Library Column for March 27, 2019

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March definitely came in like a lion, so here’s hoping it goes out like a lamb the next few days. Food for Fines will continue through Saturday. If you haven’t brought in food to pay off your fines you only have a couple more days this month to do so.

Storytime on Thursday, March 28th at 10:30 am will feature stories about bugs. Come celebrate and learn about those creepy, crawly, delightful little insects. Storytime is followed each week by free play, so avoid the puddles and enjoy some time with other young families.

Don’t forget that the library offers lots of digital audiobooks and e-books available to download to your phone or tablet. So the next time you find yourself waiting for a kid to finish sports practice, waiting for a doctor’s appointment or whenever you find yourself waiting, pull out the latest thriller you have loaded onto your phone and be swept away and find yourself wishing you could wait more often. Download both the Libby and Hoopla apps, create an account with your library card number and start reading or listening today. Stop by the library if you need assistance.

While we can’t start planting outside yet, I know I am getting itchy fingers. Check out the latest gardening advice in Northern Gardener magazine or take a look at one of these new titles Grow. Food. Anywhere by Mat Pember and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon is ‘the new guide to small-space gardening. It includes simple ways to determine what kind of soil you have, what plants need and how to determine what your plants are missing and great ideas for planting vegetables in small spaces. Big ideas for Small Spaces by Kay Maguire and Tony Woods focuses more on flowers and other ornamental plants. It includes thirty projects for ‘balconies, roof gardens, windowsills and terraces,’ you are sure to find something to green up whatever little spaces you have. Of course, we have lots of older titles that can also provide useful information about gardening this year. So be like Mr. MCGreely in one of my favorite books for a gardening storytime, called Muncha Muncha Muncha by Candace Fleming and plant that garden you have been dreaming of for years.

Do you have a trip planned this summer? Do you have the reservations, but don’t know the day to day plan? Let the library help with one of our many travel guides. Whether you are heading to Disney World, Africa, or Europe let our books help you plan. And if you don’t know where you want to go, try Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019 for ‘the best trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for the year ahead.’

Do you have a baseball player hoping to improve their game this year? Come check out our “Learn from the Pros!” series of DVD’s that cover ‘Baseball Fundamentals,’ ‘Offensive Skills,’ ‘Defensive Drills,’ and ‘Hitting Mechanics.’ And you if prefer your sports from the couch, check out our biographies.

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