Cocoa Returns!

ShelfelfIf you followed us last year, you’ll know we had our first ever visit from our Elf on the Library Shelf, Cocoa!  He’s scheduled to make it back here from the North Pole tomorrow, and let me tell you, there will be plenty for him to do. We plan on putting him to work right away!

You can follow Cocoa either by visiting the library to see if you can spot him, or by dropping by our library Facebook page each day.

Now, if only he’d bring us some snow….

Halloween Costumes

All right, I’ll admit it. I’m lazy when it comes to Halloween. I like the idea of coming up with a costume, and showing how witty or creative I can be, but I just never seem to feel like doing it when the time comes around. When I was a kid, it was a different story. Maybe I need candy as incentive?

Aside from the year before last, when I went crazy with the Zombie makeup for Halloween Craft Night (okay, even that was just me dressing in black and throwing a bit of powder on my clothes), I usually just throw on my headband with flying bats and call it a costume.

734377_602372259798774_1696912807_nSo, this year, it’s my turn to work at the library on Halloween–which falls on a Saturday–and I’m starting to feel the pressure of coming up with a costume. Will I or won’t I? I guess you’ll just have to wait until Saturday to find out.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for some easy costume ideas, try one of these sites….and Pinterest has a TON of great ideas! A lot of these require the child or adult to be in a warm environment….not out trick-or-treating in the cold, but you can adapt. (Remember when all our costumes were created around fitting over a big snowsuit?)

Party Blog


Lego Family!


Napoleon Dynamite

What are you wearing for Halloween this year?


Star Wars Reads Day!

Saturday, October 10th is Star Wars Reads Day…and we’re having some fun at the library to go along with it! Stop by anytime between 10am – 5pm to take part in a special Star Wars themed I Spy, grab up a few great Star Wars books, and take home some crafts and special bookmarks. It’s going to be a great day!