Friday, June 22, 2007

Summer Reading at the Mansfield P.L.

Summer Reading activities have begun at the library! On the left are staff members Susan Mello and Colleen Gallagher, plus Youth Librarian Kitty Schacht. Kyle and Emilie Svenson just signed up for summer reading!
"Catch the Beat" is this year's theme and even sharks are doing it. See a schedule of events on your website, or pick up a flyer.

Summer Reading for Kids from the Worcester Telegram

This short summer reading list from June 2007 reviews children's books with recreation themes, including outdoor activities, stargazing, pets, baseball, chickens, and more. From the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Copyright 2007 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, LII.

Into Gardening?

About 5000 gardening-related links are organized into over 100 interest categories, including specific plant species, gardening with children, horticulture libraries and societies, tools, organic gardening, weeds, weather, and Xeriscape. The site, which is geared to the home gardener, originates from Austin, Texas, but is international in scope. From a longtime gardener and Master Composter.

Copyright 2007 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, LII.

Summer Reading 2007

Collection of summer reading lists and articles, including critics' lists, the "You Must Read This" series, cookbook suggestions, book excerpts, and interviews with "actors, academics, musicians and many others about what they are reading." From National Public Radio (NPR).

Copyright 2007 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, LII.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Fun in "the Sun" this Summer

Melissa Campbell, Director of the Plainville Public Library, has been kind enough to make a "Fun in "the Sun" list for the Sun Chronicle, listing all the great activities occuring at local libraries this summer. We've got the list posted on our Youth Room bulletin board, but you can also find the list at Now you can check out all the local libraries!

Thursday, June 07, 2007


Have you heard the term googlewhacking? It refers to a search you do on the Internet using two terms which only turns up one result...very hard to do, indeed! See the rules!

Reference questions

Our reference staff receives a variety of questions every day. Monday, while filling in at the ref desk, I received a questions about a Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse, Richard Nixon, and a medical issue. Need help with information? Please let us help!

Summer Reading events

Miss Kitty has released a list of summer reading events! Although she is basically on maternity leave, she's able to put in a few hours, and summer reading events shall continue as usual!
Monday night Family Fun events, which are a tradition here at the library, will begin on July 1.
All events are listed on our event calendar on our website.