As I sit down to write this post I realize it has been ten days since I was last at work. I miss the library. I also cannot believe that it has only been ten days, since it feels like forty. How can that be? How many times have I wished to have more time … Continue reading Family Time
While schools are closed, many businesses have opened up their online resources to students free of charge. The library has several links on its web page to help families navigate the materials that are available. Here is a highlight of what these sites have to offer. Bound To Stay Bound Bound to Stay Bound is … Continue reading Stay-At-Home Resources For Kids
During our last STEAM Science and STEAM Science Jr. clubs we constructed our very own Rube Goldberg machines. Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist famous for drawing complicated inventions to complete simple tasks. It is estimated that he drew over 50,000 cartoons in his life time! We looked at some of his cartoons and watched a … Continue reading Full STEAM Ahead
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King who, after her husband’s assassination, continued the work for racial equality and peace throughout the world. Each year the Coretta Scott King Book Award is presented to exceptional African American authors and illustrators of … Continue reading The Coretta Scott King Book Awards
Youth Services Assistant Becky L. is featured in this month's Meet the Staff. Becky joined the OFPL in late July, and her enthusiasm for kids and her love of books is very contagious. We are grateful to have such a positive and caring Hufflepuff as a member of our library family. “For some of us, books … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Becky L.
Most of us are familiar with the cultural and religious holidays in December like Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, but did you know that there are over 70 holidays in December? Here are a few … December 4 – National Cookie Day December 5 – International Ninja Day December 9 – National Llama Day December 11 … Continue reading Other December Holidays
One of the sections I love to peruse in the library is our large collection of cookbooks. Now, you may think cookbooks are so passé now that we have the internet. If you have ever had this thought, think again. Cookbooks are not just for recipes. They have beautiful photos, food preparation techniques, meal planning … Continue reading Cook and Eat