(December 12, 2012) Thanks to everyone who donated hats, mittens, scarves, and other outerwear items to the hat and mitten tree, and also to the young people in the Minerva Public Library's informal teen after school program who knitted scarves for the tree. All items were given to the Minerva Salvation Army this week for distribution locally to those in need. Thank you also to those who took a tag from the library's Angel Tree and returned it with a gift; you've helped make Christmas brighter for a child in our community.
(November 5, 2012) November is Nation Novel Writing Month; 50,000 words in 30 days. Time to get cracking and here's some tips to help to get going. Looking for holiday gift ideas or working on a reading list for the bad weather and long nights? Publishers Weekly has just released its list of the best books of 2012, and you can see the lists from the past three years as well.
(October 29, 2012) Keep up with the latest Hurricane Sandy news at NOAA's StormCentral 2012 and the Weather Channel's Hurricane Central provides plenty of information, plus many photographs. On a lighter note, if you still haven't decided on a Halloween costume, the Smithsonian Institution is ready to help with costume ideas inspired by its collections. And get in the Halloween spirit with ten classic cartoons online for free.
(October 26, 2012) You are invited to join us on the lower level of the library for a seasonal Family Fun Make & Take Art Program on Saturday, November 3 from 2:00-3:30 pm. This creative activity is planned for ages 6 and up. Parents are encouraged to attend. Each child will make a colorful collage creature using leaves, cut paper, and glue. Please sign up by calling 330-868-4101 or stop at the Youth Services Desk.