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The Library will be closed from May 25 to 28 for Memorial Day weekend:

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Just wanted to remind everyone that we will be closed this weekend for the Memorial Day holiday.

We will be closed on Friday for the AFMC Family Day, and on Monday for Memorial Day itself, and we will be closed on the weekend in between the two.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause anyone, and we will reopen on Tuesday, May 29 at our normal time.

And don’t forget that our Summer Reading Program starts next month for the kids. Registration is required, and we hope to see you on Monday, June 11 at 10 AM for our first session.

RIP Maurice Sendak.

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One of our favorite children’s authors and illustrators has unfortunately passed away today. He was 83.

Sendak had an amazing respect for the minds of younger readers, often showing that children are a “tangle of vulnerability and resilience.” You can find a nice obituary of the author at The New York Times and below we have a video of Sendak talking about his career:

At the library we have quite a few books by Sendak, including many of his classics, such as In The Night Kitchen and Outside Over There, as well as Spike Jonze’s film version of his most classic work, Where The Wild Things Are.

Sendak will be missed and appreciated, and thankfully we’ll have his works forever, which we hope that you’ll come and check out.

Happy Star Wars Day!

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Happy Star Wars Day!

And don’t forget that Saturday is also Free Comic Book Day!

So no matter what you get up, we hope that you have yourself an incredibly fun and safe weekend…

And a great Cinco de Mayo.

Soaring.

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Don’t forget that this weekend is the Air Show!

The gates open tomorrow and Sunday at 10 AM and the show starts at 11:15 AM each day. You can find more information at the link above.

And here’s something that’s extremely overdue with us…

We wanted to congratulate Ms. Sherriann Tilley for winning our Trivia/Survey contest!

We really enjoyed her entry, and especially wanted to thank her for coming in to pick up on her prize on her birthday and letting us wish her a happy birthday.

And we would also like to thank everyone else who entered. There were a lot of great entries that were a pleasure to read.

Whether you’re going to the Air Show or not, and of course we would strongly encourage you to do so, we hope everyone has an extremely fun and safe time.

You Belong @ Your Library, part two.

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It’s Friday the 13th!

And it’s also the end of National Library Week.

We really want to thank everybody who stopped by this past week and celebrated it with us.

You Belong @ Your Library!

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Just a reminder: National Library Week starts today!

Tonight we’ll be doing a Nighttime Story Time, starting at 6:30 PM, and we’ll be reading Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, which is a classic, and one of our all time favorites.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, is also Library Worker Appreciation Day.You don’t have to give us a hug or say anything to us, but if you wanted to… Well, it would definitely be appreciated. Especially tomorrow. But it’s equally important for us that you know how much we appreciate you.

…which is part of why we’ll be holding an Open House on Wednesday from 11 AM to 1 PM, and we’ll have munchies and goodies laid out. This is just one of the ways we hope to thank you for your continued patronage and support, and we’d love to have you stop by and tell us how we can be of service to you.

On Wednesday, during our Open House, we’re very privileged to have Mr. Charles Woodward who will be here on behalf of NASA and the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to display several samples of Lunar and Meteorite material.

It’s not totally accurate, but I’ve been joyously exclaiming, “Moon rocks!” since I heard this was happening.

We could not be more excited about this presentation, and it’ll really be something special for lovers of NASA, space exploration, the moon, and fans of the Apollo missions. And, if nothing else, I guess we’ll all finally find out if its made of cheese, right?

And Thursday will be Support Teen Literature Day, and all about young adults and some of their favorite books which, believe it or not, are not all about sad vampires that sparkle and mope around.

We hope you’ll spend the week with us.

Next week is National Library Week.

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Next week is National Library Week and we hope that you’ll stop by to help us celebrate it.

On Monday we’ll be doing a Nighttime Story Time, which should be a lot of fun. We did one a few years ago, where we all read a bedtime story together. We were in pajamas and eating cookies and marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate. It was a lot of fun.

Tuesday will be National Library Worker’s Day. No pressure, but that would be a great day for you to stop and give us a hug and thank us for all our hard work, orrrrrrr it would be a good day for us to thank you for helping us to help you. Speaking of which…

We’ll be doing a Open House on Wednesday from 11 AM to 1 PM, so we hope we’ll see you then. We’ll have some munchies and goodies laid out, and we’d like to see you and hear from you about anything we can be doing better for you.

So we hope you have a nice weekend and we’ll see you next week.