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    Fun Time at Story Time

    Kim Mattingly I often talk about how important early literacy is for children.  Early literacy is everything that children know about reading and writing before they actually begin reading and writing.  Some activites that promote early literacy include talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.  Even an activity as simple as a baby chewing on a board book promotes early literacy and encourage babies to explore books and become comfortable with them. Every Monday and Thursday morning at…

    Love and Chocolate….

    Love is in the air, or so they say, especially in the month of February. After all, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and we all know that we want to get that special someone in our life just the perfect gift or treat. Nothing says true love like a homemade, special treat that we have made with our own two hands. Well, you’re in luck, because at the Daviess County Public Library we have all…

    Raspberry Pi, Anyone?

    By Kristen Potter In this fast-paced technological world, tablets, computers, and phones seem to be obsolete within mere months after a product’s “unveiling.”  Moreover, the software for such products is becoming less expensive and much more user-friendly.  As a result, those interested in computer or game programming are less versed in how to write software and programs, making the area of computer programming less competitive. So, how does one get interested in computer programming, and…

    Early Childhood Education Fair

    Kim Mattingly The Messenger-Inquirer recently did an article reporting that tests are showing that “nearly half of local students not ready for kindergarten.”  Governer Steve Beshear reported last week that 51% of children entering Kindergarten in Kentucky were unprepared.  The tests took place at the beginning of the school year to assess whether a child can use a five- to six-word sentence, sing simple songs, name shapes and colors and use scissors, pencils, and crayons,…

    Nebraska: A Movie Review

    By: Kara Schroader Woody Grant is no spring chicken. He may be old, drunken, and deranged, but he isn’t interested in slowing down anytime soon. In Nebraska, directed by Alexander Payne (About Schmidt, The Descendants), accomplished actor Bruce Dern portrays 80-something Woody. Suffering from dementia, Woody has fallen into the bad habit of wandering off along the local interstate. His wife, Kate (June Squibb), is fed up with his antics. However, Woody is on a…

    Read It Before You Watch It

    Kim Mattingly Buzzfeed.com recently released an article “14 Books to Read Before they Hit the Big Screen” that has been making the rounds through the popular social networking sites Facebook and Pinterest.  As many libraries struggle to remain relevant, anything that reminds people to read is a good thing.  The popularity of book-based movies and the quantity being released in the near future is astounding, and could have a positive impact on libraries by encouraging the non-reader to pick up…

    New Year, New You

    Well, it’s that time of year again. The time that many of us dread as the New Year begins. What time is that I am speaking of you may ask? Basically, I am talking about that time of year where we all tend to make those lovely New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s resolutions can be a wonderful time to reevaluate our lives and see where we can tend to improve upon ourselves from the previous…

    Love in the Time of Internet: A Scam Story

    by Wesley Johnson Internet dating is a bit odd, right? I mean, you’re looking for love by browsing profiles that mostly consist of lies and photoshopped pictures, so, much like the oft referenced box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. The chance of getting scammed is far too high for my liking. That’s not the case with the male enhancement drug offers I get through my email, though. I’ve been taking…

    Goodreads Choice Awards 2013

    Kim Mattingly Every year, the popular book networking site Goodreads hosts the Goodreads Choice Award where book lovers get to choose their favorite books in twenty different categories. Voting began at the beginning of November, and after three rounds of voting the winners have been announced! Best Fiction- And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini Best Mystery & Thriller- Inferno by Dan Brown Best Historical Fiction- Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Best Fantasy- The…

    Social Networks Have Gone to the Books Part 2

    Kim Mattingly In the last installment, I discussed the popularity of social networking, and featured two popular reading/book social networks: GoodReads and Shelfari. Riffle and Fictfact are two other book networking sites that are less popular. Riffle (Rifflebooks.com) Riffle, an alternative to GoodReads, launched in May 2013. I became aware of the site about a month ago, when a co-worker mentioned it to me. She described it as “Pinterest for books.” Of course, I had…

     
     
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