Friday, March 30, 2012

Medieval Madrigal

Enjoyed an evening of music and drama at the unique country club in Ida Grove, Iowa. The two sons of my nephew were part of the performers with one having a major speaking part as well. The food was also delicious and plentiful with as many "seconds" as one desired. This small Iowa town is known for its many "castle looking" architecture to many of its business buildings. An interesting town to visit!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Early spring water fun

It's still the month of March, 2012 and look at what can be seen around beautiful Black Hawk Lake!! Shoreline fishermen and even a pontoon boat is out. I even saw a skiier go by my home a few days ago along with the fishermen in boats. Everyone's yards are a lush green and spring flowers are beginning to bloom. We can only hope spring is truly here to stay!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Special Board Book Baskets

My creative assistant decided to design these wonderful labels for some of our baskets that are used to

hold the many children's board books. Board books take up so much space on a shelf that it so much easier to display them in baskets. It does make them harder to locate when one is looking for a particular book but then life isn't supposed to be easy - right!? This same assistant is doing a great job in helping with our weekly "after school hour" by planning games and or activities for the younger children of our weekly gathering.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

March 5 "After school Fun"

With the growing number of children taking advantage of the Monday "after school hour" at the library, assistant, Marcia Hummel, has graciously taken on the job of entertaining the younger children as seen here during a special interactive game event. All ages continue to partake of the popcorn and drink provided upon their arrival but we now have divided the organized activities to compensate for the large number now in attendance! Of course, once really warm weather returns we can spend time outside but will continue to make use of 4 adult helpers now. The WII entitled "Just Dance" was a big hit with the older girls and a few took advantage of a private table to stay focused on a game of UNO. A special St. Patrick craft and game event is planned for this next week's events.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Puzzle workers

During the winter months our library patrons often take advantage of the many puzzles available for use in the library. Seen here are two of our younger patrons hard at work. I, myself, am a puzzle enthusiasts and have many glued puzzles on my walls at my home. I will be displaying some of them in the future in our library's window display case.