About Angela

She is an awesome DBRL Children's Services Librarian and her favorite children's book is "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf.

Winners of our Pete The Cat Book Giveaway!

Imagine balloons and confetti dropping from the ceiling as you read this! A big congratulations to the winners of our Pete the Cat giveaway. Jason M. and Sang M. each won a copy of “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons” by Eric Litwin.

If you didn’t win, don’t worry. You can always check out Pete the Cat books from your library!

Greatest Nursery Rhymes Never Told

EztalesLogoNursery rhymes remind me of my childhood. I remember my grandma and aunt teaching me “Old King Cole” and “Humpty Dumpty.” I personally have never written a nursery rhyme, but I bet there are kids in your lives who have written some cool rhymes and would love to share them. Guess what? Now is their chance!

EZTales, a database of animated story books (available with your library card!), has created a contest calling for the “Greatest Nursery Rhymes Never Told.” Kids ages 5-12 can enter for a chance to have their rhyme animated and to win other prizes. Check out the official rules and get rhyming!

Spring Break 2014!

picture of Animal Tales presenterMarch 24-28 is spring break for kids in Ashland, Columbia and Fulton. If you are looking for free, educational entertainment, there are activities going on at your library!

Ashland
  • Animal Underground: Thursday, March 27 at 9:30-10:15 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m. There’s a whole world of animals thriving beneath our feet. Come learn about a few of them at this live animal program. Space is limited. (Separate session will be available for child care centers.) All ages. Registration required. Call 573-657-7378 to register.

Columbia
The lobby of the library will be closed this week. You’ll be able to enter through the Secret Garden gate at the far west end of the main parking lot.

  • Movies for Me: Tuesday, March 25 at 10-10:30 a.m. or 6-6:30 p.m. Enjoy 30 minutes of great story videos based on children’s literature. Showing this session: “The Librarian From the Black Lagoon” by Mike Thaler; “Click, Clack Moo, Cows That Type” by Doreen Cronin; and “Petunia” by Roger Duvoisin. Continue reading

Imagine That! Callaway County Youth Poetry Contest

Photo of child writingApril is National Poetry Month. In celebration, the Callaway County Public Library and the Auxvasse Creative Arts Program are inviting Callaway County kids and teens to submit an original poem. Kids and teens are challenged to write a poem that explores the theme, “I imagine a world where…”

Prizes will be awarded to winners in each age group, and a brief awards ceremony will be held on May 1 at the Callaway County Public Library in Fulton. Download full contest rules and an entry form here. Entries must be received by April 14, 2014.

Need some inspiration? Check out this book list of recommended poetry and verse for kids.

Summer Reading 2014 Bookmark Contest

picture of chemistry setHelp us get ready for Summer Reading by designing an original bookmark based on either the teen theme, ”Spark a Reaction,” or the kids’ theme, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Winners’ artwork from each library will appear on bookmarks to be distributed late spring through summer.

Please design two-dimensional artwork, using crayons, markers or any other illustration tool or medium, or create it on the computer. Photography is also acceptable, as long as it is your own! For ages 18 and under. Download an entry form or get one at your library or on the bookmobile.

Entry deadline is Monday, March 31.