Curious George is coming to Brandon!

Saturday, March 3rd @ 1:00
We are so excited to announce that we are partnering with Mississippi Museum of Art to celebrate their upcoming exhibit, Curious George Saves the Day. We will kick off the festivities with the Curious George movie on March 3rd @ 1:00. The Friends of the Brandon Library will be selling popcorn for .25. You may bring drinks.
Come see me!
Saturday, March 24th @ 10:30!

March 24th @ 10:30 our mascot, Acorn, is bringing his friends Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat for a special story time! You won't want to miss this! For more information call Brandon Public Library, 601-825-2672. We hope to see you there!

To learn more about our favorite monkey and his creators, check out Mississippi Museum of Art's exhibit,
Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey!


You know, kids (just like us) have a tendancy to follow human nature. Our manners to others are not what they should be, we want to have everything at our fingertips, and we feel uneasy when we are around other people who are...well...just different from us.

Because it was Valentine's month, our theme carried a friendly reminder to encourage our preschoolers to use our manners, to share with others, and to understand that we are all different, but we can still get along with those who are different from us...because we are different from them!

From "Please" and "Thank-you" to saying "I like you because you ARE different" taught us that our behavior is very important in front of others, even if they pass us on the sidewalk.

Books like The Rainbow Fish taught us to be friendly towards others and to share. The "Please and Thank-you Book" taught us to use our's just the right thing to do when we are around other people. And "Different Like Me" book helped us to realize that there were different people from us who could do things just like us. Some of them needed our help, some of them looked and dressed differently from us, and some of them even spoke differently from us, but we learned that all of us need each other and need to be friendly to one another.

Chinese New Year at the Pearl Public Library

We recently had our Chinese New Year Party at the Pearl Public Library. The kids enjoyed making Good Luck Goldfish and Handprint Dragons. We also read the book "The Runaway Wok", a humorous book about the Chinese New Year. Our next big event will be the Mad Hatter Tea Party on Thursday, February 16, at 4:00 pm. This event is for children 12 years and under.We will be making and decorating top hats and making a pocketwatch craft. We will also have games including Mixed Up Musical Chairs, Top Hat Toss, and Pin the Grin. Join us for crafts, games, food, and of course hats! So, remember to wear your favorite hat and don't be late for this very imporatant date!

Paw Pals at the Pearl Public Library

Paw Pals is in full gear this year at the Pearl Public Library. Betty Hutchinson and Mary Jo Anderson bring their posse of dogs the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 am to the Pearl Public Library. All of their dogs are certified therapy dogs who love to hear stories. Pictured on top from left to right: Hexie, Ranger, Liesl, Bongo, and Buffy. Stop by and pick up a book to read to one of the dogs. You can improve your reading skills and visit with the dogs. Become one of our regulars like Xander and Sophia pictured above. For more information, contact Beth Hindman, Youth Services Supervisor, at 601-932-2562.