As the Jewish festival of Passover approaches, the plagues visited on Egypt – remembered either from our Sunday School days or from this film classic – are recalled with some familiarity. During my second summer as a McPherson resident (1980), the city was inundated with a plague of miller moths. Hundreds of
Library carts served as our Conestoga wagons last month as we moved the entire fiction collection — all 22,449 books — to different shelves in the fiction area. The hardy pioneers on our staff loaded up carts and made many treks back and forth to get all the books re-shelved. We started at the
Written on February 27, 2014
It was love at first sight. The first time I picked up these books, I was smitten. I had to read ALL of them! Fortunately, the tiny library in the small corner of Africa where I lived had plenty on the shelves. And so began my love affair with books and libraries. Around
Where were you on February 13th, 2009? Were you one of the hundreds of people who came to the grand re-opening of the library on that day? It’s five years later and we’re celebrating the still-lovely and spacious surroundings – the beautiful stained glass, the refurbished Sandzen behind the service desk, the doubled space for the collection, the comfortable basement
Brand new library cards made their debut at the library this month. They feature a color photo of one of our stained glass windows and come in two sizes — wallet and key tag. They scan under a light beam and transmit all kinds of information to our computers. They get you onto the public internet terminals.
Here is the saddest shelf in the library. It’s where incomplete returned items sit, mourning the loss of their significant other - a DVD case missing a disc, an audiobook missing a CD, a toy missing a piece, a music CD missing liner notes. You get the picture – the Library Lonely Hearts Club!