Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What's Happening @ the Little Elm Public Library

Little Elm Public Library newsletter
Texas Tornadoes become part of the whirlwind of August activities @ the library. All ages can join the hockey reading program from August 1st through 27th. Any age can pick up the special form, read or listen to ten items and receive reading rewards. Kids ages 6-12 who complete the reading program will receive a voucher for a complimentary end zone ticket to the October 24th game. All other ages that complete the program will get put into the age category drawing for a complimentary end zone ticket provided by the Little Elm Friends of the Library.

While you read, bookmarks are very useful to hold your place during times you are not reading. During the month of August, we are encouraging people of all ages to enter the Inkheart bookmark contest. The goal is to create a bookmark that appears to come alive. All entries become the property of the Little Elm library. The first place winner will receive an Inkheart DVD donated by Ms. Sylvia, a longtime library supporter. The remainder of the bookmarks will be donated to a children’s charity to be determined. Entry forms can be picked up starting August 1st and all entries need to be turned in by Monday, August 31st.

The bookmark contest is being held in conjunction with the Scholastic Book Fair. We are encouraging families to create bookmarks together. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke is published by Scholastic. Over the years, the Little Elm library has been hosting Scholastic Book Fair fundraisers, which carries hundreds of titles, including Inkheart. The library will be holding the next book fair between Saturday, August 8th and Wednesday, August 12th during library hours (M/W 10-5:30; T/TH 10-8; and Sat 10-3).

A special free program for women entitled A Woman’s Guide to Money Matters will be held on Saturday, August 8th starting at 10:30am at the Little Elm library. Call Linda C. Bullwinkle, an EdwardJones Financial Advisor at 972-292-1824 to reserve your space.

Also on Saturday, August the 8th, it is dog day at the library. First spend time with Megan and Maggie the dog for the 10:30 family story time and then Clifford the Big Red Dog will visit around 10:50am.

Texas Tornado Hockey Team mascot Ike the Polar Bear will be visiting toddler time and story time on Wednesday, August 12th from 10:30-11:30. Bring your camera!

The Little Elm Crafter’s Guild has been holding numerous craft classes for adults and children. On Tuesday, August 11th, sign up for the Intro to jewelry design class for ages 13 and up that starts at 6pm. The fee is ten dollars and there is a supply list. They have also started a Knitting club that will be meeting on Saturday, August 15th at 1pm. If crafts are your passion, come join the Crafters Guild, all crafts welcome!

If reading is your passion, new bestsellers added this week include: Burn by Linda Howard, Black Hills by Nora Roberts, and The Devil’s Punchbowl by Greg Iles.
For more information contact the library at 214-975-0430 or email library@littleelm.org.

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