Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New Computers

There are two new computers in the Youth Services department ready for use just in time for the Summer Reading Program.  The machines are pre-loaded with games (no more CDs in and out!)  Everything from Dora and Sesame Street to USA geography and make your own music.  They even have stories and movies that you can read or watch.  Age range is from preschool through 6th grade.  The computers are not attached to the web so there is no need for an Internet card on file.

The graphics are fantastic!  Each has a splitter so that an adult and child can work together with headphones like they did on our Teaching computer.  One program has a mouse tutorial to help little ones become comfortable with click/drag/drop.  Menus are so easy to navigate.  Programs and menus are audio supported. 

Stop in soon to try out these incredible machines! 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


How often are people excited to receive "bugs" in the mail?  We are!  Our first shipment of painted lady butterfly larvae has arrived at the Library and now resides in my office window.  For caterpillars they are pretty cute.  

Come in often to watch them grow and change!  While you are here, be sure to check out a book about butterflies.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Butterflies! Butterflies!

Spring looks like it has finally arrived!  Due to the cold weather we have had this month, we ordered our butterfly larvae shipment a little later than past years.  Now we are happy to report that the first shipment should arrive sometime between the 15th and 19th with the second shipment one a week later.

Each year it is fascinating to watch the larvae grow, spin, and emerge as beautiful painted ladies.  What a miracle!  One can even notice larvae growth from the time the library opens to closing time.  

The habitat will be on view in my office window in the Library Annex during Library business hours.  Be sure to come in often during mid April to the first part of May so you can see all the changes that occur. 

After the butterflies hatch we will release them into the wild.  Maybe you will see one of them in your backyard this summer!