Happy Thanksgiving

What's so happy about Thanksgiving?  Well, let's see!

Q: What's the best way to stuff a turkey?
A: Serve him lots of pizza and ice cream!

Q: What was the turkey suspected of?
A: Fowl play.

Q: Why did the turkey cross the road?
A: Because it was the chicken's day off!

So, are you smiling yet?  Let's see if we can make it an even happier Thanksgiving.....

An  industrious turkey farmer was always experimenting with breeding a better turkey.  His family was fond of the leg portions for dinner but, there were never enough legs for everyone.  After many frustrating attempts, the farmer was relating the results of his efforts to his friends.  "Well I finally did it! I bred a turkey that has 6 legs!" he exclaimed.   His friends all wanted to know how it tasted.  "I don't know." said the farmer.  "I never could catch the thing!"                 

"I don't think it's gonna' work, Charlie."

Q: Why do turkeys always go, "gobble, gobble"?
A: Because they never learned good table manners!

Q: What sound does a space turkey make?
A: Hubble, Hubble, Hubble!         

Q: Who is not hungry at Thanksgiving?
A: The turkey, because he's already stuffed!

Q: What sound does a Turkey's phone make?            
A: Wing! Wing!                  

Q: Why don't you let a turkey get near corn?
A: Because they will "gobble" it all up!

Q: What country does not celebrate Thanksgiving?
A: Turkey!                         

Q: What's a turkey's favorate song?
A: I'm dreaming of a White Christmas.

Q: If you call a large turkey a gobbler what do you call a small one?
A: Goblet!                                  


After Thanksgiving dinner was finished, Mort saw his little brother Sid in the backyard, poking holes in the dirt and filling them with birdseed.
"Why are you planting birdseed?" Mort asked.
"I'm growing next year's turkey." Sid replied.

Q: What did the 500 pound turkey say as he tramped through the woods?
A: Here, hunter, hunter, hunter!

We hope you have very safe and HAPPY Thanksgiving!

Movie Day @ Lake Public Library

Congratulations to Mrs. Everett's third grade class at Lake Elementary for earning a movie day at the library! They all worked to get their library cards during National Library Card Sign Up month in September and achieved 100% in their class. They brought their cards today to check out books and now they are enjoying some time off from school while they watch "Judy Moody and the Not So Bummer Summer". Where will your card take you?

Computer Play for Little Ones!

Have FUN feeding the fish!
Have you scrolled down to the bottom of this page to see the two games? One of these games is great for little ones learning to click a mouse. Just point the mouse somewhere around the fish and click; the fish come to eat the food you've just left for them. Come often and feed the fish to develop great 'mousing' skills!

The second game and familiar to many, PACMAN, is also a great 'keyboard training' game. You must use the arrow keys to follow the trail and not get caught. This builds more computer skills and coordination, also.

Stop by the CMRLS KiDS blog often to see what's going on and to have some fun building computer skills with with your little one!

Holiday Crafts!

"My Dad really does rock!" she says.

I can't believe she snapped that picture!
We had a great time in our Holiday Crafts 4 Kids program!  We made 4 easy, inexpensive and cute crafts that you can make at home to use as gifts. 

We had tea candle holders, button bookmarks, rock paperweights and braided sachets!

We had lots of smiles and fun! 


Hopefully, you will get to come next time we have a craft program!   If you can't make it to Florence, several of the other branches have crafts, too;  just watch the CMRLS calender to know when and where the next one is.  We hope to see you soon and will leave you with couple of last glances of our Holiday Crafts 4 Kids 2011.....

Double take!

Isn't this great, I can't wait 'til next year to see what we will do then!  How about you?

Leaf Man

What a beautiful day at the Mendenhall Library! We were "blown away" by our Preschool Story Time when we learned that "Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows". After reading Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert, we took a walk around the Library and found lots of different colored leaves so that we could make our own Leaf Man. And if that wasn't all, one of our little patrons asked if we could collect more leaves to make a "chicken". So Daisy and Mike made a doggie and a chicken too! Our exploration of leaves brought us to books like Why Do Leaves Change Colors by Chris Arvetis and Carole Palmer and Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber.

Fall Fest at the Pearl Public Library

This year's Fall Fest at the Pearl Public Library was a big success. We had over 80 kids attend! They enjoyed refreshments, games, crafts, and a costume contest!

Pearl Public Library's next big event will be our Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 15, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The Pearl Upper Elementary Choir will be performing holiday songs, and the Friends of the Pearl Public Library will provide delicious cookies and punch. We will also have holiday crafts for kids! The library will also be decorated just in time for Christmas and for Santa's arrival. Get your holiday picture taken with him! Please join us for this festive event!

Fall is here!

Fall may have begun back in September, but here in Mississippi we just started getting that cool weather!

At Brandon Public Library we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather today. Normally our preschool friends end story time with a craft, but today we took a nature walk instead! Each of our friends had a brown paper bag to collect their findings (pine straw, leaves, acorns, etc.) We read, "Leaf Man" by Lois Ehlert and our friends were inspired to make their own creations at home from their findings. We can't wait to hear all about what they come up with!

One of our friends showing off one of the beautiful leaves he found!

November Crafts-4-Kids

It is that time again kids!  Yep, you got it!  Time to start your Holiday Gift planning.  It is hard to decide what to give to parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and, yes, even teachers!  Well, come to Florence Public Library on Monday, November 7th  from 5 to 6 PM for some great gift ideas!  We will learn to make several items that you can make without spending all your allowance!  Here you can see the Braided Sachet and the Button Bookmark.  They are made with items that can be found in your home or can be bought without too much expense.  (Your grandmom might even have some of the supplies you need.)

Above you can see the Rock Paperweight and the Mini Candle Holder.  You will learn different ways to make these items on your own.  Won't all the adults on your Gift List be surprised when you tell them that your gift is custom made just for them! 

Come join the fun and take home the items you make! 

Halloween @ Brandon Public Library

We had a blast here at Brandon this Halloween. We stayed busy with parties, our annual pumpkin contest and a visit to "Under the Harvest Moon", an event hosted by Brandon Parks and Recreation in coordination with StoneBridge Elementary and Mayor Tim Coulter's Office.

Take a look at some pictures from our Halloween festivities!

Professional face painting was provided by Fabulous Fancy Faces.