Thursday, June 5, 2008

Summer Reading Club 2008

Once again we would like to thank the Raymond Lions Club for providing funding for our TD Summer Reading Club. This year we are pleased to also partner with the Raymond Parent Link Centre. The program runs from July 7, 2008 to August 21, 2008 at the following times:

Children 0-6 meet at the Parent Link Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays along with their parent/caregiver from 10:00 to 12:00

Children 7 - 12 meet at the Library on Mondays thru Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30.

Parents may register their children at the Library or at the Parent Link Centre.

Family Night @ the Library

Friday, June 20th, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. - Laugh out Loud during Family Night @ the Library introducing the Summer Reading Club theme "Laugh Out Loud" and featuring Lynne Hunter-Johnston's Laughter fitness Club.

"Yes, Laughter is a fitness program! Experience its benefits for your physical and emotional health. It positively effects your cardiovascular and respiratory systems, insulin levels and moods. Discover the solid research that proves you can no longer be serious and stay healthy! Learn about Laughter Clubs now spread all over the world - even Oprah has featured them."

Saturday, April 5, 2008

April Displays

This month we have an adorable display of procelain birds in our curio cabinet. They are made by a local artist, Rita Olson. Rita has her own kiln, so she makes her creations all on her own. They will be on display until June.

We also have had a permanent display of 3D puzzles donated to the library. Our patron's favourite seems to be the Missisppi Steam Boat. Of course, the little girls just love Cinderella's castle.

Friday, February 15, 2008

February Displays

Red Hot Reads
Choose a book from our "Red Hot Reads" display. The only criteria for this display was that the cover had to be red in honour of Valentine's Day.

Freedom to Read Display
For the Month of February you can view our "Burnings and Bannings in History" Display. It gives a little history on books that have been challenged in the past. You might be surprised to find that it includes some good old favorite classics.

Life in the Library

Well, it is the middle of February and I've almost finished all the reports that have to be done by the end of February.

Our Library System has also implemented a new Intigrated Library System (computer program). It went live yesterday. It was very exciting, but hard on the old brain as well. I'm sure that once I get used to it I'm going to love it. It is the Unicorn System that is used by thousands of libraries all over the world. It is a big step up from our old DOS based program. This one is Windows based and looks very nice.

Our library clients have been really patient with us as we are learning this new program. We love all our library users!!

Gulliver's Travels

Well, I had a post from the Teen Online Reading Club about Gulliver's Travels and I realized that I haven't read the whole book. I've always read the part about Lilliput, but never finished. So I am currently reading Gulliver's Travels.

Does anyone have a favorite land that Gulliver travelled to?

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Charles Dickens Christmas Story

One of my goals for this holiday season was to read some Christmas stories by Charles Dickens. I read "Cricket on the Hearth" and totally enjoyed it. Of course, sometimes Dickens can be a little hard to read because the old wording he employs is not too easy to read. But once you get into the story it is really enjoyable.

It only took me an afteroon to read. Only three chapters in total. If you have read the story please let us know what you think.

If you don't have access to the book, you can read this story online by going to and then clicking on Charles Dickens to see all the books.