Mooresville Public Library

Mooresville Public Library
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

MPL's New Digital Microfilm Scanner

Mooresville Public Library (MPL) has a new digital microfilm scanner in the Indiana Room.  To learn more about it, click here, and our Indiana Room Historian will give you the scoop.  (Click here to read what the Library's feline roving reporter thinks about it all.)

Don't click here, though.  (Just kidding.  It's okay to click any hyperlink in this blog.)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Trio of 'Tweens Titles (YA Too)

In the old library days, fiction books for readers between preschool and preteens were all classed as "children's" or "juvenile" literature.  Likewise, books for teenagers were called "teen" books (if they were separated at all from adult materials).  Frequently, libraries housed teen titles in their Juvenile collections.

Nowadays, there are lots of different sub-categories for young readers, such as:

  • Early Literacy (infants, toddlers, and preschoolers);
  • Easy Reading (elementary school grades K-2)
  • Traditional Children's or Juvenile (ages 9-12; grades 3-6)
  • 'Tweens (ages 10-14)
  • Young Adults (ages 13-18), which can be further subdivided into ages 12-15 (younger YA) and 16-18 (older YA)
There are more classifications, but this provides a glimpse of how complicated library youth services can be.  Not like when I was a lad!

We have three new book trailers for novels targeted toward 'Tweens and Younger Young Adults.  We hope you enjoy them and, more importantly, want to read the books after watching them.

You can read more about each book by visiting the two blogs written by my feline colleague, Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter.

Cat's Eye View @ MPL:
Catch It @ MPL (Cauli 4 Kids):

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Harsh Day-in-the-Life

I first read One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Alexander (or Aleksandr, as it is also spelled) Solzhenitsyn, when I was a college freshman.  It was profoundly moving.  See why in our book trailer.

Missed Victorian Christmas? We've Got You Covered

If you missed the Victorian Christmas Celebration in downtown Mooresville, Indiana yesterday, you can look at some photos available in the Library's blogosphere.  Click here for hyperlinks to the postings.

A Travel Video For Our Lithuanian Friend

"Flat" Dovydas Balčiūnas, our visitor from Vincas Grybas Gymnasium, in Lukšiai, Lithuania, has been enjoying his time visiting the Library and attending the Victorian Christmas celebration yesterday in downtown Mooresville, Indiana.

Like "Flat" Stanley of literary fame, "Flat" Dovydas travels the world in an envelope through the mails.  It is an exciting and imaginative way to see the world, and to have the world see you.

My library colleagues like to make videos for the MPL YouTube Channel, and so we decided that "Flat" Dovydas needed a video, or "promo trailer" as we call it.  (We also call them "program trailers" when they promote a library program.  We've got all kinds of names for our videos!)

Click to Play Video

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Animals of the North Pole!

Sammy the Toucan and Miss Jaymi, the MPL Early Literacy Specialists, have prepared a PSA (public service announcement) inviting you and your families to attend the Library's "Animals of the North Pole" program (courtesy of Silly Safaris) during the Victorian Christmas Celebration in downtown Mooresville, Indiana, on Saturday, December 3, 2011.

Who can resist such a cute invitation? Hope to see you Saturday!