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The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Book Award - 24 Apr 2015
The first annual Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Book Award nominees have been announced! The purpose of this award is to encourage parents, caregivers, and very young children to interact together with exceptional picture books. These exceptional books promote at least three of the five early literacy skills: reading, writing, singing, talking and playing.
And the nominees are…
Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett and Kevin Cornell
Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter
Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
Pouch by David Ezra Stein
Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
Mix it Up! By Herve Tullet
Children who are under age 6 as of May 10, 2015 may vote for the 2015 Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award. It is expected that most children will require help from a parent. Children should stop by the library to look at the books and circle their favorite Firefly Nominee on the ballot, then turn it into HMMPL's Youth Services Reference Desk. Children may vote one time.
The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is an initiative of the Indiana Center for the Book, which promotes interest in reading, writing, literacy, libraries, and Indiana's literary heritage by sponsoring events and serving as an information resource at the state and local level.
Put a Poem in Your Pocket! - 23 Apr 2015
Mark your calendars. Next Thursday, April 30, is Poem in Your Pocket Day, the lyrical finale of National Poetry Month.
How does it work? Easy. Just copy a poem and put it in your pocket. (The Library has a great collection of poetry books to choose from.) Or compose your own verse. On Thursday, April 30, slip the poem in your pocket. And then? Read it, speak it, tweet it (#pocketpoem), repeat it. Share it with your friends or your local librarian. (She/he will be proud of you!) Memorize it. Slam it, jam it. Own it. Love it.
Click here to read the poem I'm putting in my pocket.
To add poetry to your life EVERYDAY, register for Poem-A-Day at Poets.org.
Young poets (ages 8 - 12) should also mark their calendars for the Library's Poetry Reader'sTheater, a fun evening of drama and poetry, Monday, April 27, from 4 - 5:15 PM.
Money Smart Week - 22 Apr 2015
It's Money Smart Week at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. April 19 thru April 26, you can drop into the Library on the second floor to pick up some brochures full of money-saving tips, from managing debt to hiring a contractor.
We also have a couple of great programs on financial management coming up. On Tues., April 28 at 6:30 PM, Caleb Quick of Morgan Stanley will be here to advise on setting up a 529 college savings plan. He will return on Tues. May 12 at 6:30 to talk about securing your retirement via Social Security. Please register by clicking on the hyperlinks or calling us at 873-8341. See you at the Library!