Bruno to Pose at Teddy Bear Christmas
Story Hour, Dec. 12, 6 p.m.
Children are invited to have their pictures taken with Bruno the Bear during
the Teddy Bear Christmas Story Hour on Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.
Bruno, a life-sized Teddy Bear who lives with Librarian Cathey Monckton, has
agreed to put in a rare public appearance. Bruno loves children but
rarely leaves his home as it is difficult for him to travel due to his size.
In addition to meeting and posing with Bruno, children will hear stories
about Teddy Bears. Snacks including a Teddy Bear cake will be
provided. Each child who attends the Story Hour will take home a
cuddly Teddy Bear.
Young Patrons Enjoy "Dig into Reading" Summer Program
Librarian Cathey Monckton reports that the Summer
Reading Program "Dig Into Reading" was a success. Many youngsters
attended each of the sessions and several of those children are continuing
to use the library even though the program is complete.
Over fifty people attended the
opening event for this year's "Dig into Reading" Summer Reading Program and
about 25 youngsters signed up for the program. Each child who signed
up received a Treasure Chest which he/she filled with interesting items
pertaining to the theme as the summer progressed.
The first meeting
featured a cookout on the library's front yard complete with food cooked in
large black kettles and s'mores.The second session was highlighted by a lively
reading of the story "Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs." Children
were invited to make flower portraits of themselves at the third session
entitled "Plants and Seeds." In addition they were treated to gummy
worms and perhaps planted a seed or two.
The fourth session on June 27 was about burrowing
animals and the fourth found the children searching for buried treasure.
The Summer Program ended with the Friends of the
Library's Annual Street Fair on Saturday, July 13.
Decorative Cake Pans Come to Library
Stephany Daivs and Rachel Wayland display cakes before they were served
at the "Eat Cake at the Library" celebration.
Library patrons may now check out decorative cake pans much as they
would any books from the Howard County Public Library. In order to
advertise this new service, Linda Lembke used three of the pans to make
cakes and the library staff served them on Thursday, April 19 during an
“Eat Cake at the Library” celebration.
Lembke donated her
collection of cake pans to the library after visiting a library in
Elkader, Iowa, which has a similar program. "I started decorating
cakes when my sons were small and have continued making them for my
grandkids. The cake pans can be somewhat expensive and are often
only used once. I thought it was a great idea to share them with
others in the community," Lembke explained.
In addition to the
pans, Lembke has put together a book describing each of the pans and
giving suggestions for other ways of icing the cakes.
Leapfrog Available for Children
to Use in Library
Leap Frog program is up and running. Young patrons can come to
the library and use one of the Leap Frog sets (with earphones and magic
pen) to read books and explore world maps. This fun set of books
and maps is a great learning tool and provides hours
Anna Kuhn Carson Memorial
Reading Room Houses Exceptional Children's Collection
Anna Kuhn Carson Memorial Reading Room and Children's Collection was
established in the Fayette Public Library (Howard County Library) in
1968 as a memorial to Anne Kuhn Carson by her husband.
The reading room houses one of the best collections of children's books
in Missouri including Newbery Award, Caldecott Medal and Mark Twain
Children can browse through the books, put together a puzzle, play with
the toys and even do homework in the Anna Kuhn Carson Memorial Reading
As part of the library renovation program the Children's Library has a
special mural entitled "Inspiration - Imagination - Exploration"
designed by Joe Guest and painted by Peggy Guest.
here to see more images of the murals in the Children's wing.