7/30/18 LEND A HELPING HAND....

School will be starting in a little over a month, and there are always some children who don't have all the supplies that they need for the year.  The KDM Businessmen's Group used to collect school supplies every year to help that cause, but this past March that group dissolved.  So we have decided to keep the ball rolling.  We will be collecting school supplies starting this week and going thru the month of August.  Lorrie Jansma, of Marquette, was our first donor, dropping off 24 boxes of crayons.    A list of school supplies is on the box here at the library.  It is also on the Markesan School District website and you'll find it in the last newsletter.  If you don't want to do either of those you can always be safe buying basics like notebooks, washable markers, pencils, erasers, glue, etc.    Thank you for helping to make sure that every child has all the supplies they need!

6/27/18 Libraries ROCK!!

    The summer reading program theme this year is Libraries Rock, and this past week the library rocking!  Tom Winkers, band director at Markesan School, read the story "Violets Music" by Angela Johnson.  There's nothing Violet loves more than music, and she plays or sings every chance she gets.  But where are the other kids like her-kids who think and dream music all day long?  As a baby, in kindergarten, at the beach and the zoo, she never gives up looking for companions.  "Violet's Music" sings to us that the right friend is always out there-as long as we keep looking and hoping, and above all, staying true to ourselves.  Tom didn't just read the story either, he also provided sound effects.  When Violet was just a baby she banged her rattle against the crib, and Tom shook a homemade rattle.  He also brought and played a bongo drum, a trumpet, and a guitar.  After the story Tom played a few songs on the guitar and the children sang along.  For a craft they made their own guitars out of sturdy paper plates, paint sticks, and rubberbands.  This next week we'll be reading about fossils and then making one.  Come join us on Thursdays at 2pm!

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