I saw it and resisted the urge to pass it on. I had a feeling it was going to show up again and I didn't need to pass it on - someone else would. At one time, I tried to forward funny things on e-mail to my children, but they don't even look at them because they saw them ages ago and I am sooooo far behind the times. I do have friends, however, who are even more out of it than I am. They pass those old things along to me and I have empathy for them - they don't know how out of the loop they are. After looking for "Hutzler 571 phenomenon" on the web, I can see that even mention of it on this blog is going to be going over the same old thing one time too often.
So, I wonder what the next round of social network will involve. Do you have "Facebook fatigue"?
Fossil Ridge Intermediate School librarian Jeannie Fernandez has won the “Librarian of the Year” title in Utah.
Principal Bob Sonju nominated Fernandez for the recognition through the Utah Educational Library Media Association. Any librarian in the state can be nominated.
Roxanne has always been a great asset to our library and to the community. She has volunteered with the boy scouts the bird refuge, Friends of the Library and probably many places I do not know about. She is always a great one to have on your team because she gets things done.
We will really miss Roxanne and wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors. Starting today, you'll see a new face at the front desk. Teresa is our new clerk and she'll be out there learning the job on the front lines helping all of you. We hope she'll like working here as much as the rest of us do.
County commissioners say they will work toward doubling the size of the local library cooperative.
The idea is to see if south county libraries will join the existing north county co-op. Provo, Orem and perhaps Springville would be left out at their own request. If accomplished, it would the first time the county has had a semblance of a countywide book borrowing system.
On a recent warm day, Phillip Lee opened the door of the bookmobile to enjoy the fresh air. As he checked out books for patrons, the mooing of cows could be heard.
Driving a bookmobile for Box Elder County is Lee’s dream job.
Every other Monday, bookmobile driver Brad Rhodes makes the long trip from the home office in Willard to Grouse Creek. It’s 187 miles, one way, and the last 24 miles are over gravel roads — which are sometimes fine and sometimes muddy.
Week two of our Story Time session we devoted to chickens & eggs. This worked out so we could also tie-in Easter eggs and chicks. I read Bumpety Bump by Pat Hutchins, Tillie Lays an Egg by Terry Golson, Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke, An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston, Mama Hen's Big Day! by Jill Latter, and Cluck Cluck Who's There? by Caroline Jayne Church.
I used the flannel board and the rhyme Time for Bed Chicks to introduce our topic. We used the egg shakers to create some noise and active play. Then we did a little activity where the children each took a plastic Easter egg from my basket and tried to guess what was inside. We opened them up one by one to see what each contained. There were things like buttons, coins, rocks, and even a miniature shoe.
Finally, we created our own Easter egg to take home. I had precut egg shapes out of construction paper. Each child chose the color that they wanted and decorated the egg with Easter stickers and sequins. We then cut the eggs in half and glued a paper chick inside. Using a brass brad we attached one corner of the egg halves together. When the egg was closed the chick hid inside then when the egg was opened the chick peeped out. This was the first time in a long time that I let the kids loose with the scissors. The results were
mixed. Some of the kids got the idea that we were trying to cut the egg in half like it had cracked open. Other children cut up their chick instead or just cut random chunks of their egg off. Well they had fun and practiced with the scissors anyway so I guess it's all good.
Next week: Horses
The CALIFA Group (a California-based library consortium) presents Pushing the Limits: a Reading, Viewing, and Discussion Series for Rural Libraries. This program extends the building blocks of science literacy to two new audiences: rural librarians and adults in the communities they serve.
The CALIFA Group is opening a national search for 75 rural libraries to join a grant project funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal is to strengthen adult science programming and resources in small and rural public libraries and to enhance public interest and involvement in STEM topics-- science, technology, engineering and math. Up to 75 public libraries in the United States will receive a grant of $2,500, program materials including videos, and will participate in an on-line training program. As part of the project, you will identify and work with a science partner to present the programs. The science partner should be a local scholar or someone who has knowledge of science. The project's professional development will include strategies for selecting and collaborating with a science partner.
More details and the online application are available on the website.
A new exhibition in the Harold B. Lee Library traces the origin of the idea of national parks back to the leading poet of the English Romantic Movement, William Wordsworth. Wordsworth inspired millions of hikers, climbers and artists as well as later American authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Edward Abby.
The library’s exhibition includes both Wordsworth’s writing and examples of those who followed him. On display are first editions of Emerson’s Nature, Thoreau’s Walden, and Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Also displayed is John Muir’s 1901 Our National Parks. Each of these books is distinctly American, yet each also manifests a debt to Wordsworth and the transatlantic Romantic tradition. All of these American writers grew up on Wordsworth’s writings. Emerson even visited the aged poet in 1833, and his Nature was in some ways an attempt to complete Wordsworth’s work. Nature, in turn, became a major influence on Thoreau’s Walden.
William Wordsworth And The Invention of National Parks is located on level 3, the main level of the library. Admission is free and it is open during all library hours. It will be in place until October 2013.
We sang to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus" a song about the animals in the barn. It went something like:
"The cows in the barn go Moo, moo, moo.
Moo, moo, moo. Moo, moo, moo.
The cows in the barn go moo, moo, moo.
All around the farm!"
We also did this song with pigs, roosters, cats and goats. I pulled some farm animal puppets out and we sang a few rounds of the traditional song Old Macdonald. Just to be silly I added in a few improbable animals like a monkey and a dinosaur. The kids thought that was fun. One child even said, "A dinosaur wouldn't even fit in the barn!" Of course, we had to play the classic game Farmer in the Dell.
We did a guessing activity where I described something that you would find on a farm and they tried to guess what it was. To add a visual element to this activity I purchased a cheap farm set at Walmart and hid the different animals etc. in a paper sack. When they guessed correctly I pulled the item out and set it up in our own little farm scene.
We made some paper plate chickens for our craft. The children were mostly unfamiliar with a cockscomb and waddle so I used the illustration of the chickens in the book My Farm Friends to point out these features.
Next Week: Chickens and Eggs, this will tie in nicely with an Easter Egg craft that I have planned.
The Blood Gospel
By Rollins, James
Author Cantrell, Rebecca
Performed by Baskous, Christian
2013-01 - HarperAudio
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In his first-ever collaboration, "New York Times"-bestselling author Rollins combines his skill for cutting-edge science and historical mystery with award-winning novelist Cantrell's talent for haunting suspense and sensual atmosphere in a gothic tale about an ancient order and the hunt for a miraculous book known only as . . . "The Blood Gospel." …More
By Paul, Donita K.
Read by Grafton, Ellen
2009-09 - Brilliance Corporation
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Three years of strife have passed since Kale and Bardon freed Paladins knights. Now, fiery dragons scorch their beautiful countryside as an evil husband-and-wife wizard duo battle one another for supremacy.
The people of Amara just want to be left alone, hoping the conflict with disappear. But Paladin is dying, and Bardon and Kale, now married, must accept fateful assignments if their land is to survive. Will their efforts turn the tide against their adversaries? They face a deadly threat, and a challenging choice. …More
By Paul, Donita K.
Read by Grafton, Ellen
2011-06 - Brilliance Corporation
9781455821693 CHECK CATALOG
Once a slave, Kale is given the unexpected opportunity to become a servant to Paladin. Yet this young girl has much to learn about the difference between slavery and service.A Desperate Search Begins?A small band of Paladin's servants rescue Kale from danger but turn her from her destination: The Hall, where she was to be trained. Feeling afraid and unprepared, Kale embarks on a perilous quest to find the meech dragon egg stolen by the foul Wizard Risto. First, she and her comrades must find Wizard Fenworth. But their journey is threatened when a key member of the party is captured, leaving the remaining companions to find Fenworth, attempt an impossible rescue, and recover the egg whose true value they have not begun to suspect?Weaving together memorable characters, daring adventure, and a core of eternal truth, Dragonspell is a finely crafted and welcome addition to the corpus of fantasy fiction. …More
By Krentz, Jayne Ann
2013-01 - Putnam Adult
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The death of her friend and mentor brings psychic counselor Gwen Frazier back to a small Oregon town and uncovers memories she would rather forget. Two years earlier, a killer stalked Gwen and other researchers. And though she survived while two others didn't, Gwen knows that a new death is related. …More
Enemy of Mine
By Taylor, Brad
2013-01 - Dutton Books
9780525953104 CHECK CATALOG
Retired Delta Force officer Taylor returns with the third explosive installment in the Pike Logan thrillers. …More
By Harrison, Kim
2013-01 - Harper Voyager
9780061957918 CHECK CATALOG
Witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan must save the demonic realm in this 11th entry in the "New York Times"-bestselling Hollow series. If the demonic realm disappears completely, so does all magic. Rachel must avert catastrophe and keep life from changing . . . for the worse. "I wouldn't miss a Kim Harrison book for anything."--Charlaine Harris. …More
By Kellerman, Jonathan
2013-02 - Ballantine Books
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The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Kellerman's "psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix" ("Los Angeles Times"), and are apparent in his new novel of murder and madness among the beautiful dreamers, seductive predators, and doomed innocents adrift in Southern California's eternal sunshine. …More
By Block, Lawrence
2013-02 - Mulholland Books
9780316127356 CHECK CATALOG
The conclusion of "Hit and Run" found Keller living in a big old house in post-Katrina New Orleans' Lower Garden District, with a new name, a new wife, a new career, and a baby on the way. It certainly looked as though he was done killing people for money. But old habits die hard. …More
A Memory of Light
By Jordan, Robert
Author Sanderson, Brandon
Read by Reading, Kate
2013-01 - MacMillan Audio
9781427210241 CHECK CATALOG
When Jordan died in 2007, all feared that the concluding scenes of his beloved Wheel of Time series would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Jordan left behind. …More
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
By Chiaverini, Jennifer
2013-01 - Dutton Books
9780525953616 CHECK CATALOG
"New York Times"-bestselling author Chiaverini illuminates the extraordinary friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who won her freedom by the skill of her needle, and the friendship of the First Lady by her devotion. …More
The Night Ranger
By Berenson, Alex
Read by Guidall, George
2013-02 - Penguin Audiobooks
9781611761337 CHECK CATALOG
John Wells goes undercover to track four kidnapped Americans and the Somali bandits who snatched them, in the tough, thoughtful, electrifying new novel from #1 "New York Times"Dbestselling author Berenson. …More
Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel
By Bradley, Alan
2013-01 - Delacorte Press
9780385344036 CHECK CATALOG
From award-winning author Alan Bradley comes the next cozy British mystery starring intrepid young sleuth Flavia de Luce, hailed by "USA Today" as "one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature." …More
Preservation Assistance Grants, awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), help small and mid-sized institutions, such as libraries, historical societies, and archival repositories, improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.
Applicants must draw on the knowledge of consultants whose preservation skills and experience are related to the types of collections and the nature of the activities that are the focus of their projects. Small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant are especially encouraged to apply. A free webinar will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT to provide guidance on preparing Preservation Assistance Grant applications. Seating is limited. Register online for free. For additional information and grant application materials, go this website. The deadline to submit applications isfor projects beginning January 2014.
Reading grants are awarded to schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations, supporting K-3 reading programs such as weekend book clubs and after-school reading events that foster a love of reading. Each Early Childhood Reading Grant is $2,000. Your library must be within 100 miles of a Target stores in order to apply for a Target grant. The application is available online.
The public library at Eagle Mountain City is now a full member of the North County Library Cooperative.
In order to have full inclusion, the 13-year-old library had to have at least 50,000 items. To date the library has 50,994 items.
Mt. Pleasant Public Library recently received special recognition by being selected by the Library Journal magazine as an “All Star Library” in the $100-$200K category of libraries.
The library was recognized from 7,570 public libraries nationwide for this accomplishment. Only 111 other libraries of all sizes have reached the distinction of winning the award for five years.