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A Classical Life

One hundred Classic books to read during your life!

Join us in this fun challenge and see how many of these classics you can read.
Check off each book as you read. There is a link in each activity that will lead to either a description of the book or to our catalog so you can reserve it. Good luck and Have fun!

You can sign up online at Beanstack: wheelerpl.beanstack.org

OR you can download the hardcopy here:

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Puzzle Exchange!

Puzzle donations are being accepted to help get us started. If you have any questions, please call us at 269-672-7875.
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We’ve Been Slimed!

Come visit the library tomorrow, October 7 at 10:30 to meet the Kalamazoo Ghostbusters!

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Nan’s Retirement Party

 

Thank you to everyone who made it out for Nan’s Retirement Party!  It was a wonderful day for Nan and she appreciated all the cards and hugs and good tidings on her retirement after five years at the library.

Nan’s last day at the library is May 28th and she is currently working Monday’s (3-7) and Saturday’s (9-1) if you would like to stop and see her or send her card here at the library (P.O. Box 226 Martin 49070).

Thank you again for making Nan’s party extra special!

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Saturday, May 14 is Nan’s Retirement Party

Join us on Saturday, May 14th from 9am-1pm to celebrate the five years we have had Nan Darrow at the library as she begins her retirement. So many of you know Nan from when she worked at the Martin School Office. Over the years here at the library, Nan has created some beautiful works of art in the way she decorates the bulletin boards or draws her always fascinating chalk talks. Many others know Nan as the lady who calls you from the library to tell you about your books that have arrived or the over due books you may have forgotten about. As Nan retires to spend more time with husband Don, we hope the community comes out to let Nan know how appreciated she is. Saturday, May 14 9am-1pm in the front community room we will have a cake party for Nan. Please join us!

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Nan Darrow’s Retirement Party

Join us on Saturday, May 14th from 9am-1pm to celebrate the five years we have had Nan Darrow at the library as she begins her retirement. So many of you know Nan from when she worked at the Martin School Office. Over the years here at the library, Nan has created some beautiful works of art in the way she decorates the bulletin boards or draws her always fascinating chalk talks. Many others know Nan as the lady who calls you from the library to tell you about your books that have arrived or the over due books you may have forgotten about. As Nan retires to spend more time with husband Don, we hope the community comes out to let Nan know how appreciated she is. Saturday, May 14 9am-1pm in the front community room we will have a cake party for Nan. Please join us!

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Spring Break Fun Day!

Spring Break Fun Day was April 2nd at the library.  Children arrived in sunshine and left in a snow squall.  I guess that’s Spring in Michigan for you.

No child left with a carpet burned nose so we considered the day a great success.

Summer Reading Program this year has the theme of Ready, Set, READ!  The State decides the themes every year and individual libraries are given ideas of what to do then for their summer program but every library is free to do as they choose.

We are still in the process of putting together our SRP (it is a LOT of work) but we feel that it is coming together rather well and the kids will be all ready to read their books in our very sports themed SRP this year.  It helps a lot that the Olympics are this summer (August, after SRP) and we feel this summer will be one filled with high energy.

Adults, watch for an outstanding Summer Reading Program for all of you this year!

Back to Spring Break Fun Day.

The kids colored various sport themed balls to hang from the ceiling.  Every year we have a different theme to have hanging from the ceiling.  The kids had a fun time putting their signature style into the art work.  They also made and signed a football player that will be placed on a football field of reading this upcoming summer.  They also made a sports themed mobile to hang up in their home.

All those oatmeal containers we were asking for?  They made a ping pong basketball type game for the kids to bring home that ended up being a HUGE hit.  Those ping pongs were a huge success!

Games were played as well.  Have you ever watched a group full of kids roll an egg with their nose?  That was a hilarious game to watch! And no one got carpet burn on their nose.  We consider that a total success!

Another game the kids played was carrying an egg on a spoon around a bucket and back to their team.

The teams were evenly matched and each won one of the games.

We read the Manning book Family Huddle

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We ended the Spring Break Fun Day with pizza bought by the Friends of the Library.  It was a packed full day but one that was a whole lot of fun as well.

We are looking forward to Summer when we can say Ready, Set, READ! with this group of kids.  Hopefully the weather will actually be like summer weather should and not like this snowy weather we are getting in Spring.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this Spring Break Fun Day a success and thank you to all who donated their time and empty containers.  You all helped make this day extra fun for a lot of kids!

 

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March Book Madness

March book madness is booking right along!

Here are the ranking this week.

You can stop into the library to fill out a sheet for your favorite books, email us, comment on this post or facebook us.

It’s getting harder to choose our favorite books!

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Young 5’s/Kindergarten Registration

We have flyers at the library for Early Childhood Night/Young 5’s/Kindergarten Registration at Martin Public Schools/Brandon Elementary on Tuesday, March 22, from 5:30-7:30pm.  Stop in and pick one up!

More information about the school can be found here.

http://www.martinpublicschools.org/

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We Need Oatmeal

Well, we don’t actually need the oatmeal.  We need the Oatmeal containers.

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We are looking at making a fun basketball game with the kids on our Spring Break Fun Day April 2nd.  We need these wide mouthed type containers and if you could donate them to us we would surely appreciate it.

They don’t have to be Quaker Oatmeal, they just need to be about that size and CARDBOARD.  That they are cardboard is key.

Alicia mentioned that she thinks fancy ice cream also comes in about that size container and Denise was momentarily sad she hadn’t thought of that first but still, ICE CREAM so that should be making it on everyone’s grocery list this week.  Seriously.  If you are eating that much oatmeal, ice cream is fully allowed.

If you could bring in your CLEAN containers to the library we we would so super appreciate it.  Thanks for helping make Spring Break Fun Day a success!