Wednesday, December 28, 2016
We enjoyed having one of Santa's scout elves in the library this December! Check out this list of Page the Elf's favorite things throughout the library, then explore more on Facebook and Instagram!       Page showed up on December 1 and immediately signed up for a library card. If you're a...
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
It’s that time of year! Time to reflect on how we spent the last 365 days. Did you accomplish all your goals? Did you follow all the resolutions you set back in January? Did you read a lot of books? Here at the library, we read a lot of books in our spare time, but on top of that, we read a lot...
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Friday, December 16, 2016
“And to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the landed gentry have gained her a place as one of the most widely...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
The holiday season is upon us and if you're worried about not having enough gifts, we've put together some simple suggestions for the book-lover in your life. Homemade gifts are the best and these projects are simple, easy ways to show friends and family that you're thinking about them without...
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Want to learn how to invest smarter? Looking for reliable, unbiased information? BCLS is ready to help! Whether you’re a beginning investor or a veteran, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily by delivering information to help you make better informed decisions. Good...
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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Denzel Washington recently reconnected with his childhood librarian on her 99th birthday while promoting his newest film, Fences. The Academy Award winning actor used to live across the street from the Mount Vernon Public Library and Miss Connie still remembers the first time he came over to ask...
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Award season is right around the corner, and we’re not talking about the Oscars and the Golden Globes. We’re talking about the ALA Youth Media Awards! Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding material for children and teens. Two of the most sought-after...
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Monday, December 5, 2016
Today marks the 115th birthday of Walt Disney, who began entertaining generations through animation in the early 1920s. He created one of the most enduring characters in all of popular culture, Mickey Mouse, in 1928. And after his animated short Flowers and Trees was awarded the first Oscar ever...
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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Got the travel bug? Explore our fascinating world with some exciting travel books that will take you on new adventures. Whether you’re visiting a new city, region, or country, traveling has an uncanny ability to take you out of your comfort zone – in the best way possible! Learning about other...
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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Did you know you can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone to stream animated, talking picture books at the click of a button? TumbleBooks teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love, and they’re available on the BCLS website. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture...

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