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A recent application to the KM for Kids program has allowed the library to purchase several books and the accompanying book on CD. These “homework packs” are suitable for the beginning reader through young adults. Some of the titles are: “My Friend Flicka,” “Froggy’s Sleepover” and “The Star of Kazan.” We will circulate these items for two weeks, so stop in and check them out.

The afterschool programs end this week and from all reports the children have had a good time as they’ve been introduced to “silly tales” – a spin on classic fairy tales. Yvonne is busy planning the summer reading program which will begin the first Wednesday in June.

Have you checked out the Genealogy portion of our website? If you get a chance be sure to take a look, this is a work in progress and we have a lot of data to collect yet. The obituaries that are currently indexed at the library are just about all entered and then we will begin gathering data that we don’t have, if you find that you have obituaries that are not in the database please send them to us, either by email, Debbie Sturman or to PO Box 510, Lusk, WY 82225.

Recently added books include “Shopaholic and Baby” by Sophie Kinsella – Becky is pregnant – and couldn’t be more overjoyed when she discovers that shopping cures morning sickness, sure to be a humorous read! “Capital Threat” by William Bernhardt is also available, regional author, Stephen White’s newest, “Dry Ice” has Boulder, Colorado, psychologist Alan Gregory getting mired in a pity party with all of the challenges in his life when an ex-patient, Michael McClelland, escapes from the state mental institution hell-bent on retribution. We better not say much more! Be sure to reserve this if it isn’t in. Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie are back with “Puss and Cahoots” and “Heart-Shaped Box” is now available by Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King. New nonfiction includes “Branded: the Making of a Cowgirl” by Kaycee author, Deirdre Stoelzle Graves, “Sleep: the Mysteries, the Problems and the Solutions” by Carlos Schenck and “Compost” by Ken Thompson.

New music additions include: ‘Like Red on a Rose’ by Alan Jackson, Bob Seger’s newest in many years, ‘Face the Promise,’ ‘Small Town Girl’ by Kellie Pickler, ‘The Wiggles Sing Along: Crunchy Munchy Music’ and the soundtrack from the movie, ‘Broken Bridges.’

Margaret Peterson Haddix’s newest, “Dexter the Tough” is now available in the Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library. Dexter is new in school and a writing assignment helps and rough start in many ways. “Maude March on the Run” by Audrey Couloumbis is also available, a misunderstanding has Maude hiding out until she is discovered and arrested, the sisters then begin to clear Maude’s name. Stop in and check these out as well as many other fun books for spring.

“Easter’s Coming” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, April 3, 2007. An egg hunt is planned as well as Easter stories and a filmstrip. Storyhour is held every Tuesday from 10 to 11 p.m. for children ages 3 through kindergarten throughout the year.

334-3274 is the Dial-A-Story number. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Dial in and hear an exciting story today!

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