Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Closed New Years Day!!!

All Whitman County Library branches will be
 closed Thursday, Dec. 31 after 3:00 pm & Friday, Jan. 1.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Upcoming Book Club Books

Upcoming Book Club Books:
We will discuss the following books on the following dates. smile emoticon
January 21: "Fires of Destiny" by J.D. Mathia
February 18: "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert
March 17: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr...
April 21: "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
------Feel free to read ahead....especially on the titles that we have limited copies available.

***Endicott Library Book Club***

***Endicott Library Book Club***
Our next meeting will be:
Thursday, January 21 @ 7:00 pm.
We will be discussing the book:
"Fires of Destiny" by local author J.D. Mathia.
All adults are invited to attend.
Feel free to bring a snack to share!
Tay Raveen is an object cursed to
destroy the world and blessed to save it.  Beyond that, no one knows what it is.  The only thing that is known is the Malignant God is coming and Tay Raveen will either welcome or destroy him.

Arzak Od Leryp is a powerful sorcerer who has been tasked with finding Tay Raveen and using it to save the world.  After years of searching, he may have finally found its resting place in a
remote valley kingdom.  Van and Leassa are two friends who are
approaching adulthood and the responsibilities it brings; Van, his uncle’s heir, and Leassa a scholar’s daughter.  In Arzak’s arrival to their valley they see a chance for a grand adventure.  Perhaps they can even become footnotes in the grand tomes of history.

They quickly learn that the search for Tay Raveen is not the adventure they had in mind.  There are dark, powerful forces determined to make Tay Raveen their own to serve their purposes and bring about the destruction of the world. The Malignant God has already destroyed thousands of worlds: even if Tay Raveen can be kept for salvation, can it really destroy a being who has never been stopped before?


O is for Orange! (+ storytime caroling)

Just another day in library paradise! I look forward to this day each year....caroling with my storytime friends! We started with working on the letter O. We read the books "The Big Orange Splot" by Daniel Manus Pinkwater, "Orange Pear Apple Bear" by Emily Gravett, and "The Christmas Orange" author unknown. The kids were on pins and needles, wanting to get outdoors to sing! We made the rounds through Endicott....McGregors, Post Office, Whitgro, and Endicott Food Center....singing at each stop and ending with hot chocolate at the store with Grandma Jenny. We missed a couple other places because no one was home. :( And wouldn't you know it....we made a lot of people smile and they handed out treats! It was like trick-or-treating in December! Thank you, Endicott, for being so supportive of the Library!

Sorry for some of the fuzzy pictures....I'm not so great at taking action shots!!!  (These kidlets just might take naps today!!!)

Friday, December 11, 2015

N is for Nose!

Storytime started with singing, sounding, and tracing today. N is the letter of the day and NOSE is the word of the day. We read the books "The Adventures of a Nose" by Viviane Schwarz, "The Nose Knows" by Ellen Weiss, and "The Nose Book" by Al Perkins. Then we took a little nose test and the kiddos aced it! They were shown a whole bunch of up-close pics of a nose and they had to tell what kind of creature the nose belonged to. We ended with singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer....along with a few other fun holiday songs. We will be caroling around Endicott next Friday during Storytime. :)

After School Program 12-9-15

Great big, super fun group this week at our After School Program. First the kiddos shared a song with me that they've been learning in sign language. I was totally impressed! Then we got messy, sticky, and a little crazy. But....I had a couple great mom helpers who helped control the chaos a bit and we made some pretty cool ornaments. :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Afghan Raffle Winner!

Congratulations to Anne Lowe for winning the Afghan Raffle!  And thank you to Lorena Mattley, who donated the afgham, AND all who purchased tickets in support of our Endicott Library AC Fund.  One step closer!!!


Friday, December 4, 2015

M is for Moon!

Storytime started with some singing, tracing of the letter M, and lots of "M" words! We read the books "The Moon" by Robert Louis Stevenson, "Mail Harry to the Moon!" by Robie H. Harris, and "Goodnight Moon 123" based on the book by Margaret Wise Brown. We finished up with making some moon/star crafts.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

K-5th grade program next week!!!

After School Program 11-25-15

Our community children shared many things they were grateful for and we made a beautiful "Thankful Tree." We also made some cute pumpkin center pieces for their family feasts!