“By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again.”
It's worth noting that Neil Gaiman grew up in England, not NEW England, where the worst of winter just might not be over until April. Whether or not the actual forecast is spring-y, the staff has been busy re-ordering and tidying our space. A "New Cookbook Corner" has sprouted up and new mystery fiction books have been planted in their own row in the new books section. As always, if you can't find what you are looking for, please ask a staff member.
This Tuesday, March 14 at 5pm is the Annual Meeting for our Board of Directors. The meeting is open to the public. This is an opportunity for our patrons to meet the Board and learn more about PML. Stay tuned for any changes due to the impending storm.
On Monday, March 6 we participated in the community reading day at John Fuller Elementary, reading the book "Why Not You?" by Ciara and Russell Wilson to a group of kindergarteners. The book is about dreaming big and achieving those dreams. The class shared their dreams about becoming police officers, nurses, and chefs, but not one librarian?!? All joking aside, we hope that some of these young readers will join us on Friday, April 7 at 4pm for our second annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Library. The event is open to all children 12 yrs and under. We ask that you bring your own basket or bag to collect eggs hidden throughout the library. There will be 6 golden eggs containing special prizes, but every egg will contain a sweet treat.
Just a reminder that your library is a beautiful space in our community. It is made more beautiful when it is filled with people not just checking out our amazing collection of books, magazines and DVDs, but gathering to learn, share, explore and commune in the space. We have been pleased to see shiny new faces joining our Fun Friday story times at 10:30am. This very casual gathering of our smallest patrons (the under 5 crowd) is a great place for caregivers to connect with other local moms, dads, grandparents, etc.
If you haven't checked out any of our existing groups, please drop in. If you'd like to start a new group (or move your existing group here), please let me know by stopping by the circulation desk or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. What piques your interest? Seminars on safe hiking practices? Local history presentations? Scavenger hunts? Dungeons & Dragons? Author visits? Art exhibitions?
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May the leprechauns dance over your bed and bring you sweet dreams