Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Of Colorful Stories and Raising Flowers.

Small towns are a wonderful place to grow and learn. Sometimes a book signing becomes a reunion of sorts with family, friends, college buddies with local political favorites attending and purchasing your book.  Politics can be a hard road to travel; strong southern ideals, wisdom and serious humor are rampant in the new book written by Steve Flowers. This book is called Of Goats & Governors Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories.

Local historian and publisher of The Southern Star newspaper Joe Adams introduced Steve Flowers to the crowd. The Southern Star was one of the first newspapers to regularly run his weekly column. Steve's column is now read in over 60 papers.

Steve began his career in politics as a page in the Alabama Legislature at age 12 and worked

Reading is therapy and every dog has a story!

    We had the pleasure of having the therapy dogs visit us twice in one day. Both story hours had a wonderful time meeting these beautiful creatures. Both German Shepards were born with a sweet disposition and are actually father and son. Nothing like training a child in the ways of the world and how to be a model citizen of the therapy dog association.

Dogs are wonderful and always enjoy the book you choose.

Every young library patron had the chance to read to the dogs. This beautiful dog heard Dr. Seuss's

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Taste of S'mores and cookbook making

Every child, if given the chance, enjoys learning about cooking and choosing what to cook for the family. The cookbook craft chosen for the children to make included tons of easy snacks from the Taste of Home website. We had a difficult time deciding which recipes to add to the cookbook--there were so many choices! Our classes all agreed we made cool choices.

Basic family-friendly recipes were the choices of the day. These included things the children could

Friday, September 18, 2015

Bag O Jokes is a little brown bag of happiness.

Every child loves a great joke. Children hear, learn and tell others, especially if they find it funny.
Do you know what dog keeps the best time?.....A watch dog!...We bet you knew that once and we just helped you remember it again. Wait there's more....

What kind of paper makes you itch?....give up? The answer is scratch paper!

Everyone had a great time putting the jokes on a tongue depressor, joke on one side, answer on the

August Coloring Contest Winner

Another coloring contest has come and gone. Children's libraries can be busy places behind the scenes. We had 5 wonderful winners of the August coloring contest. Only one winner named Kaleb arrived to claim his prize. He got to choose a free book from our Children's Librarians free book collection. Kaleb also received a little brown bag of goodies like erasers, mini airplane and such.
Great job to everyone who turned in a color page.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Of Goats and Governors

The Ozark-Dale County Public Library and the 

Friends of the Library are pleased to invite you to a