Hopscotch Reading Contest


If you love to read, and want to have some fun doing it, pick up an entry form ,and rules, for our “Hopscotch Reading Contest”.  You have from now until Dec. 4th to finish.  There are 10 hopscotch squares, each with a different, fun thing to do.  For example, one square says “Read a book with a Color in the title.”  Another says “Check out a cookbook and try a new recipe”.  Finish all 10 squares and submit your entry.  One entry per person will be put into a drawing for prizes.  The top 3 prizes are $25 gift cards from Amazon, Wayside-BP, and Christiano’s.  Get started today by picking up an entry form, and begin your “Hopscotch” fun. 

Worlds of Wizards Display

It won’t be long, and children will be planning their costumes for Halloween and trick or treating.  Inspiration may come from our new display “The World of Wizards” created by Janet Burdick with props from Bob Burdick and Rick Broz.

Are you a fan of Harry Potter? Gaze at the Sorting Hat which was a magical hat used at Hogwarts to determine which of the four houses (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin) each new student belonged to.  The sorting hat originally belonged to Godric Gryffindor, one of the four founders of Hogwarts, and it normally stayed in the headmaster’s office until it was needed.  You can also see several wands, and of course Harry Potters owl, Hedwig. 

If you are into vintage Halloween decorations, the display holds some of those as well.  There are paper mache pumpkins made in the early 1940’s.   And a set of Gurley Halloween candles from the 1950’s including a witch, a wise owl, and a black cat.  Revisit the world of imagination, and then select the best treat of all…your favorite books and movies which can transport you to a world of magic, be it Harry Potter or The Wizard of Oz or even Frozen, found on the shelves of the Mill Pond Library.  Unlock and open the doors of adventure and explore the world of imagination today!

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