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And Steve said, “Let there be sound!”

You may have noticed that our internet stations look just a bit different now. In fact, you may have noticed because you came in to use one last week and the computers were flat out gone.  Sorry! But here’s why they were gone: we upgraded them!  Our old system had been limping

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Christmas in July

I love looking on Pinterest, Facebook, Blogs, etc. to get great new ideas for Children’s programming in the library.  Sometime at the beginning of the summer, I read a post about “Bedtime Math”.  Well I love math, so I was intrigued and more than a little excited to learn more. As I

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Passenger trains had long been dwindling as more and more people owned multiple cars or chose to fly rather than ride, but train usage has surged in the last several years.  I myself took my first train ride just over a year ago, and I’ve heard of several people around the library discussing

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A Deal You Can Refuse

p5rn7vb One of my friends approached me yesterday and commented that “I see I won’t be able to use my Kindle to download eBooks from your website.”  What she said is true:  we are indeed making some changes to our eLibrary.  Our patrons currently may download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the Sunflower

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What Happened to Ned?

The other day the weirdest thing happened to me.  I was shelving paperback books when I spotted a small volume from the Nancy Drew Files series.  I immediately got excited!  Could it be Nancy Drew Case File #24 that I’ve been looking for my whole life?  I’ve scoured garage sales, rummage sales,

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A Novel Destination

I just returned from my bi-annual pilgrimage to the Seattle area to visit my in-laws.  They happen to live in the peninsula town of Port Orchard, which is the hometown of inspirational romance author, Debbie Macomber.  While in Port Orchard you can eat at Debbie’s Victorian tea shop or browse in her gift store –if

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Reading: The Affordable Pastime

I like to cook on occasion, and I really enjoy browsing through stores like The Cook’s Nook.  There’s something about all of those kitchen gadgets that is very seductive.  They are all hanging there on the wall or in little bins, just crying out to help you make whatever it is that

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Oh the Places You’ll Go . . .

I’m going to let you in on my little secret . . . are you ready?  I love to visit other libraries when traveling.  While on vacation, most people probably like to visit all the sights and sounds, but I like to see what’s going on in other libraries, particularly their children’s

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A Weeding Wimp

My husband and I have been turning one of our empty bedrooms into his “library” for more months than I care to admit.  The good news is we are done painting!   The wood floor has been stripped and finished!   This Saturday we cleaned the windows inside and out and the blinds!  Whew!  The hard

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Crazy Busy!!!

  Summer is busy.  We get that.  But the new phrase I’m hearing is “crazy busy.”  As in, “I’m sorry I can’t make it to your birthday party, we’re just crazy busy right now!” My question is, when does “busy” become “crazy busy?”  Is there an intrinsic level of insanity that reaches a