Wednesday, June 28, 2006

A/T Area Reading Lists Available Online.

We have created a page on our website for AR (advanced reader) lists that parents and students can use to find reading level appropriate books to read over the summer.

The links are on the Randolph County School website. If you print the lists at home, don't forget to check out catalog and request the titles before you visit us.

You can view the AR Lists by visiting this link:

Call us if you have questions. 431-3811

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Happy Birthday, Dum-Dum!

Every children's librarian knows to keep a roll of saran wrap handy for all the lollipops and suckers that try to make their way into the library....

The News & Record recently announced another birthday celebration--
(we may need an oxygen tank soon, with all these candles to blow out!).
A 100th birthday shout-out to Spangler Candy Company, maker of Saf-T-Pops, marshmallow peanuts and the ubiquitous Dum-Dum. To celebrate, the company is re-releasing bananna and coconut-pineapple Dum-Dums and introducing cherry cola and pink lemonade. YUMMY! It's also looking for unsung heroes who "make life sweeter". For details go to
Now, where's the saran wrap???

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Stuffed Dog Show...

...was a huge success.

Awards were given out for the cuddliest, smallest, largest and most unique. Even though the rain stopped the K-9 demo from Rolling meadows Kennel, plenty of kids and their stuffed pooches came out for the show. We have rescheduled Kennel demo for the end of July.

Don't forget to stop in, register for the Summer Reading Program, get a prize each week and enjoy some great books.

Thanks for reading,


Friday, June 09, 2006

Going to the Dogs!

As you can see, the first bulletin board is filling up with dog bones from all of the kids that have signed up for the Summer Reading Program. For a listing of programs, check out our online calendar.

You can sign-up anytime. Don't forget to come in every week to get a prize and enter the Guess the Goldfish contest.

Thanks for reading,


Thursday, June 08, 2006

All-A-Flutter at the Library...

Tim Pless from All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm in High Point gave a program about butterflies to a packed house. Over 85 kids, parents and caregivers showed up for the informational and entertaining program. Do you know how to tell the difference between a male and female monarch butterfly? If not, you should have attended the program.

Don't forget to stop by and register for the Summer Reading Program, pick up a schedule of events and enjoy some great summer reads.

Thanks for reading,


Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Summer Reading is Here!

Don't forget to stop by and register for our Summer Reading Program Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales. We have weekly programs for school-aged children, a teen program and a 10:30 storytime on Thursdays for the pre-school crowd.

When you come in to register, you get to put your name on a bone and add it to one of our bulletin boards. Here is a shot of one of them after only two days. Last year we had over 500 kids register and participate.

Lots of animal related programs will be offered and we promise to have lots of animal books on display.

Thanks for reading,


Saturday, June 03, 2006

Congratulations go to Saryn Hooks, a 14 year old from West Alexander Middle School in Taylorsville, NC, for placing 3rd in the Scripps National Spelling Bee Contest held on Thursday, June 1!

The Associated Press reported that the first girl since 1999 to win the 2006 national spelling title is Katharine Close, an eighth-grader at the H.W. Mountz School in Spring Lake, NJ, who successfully spelled the work "ursprache".

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Fox8 WGHP in the house!

Brad Jones and Cindy Farmer from Fox8 spent some time here yesterday taping a promo for their summer Read to Win program.

It was great to see the behind the scenes of taping a 30 second promo.

Thanks for reading,