Library Updates From Gigi the Giraffe

Gigi the GiraffeHey everyone! I can’t believe that it’s almost the end of the year. So much has happened at the Columbia Public Library these past twelve months! Are you enjoying the new carpet? Do you often say hi to Starry the Tiger, who is currently sitting on top of our “new books” section? Did you see the new dollhouse that’s on display until May? There are even iPads with educational apps for children 2 and over! The current app is “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.”

My outfits have changed a few times since my last post, too. Of late, the Owl and I have been watching everyone walk by in their wonderful hats and winter gear. I have to say, I was feeling slightly left out. My staff must have noticed, because now I’m up to my chin in winter wear! While all my winter clothes may not be as coordinated as what I have been wearing, I can assure you, I’m warm and toasty! And that snow that may or may not fall? I might enjoy a nice walk in the rain in the spring, but I’m staying out of that cold wet stuff! I would rather experience winter through a book or movie. Maybe I’ll wander over and pick out a movie or two to watch once my staff has left for the night. I hear there is one about two sisters and a snowman that has quite a few catchy songs…

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Holiday Break!

With the kiddos out of school, what is there to do? See what’s happening at the library:

All Daniel Boone Regional Library locations will be closed all day on December 24 & 25 and close at noon on December 31. Even when the library is closed, you can still visit us online and enjoy Tumblebooks and EZTales!

Have a Laugh!

Child laughing by cheriejoyful via FlickrWhy did the librarian slip on the floor? Because she was in the non-friction section. HA, HA, HA! April is National Humor Month, launched by comedian Larry Wilde to combat the stresses of tax season and gloomy days of April and to highlight the benefits of laughter. Join in and lighten up someone’s day with a good joke. If you don’t know any (or, like me, you always forget the ones you’ve been told), come to the library and check out one of our many joke books. If you can remember, share a joke with us in the comments! Knock, knock! (Hee hee!)

Giving Thanks

Ahhh. I love Thanksgiving! I spend time with my family, and together we eat, visit, eat, share stories and eat even more. Is it the food that makes me so happy, or is it the time I get to share with the people I love? Let’s just say that I am thankful for both!

In the spirit of the holiday, check out some books and materials about gratitude to share with your loved ones. (“Bear Gives Thanks” by Karma Wilson is a particular favorite around here.) Happy Thanksgiving!