Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tournament excitement and an Ancient Origins pre-release

This young man is the winner of the Prerelease Tourney. He is a really wonderful young man.
     My children played Pokemon and so did most of their friends. We had tons of the cards with the most beautiful character designs on them. Collecting the best deck with the most power is part of the process. Watching the children learn to

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Delightful D.M Raver imagions dragons.

     D. M. Raver came to Ozark and had a book signing during our Friends of the Library book sale. You couldn't have asked for a better book lovers event to meet potential readers. Meeting authors is a fun experience, you learn how they think and what drives them to write. Quite few times I have met authors and was personally reminded that I am on the correct path. Networking is a vital element in most every field and publishing is no different.  Danielle is a former Lisenby elementary teacher, quite a few of you will already know her from the when she worked in our local school system. Several other local authors had a chance to network with her as well.

Photo Credit: Danielle Raver

Squirrels, soldiers and Purple Hearts

      Value is measured sometimes in what we do for others, soldiers live this and sometimes we have no idea. My friend Micaela Bensko is the Vice President of Rebuilding America’s Warriors an organization whose mission is providing free reconstructive surgery to our troops returning from Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond. Micaela is the author of a beautiful book entitled The Soldier and The Squirrel, which is about a soldier who returns with a purple heart and severe injuries. We read this beautiful book during our story time.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Gifts, a Starfighter and higher powers

     Every gift has a story. Have you ever noticed the beautiful 6-  foot Star Wars Jedi Starfighter flying quietly in the children’s library? One of our patrons constructed the replica of Anakin Skywalker’s Starfighter from recycled and found materials. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Cakes, books and fundraising with friends!

A morning filled with books, beautiful friends, mouthwatering homemade cakes and fundraising. These friends work hard to help you get books for cheap; some of those books were free. 

Always check the sign outside when you're driving past so you don't miss something you want to attend. We ALWAYS post the Friends of the Library Book Sale dates and times. We have it posted to Facebook, Twitter and our website as well.

Colorful elephants and lasagna noodle prints.

Did you know there is a book about a fish who had a hat? We read the book while having popsicles to cool us all off from the last wave of the summer heat before school starts. This is not my hat is by New York Times #1 bestselling author Jon Klassen. Winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal. Ozark-Dale County Public Library is widely known for keeping Caldecott and Newberry books on hand. Please check the card catalog to make sure the one you're interested in is available. 

Coming to terms with using the side of a lasagna noodle to make a print.
The early story time children had a great group of troopers who learned how to use an everyday object such as a lasagna noodle to make a print. They had a wonderful time learning to cut better, carefully use glue and paint with several different sizes of noodles.

 None of the children in the story time had ever seen this book before but they all enjoyed it very much.