Friday, September 12, 2014

September, the month of NEW programming mixed in with our classics!

We, at the Mulberry Public Library, pride ourselves in being the Little Library that Could. We love our community and want to do as much for our patrons as humanly possible, but sometimes we surprise ourselves! We do more.

Now is such a time.

Since September started, we have organized many new programs that are meant to aid our patrons in their search for knowledge or make them aware of several amazing community outreaches.

There is a lot, but so we don't overwhelm you, (and us :) ) here are a few programs we are offering:

Today, September 12th at 3:30 p.m., the Polk County Sheriff's Office will be coming to the Mulberry Civic Center to teach children about Stranger Danger. Bring your children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren as deputies stress the many dangers of trusting strangers. Please sign up here at the link on the bottom of this page.

Learn Your Library for Homeschool families will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., September 16th at the Mulberry Library. Students and parents will learn how to navigate the Polk County Cooperative for books and resources that goes along with their home programs. A tour of the library and a book hunt will also be part of the events. Please sign up here at the link on the bottom of this page.

Get your costumes ready for Star Wars Reads Day October 4th!

And, of course, the classics will remain on the calendar!

Mondays at 3:30, Crafternoons have turned into Read and Craft. During the month of September Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be read out loud by Ms. Brenna followed by an awesome craft put together by Ms. Crystal!

Tuesdays at 3:30, LEGO Club and building timeless creations will resume.

Wednesdays at 10:30, Pre-K Storytime with Ms. Crystal is a blast as usual with her puppets, story and craft.

Sign up here for any event you would like to be a part of:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hello's from the New Faces!

                                             Brenna Hanley (left),   Sofia Simpson (right)

Sofia Simpson, Library Assistant 1

Hello all! I am back! I took a two-year hiatus, but am thrilled to return to our wonderful Mulberry Library! You may remember me as the former Children's and Teen Librarian, but I am now in a different position. I am the new Assistant to our Director, here to meet different needs within this, "Little Library that Could".
I will be assisting Cheri Schisler, our Library Director, and also overseeing some new projects, such as Homeschool 101 and a Teen Advisory Board, both coming soon!
I would love to chat with both familiar and new faces, so please come in and say hello!

Brenna Hanley, Library Assistant

I'm new to the Library and to Mulberry, but I am happy to join the team and ready to go! Before coming here, I taught Language Arts in Haines City and I'm excited to bring my experience from the classroom to the library! You may see me helping Sofia and Cheri with a new Teen Advisory Board and the special events going on every month. 
I am looking forward to meeting all of the regular patrons and getting to know the community! I'm glad to make Mulberry my home!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mulberry Library's Fancy Nancy Tea Party

"Tres Bien! This tea party sounds magnifique! Please come to my party, I will be there to make this day parfait!  (That's "perfect" in French) 
~Fancy Nancy

Psst!  Bring your cameras because Fancy Nancy is not camera shy!  
She loves to be in lots of pictures!

Participating Sponsors:

Premier Tea by Tea Largo Beverage Company
Pastries and cookies by Deli Delicacies Bakery and Bistro
Fancy Fashion Show by Bealls Department Store

Buy your tickets by May 16th to receive a Build-A-Bear for your child's ticket.  
You can mail your checks to: 103 East Canal Street, Mulberry, FL 33860 
Make checks payable to: Friends of the Mulberry Library

You can purchase your tickets at the 
Library or Magnify Credit Union in Mulberry.

"Hope to see you there! TaTa!"~Fancy Nancy


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Seussabration 2012!!

It was a happy birthday party for Dr. Seuss one afternoon at the library!

The youngest of the young and the silliest of the sillies came out to celebrate an icon among children's literature, Dr. Seuss.

This year would have been his 108th birthday, but during his lifetime, he wrote scores of popular and very loved books.

At the party, one of our very own librarians, Ms. Melissa Sorensen, read Sneetches, a story about finding friendships in unlikely places, in your own backyard!

Ms. Sofie, our Children's Librarian, (dressed as Thing 1) along with the puppets, Cat in the Hat and Jack, read Dr. Seuss', Oh! The Places You'll Go!

Even the real Cat in the Hat, came dressed
and ready to perform as he (she, since it was Ms. Cheri, our Library Director) organized Seussy games for our participants!

The day was fun, the day was great! Every child, the little and big, all had nothing on their faces but
grins! With games and stories and songs that spun tales, our party was a success among every male and female!

Thanks to all who came, and to those who missed it, we give a small tsk, tsk, tskit! But never fear, for there will be more fun, more fun than you know~this summer, we promise you so!

Monday, March 5, 2012

TEEN TECH WEEK! March 4th-10th

Would you like to write a review of a book you have recently read? Or, how about receiving questions by text so you could be entered to win a fun prize? Better yet, on Thursday, March 8th, you could make a bag out of Duct Tape~and with all of the fun Duct Tape colors to choose from, the possibilities for a unique design are endless!
The only requirement? Here is the have to be a teen or a tween (middle schooler). It's not too late to sign up!

~Ms. Sofie, Youth Services Librarian

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Project Candy Cane, an Inspiration to Many.

Project Candy Cane, a Mulberry Library service project, inspired many in Mulberry and surrounding areas.
Over 140 patrons and children of Mulberry came together during the month of December to decorate candy canes for those in need over Christmas.
Patrons worked together at the library to decorate the candy canes. Children from the preschools, Just For Kids Phase One and Two also worked diligently to help finish over 200 decorated labels and candy canes getting them ready for Mulberry Community Service Center's food baskets.
Canned goods were given to the needy December 20th at the First United Methodist Church of Mulberry and with them went the decorated candies. Families who otherwise would have gone without on Christmas had the gifting of a nice meal as well as the encouragement from local preschoolers and homeschooled students.
The labels listed the names and ages of those who decorated. The children who participated in Project Candy Cane said they hoped to give the only gift they could, their love, to families who were in need of Christmas dinner.
One patron called the library after receiving her food basket and candy cane expressing her heart-felt thanks for a 4-year-old's candy cane with her sweet words and beautiful artwork. That was all the encouragement we needed to repeat this project next year.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Bash for 5-13-yr-olds and Spooky Stories for Teens, 14-18! Read for details!

It's that time of year where kids and adults alike dream up all kinds of crazy outfits and go out in public as heroes, maids, dead people, very alive and creepy-crawly bugs, princesses, beasts, cute puppies, scary puppies, the possibilities are endless, the so are the costumes!

Should you like to enter your child's wonderful, one-of-a-kind costume showing off how adorable they are, (It does need to be adorable, and NOT scary) bring them to our Halloween Bash, Monday, October 31st from 3:30-4:30!

We are having a Non-scary costume contest and games galor for the kiddies that will entertain them to their heart's delight! Call the library to register them, 425-3246.

For teens, they are in for a spooky treat with our Spooky Stories event, tomorrow, Thursday, October 27th from 5:30-6:30. A character from a classic scary movie will be telling ghost stories that may or may not have happened.

Tell your teen to come prepared for a great night of edge-of-your-seat fun!

Please call to register the number of teens coming...425-3246

See you there!