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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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The Book that Fell Apart

Here’s one of life’s lessons: there are situations you cannot fix.  Sometimes you just have to move on and let go. Well, I faced this recently while working in book repair. See those pieces laying in front of the book?  That’s what was left of the spine.  And if that weren’t enough, the

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New Cards, Old Cards

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.