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Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Children's Library Corner (04/23/14)
What an awesome turn out for the Easter Bunny last Thursday! People were lined up on the stairs and in the hallway patiently waiting to see and talk to the Easter Bunny. Camera lights were flashing as the children went up to talk to the Easter Bunny and receive their surprise. It was so nice to see how the children dressed up for the Easter Bunny...
Library News (04/16/14)
It seems like every time I turn around I need to come up with a something for a newspaper column. This week the subject is our fax machine, which until last week caused me some grief. One of the services offered by the Cherokee Public Library is faxing for our patrons. In the past six months we have noticed a dramatic increase in requests to fax with some calls being over 10 pages long. We have been doing quite a business!...
Struck Strikes Out : No doubting this Thomas (04/11/14)
One of the most beautiful and heart-wrenching sentiments I've ever heard that embraces the whole of admiration, inspiration, respect, and adulation of a loved one as best anyone possibly could, was penned by Rock 'n Roll legend Bruce Springsteen. And yes. I have all his stuff and many duplicates...
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...
From the Iowa Legislature (04/07/14)
The road to adjournment became a little bumpy last week, and, even though we didn't take any detours, it seemed that, all of a sudden, we were in "stop and no go traffic". I sense a different attitude this week, and we are once again on track to finish up this session. ...
Library News (04/02/14)
This week I have a great topic to publicize. On Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m. there will be a program taking place at the Sanford Museum which is sponsored jointly by the museum and the Cherokee Public Library. "Dollar a Day Boys!" is about the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the program should be both fun and informative. ...
Basic Biittner: An interesting group of inductees (04/02/14)
On Thursday April 10th, the latest group of performers and other prominent figures in rock and roll history will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, at a ceremony at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This year's class is a interesting mix, and - unlike some previous years - several popular and well-known acts are among the inductees. ...
From the Iowa Legislature (03/31/14)
March madness is upon us, and it is always amazing to see how many people really take an interest in both the men's and women's college basketball tournaments. When I am home on weekends, it is always fun to talk to people about something other than the weather or legislative updates. ...