used in programs to educate children and adults alike.  This very funny and kid friendly program had readers screaming with excitement and pleasure!  We had such an interesting hour of laughs and learning.  Readers were encouraged to take a closer look and even touch the animals under the guidance of Amazon John and parents.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer Reading Program 2009 Passes Half Way Point

It just does not seem possible that Summer Reading Program 2009 is past the half way mark!  How are you doing at reaching your goal so that you will have one of our fashionable READ on the Wild Side shirts?  Check your log to see how much you still need to go...then hit those books after an afternoon of fun in the sun!

This Thursday our Event will be Silly Safaris.  They have promised us some wild animal fun for all ages.  Call 732-5732 and reserve your spot today.

Be sure to thank Cindy, Marlene, and Aliscia for all their hard work checking your logs, handing out prizes, and finding that special book you are just itching to read.  I bet the girls at the circulation desk would also appreciate a thank you for checking out and in all your selections.

We have certainly had a great summer with all the Thursday events, special story times and crafts, as well as the fun decorating.  Just wait till you see the top reader prizes!

See you at the Library soon!