FRIENDS OF THE EMPIRE LIBRARY BookmarksVolume 2 January 2010 Number 1r 1 That’s what “Friends” are for . . . StoryTime Time for a change at Library? StoryTime Using the Empire library Reading to young children is a free should now be easier for is the best way to develop a activity at parents with babies. Changing love of reading and to cultivate 10:30 every stations have been installed in their desire to read. Friday. both men’s and women’s StoryTime is a weekly restrooms. Bring your activity, with staff specially This is just the first of trained to both present the children, grandchildren, several projects proposed by stories in an interesting way nieces, nephews – even the the recently formed Friends of and to get children participat- neighbor kids. You will do the Empire Library (FOEL), ing in ways that keep them them a great favor! according to FOEL Vice listening and focused during President, Nathan Cary. the story. Publicizing the library’s Monthly Art Show A/R books list available StoryTime program, is another Another way of engaging A listing of all A/R books priority for FOEL. children is the monthly art with tests available on both program at the Empire Sipherd and Empire Elementary Check out Elementary School, coordi- nated by the school PTA. school’s computers is available at the library. the candy! Winners are recognized at a monthly reception at the In addition, internet access should soon be available for information about books and library before winning projects are put on display. Last month’s tests for those Empire USD winning projects are pictured schools now using the on page two. Accelerated Reader program online. FOEL’s Starn is “Making A Difference!” FOEL board member and Dept of Education, along with treasurer, Roz Starn, has been five others from among the 27 honored as someone who is Stanislaus County finalists. “Making A Difference” in Roz is a librarian at schools by the Stanislaus Crossroads school and a County Office of Education and founding member of FOEL, and the California Association of we’re so glad we’ve got her! School Administrators. FOEL Bookmarks Check this out! Stop by She was among 27 out- Published in the interest of the Empire library and guess standing school staff members strengthened community / library relations by how much candy is in this recently recognized from across Friends of the Empire Library. gallon jar and you could win Stanislaus County. PO Box 822, Empire, CA 95319 it all! It will be displayed Her name has been put Online: < http://www.stanislauslibrary.org/ over the holidays and in forward for state recognition in about_friends_empire.shtml > January. The winner will be the California School Employee For more information contact us at announced in early February. of the Year program, 209 / 578-3577 / email@example.com coordinated by the California Young Looking for a Program? Speakers and programs with Empire local messages are sometimes artists hard to find. However, Friends of the vie for Empire Library has a message about our community and honors education – of both children and adults. in joint We’d be happy to talk with PTA- your service club, church, fraternal organization – you FOEL name it, we’ve got a program with an on-target message. contest Contact Jim Sterling for Winning second grade projects are on display at the library in January, details at 578-3577 or at with a reception for winners and their families on January 28th. Pictured firstname.lastname@example.org. here are winners of the first grade competition displayed during December. Book Review Marley goes to School By John Grogan Grown- ups – and many kids, too – loved and cried over John Grogan’s Marley and Me, a wonderful book for dog-lovers of all ages. Here comes Marley, again, in a delightful – and beautifully illustrated – children's book, Marley Goes to School. It’s the first day and Cassie is all set to go. So is her dog, Marley! Although he’s told to “stay,” Marley digs a tunnel out of the backyard and sniffs his way to school. As he roams the halls looking for Cassie, he finds trouble instead. From wolfing down hot dogs in the cafeteria to setting free a bunch of mice in science class , Marley won’t stop until he locates his best friend. This lovable and rowdy dog may not be much of an academic, but he’s full of school spirit! Packed with action and hilarious Marley bad-boy antics, this follow- up to the best selling Bad Dog, Marley! and A Very Marley Christmas will leave readers howling for more!