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Santa visited Mamie's Place December 13, 2006.
Christmas parade library float 2006

The Alexander City Breakfast Club donated the beautiful carosel sitting beside the Children's Library.  Contributors were Clara McClellan, Dora McCreight, Lois Forbus, Adelia Warren, Johnnie Warren, Mary S. Westbrook, Lee Harrington, Carolyn Mobley, I. J. Mobley, and Lee Higgins.

These children attended a fall program on Indians and pilgrims at Mamie's Place. 
Charles Pollard, Bob & Rose Taunton entertained children at Mamie's Place Children's Library with stories and folk music.
Pirate John and Rachel read pirate tales, went on a treasure hunt, along with other exciting pirate adventures at the Library's pavillion on Tuesday, October 24.
Mamie's Place Children's Library proudly diplays their first ever wall of pumpkins

Mamie's Place patron is top reader at Huntington Learning Center in Montgomery, Alabama.

A local student who is a 4 th grader at Stephens Elementary made the most of his summer break by going to the Huntington Learning Center 4 days a week 4 hours at a time since May to improve his education.

Aaron read 38 books checked out from Mamie's Place for his reading assignment. As a result, he progressed an entire grade level in his reading.

We are proud to have Aaron as a library patron. He is indeed a smart student making the best of his summer. Oh yes, his favorite book was on rattlesnakes.

Lynne Berry, a children's book author from Nashville, Tennessee, came to Mamie's Place Children's Library on Thursday, September 7, and read her latest book "The Curious Demise of a Contrary Cat" to the children and gave them masks that were characters from the book to color and decorate.  Ms. Berry had her books for sale and gave some of the proceeds to benefit our library.
Author Lynne Berry doing crafts with children at Mamie's Place.
Once Upon a Time there was a fairytale summer at Mamie's Place Children's Library. Our 2006 Summer Reading Program was a huge success!
A library luau was the first program held at our new library pavilion on August 1, 2006.
Our entertainers for our luau were Bennie and Bryan Lee Yates.

Rachel McDaniel reading Jolly Mon by Jimmy Buffet to the children at the luau.

Mark Seymour entertained and enlightened a crowd of 155 as we kicked off the summer reading program titled, Once Upon a Time. This was a super fun music show emphasizing the importance of reading. 
"Once Upon A Time" at Mamie's Place Children's Library, there were 132 children who participated in a fairy tale of a summer by reading and recording 4,989 books in reading logs during the nine-week Summer Reading Program!

Children's Services Librarian Kathryn Reed calls out the names of each participant in the Summer Reading Program as Librarian Assistant Lynn Johnsey hands the prizes and awards to the eagerly awaiting children that made this a "Once Upon A Time" fairy tale summer.
Following the Awards Ceremony for the Age Groups 1-10, the children were treated to pizza and cookies at the new pavilion behind the Library.
Once upon a time Jim Aycock visited Mamie's Place Children's Library and entertained the children with his guitar and whimsical tunes. 118 children and adults attended this event on Wednesday, July 19th .
Entertainer Jim Aycock singing his "All Mixed Up".
Once upon a time....."Snow Sabrina" came to Mamie's Place Children's Library and read the story of Snow White to the children.  After the story "Snow Sabrina" led the children outside for a big SURPRISE!!  Each child was served a Blue Raspberry snow cone courtesy of Aliant Bank and Jeannie Sammis.
Snow Sabrina and her Princess Court.
Jeannie Sammis from Aliant Bank serves snow cones after the Snow Sabrina storytime.
Continuing with the Summer Reading Program's theme, "Once Upon A Time," Mrs. Gail Holt came dressed as Mother Goose and read poems and stories to the children at Mamie's Place Children's Library on Tuesday, June 27, at 10:00 A.M.
Mother Goose also brought along her friend Mr. Leon McCain who entertained the children with his fiddle and stories about his childhood.  While Mr. McCain fiddled, he and Mother Goose led the children out to the refreshment tables where they enjoyed cookies and juice.  Mother Goose also handed out golden eggs and special angel stickers.
The princess and her royal court!!!!!
Once upon a time princesses, ballerinas, princes and knights came to Mamie's Place Children's Library.  Cinderella read to the children and her Prince made an appearance along with a real live Ballerina.  After the story the children had ice cream with "magical sprinkles".  Each princess received a magical wand and each prince received a crown. 
Once upon a time...there was a handsome prince who just happened to be a frog.  This handsome young prince, otherwise known as Spencer Oliver, came to the Children's Library on Wednesday morning, June 14, and read "The Frog Prince" to all the children gathered there.
Linda Pharr of the Wal-Mart Bakery demonstrated her frog-making techniques by decorating cookies for the children to enjoy at Wednesday morning's "Frog Prince" Story Time.  The cookies were provided by Wal-Mart.

Once Upon a time Dorothy arrived at the Children's Library, along with the Lion, the Good Witch, the Bad Witch and Tin Man. Dorothy read the story The Wizard of Oz. After the story the children followed the yellow brick road that lead to refreshments of witch hat cookies and Oz juice. Each child received a prize. The date is June 8th, 2006.

The Tin Man visits the library for the summer reading program The Wizard of OZ.
Once upon a time…. Little Crystal Mermaid visited Mamie's Place Children's Library . She sat by the fountain blowing bubbles and reading the story “The Little Mermaid”. After the story each child was given bubbles and a snack of “mermaid crunch” and “ocean juice”. They all had an ocean-rific time and lived happily ever after.
Once Upon a Time, many children arrived at Mamie's Place Children's Library for storytime.
Shortly afterward, Little Bo Peep arrived hunting her sheep, Daisy. Little Bo Peep read to the children for storytime, before all joined in the search for her sheep.  All together 103 were involved in storytime on Thursday morning, June 1st at Mamie's Place. By the way, with the help of the children, Little Bo Peep found her sheep, Daisy. The children enjoyed petting Daisy and also were served refreshments for the program. Thanks goes to Monica Allen for use bringing Daisy the sheep.
Mother's Day storytime with Rachel McDaniel was held on Thursday, May 11th. One Hundred and Forty Two attended the event. Robinson Headstart, Cooper Headstart and visitors helped make morning storytime a big success this year. All the children received paper balloons and refreshments for the Mother's Day program.  

Michelle Church, volunteer at Mamie's Place Childrens' Library

Rachel McDaniel, volunteer at Mamie's Place Childrens' Library

The Easter Bunny made an early appearance at Mamie's Place Children's Library on Tuesday morning, April 11.  He greeted and danced with the children from several local daycares and handed out special rabbits with a candy-filled egg before hopping on down the Bunny Trail.

Nationally known children's author, Nancy Shaw, came to Mamie's Place Children's Library on Tuesday, April 4, and shared some of her published stories including "Sheep in a Jeep," "Sheep in a Ship," "Sheep Out to Eat," and "Raccoon Tune," along with showing how a book is written, illustrated, and printed.   

A young reader helping celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2) at Mamie's Place Children's Library.

Mamie's Place Children's Library all decorated for Dr. Seuss' Birthday.

A local student uses to finish his math assignment. Students can access this from 3 pm-12 midnight daily with live on-line tutors. The library is a great place to connect with this valuable resource to help with school work. Mamie's Place is open 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday thru Friday and 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday.



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