Another Bookmobile Adventure

“My name is Jug, J-U-G.” I glanced apprehensively past the dashboard trinkets and girlie calendar to the burly tattooed driver. “When they called, they asked if I could haul a Bluebird bus.” Jug was no novice. “It’s not a Bluebird—it’s The Bookmobile!” I was struggling to find common ground for conversation as we faced a …

Got Fish?

During the summer, library patron, Roger Branville and his sons, Jason and Stephen, visited the Cambridge Public Library. Roger wanted the boys to read. They approached the reference desk while I was working. It seemed Jason loved to read, but Steven wasn’t much into it. When I found out that Steven liked to fish, I …

Summer Library Fun at Hinckley Public Library

Library kids had a great time last week celebrating the 150th birthday ofthe state of Minnesota. Guest storyteller, Steven Keillor, entertainedwith stories from our great state’s past. Following his delightfulanecdotes, volunteers Lori Klar and Mindy Johnson kept the kids busy witha gummy worm fishing game, creating colorful pictures of Minnesota symbolswhich were crafted into a …

Library News from Hinckley

“Look What’s Cookin’ at your library” took on a whole new meaning as the delicious smell of stone soup filled the library this past Wednesday, July 2. Of course the soup had lots more than just a stone in it. 10 vegetables, plus beef, pasta, and seasonings were prepared under the watchful eyes of volunteers …

WHAT’S IT WORTH? The Library Can Help!

Like many people, I enjoy poking around flea markets, antique shows, and book fairs. Michael Sparks does, also. In 2006 he was browsing through a thrift store in Nashville, Tennessee, and purchased an old print of the Declaration of Independence for $2.48; on March 22, 2007, he sold that “old print” at auction for $477,650. …