6/11/18 Summer Reading Program - Kindness Rocks Project

Looking for a fun and easy way to teach your kids about kindness? Consider coming to the library this Thursday at 2pm for our Summer Reading Program.  We'll be making painted rocks as our project and then distribute them around town, joining the Kindness Rocks Project . The latest (and maybe the sweetest) craze to sweep the country has artists of all ages spreading happy thoughts by way of painted rocks. The idea is simple-paint something inspiring or cheerful on a rock, and leave it for someone else to find.  What better way to use the Libraries Rock theme than with an act of kindness.  What's a rock got to do with kindness? Plenty, according to Megan Murphy, the Massachusetts woman who accidentally started the Kindness Rocks movement two years ago when she scribbled a few inspiring words on a rock and left it on a Cape Cod beach. Her Kindness Rocks Project has since gained worldwide attention, with inspirational, hash-tagged rocks popping up in at least seven countries and garnering millions of views on social media.  People find a rock, and they relate to the message on the rock. Then they connect with the fact that there is a human being on the other end of that rock, and they don't feel so alone.  It can be as simple as scrawling "Hope" on a stone and tossing it on the sidewalk on your way to work, or as complex as painting an entire rock with Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and leaving your masterpiece up for grabs.    Hope to see you this Thursday!!

5/23/18 "Grandma's Purse" a Story Hour Tale!

At story hour this past week we read "Grandma's Purse" by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. When Grandma Mimi comes to visit, she always brings warm hugs, sweet treats...and her purse. You never know what she'll have in there--fancy jewelry, tokens from around the world, or something special just for her granddaughter. It might look like a normal bag from the outside, but Mimi and her granddaughter know that it's pure magic! The children made their own purses after the story and they are on display at the library.  Who knows...they may find something special in their purse when they come to pick them up this week at story hour!!

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