Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy New Year

It's been a terribly long time since I last posted! My holidays were busy...and happy. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and (for some of you) vacation as well. But we're back in gear at the library and our storytime schedule is posted. Registration for Marlborough residents begins Thursday, Jan. 14, and our out-of-town patrons can register beginning Jan. 21. Winter storytime classes begin on February 1st.

In the meantime, a wonderful new book has just arrived at the library and I have to share it with you. 'That Book Woman" by Heather Henson with illustrations by David Small, tells the story of Cal who lives in the Appalachian Hills where he works hard and, to his consternation, his sister reads all day. Then a mysterious traveler, who he calls the book woman, comes into their lives. This book was inspired by real life Pack Horse librarians who traveled by horse or mule through the Appalachians to bring books where there were no schools or libraries. It certainly makes me want to learn more and it's a great story, wonderfully told and beautifully illustrated.

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