Movies at our library?

As posted on our Facebook page, I recently learned that our State Theater is taking a break for a couple of months (for renovations and upgrade to digital projector). So I’m thinking that maybe we should show a movie(s) at our library. What do you think? …

OK, there seems to be enough interest. So if I can get a large screen and a DVD player, we’re on! Anyone know anyone who can spare either of them? And then I’ll take special requests for movies…

13 Things Babies Learn When We Read with Them

I love this list by Julia Luckenbill:

We all know that it’s good to read to our babies.  But what exactly are they learning? Here are just some of the things your baby can learn as you read together.

  • Books contain wonderful stories and songs that I can hear over and over again.
  • Reading time is a time when I am held and loved.
  • You tell me the names of my body parts, the sounds different animals make, and that animals go to sleep too.
  • Some books are especially enjoyable and I can hear them again and again.
  • Every time we read I hear how words are used, listen to rich language, and learn new words.
  • The letters, words, and pictures you point to, all have meaning.
  • I can explore how books are the same and how they are different by tasting and touching them.
  • There is always something hiding behind the flap; my favorite pictures are always in the same place in a book.
  • Listening is part of communication and language includes listening and understanding.
  • Things come in different colors, sizes, and shape.
  • It’s fun to play with language, and explore rhythm, rhyme and humor.
  • When I do something, another thing happens; if I point at a picture, my mom or dad will tell me its name. If I drop the book, we might stop reading.
  • I love books and one day I will love to read on my own.

Source: http://families.naeyc.org/article/12-things-babies-learn-when-we-read-them

Urgent need for O Negative and B Negative blood donations!

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for O Negative and B Negative blood donations.

The next blood drive is scheduled for January 23rd, from 11:30-4:30 in our public library’s Community Room (downstairs).

Walk-ins are welcome!

Ask a friend to donate with you!

  • Volunteer blood donors of all blood types are continuously needed to maintain a strong and stable blood supply. Donors with type O negative and B negative blood are especially needed now as hospital distributions of these blood types are outpacing donations causing an urgent need situation.
  • Recently a hospital served by the American Red Cross ordered 40 type O negative red cells for just one patient undergoing a hysterectomy.
    • Thanks to the generous blood donors that gave in the days and weeks before, these products were available for this patient.
  • Every day, the Red Cross must collect more than 17,000 pints of blood for patients at more than 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. The need for blood is constant and every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • Patients receive blood and platelets for many different reasons. Perhaps it’s a premature baby, a family member with cancer or a friend involved in a car accident who needs blood. Whatever the reason, a shortage in the supply means that blood may not be available when it’s needed most.

Please give blood, especially if you have O negative or B negative blood. It is important that we work together to do everything we can to ensure your upcoming blood drive is successful. Together our efforts can help save lives.

If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or visit redcrossblood.org to find another blood donation opportunity.

The Red Cross is grateful to those to commit to helping save lives!