Did you know that the library makes eBooks and digital audiobooks available to its patrons? Through our subscription to OverDrive, we are able to offer a wide variety of books that that can be read or listened to on devices such as e-readers, tablets, and smart phones. Information about OverDrive as it pertains to any certain device can be found on our website under eBooks. The library also offers free WiFi for those in need access to the Internet for book downloading.
Book Parties are an opportunity to read a particular book or series of books as a library community. About a month before the event, copies of the selected title are made available for checkout. Families can read the book together or individually prior to the event. Then everyone meets at the library for activities and conversation related to that particular book. For example, our November book party focuses on the short novel Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen. Because this book is very short, Meg will read it aloud during the event. Children will also have the opportunity to imagine what a pilgrim looks like and to create that figure using clothespins and donated fabric scraps. We will discover that all of us have much to be thankful for and that a pilgrim can be very different from what we first envision.
Join us on Monday, November 25th at 3:30pm for this fun event.
A Star Wars Reads Day Party will occur Saturday, October 5th at 10am in the Children’s Room of the Plainview Public Library. Jedi fans of all ages are welcome! Costumes are encouraged.
The Plainview Community Theater has generously donated tickets to The Wizard of Oz to be used by library patrons. Keep an eye on the yellow brick road in the children’s room. At random times from Friday, September 20th through Thursday, September 26th, you may find a certificate that entitles you to a ticket that will admit 4 people to the Wizard Sneak Preview on Thursday, September 26th at 6:30 pm.
Updated 9/27 @ 9:30am: 10 of 10 tickets have been claimed.
Plainview Public Library
Wednesday, September 25th 7-8pm
Nick Ozment, as an American fairy-tale writer and critic, recognizes his own place in the lineage and influence of Baum. A popular speaker and panelist at conferences and conventions, including the World Fantasy Convention, Ozment has also taught courses on fantasy and horror literature at Winona State University in Winona, MN. He is a regular blogger for the online magazine Black Gate.
L. Frank Baum, who wrote hundreds of books, short stories, poems, and scripts, is best known for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. Writer and critic Nick Ozment will deliver a presentation about how Baum’s world-renowned
stories were shaped by his home country and how, in turn, they have influenced fantasy and children’s books. Although Baum was working in a well-established tradition of European fairy tales, what he gave us in the world of Oz was a fairy tale with American roots steeped in New World soil.
The library has added it’s own Minecraft server. If you’d like to play with us, please visit the front desk to set up your account.
Congratulations to the 33 Marathoners that walked or ran 26 miles and read 26 books or articles during the months of July and August!!! Those that completed the marathon were entered into a drawing for four 3-month passes to Broadway Video and Fitness. Our fitness pass champions were Shelli Becker, Karen Cunningham, Gretchen Keefe, and Liz Olson.
This Adult Reading Marathon has been a joint effort. Many thanks to Marilyn Wozney and Wes Emmert of Olmsted Medical Center for the motivation to get our minds and bodies moving, Julie Jacobs of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center for inspiring us to eat healthily on the run, and Beth Haley of Broadway Video and Fitness for partnering with the library to provide the membership prizes.
How are you coming with your Reading Marathon Goals? Teens have until Wednesday, August 21st to finish up their goals for the Hobbit Movie Party…WITH CAKE! Adults can keep running until Friday, August 30th. In partnership with Broadway Video and Fitness, we are offering a drawing for four 3-Month Fitness Memberships so keep moving forward with your steps and books, articles or chapters!
All youth going into 4th-8th grades are invited to Harry Potter’s birthday party Wednesday, July 31st from 8-10pm. Please come dressed as your favorite character. Cake, ice cream, and magical activities.
Plainview area readers, ages 12 and up, are invited to challenge themselves with a Reading Marathon through the months of July and August 2013. Participants will read 26 books or articles of their choice, and walk or run 26 miles. Registration begins at the library on Wednesday, June 19 and runs through the length of the program.
Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in brown bag lunch programs at the library where fitness information will be presented by Olmsted Medical Center and Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Pre-registration is required for these events. We’ll provide the lunch. Come and learn with us!
Teens that complete the program will receive a ticket to an exclusive movie party on Wednesday, August 21st. Adults that complete the program will be entered into a drawing for 3-month fitness memberships co-sponsored by Broadway Video and Fitness and the Plainview Public Library.