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From: "PUBYAC: PUBlic librarians serving Young Adults and Children" <pubyac@prairienet.org
To: "PUBYAC: PUBlic librarians serving Young Adults and Children" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 9:31 AM
Subject: PUBYAC digest 504

    PUBYAC Digest 504

Topics covered in this issue include:

  1) Re: books for author visit
by Mary Weimar <weimaroppl@yahoo.com>
  2) Re: Children's Book Week 2001
by "Marty Staton" <mstaton@ci.poquoson.va.us>
  3) Re: Fair giveaways
by Beth Werking <bwerking@kokomo.lib.in.us>
  4) Book: "$100 Billion Allowance: Accessing the Global Teen
by Library Lovers <LibraryLovers@calibraries.org>
  5) Biting help/survivor thanks
by "Bryce, Richard" <bryce@palsplus.org>
  6) Conjunctivitis
by "Kathy Graham" <grahamka@sls.lib.il.us>
  7) agreements for homework and literacy programs
by "David Kondo" <dkondo@tpl.toronto.on.ca>
  8) Internet Sign-up policies
by "Hicks, Marcia" <MHicks@ci.greenville.tx.us>
  9) Re: Preparation for Storytime
by Lisa Hughes <lhughes@scinet.co.santa-clara.ca.us>
 10) Books & Movies = a new perspective = "Read More About It!"
by Library Lovers <LibraryLovers@calibraries.org>
 11) Thank You
by Claire Isaac <cisaac@rpl.regina.sk.ca>
 12) RE: Sailor Moon Books
by "Dawn Sardes" <Dawn.Sardes@euclid.lib.oh.us>
 13) comic book collections
by "Allyson Goodwin" <Agood@ci.carlsbad.ca.us>
 14) teacher tours of library
by "Jeff and Marcie Barnett" <jeffnmarcie@worldnet.att.net>
 15) On-Line Interactive Non Violent Strategy Games
by ThrasherS@jcl.lib.ks.us
 16) RE: Music
by "Townshend, Peggy" <PTownshend@mailserv.gcpl.lib.oh.us>
 17) Re: Music
by Linda Goff <lgoff@lakeline.lib.fl.us>
 18) Re: seeking fingerplays/songs and crafts for Storytime:
by Linda Goff <lgoff@lakeline.lib.fl.us>
 19) "sick" story time rhyme (I've got a cold)
by "Kate Pappas" <Kate.Pappas@spl.org>
 20) Stumper: magic red ballet shoes
by Beth Sillars <sillars@wvls.lib.wi.us>
 21) stumper - magical adventures
by Allison Angell <aangell@snap.lib.ca.us>
 22) stumper
by "Middendorf-Kredell Branch Children's" <mkchild@mail.win.org>
 23) RE: seeking fingerplays/songs and crafts for Storytime:
by Tina Hager <Tina.Hager@cityofcarrollton.com>
 24) Stumper - Til Til
by Frances Plumpton <FrancesP@waitakerelibs.govt.nz>
 25) thanks re "I'm the best" stumper
by SHERYL BAILEY <BAILEYS@charleston.lib.sc.us>
 26) Sno-Isle Regional Library Job Posting for the Week of July 24th,
by Valerie Worrell <VWorrell@sno-isle.org>

From: Mary Weimar <weimaroppl@yahoo.com>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: books for author visit
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:20:18 CDT

Whenever we have an author visit for the library or
organizational meetings, we have gone through
Anderson's Bookstore because they only bill you for
the ones you have sold and will adjust the billing
after you have sent the leftovers back.  They were
even nice enough to take the ones that were
autographed prior to selling. A local bookstore might
be your better bet than the publisher.  Book jobbers
are NOT the route to go because they won't take back
the books.  Mary Weimar
--- Nicole Marcucilli
<nmarc@CLSN3046.glenview.lib.il.us> wrote:
> I am planning on having author Graham Salisbury come
> to our library in
> April 2002 and wanted to know the best way to handle
> buying the books for
> a book signing.  Since I don't really know how many
> people will be coming,
> I don't know how many books to purchase and I don't
> want to be stuck with
> a lot of books in the end.  I could go through
> Random House to purchase
> and get a discount, but I'm not sure if they'd take
> them back if all
> didn't get used.  Would it be better to go through a
> bookstore like
> Borders or Barnes and Noble instead so they can send
> the books right back
> to the publishers should they not get purchased?
> Please give me some
> insight on this.  I am new to planning something
> like this and want to
> know the best way and what has worked for others.
> Thanks in advance.
> Nicole Marcuccilli
> YA Librarian
> Glenview Public Library

Mary K. Weimar
Orland Park Public Library
Head of Youth Services
14760 Park Lane
Orland Park, IL 60462

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From: "Marty Staton" <mstaton@ci.poquoson.va.us>
To: <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: Re: Children's Book Week 2001
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:20:49 CDT

What about the theme??  Anybody know??
Thanks ....

Marty Staton
Poquoson Public Library
500 City Hall Ave.
Poquoson, VA 23662
757-868-3106 FAX

From: Beth Werking <bwerking@kokomo.lib.in.us>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: Re: Fair giveaways
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:21:33 CDT

We are promoting the library through the county fair this week.  We are
having great interest in our raffle of book-character toys (Clifford,
Franklin, Wishbone, Arthur), bookbags, mugs, etc.  If someone shows us their
library card, they get to enter twice!

From: Library Lovers <LibraryLovers@calibraries.org>
To: PUBYAC@prairienet.org
Subject: Book: "$100 Billion Allowance: Accessing the Global Teen
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:22:01 CDT

All this TEEN TALK reminded me of a book that came out
this time last year. I searched my archives -- and here it is.

Stephanie Stokes
"Library Media & PR Online"

"How To Reach Teens & Students - You Read=96Then They Read"

The stereotypical librarian is forever tip-toeing around her domain, finger
to lips, whispering "shhhhhhhh." I've never actually met one of those, in
fact, most librarians love a bit more bustle around the place.=20

One of the quickest ways to increase a library's bustle factor is fill the
building with teens and students---which brings us to a most interesting
new publication about marketing to young people.=20

In The $100 Billion Allowance: Accessing the Global Teen Market author
Elissa Moses discusses the teen market and how to reach it. It may not seem
that selling CD's, cell phones or roller blades is relevant to libraries
but it is relevant to reaching teens with a message and if you want to send
a message to teens about your library then CD's, cell phones, roller blades
and libraries are the same. Grab a copy and read it yourself before you put
it in circulation=97you will surely find something that you can use.

Publication information:

Moses, Elissa=20
The $100 Billion Allowance: Accessing the Global Teen Market=20
John Wiley & Sons=20
ISBN: 0471298484=20

From: "Bryce, Richard" <bryce@palsplus.org>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: Biting help/survivor thanks
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:22:28 CDT

Hello, all!  First, I wanted to thank those who sent ideas of things to do
with my kids for the Earthquake Terror party.  I ended up making a simple
obstacle course for them to go through, explaining that after an earthquake,
fallen trees & other debris are all over the road & in order to get help,
you need to make your way through these obstacles.  To start, I gave the
kids large spoons & had them carry, with one hand, hard boiled eggs.  They
carried this over to a bowl where the eggs were deposited.  Next I had them
jump over two boxes together to get to a pitcher of water.  Once there, they
had to pour themselves a glass & drink the whole thing without spilling any.
Finally they had to jump over a very large box (not everyone made it) to the
"finish line".  I was waiting for them there with a can of whipped cream.
They got a mouth full of it for finishing.  They had fun.  :o)

This week's question: a patron of mine is having a bit of a hard time with
her daughter biting others.  She was looking for some kind of picture or
very easy non-fiction book that dealth with this problem.  Any ideas?  We
stumbled across "No Biting, Horrible Crocodile" but would like to find a bit
more if possible.  No luck with A to Zoo.  I did give her some books on
temper & being angry, which she appreciated.

Any help would be appreciated.  As always, I'll post a list to the group
after getting all responses.  TIA.

Have a great week.

Richard :o)

Richard Bryce
Senior Children's Librarian
West Milford Township Library

"To want in one's head to do a thing, for it's own sake; to enjoy doing it;
to concentrate all of one's energies upon it- - that is not only the surest
guarantee of it's success.  It is also being true to oneself."
(Amelia Earhart, in Sky Pioneer)

"So many things have made living and learning easier.  But the real things
haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the
most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures and to be cheerful
and have courage when things go wrong"- Laura Ingalls Wilder

From: "Kathy Graham" <grahamka@sls.lib.il.us>
To: "pubyac" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: Conjunctivitis
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:22:53 CDT

Some people are too stupid to be parents!  What was this woman trying to =
prove by calling?  Pink-eye is unbelievably contagious.  When I taught =
pre-school, all someone had to do was say "pink-eye" & I would get it!  =
This is a case of an adult not being able to understand the word "no".  =
Sorry for the rant, but this really struck a nerve!
Kathy Graham
Youth Services
Broadview Public Library
2226 S. 16th Ave.
Broadview, Il 60155

From: "David Kondo" <dkondo@tpl.toronto.on.ca>
To: <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: agreements for homework and literacy programs
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:23:13 CDT

Our Library's homework and literacy programs use volunteers to offer =
individualized help to children. Recently, we've moved to harmonize =
procedures at the branches that conduct the program. All of our branches =
have agreements or contracts with the volunteers but, where the children =
and their parents are concerned, the use of "contracts" is not so =
widespread. We are, however, thinking of including such agreements into =
our procedures. The consensus here seems to be that use of agreements/contr=
acts with participating families would be worthwhile for various reasons =
(including emphasis on commitment and attendance, clear expectations from =
participants, increased program credibility).

Would you please let me know if you have considered children/parent's =
agreement for your homework and/or literacy programs (and what did you =
decide)? If you have any pros/cons that you would like to mention or if =
you can cite information sources on this issue, I would be most appreciativ=

Thanks very much,
David Kondo
Reading and Homework Help Co-ordinator
Toronto Public Library

From: "Hicks, Marcia" <MHicks@ci.greenville.tx.us>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: Internet Sign-up policies
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:23:42 CDT

Dear Pubyaccers,
We will be needing to change our Internet sign-up and use policies in the
near future.  We are interested in finding what other libraries do along
these lines.  We are a small public library in a community of 25,000.  We
will have 6 public stations (1 specifically for YA use) in the adult area
and 1 in the children's area.  We are especially interested in the ways
various libraries sign-up users.

Do they sign in electronically?  What software does this require?
Does it also monitor the number of users and time spent on-line?
What forms, if any, of ID do you require?  Can it be used to log on users?
Are there differences in your adult user and child user policies?

If you are able to respond to these questions, please do so directly to me


Marcia Hicks
Children's Librarian
W. W. Harrison Pubic Library
#1 Lou Finney Ln.
Greenville, TX 75401

From: Lisa Hughes <lhughes@scinet.co.santa-clara.ca.us>
To: Pubyac <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: Re: Preparation for Storytime
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:24:01 CDT

At our branch, the three children's librarians work together on
storytimes.  Each of us takes a two-month stretch to choose weekly themes,
pulling books, finding flannelboards, crafts, movies, etc.  These are left
on a cart.  Even with this much done, it probably takes me between half an
hour and an hour to look through the books, choose ones I like, read
through them carefully, run through the flannelboard pieces, and add the
drawing/cutting stories that I like to do.  When I'm the one organizing
the storytimes, I probably spend two hours per storytime pulling together
a list, pulling books, etc.  It probably takes longer when I'm organizing
for three of us than it did when I used to do all my own
storytimes.  Average it out to between one and two hours per storytime,
which would fit with what I remember from when I did all of my own.
Hope this helps. 

Lisa Mead Hughes, Children's Services
Campbell Public Library
77 Harrison Avenue, Campbell CA 95008-1499
voice: (866-1991)   fax: (408) 866-1433
*** All standard disclaimers apply ***

On Thu, 19 Jul 2001, Jeanette Larson wrote:

> It's been awhile since I've prepared for a storytime
> so I'm seeking some input from those of you who are
> regularly doing this.  As Youth Services Manager I'm
> interested in knowing how long it takes "most people"
> to prepare for a 30 minute storytime.  I know from my
> own experience that one could devote a lot of time to
> elaborate preparations, reading and re-reading books,
> looking for the "perfect" book and such, but I'd like
> some kind of average to be able to allocate planning
> time.  Thanks.
> =====
> Jeanette Larson
> Youth Services Manager
> Austin Public Library
> P.O. Box 2287
> Austin, TX 78768-2287
> 512-499-7405
> larsonlibrary@yahoo.com
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From: Library Lovers <LibraryLovers@calibraries.org>
To: PUBYAC@prairienet.org
Subject: Books & Movies = a new perspective = "Read More About It!"
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:24:23 CDT

Just a thought...some movies don't come from books but=20
inspire people to....

     Read More About It! @ your library*

I would love to hear about what others may have done!
I'll share the below.

Stephanie Stokes
"Library Media & PR Online"
DVDs, CDs, VHS & Books About 'Em
Catch Up With OSCAR=AE @ your library=99
LM&PR Bug Report - A Library Program With Legs=20
A Good Crime Was Had By All=20
Bobbing for Messages - A Marketing Opportunity In A Bottle=20

From: Claire Isaac <cisaac@rpl.regina.sk.ca>
To: <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: Thank You
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:24:54 CDT

A while ago I read on Pubyac about "Truck Events" at public libraries.
Well we had our first one this morning and it was a great success.  We had
12 different vehicles in the parking lot of one of branch libraries.
About 500 people showed up to climb into truck cabs, see the inside of an
ambulance and two giant fire engines, sound the siren on a police car,
honk the horn on a semi and a giant garbage truck.

During all this we checked out 260 truck books, videos and toys.  And we
had lots of requests to make this an annual event.

So to all the librarians who mentioned the Truck Events on Pubyac and gave
me the idea, thank you very much.  And I encourage everyone to try it.

Isn't this a great resource.

Claire Isaac
Regina Public Library
Regina, Saskatchewan

From: "Dawn Sardes" <Dawn.Sardes@euclid.lib.oh.us>
To: <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: RE: Sailor Moon Books
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Who purchases the Sailor Moon Series (graphic novels) for teens?  They're
extremely popular here.

Where do you shelve them?  We've been putting them in nonfiction (741.5).
The problem is that they're so small they keep causing the whole shelf of
books to fall over and even onto the floor.  So, I've been putting them on
the rotating squares with the other, nonfiction paperback series.  I would
like to just catalog them as paperback series fiction so the kids will find
them more easily.  Also, I am hoping if they're not falling behind the
nonfiction shelves so much they may last longer.  At 10 bucks a pop for
these cheaply bound things, I am going nuts (not to mention broke) replacing

Also, are you experiencing the same problems of them turning up missing, not
being returned, and, if they do come back, falling apart after only one or
two circulations as I have?

Dawn Sardes
Young Adult Librarian
Euclid Public Library
631 E. 222nd Street
Euclid, OH 44123
216-261-5300, ext. 138
FAX: 216-261-9559

"Speak low-tread softly through these halls,
Here Genius lies enshrined,
Here Reign, in silent majesty,
The monarchs of the mind."
from "In the Library," by Anne C.L. Botts

From: "Allyson Goodwin" <Agood@ci.carlsbad.ca.us>
To: <"'pubyac@prairienet.org'"<pubyac@prairienet.org>>
Subject: comic book collections
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:25:36 CDT

Looking for advice from any public libraries out there with comics in =
their collection

first of all how are they handled.  do they circulate/lend out or are they =
for in house use only.  how do you display them?  are they treated like =
reference materials and a library card is held while in use? =20

thanks in advance for your help

Ally Goodwin=20
Children's services
Carlsbad City Library=20

From: "Jeff and Marcie Barnett" <jeffnmarcie@worldnet.att.net>
To: <PUBYAC@prairienet.org>
Subject: teacher tours of library
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:25:59 CDT

I was wondering if anyone out there has had success with promoting library
services to youth by reaching out the teachers in the community and giving
them tours.  I'm trying to gather some data about what types of things have
been done in other libraries.  Any hints or ideas?

Marcie Barnett

From: ThrasherS@jcl.lib.ks.us
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: On-Line Interactive Non Violent Strategy Games
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:26:19 CDT

Dear Yacs,

I am not an online gamer, but I have an online gaming query.
A mother of an 11 year old boy wants some suggestions for online games that
include role playing but are non violent.  In her words, she wants games for
him "where he can go around and pick up stuff."  At our library, we have a
whole group of boys who come in day after day to play an online game called
Runescape, which after talking with them, sounds like Dungeons and Dragons.
The mother has seen Runescape and thinks that it is too violent.  She wants
something beyond Funschool (if you are familiar with this site) but not too
adult -- early young adult is what it sounds like she needs.  Does anyone
have any suggestions?  I've done some surfing, and I've found a lot of
juvenile stuff, and also some shareware, but nothing that seems to fit her
needs. She wants something the can play both at home and at the library
(which cuts out shareware).  Is there anything out there that might?  Thanks
for anything you can give me.  Please reply to me directly.

Shawn Thrasher
Johnson County Library
Lackman Branch
Shawnee Mission, Kansas

From: "Townshend, Peggy" <PTownshend@mailserv.gcpl.lib.oh.us>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: RE: Music
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:26:50 CDT

Hi, Karen,
Here is a URL to a website with the words you are looking for:

Peggy Townshend, Children's Librarian
Yellow Springs Community Library
415 Xenia Ave.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
email:  ptownshend@mailserv.gcpl.lib.oh.us

From: Linda Goff <lgoff@lakeline.lib.fl.us>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:27:16 CDT

Dear Karen,
     Go to the search engine Google.  Type in flying purple people eater.  I
picked the first site that was listed, angelfire.com, and all the words to
the song are there.


Karen Holz wrote:

> I am looking for the words to "One Eyed, One Horn, Flying Purple People =
> Eater" to be used during Story Hour.=20
> Karen Holz
> easternlibrary@smithville.net

From: Linda Goff <lgoff@lakeline.lib.fl.us>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: seeking fingerplays/songs and crafts for Storytime:
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Dear Sharon,
     You might make simple hats to resemble the Kookabura bird of Australia.
Then everyone could sing the song together.  "Kookabura, up in the old gum
tree. Merry, merry king of the bush is he.  Laugh, kookabura.  Laugh,
kookabura.  My, your life is free."


sharon cerasoli wrote:

> Hi, I am seeking fingerplays/movement and songs for an Australian-themed =
> storytime. I have the books selected, a few fingerplays (Brown Kangaroo) =
> and one other one, but am looking for any other suggestions.
> This is for a 45 min. to one hour storytime for 3-5 year olds.
> I have also sought out a simple craft with a minimum of pieces to do at t=
> he end-so far, the koala and kangaroo crafts I have found online have bee=
> n very detailed. I have not found suggestions in many of the storytime bo=
> oks.
> I would appreciate any and ALL suggestions for fingerplays, songs, moveme=
> nt/rhyme and crafts.
> For books I have chosen Edwina the Emu, Koala Lou, a beautiful Australian=
>  ABC book (published by Australian geographic society and sent by an auss=
> ie friend) - I am going to check out possum magic too as a possible one.
> THANKS in advance, =20
> Sharon Cerasoli,
> Librarian Assistant and MLS student,
> New Haven Free Public Library
> New Haven, CTGet more from the Web.  FREE MSN Explorer download : http://=
> explorer.msn.com

From: "Kate Pappas" <Kate.Pappas@spl.org>
To: <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: "sick" story time rhyme (I've got a cold)
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:28:08 CDT

Hi Yackers,

Someone taught me this one years ago:

I've got a cold               (look all miserable and point to yourself)
My nose can't smell      (point to your nose)
My eyes are red            (point to both your eyes)
I don't feel well              (hand on forehead like a headache)
So I'll drink my juice      (pretend to drink glass of juice)
And go to bed. . .         (fold hands under tilted head, close eyes)
My nose feels better     (look happy and point to nose)
And so does my head!   (look very happy and point to head)

You say it as if you are sick ("I'b godd a code, my noze cadd smell" etc)
during the first part and talk normally when you are "recovered."
You act it out as you go along.

I usually do it twice, once to show the children and the second time for =
them to do it with me. Perfect for "flu season."

Kate@ "The Beach"
"May all your ferret tales end 'happily ever after.' "
Rainier Beach Library, Seattlle PL

From: Beth Sillars <sillars@wvls.lib.wi.us>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Stumper: magic red ballet shoes
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:28:31 CDT

Does anyone know this book which is probably at least ten years old?  A
girl loves ballet dancing but isn't too good at it.  One day on a subway
or a bus or a train, an old man gives her a pair of "magic" red ballet
shoes.  Suddenly she can dance perfectly.  However, she loses the shoes
on the subway or bus or train. She also loses the self-esteem she had
gained until the old man tells her they weren't really magic shoes and
she was a great dancer the whole time.
Thanks in advance!
Beth Sillars
WI Valley Library Service
Wausau, WI  54403

From: Allison Angell <aangell@snap.lib.ca.us>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: stumper - magical adventures
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:28:56 CDT

   I'm hoping that you can help me with a stumper.  A patron is looking
for a book that was published in or before 1985.  In it, a boy meets a
man feeding birds in the park and somehow goes on to have magical
adventures.  The patron couldn't remember much about the adventures, but
she was very clear about the old man feeding birds.  The book was
probably a chapter book, possibly a longer picture book.  She'd read the
Dorrie books (by Patricia Coombs) soon before she read this book, if
that helps.  I checked A to Zoo, with no luck.  The patron says that the
book is not Ruth Chew's Magic in the Park.
   If you have any ideas, please send them to aangell@snap.lib.ca.us.
   Many thanks,
   Children's Librarian
   Benicia Public Library

From: "Middendorf-Kredell Branch Children's" <mkchild@mail.win.org>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: stumper
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:29:17 CDT

Thank you to everyone who responded about the 2 adventure series that our
patron was looking for.  They were the Mushroom Planet books by Cameron
and a series of adventure books by Willard Price.  I really appreciate it!
I wasn't sure how I would figure that one out!!  Thanks again for all your
Theresa Miller

St. Charles City-County Library District      Voice: (314) 978-7926/272-4999
Middendorf-Kredell Branch - Children's Desk     Fax: (314) 978-7998
2750 Highway K       Email: mkchild@mail.win.org
O'Fallon, MO 63366

From: Tina Hager <Tina.Hager@cityofcarrollton.com>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: RE: seeking fingerplays/songs and crafts for Storytime:
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:29:43 CDT

Copycat Sept/Oct 2000 and Copycat Jan/Feb 1997 has Australian program ideas.
Some books that were suggested in the Sept/Oct 2000 include
My Grandma lived in Gooligulch by Graeme Base
Snap! by Marcia K. Vaughan
The Best Beak in Boonaroo Bay by Narelle Oliver
The Biggest Frog in Australia by Susan L. Roth
Wombat Divine by Mem Fox
One Woolly Wombat by Rod Trinca
The Old Woman Who Loved to Read by John Winch

Your titles were also there.

A website that was suggested which has Australia's geography, folk music,
games, crafts, art, animals, and stories is
The magazine also provided three pictures of different animals that the kids
color, cut out, and use as stick puppets.
Please post your hits so we can all have ideas for an Australian theme

Tina Hager
Youth Services Librarian
Carrollton Public Library

From: Frances Plumpton <FrancesP@waitakerelibs.govt.nz>
To: "'PUBYAC@prairienet.org'" <PUBYAC@prairienet.org>
Subject: Stumper - Til Til
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:30:02 CDT

Hello there everyone

We have an enquiry from a borrower asking about a picture book character
called Til Til - Can't find anything in A-Zoo, and the name is all the info
that our person has!!!

Thanks a lot

Frances Plumpton
Preschool Services Librarian
Waitakere Libraries, New Zealand

From: SHERYL BAILEY <BAILEYS@charleston.lib.sc.us>
Subject: thanks re "I'm the best" stumper
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:30:25 CDT

Thank you to everyone who responded to my question about the little boy
basebal...Quite a few people told me it was a Kenny Rogers song and gave me
album name, release info, even lyrics.  My patron was very happy with the
information.  Then I got a few more replies - and learned that the song had
been published as a children's book: _Kenny Rogers Presents the Greatest_.
My patron rushed right out to Barnes and Noble and
should have the book by the end of the week, in time for her principal to
it in his new teacher welcome/orientation... She, and I, are very grateful
alll of you. (I started out replying to each person, but I got such a great
response that I had to resort to a 'group thank you'.)

Thanks again,
Sheryl Bailey
Charleston County (SC) Public Library

From: Valerie Worrell <VWorrell@sno-isle.org>
To: PUBYAC <pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Sno-Isle Regional Library Job Posting for the Week of July 24th,
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:30:51 CDT

Job Openings For The Week of July 24, 2001 www.sno-isle.org/jobs

Managing Librarian III   Job #0157 Open Until Filled
Full Salary Range $4612 - $6342/month plus benefits, 40 hours/week =
Lynnwood Library, WA

Consideration of applications will begin July 30th, 2001
Applicants are required to submit a completed Sno-Isle Regional Library =
System application, resume and cover letter for this position. =
Applicants not following these guidelines will not be considered.

The Managing Librarian III is responsible for managing all operations =
of the Lynnwood Library, which is the system reference center and =
contains the largest reference collection in the System.  Responsible =
for assuring effective operation of a full array of services to local =
and regional patrons of all ages and reference services for the other =
libraries in the System.

This position may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends =
including Sundays. May be required to adapt to future schedule changes =
depending on library needs.

* Plans, develops and directs programs that serve the needs of patrons =
of all ages in the library's service area and promotes the mission and =
objectives of the Library System.
* Directs and performs effective reference services for the library and =
its supported branches, including developing methods of presenting =
reference materials and assuring the quality of reference work by =
* Provide effective direction to assigned staff to assure the quality =
of public service; interviews, selects and trains staff; coaches staff =
and arranges for or facilitates continuing training.
* Directs the operation and maintenance of the library's physical =
facilities and equipment, arranging for maintenance and repairs as =
* Assures the fiscal soundness of library operations; develops or =
participates in the development of operating and capital budgets; =
assists in negotiating and obtaining budget approvals from local =
government officials; monitors and reports expenditures compared to =
budget and initiates needed corrective actions to maintain fiscal =
integrity; directs daily accounting transactions for the library; =
reviewing and approving purchases.
* Performs effective library collection management to provide for a =
materials collection appropriate for the needs and interests of patrons =
of the system reference center and libraries throughout the System; =
researches patron interests, materials availability and collection =
content; develops and implements a collection development plan =
including development of reference collection suited to users' needs.
* Perform effective community relations and library promotion =
activities through presentations and negotiations with local government =
officials and various organizations to promote the library and its =
* Act as Sno-Isle's contact with city staff; liaison to local library =
board and staff support for local Friends of the Library.

Requires advanced knowledge of library operation and administration; =
direction of library staff; advanced reference and bibliographic search =
methods and systems; collection management; fiscal administration; =
Library System policies and procedures; and public/community relations =
policies and methods.

Requires the ability to supervise staff, enhancing performance and =
assuring quality public service; manage physical facilities and library =
collections; administer budgets and fiscal assets; speak and understand =
English; make personal presentations to various public groups; work =
cooperatively and have favorable relations with public and co-workers.=20

Requires a Master's degree in Library Science, the ability to obtain a =
Washington State Librarian certificate upon employment, and five years =
of related practice in librarianship with a minimum of two years =
supervisory experience with an emphasis on reference service management =
or similar preparation.


Page jobs may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours =
including Sundays. May be required to adapt to future schedule changes =
depending on library needs. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age =
to apply.

* Collects, sorts and shelves library materials; other duties may be =
* Performs shelf reading and rearranges materials in proper order; =
maintains stack and study areas

Requires the ability to read and sort library materials by alphanumeric =
symbols; maneuver a library book cart loaded with library materials of =
differing weights and sizes, and to return such materials to all =
library shelves; speak and understand English, work cooperatively and =
have favorable relations with the public and co-workers. =20

Page Job #0156 Closing 07/27/01
Starting Pay $7.58/hour, 12 hours/week Monroe Library, WA

Page Job #0163 Closing 07/31/01
Starting Pay $7.58/hour, 14 hours/week Mukilteo Library, WA


Public Services Assistant I - Substitute Job #0165 Closing =
Starting Pay $10.67/hour, No Guaranteed Hours North Region =
Libraries, WA
* Issue library materials using the automated circulation system; =
reserve materials for patrons
* Verify patron residency information and register patrons for library =
* Respond to routine telephone inquiries regarding materials and =
* Receive, record and return materials to proper locations; inspect, =
clean and mend materials
* Open and close building; assist in maintaining circulation areas in a =
neat, clean and orderly condition

Requires basic knowledge of library materials; Library System policies =
and procedures; operation of automated circulation systems and personal =
computers using keyboarding skills; Internet and standard office =
machines. Requires the ability to speak, understand and write English =
clearly and concisely; work cooperatively and maintain favorable =
relations with the public and co-workers.=20

These skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination =
of experience and training at a secondary school level together with =
several months' in a public service environment. On the job training is =

North Region:  This position will substitute a maximum of 70 hours per =
month at the Arlington, Darrington, Granite Falls, Marysville and =
Stanwood libraries to cover regular staff absences and may require =
mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends. Willingness to work widely =
varying hours (sometimes on short notice) at any of the locations =
listed is essential. To ensure maximum flexibility, an individual in =
this position may not hold another Sno-Isle position concurrently.

The Sno-Isle Regional Library System is a large, diverse two-county =
library district set in the beautiful north Puget Sound region of =
Washington State. District boundaries stretch from rugged timberlands =
to suburban centers, from rolling farmlands to the ocean vistas. Set in =
the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Regional Library =
System is home to a 1.5 million-item collection, serving more than =
550,000 residents through 20 community libraries, bookmobile and =
outreach services.

Obtain an employment application from our Marysville Service Center, =
any branch location, or visit our website. A completed SNO-ISLE =
REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM APPLICATION is required for each position =
applied for and must be received via mail, fax or delivery at the =
address below by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.=20

Human Resources
Sno-Isle Regional Library System
7312 35th Avenue NE, Marysville WA  98271-7417
Phone (360) 651-7000, (425) 339-1711           Fax (360) 651-7151
Jobline (360) 651-7040 TTY 1 (800) 647-3753

Incomplete applications or applications not received by 5:00 p.m. on =
the closing date may disqualify you.  Resumes and letters of interest =
are optional, and will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed =
application. =20
Applications will be screened and interviews scheduled with applicants =
who best match the needs of this position.  Applicants who need =
accommodations during the application or interview process should =
contact the Human Resources Department. =20
All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of =
satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work =
in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's =
receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal =
background check, when required.
Sno-Isle Regional Library System is an equal opportunity employer and =
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, age, =
national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, =
physical, or mental disability, or the use of any trained guide or =
service dog by a disabled person.


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