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Lynn Johnsey and Santa Claus visited several local daycares during Christmas 2007 and surprised the children and gave each one a special treat.

On December 4, 2007 Santa and his Elf made a surprise visit to the library.  Santa read a story and had surprises for everyone. Everyone had a "jingle jangle good time". There were 55 in attendance. 

Mamie's Place Children's Library held Thanksgiving story time November 13-15.  The characters from the book Beauty and the becks:a turkey's cautionary tale came alive and entertained the children.  After the story the children danced the chicken dance.  Everyone had a wonderful time and left looking forward to a very Happy Thanksgiving.  There was a total of 185 in attendance.

On October 25, 2007 Pirate John returned to the library.  Pirate John and his crew entertained the audience with pirate tales and a treasure hunt.  There were 54 in attendance.

On September 29, 2007 the Alabama Shakespeare Festival visited the library and brought a special visitor along.  The special visitor was Tinkerbell.  The children got to dress up in costumes from the costume trunk and have their picture made with Tinkerbell.  They also were treated to a special craft activity.  There were 126 in attendance. 

On October 25,2007 Jacob's Ladder came to the library for a pirate program. The children enjoyed several pirate stories and a song and dance time.  There were 65 in attendance.

Fall Break Storytime was held in October 2007.  The Scarecrow was the hit of the program.  The combined attendance was 210.

On September 6, 2007 Ms. Jennifer Thompson's class from Stephen's Elementary School came to the library to the Grandparent's Day Program.  After the program the class enjoyed lunch on the pavilion at the library.

On September 6, 2007 Mr. Wayne Creed from Lineville, Alabama read his book titled " The Little Boy and his Grandma" to celebrate Grandparent's Day.

There were 96 in attendance for this program.

On May 23, 2007 Mamie's Place Children's Library held it's Summer Reading Program Kick-Off party.  The theme for this years program is "Get A Clue At Your Library".  Cowboy Bruce kicked off the Summer Reading Program with interesting facts about real cowboys and he dazzled the audience with his rope and bull whip tricks.  After the show the children were treated to hot dogs, chips and juice courtesy of Gary and Melody Robertson.   All the cowboys and cowgirls had a wonderful time.  There were 180 in attendance.

On July 25, 2007 Mamie's Place Children's Library held an awards party for the 2007 Summer Reading Program "Get a Clue @ Your Library".  The total number of books read this summer was 7,008.  The first and second place winners in each age group were presented with a trophy.  Each child that participated in the Summer Reading Program was given a gift bag.  After the awards were presented everyone enjoyed pizza at the pavillon. 

Ages 1-4
1st Place: Brandon Smith - 320 Books
2nd Place: Lucan Yates - 300 Books

Ages 5-7
1st Place: Jessica Messer - 316 Books
2nd Place: Luke Owens - 273 Books

Ages 8 - 10
1st Place: Ebony White - 355 Books
2nd Place: Shelley Macon - 119 Books

Ages 11-15
1st Place: Andrew Carlson - 58 Books
2nd Place: Alyssa O'Brien - 52 Books

On July 18, 2007 Mark Seymour was at the library for the summer reading program.  He got the children up and dancing with his program "BE-AT Your Best". 

On July 12, 2007 Carol Moore was at the Library Pavillon to give the children a clue about clay pottery.  Each child was able to make a clay pot to take home with them.  After the class everyone was treated to refreshments.  Attendance 64

On July 10, 2007 artist John Moore came to Mamie's Place Children's Library to help the children "Get A Clue" about drawing.  Everyone got to participate in the lesson.  Mr. Moore demonstrated how to draw Scooby Doo.  Attendance was 43.

During the week of July 4th Mamie's Place Children's Library had a flag display. Children were encouraged to bring a flag to display. The flags were on display inside the library and outside at the brick wall. Thank you to everyone who participated.

On June 28, 2007 the Alexander City Police Department presented a K-9 Dog demonstration. Thank you to Officers and Whitmore and Pike for a very informative program. Attendance was 71.

On June 27, 2007 the Mcwane Science Center visited the library. They presented a program about “Freaky Forensics”. Attendance for both programs total 106.

On June 21, 2007 Alan Broom and David McDaniel came to the Library to give the children a "Clue" about arrowheads.  They brought their collections and talked about the different type of arrowheads and how to find them.  They shared many interesting pieces from their collection with the children.  Mr. McDaniel gave each child a arrowhead.  After the program the children were served lemonade and "Arrowhead Cookies" compliments of Jeannie Sammis and Aliant Bank.  There were 66 in attendance.

Storytime with Mr. Andy from Horseshoe Bend Regional Library.  Summer Reading Program 2007

On June 13, 2007 Ron Miller came to the library and brought a few bicycles from his collection.  He talked about the different types of bicycles and how the design of the bicycle has changed through the years.  Mr. Miller also brought a special treat for everyone it was the "Bowden Spacelander".  There are only two of these bicycles in the world, Mr. Miller's and the other is on display at the Smithsonian.  After the program everyone was treated to  cake donated by Wal-Mart.  The cake was decorated by Linda Pharr of Wal-Mart bakery.  There were 50 in attendance.
On June 12, 2007 Matt Armbrester and his cow "Daisy" came to the library to give the children a clue about the "Mystery of Milk".  He shared many interesting facts about cows and how we get the milk we drink.  After the presentation the children had ice cream.  There were 80 in attendance.
On June 7 the library had a very special visitor.  Scooby stopped by the library for the Summer Reading Program.  He visited with the children and danced to his favorite songs.  There were 150 in attendance.
The wall in front of Mamie's Place Children's Library was adorned with birdhouses to kick off Spring.  The birdhouses were made or decorated by children in the community.  We had several from local daycares, preschools and church groups.  Each birdhouse was given an award. 
Debbie Thomason reads from her create-a-book storytime.

Nancy Scott and others brought 53 students from Horseshoe Bend School to view the art exhibit held at the library.

On Wednesday, April 18, Practitioner Kara Turner from Alexander City Pediatric Association visited Mamie's Place and read stories to the children.

The Easter Bunny hopped in for a visit during storytime at  Mamie's Place.  The Bunny had a surprise egg for each of the 130 children who came to the program. 

Mamie's Place Children's Library celebrated St. Patrick's Day on Wednesday, March 14, with stories about leprechauns and games that required a little Irish luck to win a “pot of gold.”

Harbor Learning Center helped celebrate Dr. Seuss's 103 rd Birthday at Mamie's Place Children's Library.

Gwen Coley of our City Council visited the Children's Library and presented a Black History program to Robinson Learning Center on February 22nd .

Dr. George Hardy spoke with the children of Cooper Learning Center about dentistry month. He and Lynn Johnsey of Mamie's Place Children's Library took the program to the Learning Center on Wednesday, February 21st .

Little Tykes Day Care enjoyed Valentine's Day at the Children's Library.
Dr. George Hardy and his assistant visited the Children's Library during National Dental Month.

Lottie Wyckoff member of our City Council and Lynn Johnsey of the Children's Library took a program to Cooper Head Start Learning Center in observance of Black History Month.




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