Our History Speaks Volumes: Books-By-Mail (Pictured: A brochure circa 1970s and a publicity photo from 1976.)
March 6, 2020 | Mike Donohue

(Pictured: A brochure circa 1970s and a publicity photo from 1976.)

Our Books-By-Mail service began in December 1973. In its earliest iteration, customers could mail a card or letter to the library requesting up to three titles from the collection. The books were... READ MORE

Melrose in the Mix: Q&A with Steven Garron
March 3, 2020 | Jim Myers

(Pictured: The Garron-Tees (l-r): Justin Martin, Steve Garron, Wheeler Newman and Chris LeBrane.)

The Melrose Center started 2020 by making one of their popular programs even more accessible. In January, Melrose in the Mix premiered on WUCF TV featuring beloved local... READ MORE

From the Director, March 2020
March 1, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

Parents, we know it can be tough to keep your kids busy when school’s out of session. So, our staff has come up with a series of fun, creative spring camps to help beat the boredom. This month, we’ll host programming at multiple locations during spring break that’ll give your... READ MORE

We’ve Got Questions For Dhonielle Clayton and Tim Dorsey
February 27, 2020 | Sarah Fisk

Dhonielle Clayton is the author of The Belles and its follow-up The Everlasting Rose. She is a former elementary and middle school librarian, and co-founder of CAKE Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent – and decidedly diverse – literary confections for middle... READ MORE

Read It! Don't Lose It: How to Regain Your Focus While Reading
February 21, 2020 | Luis Rivera

Imagine you have just picked up a book from your “books I need to read” list. You prepare your favorite beverage and find the comfortable spot on your couch. Enthusiastically, you open the book and begin to read it, scanning the words, feeling the pages on your fingertips... READ MORE

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Imagine Your Scary Story This Summer
May 1, 2020 | Tracy Covey

In February 2019, the Horror Writers Association, (a global group of horror writers and publishing professionals), announced its inaugural reading program, Summer Scares, to book lovers and libraries everywhere. The program, now in its second year, is designed to connect... READ MORE

Discover a New Hobby
May 1, 2020 | Heidi Williamson

Staying at home when you are not used to it can be stressful and super boring. One way to help alleviate both is by taking up a new hobby. As someone who loves mastering new skills, I have learned a few things about how to get started.

 

1. Choose a Hobby You’ll... READ MORE
Preschool Fun: Dinosaurs!
May 1, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

What do you call a sleeping dinosaur? A dino-snore! This week we’re all about dinosaurs, so let’s go have a roaring good time.

Let’s start by asking your child a few questions:

Tell me about dinosaurs! What does a dinosaur sound like? What’s your favorite dinosaur... READ MORE

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