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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!
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TEEN: Game On! -
When: Monday, April 27, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
Poetry Reader's Theater -
When: Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 8 - 12. Reader's Theater is a cross between drama and reading--a great read-aloud activity and introduction to drama. We will read through material and select poetry for the first half of the program and perform it during the second half.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
Who Were the Beatles? -
When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades 3 - 5. Learn about the Fab Four's journey to stardom and rock out to their music!
529 College Saving Plans -
When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Caleb Quick of Morgan Stanley will show you how to give your children the priceless gift of a college education while also creating great tax benefits and estate planning advantages. Registration required.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Friday, May 01, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
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