National Library Week efforts set

Monday, April 13, 2009

April's special program and book display at the Mountain Home Public Library this month are centered on the theme of "Going Green."

National Library Week, April 13-18, will be observed with a late afternoon story time and activity on April 16. The Thursday program at 4 p.m. will feature a new book titled "Living Sunlight." The book will provide participants with information on plants and "How Plants Bring the Earth to Life." The activity will give children an opportunity to get their families' spring gardening started.

During the week of April 19-25 the library will partner with the Friends of Children and Families Head Start preschool by displaying the children's art work in conjunction with the National Association of the Education of Young Children's celebration of the "Week of the Young Child 2009."

Today, April 8, at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. the Story Time Club will be reading "Bunny Day" by Rick Walton and the children will make their own bunny puppets.

The Bilingual Preschool will be reading "What Time Is It Mr. Crocodile?" by Judy Sierra, on Tuesday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. Participants will be making their own "Mr. Crocodile."

Participants in the Spanish 4 Kids session at 4 p.m. that day will continue to learn basic Spanish.

With the assistance of the Mountain Home Historical Society the Mountain Home Public Library spent March observing National Women's History Month.

One of the three local women featured with a display was Claire Wetherell. The historical society loaned the library her nursing cape, a photo of Mr. and Mrs. Wetherell as a young couple and some biographical information that summarized her career and service to others. Wetherell was a library board trustee for many years and helped pass two library bond initiatives for the community.

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