Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dear Reader: Help for gift giving

You have to buy a present for a niece or nephew, the child of a good friend, or a distant young relative. You’d like to give a book, but which one? You don’t know this child very well. Here are a couple of lists that you might find useful:

Best Nonfiction To Give To kidsYou Don’t Know Very Well
Best Books to Give to Older Kids or Young Adults
Best Books to Give to Younger Kids
Best Easy-To-Read books to Give Kids

All of these lists are thanks to Lisa von Drasek at the Early Word Blog.


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Dear Reader: Yoiks!

Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve updated the blog, and for that I apologize. The Friends had their annual Open House, and we had a record number of items donated for the Silent Auction. We missed the Girl Scout carol singers this year, but we hope to have them back for next year’s Open House.

For the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, we will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday Dec. 25, Monday Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan.1. Your books should not be due those days, unless they came from other libraries who will be open on the 24th or 31st. Please note the due dates on your receipts, or check your account online through SAILS or Bookmyne. Call us if you have any questions.

The Council On Aging is holding a fund-raiser for their Building Fund on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9-3. Bring your unwrapped gifts to the Senior Center, and they will wrap them for you, for a fee of $1.00 – $8.00, depending on the size of the gift. messy wrappingSounds like a good deal to me, seeing as my present wrapping looks like a two-year-old did it. Save time and help a good cause!

The Cafe Parlez 2013 reading list has been published. Find it HERE. And watch this space for the Plumb Library Staff Top Ten Books of 2012.

We have replaced our 2005 and 2009 World Book Encyclopedias with the new 2013 edition. So we’re selling the old ones for $100/set. They are complete sets, in excellent (nearly new) condition. Call us if you’re interested. We will also donate a set to a school, if they need one. Just let us know.

And finally, for you Laura Ingalls Wilder fans, we have an article from the blog BoingBoing about the weather events that make up her memoir The Long Winter, where the residents of the town of DeSmet nearly starved to death one extreme winter. The Meteorology of the Little House Books talks about that winter, which was 1880-1881. A very interesting read!long winter

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