Archive: Dec 2021
Leave a CommentWe’ve got 12 Days of Dial-a-Stories for you! Call 304-826-BOOK (2665)! This is a phone number you can call 24/7 and listen to stories, jokes, and poems. No internet required — just a phone. What you’ll hear is recorded by staff and our wonderful community members.Our menu of choices is varied so we’ve written them out below:Dial 1: “The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice” by Wendy Pfeffer (for all ages read by Lynda)Dial 2: “I Really Want the Cake by Simon Philip” (children’s story read by Cathy)Dial 3: “The Cajun Cornbread Boy” by Dianne de Las Casa (children’s story read by Jon)Dial 4: Joke Line (humor for all ages with Sarah Palfrey)Dial 5: “Moon’s First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship” by Susanna Leonard Hill (children’s story read by Lexie)Dial 6: “Llama Llama Holiday Drama” by Anna Dewdney (children’s story read by John)Dial 7: “The Little Owl & The Big Tree: A Christmas Story” by Jonah Winter (children’s story read by Ruth)Dial 8: “How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?” by Jane Yolen (all ages read by Story Girl, Clover Wright)Dial 9: “The Gingerbread Pirates” by Kristen Kladstrup (children’s story read by Lynda)Dial 10: “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell, excerpt for YA/Adult readers (read by Sandy Weston)Dial 11: “Pick A Pine Tree by Patricia Toht” (children’s book read by Lynda)Dial 12: “Tyrannoclaus” by Janet Lawler (children’s book read by Lynda)
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Join us at Mulkeen Landscaping located off of Gladesville Road. Read through an entire story as you shop for the perfect tree. *You don’t need to buy a Christmas tree to experience the book trail.*
This month’s book is “Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree” by Robert Barry. Conditions permitting, the book trail should be up until December 26th!
Send us photos of your family at the book trail!
Mulkeen Tree Farm: 743 Sleepy Hollow Road, Independence, WV 26374
–Follow Rt. 119 south out of Morgantown to Gladesville Rd.
–Turn LEFT on the Gladesville Rd. and go 2 miles.
–Turn RIGHT at the sign for Mulkeen Landscaping and Tree Service on Arden Peters Road.
–Go one mile on this gravel road and turn RIGHT at the MULKEEN sign.
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It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Sandy Weston, branch supervisor of the Clinton District Public Library, has passed away. She has worked at the library for almost 15 years. More than just a leader for her team, Sandy “had a great way of keeping us together and a genuine respect for our opinions,” says Janet Nurkiewicz, Clinton District library clerk. She had a deep love of books and had an emphatic fierce dedication to great literature. Her brilliance was on full display when she and her colleagues were debating a book for their branch book club. Someone suggested Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Sandy responded by quoting the first two lines of the novel (a book she has not read since her youth) only to state that she loathed it. Agree or disagree, it takes a special talent to recite entire sentences from a book read decades ago.
We will all miss her dearly as I’m sure many of you will as well. As we mourn the loss of our friend and colleague, we hope you can make a cup of tea or read a book in Sandy’s honor.