Friday, August 21, 2009

just a little break...

Children's programs will take a little break for the next few weeks.
We will start up again the 2nd week of September, with Babies & Books on Wednesday September 10 at 11:05 and Story time on Friday September 11 at 11:05.See you all then!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Evening Program Tours the Bank

At the final program of Our Community Reads, Joe Dahinden, president of Valley Bank, took us on an after-hours tour of the bank, showing the vault, the computers, and explaining how the bank keeps money safe. After touring the bank we returned to the library to hear Joe read the book Elephants can paint, too! We learned that elephants eat three hundred pounds of food a day and they spray water out of their trunks. Even so, they are a lot like people. They like to eat cookies and hang out with their friends. They even like to paint pictures!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Winefest 2009

On Friday, September 25th at 6:30 p.m. the Library Foundation will host the 6th annual Winefest Fundraiser. Once again it will be at the River Rock Community Center. The theme this year is "Wines of the World" and promises a wide variety of delicious wine tasting options. We'll have live music by Dos Mayos, door prizes, live auction, silent auction and more. It is the perfect set up for a very exciting evening.

The foundation board members, along with over a dozen volunteers, have been working tirelessly to make this event a success. Come by and visit our booth at Fall Festival to find out more and to purchase your ticket. After August 1, tickets will also be available at the Library and Belgrade Liquor.

I Geek the Belgrade Library

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Friday, July 31, 2009

A long time ago in a library far, far away...

Check out the photos from our space/Star Wars story time this Friday. It was out of this world!

Monday, July 20, 2009

READing Dogs

The New York Public Library has the lions. We have the dogs. In fact, we will soon be visited by more dogs: dogs that READ. This Thursday (July 23) the Belgrade Library will host four Reading Education Assistance Dogs. READ dogs are trained therapy dogs who work with budding readers to help improve literacy skills. The dogs do this by being very good listeners. Visit Intermountain Therapy Animals to learn more about these amazing animals and be sure to join us Thursday at 6 PM to meet the READ dogs in person.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Judge Snowberger, guest reader at Our Family Reads

Judge Snowberger was the guest reader at Our Community Reads on Thursday evening, July 16th. After telling about the library she enjoyed as a child, and reading two of her favorite stories to the children and grownups, she invited everyone to her work place. At City Hall, she introduced children to the policemen then took them to the courtroom and showed them what a judge does. Daniel and Birch were commended for their good citizenship.

Western Story Time

This week's Story Time went west. Mr. Jason & Miss Angela read Skippyjon Jones by Judith Schachner, Farmer Brown Sheers his Sheep by Teri Sloat, and The Golly Sisters go West by Betsy Byars. We also sang "My Home's in Montana" and listened to the Roy Roger's classic "Happy Trails." Join us on July 24 for our favorite stories.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Perusha peruses the Library

Perusha the cat came to visit us for Wednesday's Fun at 1:00 summer program. She brought her friend, Angela Sandoval, to talk about her home, the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter. Perusha was very patient as all the kids petted her, and she listened eagerly to the story that Angela read. Then the kids made cat and dog puppets, to entertain Perusha and themselves.