Summer Reading: An Ocean of Possibilities

Summer Reading: An Ocean of Possibilities

June 1st, 2022 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services & Sharon Anderson, Youth Services Kayla: On your mark, get set, read! Today is the beginning of Cape Girardeau Public Library’s Summer Reading program: Oceans of Possibilities! It’s one of my favorite times to be a part of the library, and it’s when I personally do most […]

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Celebrating Latino Books Month!

May 18th, 2022 – Chely Munoz, Adult Services The month of May is about many things: spring, youth, love, and rebirth. It’s also about celebrating some absolutely fantastic Latino novels. Thankfully, over the past few years there has been a rise in Latino work in the publishing industry. Not by much mind you, going from […]

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National Biographer’s Day

May 11th, 2022 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Hello and good afternoon to all of our lovely patrons and community members! National Biographer’s Day is next week, so I am here to talk a little history and recommend some of my favorite biographies.  National Biographer’s Day happens every year on May 16th to commemorate the […]

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Get Caught Reading Month!

May 4th, 2022 – Alli Boyer, Youth Services May is “Get Caught Reading” month!  Here are some of our staff caught doing their favorite activity! Katie: The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green “The audiobook was better.”   Linda: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah “Whenever I’m down, I just think of Elsa – she was […]

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“What’s in a name?”: Shakespeare Day, April 23rd

April 27th, 2022 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Shakespeare is a name that is known across the world. He is taught in schools, studied at universities, and found on the shelves of libraries, bookstores, and the public alike. His works have been and still are translated into every known living language (and honestly probably one […]

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National Tea Day

April 22, 2022 – Augusta Welsh, Adult Services National Tea Day is celebrated in the United States on April 21st of each year. To celebrate National Tea Day, I plan on drinking several cups of tea and dreaming about soft scones and tiny cakes. In short, just another Thursday. I love black tea and buy […]

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Hip Hip Hooray, for National Library Workers Day!

April 15th, 2022 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Ever gone online and put a book on hold only for it to magically appear on a shelf with your name on it? Or signed up to have books picked out and shipped to your door for free? Visited your local library’s website to find staff picks, […]

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Picture This: National Children’s Picture Book Day!

April 7th, 2022 – Alli Boyer, Youth Services April 2nd was National Children’s Picture Book Day, so the Youth Services staff wanted to share some of our favorite books with you! Dinosaur vs. The Library by Bob Shea: Alli If you’ve been to any of my preschool storytimes, you know I love dinosaurs! I love this […]

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More than Just Books: National Library Week

March 30th, 2022 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Happy Wednesday to all of our wonderful and lovely patrons! Next week is National Library Week. Now, I could go on about the history of this holiday or the history of libraries in general, but today, I want to talk about something a little more near and […]

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Three Snaps for World Poetry Day!

March 23rd, 2022 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Over the years, I have had a complicated relationship with poetry. As a small child, I loved it when my mother would read me nursery rhymes, and Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends was a family favorite. High school saw a little more tension between poetry and […]

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