Friday, November 24, 2017

THANKSGIVING FUN AT THE LIBRARY November 24, 2017

So...the Library was CLOSED on Thanksgiving and the day after.  It was clearly MY mistake for leaving the Dragons on their own for so long....

Monday, November 20, 2017

LIBRARY BOOK SALE / SILENT AUCTION!

Don't miss the HUGE book sale and silent action that we are having December 1 & 2, 2017!  There will be hundreds and hundreds of books, as well as library and Nobles county surplus office items; the library's Little Tikes Castle will also be on the silent auction.  Be sure to stop in!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

TRICK OR TREAT!!!! October 31, 2017

Looks like Dr. Egon Spengler (with the proton pack), Witchy Witch, Bat Girl, and King Ander are all set for Trick-or-Treating tonight....stop by the Adrian Branch Library and get a glow stick on a lanyard, as well as lots of goodies to eat!

Monday, October 30, 2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, here I am, thinking I have this brilliant idea to have the door going into our library decorated as a Medieval castle entry.  My better half was helping me, and while I was contemplating if it was OK to have it off center, he began to laugh and pointed out that it was probably the first ancient castle to have an automatic door.....

Monday, October 2, 2017

CREATE-A-CARD program scheduled for Monday, October 9, 2017

Don’t miss this fun program for adults: Create-A-Card, just in time for Halloween!


This program is FREE!  If we get enough interest in this program, we plan to host another Create-A-Card program for the Holidays.  Why not check us out?!

Friday, September 1, 2017

LIBRARY HOPPING IN WASHINGTON, D.C. September 1, 2017



The Library Dragons have to check out the best library in the United States:  The Library of Congress:
 
 The Library Dragons also checked out the three-story library found on floors six, seven, and eight in the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.:




Monday, August 28, 2017

THE LIBRARY DRAGONS PREPARE FOR ANOTHER TRIP August 28, 2017

 The Library Dragons are finalizing their trip plan for Washington, D.C.  This will be a new and exciting adventure for the Dragons!

 The maps look good; Frommer’s has so much information! Now it is time to go and pack.



What’s this?  Is it possible that there could be a stowaway on the trip????!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

WHERE ARE THE DRAGONS? Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Library Dragons are back in the renovated space and they LOVE IT!  They are looking forward to the Grand Re-Opening on Friday, July 14, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

To add to the fun, the Library Dragons are HIDING in plain sight!  While adults are looking around, kids can do a little Library Dragon scavenger hunt, to see if they can spy those mischief makers!

Stop in and see the space, enjoy treats, pick up novelties, and sign-up to win a book, some of which were autographed by William Kent Krueger!

Monday, July 10, 2017

KSFY-TV broadcast, Wednesday, July 12, 2017!

KSFY-TV, Sioux Falls, SD, did a series of interviews on Wednesday, July 12, 21017, from the Adrian Branch Library.  The full story will be aired on the 5:00 p.m. news on July 12, 2017.  The interviews can be found in the KSFY webpage:

http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Adrian-Branch-Library-renovations-complete-after-84000-was-raised-434013703.html

The Grand Re-opening will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Adrian celebration is also this weekend.  Be sure to look into all the activities in town for July 14 & 15, 2017!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

GIFTS FROM WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER! June 22, 2017

We wanted something special to give away in a drawing during our Grand Re-opening on Friday, July 14, 2017; 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

We wrote to Mr. William Kent Krueger and asked him if he would mind autographing a book for us for the occasion.  We offered to purchase/send him a book, but he generously told us, “No,” that he was happy to contribute to the cause.

When the package arrived, I was so excited I dropped it! So, the Dragons said, “here, let US do it!”
 
 
(The above photo was inspired by "Petticoat Junction" … J )
 
 
YAYYYYY!!!  Aren’t these fantastic?  THANK YOU, KENT!!!
 
I would like to say that the Dragons were really excited about the wonderful books (I know I was) but then they discovered something that, for Library Dragons, was a bit more entertaining. . .  

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

LIBRARY OR STARSHIP ENTERPRISE? June 21, 2017



There are so many cool things going on at the Adrian Branch Library right now!  I have never seen a circulation desk/work desk like the one in the Library.  In fact, I feel as if I am sort of on the Starship Enterprise – I can control the LIGHTS from the DESK (The Bridge)! 

I told the Dragons how I felt, and they wanted to play “Star Trek.”  

 They took their places on the The Bridge:

In their imagination, however, this is what they saw:
Libraries are great for the imagination!

(A special thank you to Marshall Stanton for making this tableaux possible.)