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Nat’l Library Week: It’s a Blue Planet

One feature of our Children’s Library which is easy to overlook is the Blue Planet Globe.  Housed in a dark plexiglass case, the globe is designed to simulate the earth rotating in space.   A small electric motor inside the globe turns it so that each rotation equals 24 hours.  A light inside the globe

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Read it Again, Pam

For years and years, I belonged to that group of people who could not see the sense in reading a book more than once.  With so many books in the world just waiting to be read, why take the time to read something to which you’ve already given your attention?  The last page is

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We’ll Put Them on the List

The popularity of lists — particularly the hackneyed “bucket list” continues unabated.  Many people love to devour lists featuring exotic destinations around the world, for example, which are required viewing “before you die”.   The clock is ticking, folks, so you’d better make your reservations now. The world of books is no different.  There’s

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Match Day and the Paper Lion

On Match Day (Wednesday, March 5) at the McPherson County Community Foundation, library supporters will have the opportunity to boost the library Endowment Fund and have their donations matched by MCCF at 50 cents on the dollar.  This is a great fundraising opportunity, but it is not the first nor the most

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Perfection in a Small Box

Cleaning CDs, if we clean them at all, usually involves a quick brush over something soft.  Not so in the case of cleaning LP record albums in the days of high fidelity; for those of us who considered ourselves to be audiophiles, it was almost a ritual! If you wanted perfectly clean records,

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All the Right Numbers

Many of you know that, since June of last year, I have been working out in the fiction stacks, identifying books which will comprise our new genres.  That phase of the project is now complete, and the time is approaching, in mid-February, when we will move all of the books into the

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The Strange Case of the Letter “P”

Many of you know that, beginning in the early summer, I have been spending time in our adult fiction stacks, separating the general fiction collection into new reading genres.  As I have made my way through the collection, starting with books by authors whose last names begin with “A”, I have noticed

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And Another One’s Gone

The merger of the Random House Publishing Group and Penguin has shaken up the publishing industry, as the independent publishers continue to be merged with or acquired by larger fish.  The new publishing monolith now has control over some 250 publishing imprints which were, at one time, all independent publishers. Most authors