2016: A New Year @ your Library

Yes, it's that time, again. The new year hasn't begun, but staff in all 20 CMRLS Libraries are beginning to prepare for Summer Reading 2016: On Your Mark, Get Set...READ! Planning for six weeks of programming for all ages is a quite an undertaking; but we'll be ready. It will be a great summer @ your Libraries!

Another event in 2016 that is being planned...A VISIT from SkippyJon Jones! Yes, he will be visiting his friend Acorn and going to Libraries and Schools during a week in September. The SkippyJon Jones tour is planned during the campaign: National Library Card Sign-up Month.
Acorn and SkippyJon will entertain and share stories reminding all children that the "smartest card" you can have is your Library Card.

So you see, we are planning to have a lot of fun in 2016 at your Libraries.

The Calendar will have all of these events and more posted. If you would like to only see Preschool Story Times listed, you can Search the Calendar Events (in the upper left hand corner of the calendar) by CATEGORY, BRANCH, or KEYWORD.  To see the entries for Preschool Story Times click "Birth-Preschool" in the "by CATEGORY" drop down menu. To see only the entries for a specific branch, click the "by BRANCH" drop down menu and choose the branch you wish to see entries. Should you want to narrow it down further, click the "by KEYWORD" drop down menu and enter "Story Time" as the KEYWORD. You will see all programs for the branch whose Story Time or book club, etc. you wish to visit.

Staff will be happy to show you the calendar and sign you up for the Branch Newsletters that will give you a "heads up" on what will be going on at the Library for the entire month! Check out the list of newsletters, subscribe to the newsletter for the branches that you visit. You will know everything that will be going on! Staff will never share your email address or personal information and will only send you information that you signed up to receive.

It will soon be 2016 and another great year @ your Library!

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Pete the Cat will be visiting CMRLS Libraries next month; yours may be one of them!
Check with the staff at your library and ask about times and dates in October when Pete will be there and probably with his friend Acorn the Squirrel. Acorn, the CMRLS mascot loves to have his friends visit! There will be stories and music and maybe even have your picture made with the two friends!
It's time to READ!

Genre Party 1: Contemporary

     It's the New Year and we're kicking off our Pearl Library Year of the Book! The Pearl Library has partnered with the Pearl Public School District and we're challenging the youth of Pearl to read 1,000,000 pages in 2014! Join us at the Pearl Library for our kickoff party on Monday, January 13th at 5:30. We will be celebrating contemporary books with games and refreshments! ALL ages are welcome to attend! 

Fall Family Festival!

Come join us here at the Pearl Public Library on October 28th from 5:00-7:00 for our annual Fall Fest! There will be games, snacks, face painting, and Trick or Treating at the desks! Don't forget to wear your costume so you can participate in our costume contest! Don't miss out on all of the fun!!
Our Fall Reading Challenge is back! Our library wide goal this year is to read 20,000 pages and you can help! Just come by the Pearl Public Library and sign up to read your 500 pages! The last day to register is October 15th, so hurry in!!

Family Night @ The Pearl Public Library

Marshall Ramsey will be here talking to us about his newest book and maybe even drawing a thing or two, too! Come join us Thursday, September 19th @ 5:00 for refreshments and a fun time!

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Florence: Diggin' Summer Reading!

 Summer Reading At Florence                                                                        Last Monday, June 3rd, some burrowing animals came with the Zoo Mobile to visit Florence Public Library and kick off Summer Reading 2013!  Here Lincoln holds the ferret, Sneakers as he tried very hard to get close to the children!  He really wanted to play.  We also saw a frog from Africa, a snake and a really, Really, REALLY BIG cockroach!  Wow! Who knew so many different kinds of critters lived underground!

Preschoolers' Summer Reading
The Florence preschoolers decided to get something all together different from under the ground.
We read stories about seeds growing into plants. Sang songs and then made our own flower pots that we called "Face Pots".
 We then went outside where even the youngest could get their hands dirty and planted seeds in our "face pots" to take home and watch grow.  That was not enough for this zealous group though, so we also planted seeds in hanging pots for the Library entrance so that everyone could enjoy some of what comes to us from under the ground!  Happy Summer Reading!