Thursday, August 29, 2013

"Favorite Family Photos" Show & Tell (and Farewell) Storytime, Today at 5:30pm!

Hello Friends ~

This evening's Show & Tell Storytime promises to be special as our friends are encouraged to bring their favorite family photos to share.  Large or small, black-and-white or color photos, portraits or action shots - are all welcome!  Show & Tell Storytime begins at 5:30 pm, all ages are invited, and pre-registration is required, so call the library at 207-0764 to say you'll be here.

A sneak peek at my Show & Tell "Favorite Family Photo" is above.  (That's my daughter, Meghan, as "Cookie Mouse"!)  I cherish this photo because it will always remind me of the memorable experiences I've had with my kids while getting to know the many wonderful families of Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library.  And, as I prepare for my final storytimes today and tomorrow, I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone, not only for taking part in the hundreds of stories and crafts, parties and events, clubs and games here at the library, but for sharing your children, your lives and your stories with me!  Best wishes, many thanks, and much love!

Miss Katie

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cookie Mouse Visits Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library Today at 5:30pm

Bring your camera and your appetite as costumed character Cookie Mouse joins us today for a special reading of his favorite story, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.  I'm hearing he just might bring his favorite chocolate chip cookies to share with you after storytime, so don't miss it!  
Advance registration is required, and the fun for all ages begins promptly at 5:30pm, so call the library at 207-0764 or email Miss Katie at to say you'll be here!  See you soon!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Back to School Bash at the Library, Today at 5:30pm!

Hello Friends,
Join us for a Back to School Party today at 5:30pm as we get ready for a new school year in style!  We'll be creating special Keepsake Boxes (similar to photo from below).  

Registration is required and participation is limited; please call the library at 207-0764 to say you'll be here!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Doritos and Smurfs at the Library?!?

Dear Friends,

If ever you've wondered: "What do Doritos and Smurfs have in common?", I'm excited to explain they're the names of the two teams representing the Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library in this year's Junior Battle of the Books Competition! 

This summer, an amazing group of devoted preteens read five books and gathered weekly to discuss the stories.  Last Thursday, both teams competed against terrific teams from other Lackawanna County libraries in the annual Junior Battle of the Books, and I'm so proud of the efforts of both teams!  Team Doritos walked away with the honors as this year's Winners (see photo above).  Congratulations to the "Doritos": Billy P., Maggie C., Riley M., and Alex M., and to the "Smurfs": Riley M., Sarah W., Abby B., and Sarah S. (not pictured), and to all worthy opponents on other Junior Battle teams throughout Lackawanna County!

Thanks for a great summer, Doritos and Smurfs!  I miss you already, and I can't wait for next summer! 


Miss Katie                

Friday, August 2, 2013

Nobody's Diggier Than A Dog Illustration Workshop for Ages 4-6

Nobody's Diggier Than a Dog illustration workshop!
Monday, August 5th
Ages 4-6
Join Ms. Stefanie from the Everhart Museum for a reading of "Nobody's Diggier Than a Dog" by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, followed by a workshop on book illustrations!
Illustrations may be entered into the Distinguished Authors Award Presentation and exhibit honoring Susan Campbell Bartoletti.