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09/15/2015 American Girl Club

The American Girl Club is starting back up after having the summer off.  The group meets once a month and the next meeting will be Saturday, September 26, starting at 9:30am, in the library reading room.  There will be storytime, a craft, and snacks.  Bring your favorite American Girl doll along also. The sign up sheet is on the front desk.  Cost is $10.00 for the next 3 sessions.  Other meeting dates are Oct. 24th and Nov.

8/18/15 Back to School Special at the Library

Have you visited the back room at the Mill Pond Library in the past?  It is filled with books for sale.  Where do they all come from?  Some have been weeded from our collection to make room for new books, and some are donated.  Normally a bag of books would sell for $5.00 but for the next 2 weeks the library is having a "Back to School" sale and the price is slashed in half.  There are westerns, mysteries, science fiction, romance, novels,  children's books and non-fiction.  We've worked hard on the non-fiction the past month to sort it in to categories to make it easier if someone is looki

7/28/15 Hero #4 Incredible Bats

Hero #4 of our "Every Hero Has a Story" summer reading program was Sharon Peterson.  Sharon is an elementary school teacher and has been trained by Bat Conservation International in the conservation of bats.  She brought along several live Egyptian Fruit Bats and an African Straw-Colored Fruit Bat.  Her "Incredible Bats" program featured a slide presentation and then she brought out the live bats.  The slide presentation was very informative but seeing the bats live and in person was the real show stopper.  Children were allowed to pet a bat while Sharon held it and walked around the room t

7/17/15 Every Hero Has a Story

    Hero #3, of our "Every Hero Has a Story" summer reading program was Becky Knight.  Becky is an entomologist or bug scientist.  She read Leo the Lightning Bug by author Eric Drachman.  Mr. Drachman said, "I was inspired to write "Leo the Lightning Bug" one summer while watching a tremendous thunder storm from a screened in porch in the woods. The lightning was striking all around the cottage when I saw a little lightning bug fly by the screen lighting up his own light! I thought to myself, "I wonder if he thinks he's doing all of this?!?" ...and Leo was born.


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