Weekly Puppet Give-a-way!

Hey kids, did you know that the Maud Marks Library is giving away free puppets every week just for coming to the library? Thats right, all you need to do is come into the library and fill out an entry form . We will draw three lucky winners a week during our Summer Reading Program. These adorable Folkmanis puppets make great reading partners.

Sorry mom and dad, puppets are just for kids under 12.

Teens: Learn to Face Paint Fantastic Creatures! June 10 @ 2pm

Teens, come by the meeting room this Thursday, June 10 at 2pm to learn fantastic face painting techniques! We'll supply the expertise and paint so you can let your imagination run wild!  Stay tuned for future teen programs every Thursday at 2pm, and don't forget to sign up for the summer reading program!

Downloading over Albuquerque

While I was flying to Salt Lake over this Memorial Day holiday I noticed the girl to my right reading a book on her Nook ereader.  She told me she had all the classics loaded on there,  because she could get most of them free online.  I asked her about the newer titles, but she didn't want to pay for them.  Now, this opened a door I like to walk right through!

Five minutes later she was searching for popular titles she could borrow from the library's Digital Media Collection  both for the ereader and audio.  So, there we were, thousands of feet in the sky, somewhere over Albuquerque and she was busy downloading one book and reserving others to check out when they became available.  Our library offers so many cool things I can't resist promoting them even on vacation! 

Still need a book for Asian Pacific Heritage?

 Asian Pacific Heritage month is ending. We hope Maud Marks customers have fun with the display and the  program and  got a taste of the delicious food. Here are some suggestions for books to read:

Don't forget!

Do you know what Memorial Day is REALLY about?  Everyone take a pause this Monday to remember our fallen service men and women who have died that we might live in this wonderful free country.  It has been observed since the late 1800s but has only been a national holiday since 1971.  For more on the history of Memorial Day, click here.

The Maud Marks will be observing this very solemn day on Monday with the rest of the nation.  Don't worry though, we won't be closed for long.  We'll open again on Tuesday at 10 AM for a regular day.  Visit us then and watch as we gear up for the end of school and the beginning of our summer reading program.