Friday, October 31, 2008

Too Cute to Spook!

I just had to share some pictures of the cutest lil' library patrons ever!

We celebrated Halloween in the library with a not-so-scary storytime with "Capt. Blue" Arrrr!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ready For Halloween?

Last night my family carved pumpkins into spectacular faces and eerie scenes -- an annual tradition that we all look forward to. The weather was horrid so the kids posed with their masterpieces indoors. Do you have favorite traditions associated with Halloween?

Post a comment below and let us know!

Visit the library for some spooky, clever ideas to spice up your Halloween celebrations.

How about borrowing a CD to create the perfect, creepy atmosphere for your party or to greet your trick-or-treaters as they approach your door? I used this CD at a party at our house recently and the kids loved it (me too)!

We have lots of new Halloween stories for little ones, as well as old favorites. Remember this one?

Of course there are spooky reads for the slightly bigger ones.
And the even bigger ones, too.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Storytime Continues

Check out the awesome storytime attire worn by this little lady:Join us for fall storytime for the next 3 Wednesday mornings at 10:15. This week, in honor of Halloween, come in costume!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wireless Internet Access

Did you know?

With your library card and pin number you can enjoy wireless Internet access at the library.

Don't know your pin number?
We can help you with that!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Knot Only Knitters


Monday, November 3

12:00 noon - 2:00 PM


Tuesday, November 11

6:30 – 8:30 PM

You don’t have to be a knitter!

Anyone is welcome to attend and to bring whatever they are working on: knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlework, whatever keeps your hands busy!

Groups will meet 1st and 3rd Monday afternoons or 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of each month. Sign ups have begun at the library desk.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Trustees Meeting

As always, the community is welcome to attend the Board of Trustees meetings.

Join us Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 PM in the library.

Family Time

I don't care that the forecast for tomorrow includes wet snow! Well, I care a little. I am just not ready to let go of the gorgeous fall weather we've been enjoying. It's so hard to say good-bye!

This weekend my family, kids' bikes and puppy in tow, enjoyed a nice, long walk by the Erie Canal. It made me think - everyone should do this! It's fun. It's healthy. It's family time well spent and it fits everyone's budget (F-R-E-E) . Free... like a lot of things in the library!
We have a new book for you in the library about just this kind of outting:

Cycling the Erie Canal - 400 miles of history and adventure along the Erie Canalway Trail is an indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike across the state or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of
hours. Great for walkers, hikers, in-line skaters, boaters
and auto travelers, too.

Click here to learn more.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Twilight Fans!

The Marion Public Library will be hosting a first-ever Twilight tournament on Friday night, October 17.

This is very last minute, but the high school librarian stumbled upon this and we thought we'd jump in. Better late than never!

It's like a book battle, but run virtually. Each library is hosting its own party and the tournament will be run in a password protected chat room that one of the programmers has created on Meebo.

I am still nailing down specific details, but I know that the online, virtual book battle with other public libraries will be held from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Come early - we'll have pizza!

If you are interested, call or email Tracy. Run! Don't walk.


Monday, October 6, 2008

October Book Club

This month's selection for the monthly book club is The Wednesday Letters, by Jason F. Wright.

The group will meet for discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 22 @ 6:30 PM.

Come in with your library card or call to reserve your copy!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Like to Save Money?

With the prices of just about everything rising people are turning to the library as a way of cutting costs. Patrons are taking advantage of collections of best sellers, DVDs, favorite magazines, etc...

I love this quote from the Pioneer Library System's executive director, Jennifer Morris:
"A library card is the one card in your wallet that actually saves you money.”


CLICK HERE for an great article that was featured in the Daily Messenger recently.