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!


We’re On Tumblr!

We’re excited to really get going on this Tumblr thing for the library…and now we have our own Tumblr page!


You can find us at Tales of a Small Town Library on Tumblr (just click the link to go there now). So far, we’re adding links slowly, but it’s going to be a fun, ongoing project for us.  If you love Tumblr, give us a quick follow and we promise lots of interesting library and book related posts weekly!


Lambsdown Park Festival

Last year, Meriah and Emma worked hard at the Lambsdown Park Festival, promoting library services, the TD Summer Reading Club, and our first foray into reading a book with patrons in our Summer Book Relay.

lambsdown park festivalWe’re gearing up for a fun day once again, Saturday, June 20th from 10am – 3pm. Drop by the library table to pick up information on our TD Summer Reading Club, find out about exciting library initiatives, and grab a summer calendar. Meriah and our summer student Sarah, will be there to answer all of your questions….and maybe even have something fun for you to participate in!

If you’re at the Lambsdown Park Festival, be sure to take a few minutes to speak with them. It’s going to be a fun day!

Check Out a Skill!

20150320_161253We’re getting ready for something interesting in April. Not everyone is technologically-savvy, so we’ve decided to offer a “Check Out a Skill” week at the library. From April 13 -24, we’re offering half-hour sessions with one of our skill experts.  Learn to use Pinterest or Twitter, open up an email account, or finally get on Facebook and learn how to use it!

We’re taking registrations now, so give us a call. No “skill” is too simple to learn, and it’s the perfect time to learn how to use that new device (or that old one). Where else could you get this for free?  No where! Only at your library.


onlineresourcesWe often have children come to the library looking for very specific resources because they have a project. While we carry LOTS of great, new non-fiction in our juvenile section, we can’t carry everything, and that project about the Australian thorny devil lizard probably won’t garner a lot of hits when you search our library catalog. But what we don’t have in books, we make up for in online resources. This is WAY better than using Wikipedia.

onlineIf you drop by our online catalog, you can click on the “Online Resources” button (just like the one above….and I’ve linked it here so you can go directly to it while you read this blog post). At that point, select Homework Help, and you’ll be brought to a couple of great website links, such as Kids InfoBits.

kidsI LOVE this particular resource because it is so user friendly, and is aimed at kids from Kindergarten to Grade 5—exactly the ones who might not have a lot of research skills at this point. From there, you can choose your topic, search, and voila! Tons of great information! We’ve been suggesting this site to teachers who frequent the library, and the response so far has been wonderful.

While researching projects at the library is nothing new, being able to do it from home through the library catalog is a great idea not many people think about. This is second in our series called “FIND IT NOW : Online Resources at the Library.”