Spring has sprung, the grass has riz…

Ode to Spring 

“Spring has sprung,
The Grass has riz,
I wonder where the birdies is?
The little bird is on the wing,
But that’s absurd! 
Because the wing is on the bird!”

by Ogden Nash

Well, I’d say it’s safe to finally say spring is here.  Yard work has been getting done even here around the library!  And though the river seemed to shake it’s fist in our direction, just as many long time locals promised, it kept within it bounds and the library stayed cozy, warm and DRY!  😀

We’re still hard at working getting a “virtual card catalog” set up online.  It’s a long process (the library SEEMS like a small library until you have a project like this where you have to actually handle EVERY SINGLE BOOK in here!) but we’re hoping to be done by this fall.  This will mean new library cards as well (that will have a barcode so they’re computer interactive).  However, we won’t be updating cards every year after this AND there is no longer a fee for getting a library card.  More on that as we get closer to the end of the project (we’ve officially made it to about 1/4 of our total inventory cataloged!)

And finally, we have an exciting program coming up this month.  On May 17th at 11 am, Miss Acadia High 2014, Alyssa Patterson, will be co-hosting a book reading with us.  As part of her reign, Alyssa is promoting the Crown C.A.R.E.S program which focuses on anti-bullying.  She’ll be reading from Francine McEwen’s newly released book, Billy Big Ears and Bob the Bully.  The author herself as well as the illustrator, Thomas Block, will be joining Alyssa to discuss the book and their work on it.  This is a free event.  We are still looking for a place to hold the event as the library only holds 25 people and we’re expecting many more than that as the program will be advertised in several local schools as well as on community television.  So stay tuned for more details, and if you know of a place locally where we can hold the event, please contact Amy at director@westbuxtonpubliclibrary.org.