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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Road trip! I'm never happier than when I am on the highway, even if it's just circling Cherokee while I eat an ice cream cone. I've found the distance from the DQ drive up around the bypass back to the library to be perfect for that and I'm often seen coming down the east hill around lunch time. However, this week I'm taking a little longer trip and while I like loud music, sometimes I need something different to keep me alert.

When I used to travel with my husband, I rarely touched the steering wheel. While he drove and listened to the radio, I read a book or too often fell asleep. Now that I travel by myself, I have learned to listen to books on cd and I appreciate the Cherokee Public Library's good selection. Aside from waterfalls and thrift shops which are mandatory stops, the wheels keep turning unless I need gas and the miles fly by.

It's strange to me but I find I can sometimes listen to something that I would never choose to actually read such as a murder mystery. I also like to do the series thing with cds because it gives me something to look forward to on the next trip. Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts and Janet Evanovich have all kept me nicely occupied.

I have some rules for the road. 1. Make sure all cds are in the case before starting out. Very important! 2. Take one or two more than time allows because something might not be good or might not work. 3. When entering heavy traffic observe the track number, turn the volume down and back it up later. 4. If the reading voice is not easy to listen to, give it up and try a different title. 5. Check to see that all cds are back in the car before starting for home. Very important! 6. Report any problems with disks to the library staff.

If you haven't tried listening to a book on a road trip, I recommend it. Happy traveling!

SPECIAL EVENT: The Easter Bunny will be at the library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11. Bring your kids or grandkids and don't forget the camera! Each child will receive an egg with a surprise in it and have a chance to do a simple Easter craft. Peg is back with us half days and she plans to be present for the EB's visit so stop in and say hello to her too.

Otherwise, preschool story time still takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. We are thinking of changing the day of week for next year so any input would be appreciated. Please let us know if another day or time works better. All other activities in the children's department have been set aside until Peg is back at work full time, but it is certainly open for business. Just ask a staff member for assistance and we'll be glad to help.

Mary Jo Ruppert
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