Recently I came across an interesting title when working on a book order. The title screamed out at me I’m Trying to Love Spiders! The words love and spider in close proximity to each other? How can that be? Of course, my interest was piqued. I ordered it and had almost forgotten about it until … Continue reading Spinning a spider storytime
With Mother's Day this past Sunday and Father's Day right around the corner (June 21 for those keeping track!), I thought I'd write a bit about celebrating parents. It seems like plain, common sense that parents are important in a child's life. Parents birth you, feed you, change your diapers, protect you... basically keep … Continue reading Celebrating Parents
UPDATE from Youth Services Staff: The "Under the Stars" program at Macon County Public Library has been rescheduled due to the rain and thunderstorms that are forecast for Thursday evening, March 12. It will now be held on Thursday, March 26 at 7 PM. Consequently, Science Club will be at 7 PM that day (instead of … Continue reading Live Long and Prosper
This week (Sept. 21-27) is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Every year, the American Library Association collects reports of attempts to ban or challenge books in classrooms, schools, and public libraries in order to study censorship and raise awareness. Check out the Top Ten Challenged Books lists of the 21st … Continue reading fREADom- Celebrate the Right to Read
By Amy Do you believe in magic? My daughter does (she's 5)! She loves stories about fairies and mermaids. She still asks me sometimes, “Mom, when will I get my fairy wings so I can fly?” Her grandmother bought her a “magic wand” for Christmas. She waved it in the air and said some magic … Continue reading Tell a Fairy Tale
By Amy Despite how badly I want to make all the jokes, you won't find any Boy George here! And I'm not just saying that to make you cry! The Culture Club is a new program at Macon County Public Library. Parents of the some of the littlest library patrons mentioned that it would be … Continue reading Culture Club
By Ellen The snow is gone and the air is warm. Finally! April showers bring May flowers. It’s the time of year when many people enjoy gardening. Some people garden alone and some people garden with their families. Most children love the gardening experience-especially preschool and elementary-aged children. They love the fact that they have … Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow?