Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas, weddings, storytelling

Christmas was followed by my niece's wedding! Family, family and more family. Almost all my sibs were there except for the farthest flung - in California and Japan.

Nieces - I have a lot of neices - and nephews - I have a bunch of them, too - made the Holiday visits fun and noisy.

So, now I am looking to the future and my next storytelling gig at Godfrey Daniels - on Jan. 3rd from 2 to 3 pm. I have a new riddle story so come out and stretch your brain. The program is part of the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild's Children's series - the kick-off event!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Books for Belize and others

Parkland Community Library patrons donated over 300 children's books in November, most of them in tiptop shape.  Some of them will go to Literacy Outreach Belize where the books will be distributed to school libraries in Belize.  Other donated books will go to Cops 'n' Kids, a local foundation that distributes books to children in the Lehigh Valley.

A handful of the books will go to the Friends of the Parkland Community Library's booksale, always a great event. 

Thanks go out to everyone who donated books.  They will be appreciated by children all over the Americas.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Amazing new rug! Winter Reading Club and more

The Meeting Room - and YS office - has a wonderful new rug with colorful games boards woven into it.  It is so bright and cheery.  Stop by the next time you are in the library to take a look at this wonderful addition to our library.

Winter Reading Club 2009 - 2010 will begin on December 28th.  Readers and listeners in grades K through 5 can earn "points" towards prizes by reading - or listening to books - and recording what they have read or listened to online.  A link to the Winter Reading Club page will be posted on the library's website, soon.

Keep watching this blog for a Holiday Count Down of best books to give as gifts (according to the Youth Services staff).