April 2012 Bookends
The second week of April (9th – 14th this year) has traditionally been National Library Week, a time to celebrate reading and libraries. This year we are hosting a library scavenger hunt. So grab a map, hunt down the questions and join in on the fun. Both adults and children can participate. Prizes will be awarded.
Join us for our first ever Science Kits Open House, Wednesday, April 11th from 3:30 – 5 p.m. and again Thursday, April 12th from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The kits will be on display and information available about their use. Science kits include: an energy lab, Van de Graff generator, straw rocket launcher, snap circuits, electronics projects lab, Lego early structures, and Lego early simple machines.
In May we are planning another DILLY (Day in the Life of the Library) of a Day. The event last year was successful by informing community decision-makers about the workings of the library, behind the scenes action, volumes of activity, and movement of items in and out of the library with delivery. This year, we invite anyone to participate. If interested, call the library to set up a tour, 320-589-1634.
The library display case for April features a collection of chickens and eggs to welcome spring. If you have items that would make an interesting display, contact the library, 320-589-1634 to reserve the display case. Future displays include: Morris High School artwork, turtle figures, cat figures, lighthouse shapes, wood chip work, and more.
A selection of replacement books include (replacement books are newer editions of our outdated, worn out, or missing books):
• Always My Child: a parent’s guide to understanding your gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or questioning son or daughter, by Kevin Jennings.
• Attaching in Adoption, by Deborah D Gray
• Cottage, Cabin & Vacation Home Plans, from Sunset Publications
• Crisis: 40 stories revealing the personal, social, and religious pain and trauma of growing up gay in America, edited by Mitchell Gold
• Getting Started in Mutual Funds, by Alvin D Hall, 2nd ed.
• Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales
• Life in the House of Cards: or parenting a child with mental illness, by Irene Abramovich
• NOLO’s Essential Guide to Child Custody and Support, by Emily Doskow
• Our Gay Son: a Christian father’s search for the truth, by David Robert-John
• Renter’s Rights: the basics, by Janet Portman (May publication date)
• When Men Batter Women: new insights into ending abusive relationships, by Neil Jacobson and John Gottman.