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Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
At The Library (09/24/14)
I don't know about anyone else but I would enjoy having more weekends like this last one! As I have mentioned in past articles I look forward to this time of year because of the cooler yet comfortable temperatures and the leaves beautiful colors. This October, I will be...
At The Library (09/10/14)
What a gorgeous weekend! The days were sunny and warm and cool at night. I was able to attend the Heart & Sole dance recital on Sunday at the Community Center. It was a delight to sit in the audience and be mesmerized by the costumes, music, and the talented dancers. It took me back to my younger days when I too learned how to tap, do ballet, and acrobatics. Way to go dancers!...
At the Library (08/27/14)
The students are back to school and it's always an adjustment for me. I miss them sitting at the computers, coloring at the coloring table, sharing new books with everyone, hearing giggles and squeals in the playhouse, etc. But now it's time to start planning library programs for our youth...
At The Library (08/13/14)
There are several "R's" I would like to pursue. They are reading, relaxing, and remembering all the good times and nice people I have met while working at the library. My last day will be October 1. Now for the rest of the library story. The Pre-school Story Time will continue to meet on Tuesdays from 10:30 -- 11:00 a.m. Join me for stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts...
At the Library (07/16/14)
I would like to thank Linda, Karissa, and the other Sanford Museum staff for once again partnering with the library for our "FIZZ, BOOM, READ!" program. The audience enjoyed all the programs that were presented at the Museum. I would also like to thank the Friends of the Library for their continued support of our summer reading programs. Reading is such an important skill in everyone's life and your financial help has allowed our library to offer free programs to our young patrons...
At The Library (06/18/14)
"Fizz, Boom, Read!" has officially begun! If you haven't had a chance to sign up yet, there's still time. Just call the Cherokee Public Library at 712-225-3498 or stop in to get signed up. One hundred forty-three want-to-be scientists came to the Sanford Museum on Tuesday, June 10 from 10:30 -- 11:30 a.m. ...
At The Library (06/04/14)
What do you think of when someone says the word "scientist"? Do you have an image of a man or woman in a white lab coat who wears thick- lensed glasses whose hair looks as though it has not been combed since elementary school? And what about those strange noises coming from the lab ,like "FIZZ, BOOM, POP". It makes one want to see what is going on. Right?...
At the Library (05/21/14)
I hope everyone got out and enjoyed the gorgeous weekend. I was able to go outside and watch our Baltimore Orioles, Goldfinches, squirrels, bees, and our dog playing "catch me if you can" with each other. I liked seeing the trees full of blossoms, the garden seeds popping out of the ground, and just being outside without a coat...
At the Library (05/07/14)
I must say we have talented students in Cherokee! I had a chance to go to the art show at WIT last week. The art work these students did was amazing and what a wonderful way to share their works with the community. Way to go everyone. Another group of students I enjoyed during the school year were those who attended the Wednesday early out programs at the library. ...
At The Library (04/11/14)
A couple of weeks ago I had an opportunity to go to a workshop on "Developing the Literacy Ability of 3 - 5 year olds." The presenter did an excellent job of sharing several programs available for parents and caregivers who read to this group of children. Also, because of an increase in children going to caregivers, libraries will do even more outreach programs...
At The Library (03/12/14)
The sun is shining and the temperature is more spring like today. Hip, Hip, Hooray! Only nine more days until Spring. Last month at our early out program, boys and girls enjoyed playing a couple of new indoor games called "Thin Ice" and "Pom-Pom Curling". ...
At The Library (02/14/14)
Let the games begin! That's exactly what the boys and girls did at last Wednesday's Bunch Program. After eating their snack and sharing some jokes and riddles with each other, they were challenged to complete three, new, Olympic games. The first event was called "Javelin Straw."...
At The Library (01/29/14)
The final program in January will be today from 2:45 -- 3:45 p.m. We will be learning how to use shadow puppets to tell a story. Be sure to ride the IC bus to the library. I'm sure everyone is ready for some warmer weather. I know I am. Since there are only a few days left in January I'd like to share what will be happening at the library during February...
At The Library (01/15/14)
What an interesting winter we have had so far! The temperatures have been up and down and all around. But for the most part the roads have not been bad for traveling. Not that I'm complaining but where is all the snow? At the library we have been reading stories, acting out rhymes, singing songs, and making crafts that help us remember what fun we can have in the snow. We've even had snowball games in the library...
At The Library (12/19/13)
Deck the library with children's creations. Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la. The boys and girls have been helping decorate the library with some crafts they have made during story time and other library programs. So stop in at the library and see how they have decorated the playhouse, and the story time door...
At The Library (12/05/13)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. I'm sure your calendars are filling up fast with all the holiday events. I'd like to share the programs our library will be having during the month of December. I know that during the holidays many people have company. Guests are welcome to come with you to any of the programs during December. Children age three and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult...
At The Library (11/21/13)
My goodness! This month seems to be flying by! Next Thursday is Thanksgiving already. We have been having fun at the library programs doing Thanksgiving activities, crafts, and learning new games that we can play that do not require a computer. "Roll a Turkey" was a dice game the boys and girls played this month. ...
At The Library (11/07/13)
I am watching it rain/snow as I am writing this column and I'm glad that last week's Hallowe'eners did not have to contend with this weather. Fortunately, it is still warm enough to melt as soon as it hits the ground. If anyone likes to keep track of the first snow date of the year you can mark November 5 for 2013...
At the Library (10/24/13)
I'm so excited to share some new books that have just arrived and are ready for check out. Before I do I would like to remind the boys and girls of our two library programs which will be held on Wednesday, October 23 and October 30 from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. The children will need to put on their detective hats for October 23 because we have a mystery to solve at the library...
At The Library (09/12/13)
We had ten people attend our first Wednesday's Bunch program last week. We introduced and played some new board games that two volunteers brought for the children. Pictureka!, a card game, Scrabble Slam, 2 Zingo games, a memory game, and the card game version of Pictureka! The boys and girls got to try each game if they wanted to. ...
At The Library (08/29/13)
This is one of my favorite times of the year. I get to savor the taste of home grown tomatoes, sweet corn, green beans, peppers, and cantaloupe thanks to a husband who has a green thumb. My favorite produce is cantaloupe. Or is it called a muskmelon? Whatever you call it I like the melon with a ribbed, rough rind and aromatic orange flesh...
At the Library (08/15/13)
I saw duct tape here, duct tape there, duct tape, duct tape everywhere. This last weekend I went to the Marcus Fair and was amazed at all the creative ways of using duct tape. There were wallets, purses, jewelry, and I even saw a dress made out of duct tape...
At The Library (07/18/13)
I would like to thank Linda, Kerisa, and the other Sanford Museum staff for once again partnering with the library for our "Dig Into Reading" program. The audience enjoyed all the programs that were presented at the Museum. The last program at the museum was "Rick the Magician." He wowed everyone with his amazing magic and had some fun with the teachers and some students at the end of the program. ...
At The Library (06/06/13)
AWESOME is the word that describes our new Early Learning Computers in the children's department. All of the programs are educational and pre-schoolers to fourth graders can have fun learning a new skill or sharpen their current skills through games, songs, and hands on activities. These computers are not connected to the internet and they cover math, science, social studies, reading, writing, and music/art...
At The Library (05/09/13)
I enjoyed the Kids First Conference in Urbandale last week. The sessions I attended were very good. However, there were other sessions I know I would have enjoyed as well. I also found every speaker interesting and truly pumped up about libraries, librarians, and reading...
At The Library (04/25/13)
I am pleased to say that my ankle surgery was a success. I feel like I have a new leg. I gladly gave up being the bionic woman. Did someone say there was a dance contest somewhere? I'd like to thank Sara Sutter for writing an article about the Young Adult Book Club a couple of weeks ago. ...
At The Library (03/14/13)
Did anyone look up "torpor" in the dictionary? According to Laura, our conservation lady, it means not moving or feeling. Animals that hibernate are torpor in the winter months. One of the best books for looking up meanings of words is of course the dictionary. We can use a book or the internet to access this information. We have both at the library...
At the Library (02/28/13)
Wouldn't you know it! The weather up until last Thursday has not been too bad during the month of February. Of course that's when we had two youth programs scheduled. Fortunately, the weather held off so that nine children and adults were able to enjoy a presentation about winter animals by Laura Kohn...
At the Library (02/14/13)
There are times when I sit down to write this article and I wonder what I can share that is new and exciting at the library. Well we have a new program that will kick off this month. It's a Young Adult Book Lovers Book Club. Sara Sutter and Briana White would like to invite students that are in sixth grade and up to bring a book you are currently reading to the Cherokee Public Library. ...
At the Library (01/31/13)
What an interesting winter we have had so far! The temperatures have been up and down and all around. But for the most part the roads have not been bad for traveling. Not that I'm complaining but where is all the snow? At the library we have been reading stories, acting out rhymes, singing songs, and making crafts that help us remember what fun we can have in the snow. We will be having more winter fun during the month of February which is just around the corner...
At the Library (01/17/13)
It's that time of the year when I get to share with you some new books we have at the library. I will begin with the board books, which are for children ages 0 to 5. 'Llama, Llama Wakey- Wake', and 'Llama, Llama Nighty-Night' are great books to share with your children...
At The Library (01/03/13)
I am writing my last article for this year. As I reminisce about the year of 2012 at the library, I remember how excited the children were to take part in our Summer Reading Program. I had one boy read close to four hundred books. Way to go Evan!...
At The Library (12/06/12)
I know Thanksgiving and November are gone, but I'd like to take this opportunity to let our patrons know how much I appreciate all those who have volunteered their time and talents to help with our programs and activities at the library. I am also thankful for book donations the children's department has received throughout the year. ...
At The Library (11/26/12)
I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving. Since this is the time to share what we are thankful for I'd like to take this opportunity to let our patrons know how much I appreciate all those who have volunteered their time and talents to help with programs and activities at the library. ...
At The Library (11/08/12)
After preschool story time recently, the mothers and I were discussing the month of November. We all agreed that there are lots of Halloween and Christmas songs to go along with those holidays, but there weren't very many for Thanksgiving. The only one I could think of was "Over the River and Through the Woods." How about you? Can you think of any Thanksgiving songs?...
At the Library (10/11/12)
Happy Fall to All. One of my favorite things to do during this season is to shuffle through a pile of leaves and hear the sound of the leaves crunch under my feet. I can't help but smile when I see the leaves shower the sidewalk with all the different colors of fall...
At the Library (09/13/12)
As I mentioned in my last article, it has been rather quiet in the children's department since the beginning of school. Everyone is getting back into a routine where they are learning new things, seeing old friends, and participating in activities before and after school. I hope part of your routine will include the Cherokee Public Library and the programs we have to offer...
At the Library (08/30/12)
Do you remember how awesome and proud you felt as you watched the first United States astronaut, Neil Armstrong, walk on the moon as commander of the Apollo 11 space flight on July 20, 1969? Or how about his famous quote, "This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Last Saturday, Aug. ...
At the Library (08/16/12)
What a busy summer this has been! Swimming, ballgames, the Rodeo, RAGBRAI, Cherokee and Marcus Fairs and family reunions have kept all of us hopping. If you're looking for a place to relax, mosey on down to the Cherokee Public Library and check out our new books, DVDs, magazines, books on CD, and use our computers. We have something for everyone...
At The Library (08/02/12)
Did anyone do a little dance when we got rain last Saturday? I know I did! It was also great to have some cooler temperatures for a couple of days. Tuesday was the last preschool story time for the summer. I will take a break during August and story time will begin again on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Be sure to stop by the library to check out books, magazines, puzzles, and dvds to take home and enjoy...
At the Library (07/06/12)
Just a quick recap of the "Dream Big . . . Read" programs at the Sanford Museum - On June 2,5 Linda Burkhart shared some wonderful stories about how the Native Americans named some of the constellations we see in the night sky. After her stories each child was given materials to make a bear claw necklace to take home. Some boys and girls brought their reading logs to the program and received a prize for what they had read so far. Keep reading boys and girls!...
At the Library (06/21/12)
One hundred sixteen dreamers of all sizes and ages attended the kick-off program, "Dream Big . . . READ," library program on Tuesday, June 19 at the Sanford Museum. Laura Kohn, the naturalist from the Cherokee County Conservation office, shared many interesting facts about bats. When she said they should invite bats to the next BBQ they might have the boys and girls looked at her like they didn't think that was such a good idea...
At the Library (06/07/12)
The pre-school story time will meet on Tuesday June 12 and 26 at the library from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 there will be no story time but be sure to join us at the Sanford Museum to help kick-off our summer reading program. All ages are welcome...
At the Library (05/24/12)
I hope all moms had a special day with their family and friends on Mother's Day. I know I sure did. I am still enjoying my beautiful bouquet of cut flowers from Tom and his family, a special message from Bob, and a dream catcher to hang on the wall above my piano from Joe and Boomer...
At The Library (05/10/12)
May is such a busy month! There is a lot to celebrate with Mother's Day, Graduation, Memorial Day, and the last day of school. So I'm sure calendars are covered with places to go and things to do. Don't forget to mark your calendars for the library programs the library is having this month...
At the Library (04/27/12)
This month has flown by awfully fast. We've had a full and fun month at the library. During National Library Week prizes were given and special programs were offered for youth and adults alike. Congratulations to the winners in the youth department Javanni Wilkins, Madison Daum, Ben Hart, Hazzard Guthrie, and Mattison Lugar...
At the Library (04/12/12)
The Children's Department had a special guest on Thursday, March 29, the Easter Bunny. Flashes of camera lights were going off as parents took pictures of their children greeting and talking to the Easter Bunny. Each child received an egg filled with candy egg from the Easter Bunny. ...
At the Library (03/29/12)
Well, spring is finally here. I've seen flocks of geese flying overhead and robins hopping on the lawn. Yeah! Speaking of hopping. The Easter Bunny will be hopping by to visit with children at the Cherokee Public Library Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m. They will receive a special egg with a surprise inside and make an Easter craft to take home. Parents don't forget your cameras. All ages are welcome...
At the Library (03/15/12)
You can tell the boys and girls are on Spring Break. The computers are being used for games, facebook, e-mail, etc. Every once in a while you hear a squeal of glee as the boys and girls discover the playhouse, puzzles, the lego table, and lots of books to read. The parents are enjoying visiting with other parents as their children enjoy the library...
At The Library (03/01/12)
As I was shelving books today, the title of a book caught my eye, When Will It Be Spring?. I'm sure everyone has been asking this question. The good news it is only 20 days until the first day of spring. Do you have cabin fever? If so, take a stroll on down to the Cherokee Public Library and check out our new books, dvds, and magazines...
At the Library (02/16/12)
I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day! Just a reminder. The library will be closed on Feb. 20 for President's Day. Our "Love Your Library?" program on Monday was attended by nine boys and girls. They had fun making a 3-2-1 cupcake in the microwave, frosting it, and of course eating it. Then they played a game called "toss the Lincolns."...
At The Library (02/02/12)
Does anyone know how many days until the first day of Spring? I know it's been a really mild winter so far and I really haven't been counting down the days like I usually do. According to the countdown widget on the internet it is forty-six days until Spring...
At The Library (01/26/12)
There's no doubt about it, Old Man Winter has arrived! In spite of the cold and icy weather a few children were able to come to the library and discover new ways to tell a fairy tale during our "New Twist on Fairy Tales" program on Monday, January 23...
At the Library (01/19/12)
Hip Hip Hooray for getting to the middle of January with very little snow on the ground! I hope the weather holds out so boys and girls can come to the library on Monday, January 23 from 3:45 -- 4:45 p.m. and discover some "New Twists on Old Fairy Tales". ...
At the Library (01/12/12)
I hope everyone's New Year has started off great. Mary Jo is off for a few weeks, so I said I would be glad to write some articles while she was recuperating. We've had record breaking warm temperatures and not much snow. It makes you wonder what other records will be broken this year...
At The Library (01/05/12)
What a great time we had at the Cherokee Public Library during the Christmas break!!! Tuesday, twelve boys and girls came to the library to make some fancy snowflakes to help decorate the library. The first snowflake they made used only q-tips, waxed paper and glue. Each person made two snowflakes. One was for the library and one was to take home...
At the Library (12/22/11)
JoJo, our library shelf elf, has enjoyed meeting and listening to all the boys and girls who have come to the library during December. He asked to share a few things with the children before he goes back to Santa on Dec. 24. First, his favorite color is red. Second, his favorite food is Christmas pizza...
At the Library (12/08/11)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. My boys and their families weren't able to make it home for the holidays since they live so far away and they never know what the weather will do. So Joe and I went to our brother-in-laws for a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal. If you've ever had a Chocolate Raspberry pie, you know what I'm talking about. As usual, I ate more than I should have...
At the Library (11/28/11)
What a great crowd we had for Rick Eugene, the balloon/magician man! There were forty-five children and parents who were amazed at the tricks, illusions, and balloon animals made by Rick. Before the program he pulled books about magic tricks off our shelves in the children's and adult's section to share with the audience as he did his tricks.He even showed them how some of the tricks were done. ...
At The Library (11/10/11)
Last week I went to a workshop for our upcoming 2012 Summer Reading Program, DREAM BIG, READ! It's always fun to get together with other youth librarians and see what they are doing. We paged through our manual, enjoyed doing special activities, and got to be kids again! We played Jeopardy to help guide us through the manual. ...
At the Library (10/27/11)
Can you believe the beautiful fall weather? I see the farmers working hard to harvest their crops as I drive to and from work. I've always wondered what it would be like to ride in one of the huge combines. Would it be noisy? Would it be bumpy? Well, one of these last weekends I got to ride in a combine. To my surprise, it was not nearly as loud as I thought it would be and the ride was much smoother...
At the Library (10/13/11)
It's great to see the boys and girls at our pre-school story time again. This weekly program is held every Tuesday from 10:30 ñ 11 a.m. for children who are three, four, or five years old. Come and enjoy the fun as we listen to stories, songs, rhymes, and make simple crafts. The dates for October story time is October 4, 11, 18, and 25...
At the Library (09/29/11)
It's great to see the boys and girls at our pre-school story time again. This weekly program is held every Tuesday from 10:30 -- 11 a.m. for children who are three, four, or five years old. Come and enjoy the fun as we listen to stories, songs, rhymes, and make simple crafts. The dates for October story time is Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25...
At the Library (09/15/11)
Wasn't this last weekend beautiful? Eight more months of this kind of weather would be fine with me. As I mentioned in my last article, it has been rather quiet in the children's department since the beginning of school. Everyone is getting back into a routine where they are learning new things, seeing old friends, and participating in activities before and after school...
Children's Library Corner (09/01/11)
Shhhh!! Did you hear that? Are those little feet making their way to the children's department upstairs? Are those squeals of excitement as each child finds their favourite book to read or proudly puts the last piece of a puzzle in place? Did you see all those lego statues and sculptures looming high in the sky? Did you see the older boys and girls smiling as they find the next book in a series on the shelf? Did you see the parents and their children enjoying a board game or three? These are just some of the sights and sounds I miss at the library.The time will come soon as September rolls in when I'll hear these familiar sounds and grin.. ...
At the Library (08/18/11)
Has anyone heard of the Westernaires? This last weekend, thirty-five high school riders and horses galloped into the horse arena at the Marcus Fair and gave an awesome performance. There were 'oohs and aahs' as riders jumped from one side of the horse to the other and stood on two galloping horses with one leg on each horse as the rider straddled several firelit poles...
At the Library (08/04/11)
Summer is almost over and school is just around the corner. I'd like to invite everyone to stop by the library and take a look at the pictures in the "One World, Many Stories" scrapbook created by Christy. Then spend a little more time looking through the past summer reading program scrapbooks. They can be found on the fourth shelf of the parent's section in the children's department...
At the Library : Summer reading program a hit (07/21/11)
Give yourself a pat on the back if you participated in the One World, Many Stories summer reading program. Fortunately, the rainy weather did not discourage one hundred three people from coming to see Mr. Twister for the summer reading program finale...
At the Library (07/07/11)
On Tuesday, June 28 seventy-four boys, girls, and adults met at the Sanford Museum and traveled to Russia with Nancy Reuter as part of our "One World, Many Stories" summer reading program. They learned that Russia is the largest country in the world and that the color red, which means "beautiful", is an important color in Russia...
At The Library (06/23/11)
Last Friday one hundred seventy people came to the Sanford Museum to kick-off the Summer Reading Program with Kay Neumann and her "Birds of Prey." She shared that as a volunteer through an organization called S.O.A.R. she helps nurse and rehabilitate injured birds back to good health so they can be released back into their natural habitat. However, some birds will not be released because of their injuries...
At the Library (06/09/11)
Just a reminder that there will be no pre-school story time on Tuesdays during June and July. You are welcome to come to the Summer Reading Program, which is for three year olds to sixth graders. My last news article mentioned going on a scavenger hunt with Flat Stanley. Flat Stanley is a character in a book who became as flat as a pancake after an unexpected accident. At first he did not like his new look...
At the Library (05/26/11)
As the school year ends, so does the Tuesday's pre-school story time at the Cherokee Public Library. The children, their parents and/or grandparents, and I have enjoyed sharing stories, acting out rhymes and finger plays, creating works of art, and starting a rhythm band. Story time will begin again after Labor Day weekend...
At the Library (05/12/11)
When you hear the name Don Knotts what do you remember? The first thing I think of is the paranoid hypochondriac character he played on the Andy Griffith show, Barney Fife. Last week I attended a Library Jamboree in Storm Lake and learned that Don Knotts got his start in comedy when he served in the military. The military recognized his talent for making people laugh and put him in the entertainment corps...
At the Library (04/28/11)
It's hard to believe that school will be over in less than a month. The month of May is filled with special end of the year projects. It is also a time to remember our mothers and those who will graduate. The Cherokee Public Library will continue to have pre-school Story Time on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. -- 11 a.m. The last story time will be Tuesday, May 24...
At The Library (04/14/11)
Hello from your hop-a-long children's librarian. The ankle is mending and it's great to be back at the library. I'd like to thank Mary Jo and the staff for all they did to keep the children's department going during my absence. Also, I'd like to thank all those who sent cards, flowers, called, and offered prayers. It meant a lot to me...
At the Library (02/10/11)
The other day as I was driving home from work I saw two sundogs. They looked like two short horizontal rainbows on each side of the sun. My first thought was, "Our weather is going to get colder". Sure enough the frigid temps have arrived. The good news is by Thursday it is suppose to warm up. Yeah. Until then be sure to bundle up when you go outside...
At the Library (01/27/11)
The warming trend this week is a welcome change. It makes you feel like you'd like to get out of the house and go do something. So come join us at the library as we continue with our programs for the youth. Preschool Story Time for three to five year old children meet every Tuesday from 10:30 -- 11 a.m. for stories, actions rhymes, rhythm activities, and crafts. The first Tuesday of February is coming soon. So don't forget to turn the page on your calendars...
At The Library (01/13/11)
Come explore the treasures of our Cherokee Public Library - books. One treasure discovered last week during the Tuesday pre-school story time was Where's My Teddy by Jez Alborough. It was a treat to watch the children's faces light up as they listened and reacted to the story about a little boy named Eddie who had lost his teddy named Freddie. The rhyming continues as Eddie enters the forest and finds his teddy, Freddie...
At the Library (12/30/10)
December thirty-first we will turn the page on our calendars and welcome in the new year of 2011. But, before we do let's go back and say good-bye to the months of 2010. Good-bye to January's snow and frost. Good-bye to February and its valentine hearts. Good-bye to March winds and April rains and good-bye to May's daisy chains...
At The Library (12/16/10)
I'd say Old Man Winter has arrived! This is the time of the year when schedules and programs at the library might be rescheduled or cancelled. Several ways to obtain this information include tuning into KCHE (92.1 FM) for announcements and updates, checking the library's facebook page on our website, or calling the library at 225-3498...
At The Library (12/02/10)
Ready for some holiday fun? Try saying these tongue twisters three times . . . fast. Twister #1: Bobby brings bright bells. Twister #2: Santa's sleigh slides on slick snow. How did you do? Ready for some more? Come upstairs to the youth department at the Cherokee Public Library and discover a list of four more tongue twisters...
At the Library (11/18/10)
Hasn't the fall weather been amazing. A lot of sunshine and just a little bit of snow has graced our area. I've heard people say this winter is going to be as harsh as last year and others say it is going to be mild. I'm hoping for the milder version...
At the Library (11/04/10)
Wow! Can you believe the beautiful weather we are having this fall? Keep it coming is all I can say. I promised to share more information from the ILA conference in this article, but I wanted to let everyone know what's happening at the library during the month of November so you can mark your calendars...
At the Library (10/21/10)
Last week Judy and I went to the ILA (Iowa Library Association) annual conference in Coralville, Iowa. The theme was "Hard Times, Hard Decisions." And right now I'm having a hard time making a decision about what to share with you. There was so much interesting information shared at each session and I would like to share them all. However, I have decided to divide the sessions and write about a couple in the next several library columns...
At the Library (10/07/10)
Isn't this great weather? Last year the weatherman was telling us to look out for the white stuff. Hopefully, the farmers will be able to get their crops in and this weather will continue through the month of October. The Cherokee Public Library has several activities going on during the month of October...
At the Library (09/23/10)
It's hard to believe that summer is officially over and the first day of fall, Wednesday, Sept. 22, is upon us. Mother Nature didn't waste any time in letting us know that a new season has begun with the cool temperatures and leaves on the trees starting to turn brilliant bright colors...
At the Library (09/09/10)
Summer is over. Vacations are done. It's back to school for some learning and fun. Did I hear some say they needed some books? Then come to the Cherokee Public Library and take a look. There are oodles and oodles and oodles of books. There's one more important school supply your child can find @ your library . . . it's a library card...
At the Library (08/26/10)
It's hard to believe that summer is over and it's time to hit the books again. The Cherokee Public Library will be starting our youth programs beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8. On Tuesday, Sept. 8 the Preschool Story Time will be back and will run from 10:30 a.m. -- 11 a.m. This program is for children three to five years old and will meet every Tuesday...
At the Library (08/12/10)
This week I am spending some quality time with our oldest son, Tom, our two grandsons, Colton and Dagan, and Tom's neighbor from Tennessee, Doug. We have been busy making apple cider, riding bikes, camping, and singing downstairs in our family room downstairs. We have also visited the library and checked out Spring Lake Park. The mosquitoes were thick so it was a short visit...
At the Library (07/29/10)
A huge splash was made this summer at the Cherokee Public Library as the boys and girls read, listened, and participated in our summer reading program, "Make a Splash. . . Read." Three special programs The Bassmeister-"Fishing for Fun," "Pockets Full of Fun" with Lisa Laird, and "Indiana Bones and his pet dragon Draco were well attended. ...
At the Library (07/15/10)
The Cherokee Public Library has several sea worthy boats on display for the Boat Contest. All boat makers for the "Make a SplashÖRead" have until Tuesday, July 20 to bring in your boats. The boats will be judged by July 23 and prizes will be awarded at the Finale on Tuesday, July 27 at the Bacon Aquatic Center. Don't miss the excitement on Tuesday, July 13 and tonight for some water fun...
Summer Vacation (06/17/10)
Summer vacation is in full swing and the children's department at the Cherokee Public Library has been buzzing with everyone enjoying the books, games, computers and puzzles. Just three more weeks and the Summer Reading Program, "Make a Splash---Read," will begin...
At the Library (06/03/10)
I hope everyone had a chance to get out and enjoy the beautiful weekend. A sense of pride could be felt as one walked between the avenue of flags at the cemetery on Memorial Day. Holidays are a great time to get together with family and share stories, laugh, play games and just relax. ...
At the Library (05/20/10)
It's that time again. Time to think about all the fun summertime brings. Don't forget to include the Cherokee Public Library in your summertime fun. There are three big events happening as part of the summer reading program, MAKE A SPLASH --- READ. Thursday, June 3, The Bassmeister, Curt Strutz will present "Fishing for Laughs" at 10 a.m. ...
At the Library (05/06/10)
I'd like to thank Terri from AES in Alta for coming to the library last week and doing a program on wind generators in our area. The adults and the youth enjoyed hearing about the history of the generators and had lots of questions for Terri. Several youngsters got to try on the harness, the hard hat, and hold the enormous wrenches used to install and repair the generators...
At the Library (04/22/10)
I would like to thank Linda Burkhart, Mary Jo Ruppert, Linda McClaren, and John O'Connor for helping the Cherokee Public Library celebrate National Library Week. I'd also like to thank Linda McClaren for providing the youth with popcorn from the American Theatre. The students enjoyed eating popcorn as each reader shared some of their favorite stories...
At the Library (04/08/10)
Children's Library Corner - The Easter Bunny was happy to see all the children who came to see him last Thursday. She left some eggs at the library for the children who weren't able to come. So come to the library and pick up a special Easter egg. The month of April has some special events going on at the library. ...
At the Library (03/25/10)
At the Library (03/11/10)
Spring is almost here. Only nine more days. I don't know about you but I think everyone is ready for more sunshine and warmer temps. Dr. Seuss would like to thank all those who attended his birthday party @ the Cherokee Public Library March 2. It always makes a birthday special when one can share stories, games and fun with friends...
At the Library (02/25/10)
Children's Library Corner As I was shelving books today, the title of a book caught my eye, "When Will It Be Spring?" I'm sure everyone has been asking this question. The good news it is only 24 days until the first day of spring. Do you have cabin fever? If so, take a stroll on down to the Cherokee Public Library and check out our new books, DVDs, and magazines...
Peg Wurth
At The Library