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What is the LISD CEMaT?

By: Erika Scheu/ Hello! My name is Erika Scheu, and I am the Graduate Co-Op at the LISD CEMaT, located in the LISD Porter Building. The CEMaT, or Center for Educational Materials and Technology, is a full-service library, resource center, and event space for anyone in Lenawee County. Like any public library, all of our…

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International Games Day Saturday

by Cathy Chesher / More than one thousand libraries around the world, including the Adrian Public Library, will celebrate the 7th annual International Games Day @ your library on Saturday, November 15, 2014.  International Games Day is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning run by volunteers from around the world and co-sponsored…

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Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band

By Cathy Chesher / Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band are coming to the Adrian Public Library! No, this isn’t the latest bluegrass band, but the title of the 2014 Michigan Reads! book written by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Tim Bowers. The Adrian Public Library is pleased to announce that the illustrator will be…

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Fizz! Boom! READ!

By Cathy Chesher / The Summer Reading Program has begun! Every year the Adrian Public Library as well as the other county public libraries offer summer reading programs for kids, teens and adults. This summer the library celebrates summer reading AND explores the wonderful world of science with the kids’ theme of “Fizz! Boom! READ!”…

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Children’s Book Week: May 12-18, 2014

By Cathy Chesher / In my job as a children’s librarian, every week is Children’s Book Week (CBW), but since 1919 the Children’s Book Council and “Every Child Ready to Read” have recognized one week of the year as the official “Children’s Book Week.” Children’s Book Week is a national celebration of children’s books and…

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MeL Wants to Help More Kids Learn to Read

By Cathy Chesher One of the best kept secrets in Michigan is the wealth of resources in the Michigan electronic Library or MeL. The Department of Education recently announced the addition of new resources designed to help make more children proficient readers by the time they are third-graders. I am particularly excited about the addition…

Beyond Books

By Cathy Chesher, Adrian Public Library Ask anyone what you’ll find at the library and the response will most likely be… books (and maybe movies).  And of course, the library does have books, lots and lots of them in fact. But your local public library, including the Adrian Public Library, is more than just the…

“Read It Again!”

“Read it again!”
This plea is liable to try the patience of any number of parents who are tired of reading the same books over and over and over again. How many times can one read Go Dog, Go, Goodnight Moon or The Very Hungry Caterpillar without going crazy? And skipping pages or hiding your family’s copy of the book doesn’t work with savvy preschoolers.

Summer Plans

The air is warming up. Cold weather clothing is being replaced with shorts and t-shirts. The recognizable sound of flip flops can be heard on the feet of children and adults. The countdown to the last day of school is uttered the moment children wake for school. Yes, it’s almost Summer Time!!! As our first…