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.
The Children's Department had a special guest on Monday, April 11, the Easter Bunny. Flashes of camera lights were going off as parents took pictures of their children greeting and talking to the Easter Bunny. One child asked for an autograph and another child made a card for the Easter Bunny. Before leaving each child make a headband with bunny ears and got an egg filled with candy from the Easter Bunny.
A lot was going on during my absence. One event was the awesome website that showed the hatching of three baby eagles at Decorah, Iowa. For those who may not have seen this you can go to the 24 hour live webcam at www.raptorresource.org/falcon_cams/index... and see the baby eagles.
This leads me into an event coming up on Friday, June 17. This will be our kick-off for the Summer Reading Program. The library will host a quest speaker from Carroll. She will be bringing live birds of prey to show us, talk about how she rehabilitates injured birds, and then releases them back into their natural habitats. All ages are welcome. More information will be given in the near future.
Please note that our Summer Reading Program, ONE WORLD, MANY STORIES, will begin earlier this year. The dates for the program will be June 17 through July 15. So mark your calendars and come join the fun as we discover the world through stories, crafts, games, and many exciting activities.
During the month of May I will not have After School Bunch, Terrific Toddlers, or Youth in Action Program. I will be working on the Summer Reading Program.
However, Story Time for pre-schoolers ages 3-5 will meet from 10:30 -- 11 a.m. every Tuesday during the month of May.
Once again, it's great to be back and I look forward to seeing everyone.