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National Fossil Day

Today is National Fossil Day!

National Fossil Day 2013 Logo

Founded by the National Parks Service in 2010, over 280 groups come together once a year to celebrate everything great about fossils.

To learn about how they're made, click on this link. It'll take you to the BBC website where you can learn about the journey from creature to fossil.

Fossilization Diagram

Check out books about fossils that we have at our library too!

Guys READ

Calling all guys!!

If you're free on October 18th from 4:30-5:30 pm and in 4th-8th grade, you should come hang out at the library, talk about books, eat, and do other cool stuff during Guys Read.

In honor of all things spooky, we'll be reading How They Croaked by Gerogia Bragg.

How They Croaked Cover Art

"Over the course of history men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess-especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. How They Croaked relays all the gory details of how nineteen world figures gave up the ghost. For example: It is believed that Henry VIII's remains exploded within his coffin while lying in state. Doctors "treated" George Washington by draining almost 80 ounces of blood before he finally kicked the bucket. Right before Beethoven wrote his last notes, doctors drilled a hole in his stomach without any pain medication. Readers will be interested well past the final curtain, and feel lucky to live in a world with painkillers, X-rays, soap, and 911."

Flora and Ulysses

In the latest book from Kate DiCamillo, the unlikely pair of a cynical young lady and a powerful squirrel make for a really awesome story.

You can check out Flora and Ulysses at the library today!

Bullying is Bogus

October is National Bullying Awareness Month. It's important to talk to your child about bullying and accepting everyone for their differences.

According to PACER -- a national bullying prevention center-- "more than 55 percent of bullying situations will stop when a peer intervenes. Student education of how to address bullying for peers is critical, as is the support of adults."

Here's a list of books to help you get the conversation started:

Younger Readers

The Recess Queen (E ONE)

Chrysanthemum (E HEN)

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon (E LOV)

Hooway for Wodney Wat (E LES)

How to Lose All Your Friends (E CAR)

Lucy and the Bully (E ALE)

Ben Rides On (E DAV)

Just Kidding (E LUD)

The Bully Blocker's Club (E BAT)

Older Readers

Okay for Now (J SCH - Caudill Nominee)

The Bully Book (J GAL)

Confessions of a Former Bully (J LUD)

Stargirl (J SPI)

How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying (J STA)

Jake and Lily (J SPI)

The Other Felix (J GRA)

The Odd Squad: Bully Bait (J FRY)

Invisible Inkling (J JEN)

What do you get when you leave Librarians alone for too long?

A SILLY DANCE CONTEST. Obviously.

Ms. Liz and Ms. Erin were caught jamming to one of their favorite tunes, "Can You" by The Wiggles. Luckily, a camera was there to catch them in the act. Check out their moves and try some of your own. You can always check out The Wiggles Sing Along if you wanted to get your groove on to the same song!

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