Sunday, December 28, 2008

Homeschoolers Unfolding History Perform at the Festival of Trees

Jonathan Starke in Colonial Costume
Beautiful music

Thank you Students

HUH members and a few parents bring Christmas joy to
the Festival of Trees at the Johnston Medical Mall

Many people commented on what lovely music
was shared by Homeschoolers Unfolding History

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Festival of Trees at Johnston Medical Mall 2008

Erin Allen works on ornaments for tree.

Erin Allen and Jessie Auge work together to make
the tree lovely.

Tristany Roper adds some wooden pieces to the
HUH tree.

Caitlyn Allen was our guiding light for a color theme
and the use of wooden ornaments. Good thinking.

Tristany Roper, Elise Allen and a few of the guys.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Abraham Lincoln, We the People Bookshelf

Students attended the K-4th grade H.E.L.P. program
devoted to a study of Abraham Lincoln.

These are a few of the titles that were donated
to the Library by the "We the People Bookshelf".

Abraham Lincoln is one of my favorite Presidents.

H.E.L.P. study of Clara Barton and the Red Cross

The Red Cross Flag was modeled after the Swiss flag.

Clara Barton was a compassionate woman who wanted
to relieve the suffering of others. She expanded the Red Cross
to include serving the needs of those involved
in natural disasters as well as victims of wars.

Some of the books available for the K-4th graders and parents to read
more about Clara Barton and the Red Cross.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mary Hamilton visits the Children's Department

Mary Hamilton is a long time friend of mine and Nancy.
It is always a special day when she comes in for some books
to read and comes to the Children's Department to visit.

Nancy and Mary have enjoyed a long term friendship.

Memories of Christmas Past come to mind in the Library.

Two of my dear friends enjoy a brief but lovely visit.

More memories await our friends with dreams of many
Christmas Joys in years to come.
Thank you to all our Library Friends who bring
their friendly smiles into
the Children's Department.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Cynthia Moscarito makes friends with Story Stars

Cynthia Moscarito came to the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield on Tuesday December 2, 2008 to share her book "We Can Be Friends" with children and parents attending the Story Stars program.
Children explore the huge cupcake on display
with the Laura Numeroff book "I You Give a
Cat a Cupcake". The program theme on Tuesday was friends.
Children sang the birthday song to Zack and sang the ABC birthday cake song as well.
It was a great day for friends and families to share some happy new memories with friends.
Cynthia Moscarito shares her story about the publication of her new book.
Thank you Cynthia Moscarito for coming to the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield to read your new book. Thanks.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Libby Bagby visits the Library with her new book

The Summey family listen as Libby Bagby author of "Lucky's Plott"
shares the story of her Plott Hound and her new book.

I listen as Mrs. Bagby talks about her book
and the writing process.

The Plott Hound is the North Carolina State Dog.
Libby Bagby has written an insightful book about
her rescue of an injured Plott Hound.

The Summey family enjoy the one on one visit with
the author of "Lucky's Plott"... Libby Bagby of
Roaring Gap, North Carolina.

A local family was fortunate to be at the Public Library
of Johnston County and Smithfield when Libby Bagby
came to the Library to show me her new book.
I like this book and will use it soon in a Story Time
program at the Library. Thanks Mrs. Bagby for
the visit and taking time to answer our questions.
Thank you

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Library Card for young book lover

It was my joy to give Ryan Hess
his new Library card when I was
working at the Circulation Desk
on a recent Saturday in November.
Congratulations Ryan, enjoy your card.

Cynthia Moscarito's "We Can Be Friends"

Cynthia Moscarito came to A.S.K.
on Thursday November 13, 2008 to read
her book "We Can Be Friends"
to the boys and girls and parents in the
Story Time Clubhouse.

Nancy and Cynthia

A great group of kids came for the After School Kids program to
hear the author read her book and tell about writing it.

Cynthia in the Clubhouse with her book which is now available on Amazon.
Thank you Cynthia for sharing your book with us. We are looking forward to
your next book. Thank you.

Yarn Buster Club November 13, 2008

Dana and Abby knitting together looking
like twins from different mothers.
Moms enjoy the Yarn Busters too.
Good job Jason
Tangles are a part of life, it helps to have friends.
Knitting is Fun!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I Am Thankful This Thanksgiving

I asked a group of wonderful people who were at the Library for a program to list one thing that
they are thankful for and these are the responses I received.....
My Names Is........I am Thankful for.........
Caleb is thankful for... freedom
Hunter is thankful for... My Country
Sterling is thankful for...Cake
Jonathan is thankful family and friends
Seth is thankful for... freedom
Edie is thankful for....our dog
Emma is thankful for...friends & family
Alex is thankful for...Christ
Noah is thankful for...Bears
Dana is thankful for... HUH (Groups)
Abby is thankful dog
Jason is thankful
Christopher is thankful for...Mrs. Elaine (I did not pay this child to say that and I'm blushing)
Matt is thankful for...God
Brett is thankful
Dan is thankful for...Noah
Noah is thankful for... Dan
Matthew is thankful
Emma is thankful for...Friends
Valerie is thankful for...My Family
Hannah is thankful for... family and friends
Cindy is thankful dear husband
Brett is thankful
Matthew is thankful for... family
Angela is thankful
Matthew is thankful for.... Friends
Elaine is thankful for...all these special people who shared what they are thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Salute to our Veterans

Thank you for your service to the citizens
of Johnston County, North Carolina and
the United States of America.

Thank you for the lonely and dangerous hours
of unselfish service.

Thank you and blessings to you.
Brave, Strong and True.
Freedom, Justice and Responsibility
Thank you Veterans for doing more than your part.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Joyce Mitchell former Director and Friend

Joyce Mitchell, former Library Director
recently visited the Children's Department
and showed me this lovely quilt
which she is making for a family member.
Since Joyce retired
she has been pursuing her hobby of quilting
and her work is wonderful.

Joyce was my first Director and also the person who hired me at the Library back in 1988 to work in the Video Department and promoted me to Circulation in 1990 and promoted me to Children's Librarian Specialist in 1992.
Thank you Joyce, I really love my job.

Detail from Joyce's Quilt.