Marquette has a new author in residence, Renee Cybul. She is the married mom of 2 adult children, and proud Grandma of 3. She taught 5th and 6th grade school in Il for 27 years. She loved reading to her own children, and instilling the love of reading in her students. Having always loved to read and write as a child, writing the book "Middle Me" fulfilled a dream for her. She wrote the book for her granddaughter, who is in the middle of a brother sandwich. Do you have pesky siblings that just won't leave you alone? Did you ever dream of being able to walk freely through your house
This past week our new back door was installed. The old door had been damaged when the library was broken in to on Aug.
A new item on our library website is now available to users. Gale Courses is now live on our Research page and will be the featured resource for the next month. There are over 375 interactive online courses, available 24/7. The courses run for 6 weeks and new sessions begin every month. They are taught by college instructors who are experts in their field, and a certificate of completion will be awarded to those who finish and pass the class. Sign up for one today!
Sometimes you just have to ask to receive. I was talking with Kathy Scheier (Pres. of the Kingston Historical Society) at the library the other day, about doing a farm display for our County Wide Read in Sept. I asked her if the Historical Society might have some things we could borrow for the display.
School will be starting in a little over a month, and there are always some children who don't have all the supplies that they need for the year. The KDM Businessmen's Group used to collect school supplies every year to help that cause, but this past March that group dissolved. So we have decided to keep the ball rolling. We will be collecting school supplies starting this week and going thru the
The summer reading program theme this year is Libraries Rock, and this past week the library rocking! Tom Winkers, band director at Markesan School, read the story "Violets Music" by Angela Johnson. There's nothing Violet loves more than music, and she plays or sings every chance she gets. But where are the other kids like her-kids who think and dream music all day long? As a baby, in kindergarten, at the beach and the zoo, she never gives up looking for companions. "Violet's Music" sings to us that the right friend is always out there-as long as we keep looking and hoping, and abo
The story for the day was Rhoda's Rock Hunt by Molly Beth Griffin. Rhoda is on a long, long hike with her aunt and uncle, each of them carrying backpacks of gear as they walk through the north woods. While Auntie June and Uncle Jonah watch for wildlife and set up their campsites, Rhoda is on the hunt for one thing: ROCKS. She finds them in all shapes and patterns, from hearts and hats to stripes and sparkles. And every last treasure goes into her pack, making it heavier and heavier as they hike through forests and along streams.
Looking for a fun and easy way to teach your kids about kindness? Consider coming to the library this Thursday at 2pm for our Summer Reading Program. We'll be making painted rocks as our project and then distribute them around town, joining the Kindness Rocks Project . The latest (and maybe the sweetest) craze to sweep the country has artists of all ages spreading happy thoughts by way of painted rocks.