apl library-thumbnailBy Barbara Mellon


Lily and her grandpa arrive for Story Hour

Now that spring has finally arrived (with only minor hints of a return to winter temps) patrons are once again enjoying our deck and gazebo. In early May, the book group held a lively discussion of Virginia Wolff’s “To the Lighthouse” accompanied by the music of the rushing stream; I imagine we’ll see them out there the first Thursday of each month until the chill of autumn chases them back inside. With WI-FI connectivity available, laptop users find this outdoor space a lovely setting to check email and keep up with what’s happening on the Internet. And each day I notice how our new plantings grow more lush with every rainfall. Before you know it, flowers and bushes will be in bloom all around the library. Be sure to stop by; it is sure to be breathtaking.

There is nothing like the delicious sound of children laughing and playing. On Wednesday mornings at 11:00 we hold Story Hour here at the Andes Public Library. Although geared for pre-schoolers, children of all ages are welcome. Sometimes we can entice an older child to read to the younger ones. You can’t help but see the pride the young reader feels when given this responsibility. Lately we’ve been delighted to have a number of grandparents attend with their grandchildren. How wonderful to see the two generations bond through the enjoyment of books!

Once again we’ve received a new packet of audio books through the circuit program. Over forty new titles are now available for your listening pleasure. Come check them out before you next head out on the road.

Just a reminder – there are a number of services available to you at your local library, including faxing, copying, scanning, internet access, books, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, online research databases, music CDs and so much more. Stop in to find out