Sunday, September 29, 2019

ONE LAST TIME....September 28, 2019


I had to commemorate the very last book that I placed on a Library shelf.  After 35 years as a Librarian, with almost 30 spent at the Adrian Branch Library, I am moving on to another job, another adventure.

Naturally, the Dragons will be leaving with me (as if I could bear to part with the little rascals!).  After a brief sabbatical, the Library Dragons are likely to resurface in other places.  Be patient – there are a lot of changes taking place!

For the moment, follow them on Instagram for new photos, as well as throwback photos that did not make it into the original blog.  There will be little activity for the time being, so feel free to revisit their posts on this blog, beginning with the first post from January 2014.  Leave a comment or two….a tribute to their new adventure-seeking status.

Thank you to one and all for your continued support and, rest assured, the Dragons will be back in action before too long!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

3D PRINTER FUN...Wednesday, September 25, 2019


The Dragons made an impromptu visit to the Meinders Community Library in Pipestone.  When no one was looking, the Dragons decided to give the 3D printer a whirl….what would YOU have done?
 
 
 

Check out the Meinders Community Library:



Saturday, September 21, 2019

ROAD TRIP: BALATON COMMUNITY LIBRARY September 21, 2019


The Dragons are taking to the road to visit as many Public Libraries in the Plum Creek Library System as possible this summer.  There will be trip photos to view on a regular basis.

The Dragons visited the Balaton Community Library.  The Library is a branch of the Marshall-Lyon County Library.  Stop by if you are in the area!

Balaton Community Library
134 3rd Street
Balaton, MN   56115
507-734-2034
Population: 643
 
Coloring in space is fun!
 
Creative spaceships.
 
The Dragons are in no hurry for winter.
 
It’s fun to play in the DVD carousel!
 
 Thanks, Balaton Community Library, for giving us a tour!

Check out the Balaton Community Library
on Facebook. J

A FREE Plum Creek Library Card, which you can pick up at your local Library, can be used in every Public Library in Minnesota!  You can order books, movies, cake pans, puppets, and so much more, just by using your Library Card!  You can check-out and download FREE eBooks and FREE eAudioBooks using your Library Card.  You can listen to books on your phone or computer, or BlueTooth your device to the radio in a vehicle or a portable speaker.  So easy! So fun! So FREE!!!


Saturday, September 14, 2019

THOSE MEDDLING DRAGONS AND ..... September 13, 2017

When The Mystery Machine comes to call,
OF COURSE the Dragons answer it!
Who wouldn’t want to hang out
with Shaggy and Scooby?
 
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 A special “thank you” to Kyla for the loan of The Mystery Machine (which was found when rifling through her childhood belongings without her permission – typical Dragon behavior) !!!!

Friday, September 6, 2019

ROAD TRIP: TRACY PUBLIC LIBRARY September 6, 2019


The Dragons are taking to the road to visit as many Public Libraries in the Plum Creek Library System as possible this summer.  There will be trip photos to view on a regular basis.

The Dragons visited the Tracy Public Library.  It was in Tracy that the Librarian checked out her very first library book.  Wonderful memories!  Stop by if you are in the area!

Tracy Public Library
189 Third Street
Tracy, MN   56175
507-629-5548
Population: 2,163
 
Dragons love trains!
 
Where there be wagons, there be Dragons!
 
Tracy is known for its Box Car Days
and the Dragons are thrilled to take a
ride on this wonderful book train:
Hanging out in the teen area on the second floor:
 
This sculpture was made by THS
Grad Keith Thaxton (1921-2009),
President of the Class of 1939.
 
 After graduation and serving in the military,
Keith became a life-long resident of California.
This is his Senior Yearbook entry:
Thanks, Tracy Public Library, for giving us a tour!
Time to head out on another adventure....
 
The Tracy Library Director and crew visited the
Adrian Branch Library last year ~ take a look!

Check out the Tracy Public Library

A FREE Plum Creek Library Card, which you can pick up at your local Library, can be used in every Public Library in Minnesota!  You can order books, movies, cake pans, puppets, and so much more, just by using your Library Card!  You can check-out and download FREE eBooks and FREE eAudioBooks using your Library Card.  You can listen to books on your phone or computer, or BlueTooth your device to the radio in a vehicle or a portable speaker.  So easy! So fun! So FREE!!!


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

WHAT ARE THE DRAGONS DOING???? September 3, 2019

A nine-year-old patron came into the Library, looked at the dragons in their little play enclosure, and asked: “WHAT are the Dragons doing?”