Last week, the El Paso Public Libraries collected canned foods as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. canned food drive. Community citizens donated generously yielding an estimated two tons of canned goods.
The food will be distributed to the following area agencies:
The Center Against Family Violence, La Fe Montana Vista Community Center, The El Paso Rescue Mission, El Paso Villa Maria, La Familia of El Paso, La Posada Home, The Opportunity Center for the Homeless, The Reynolds Home, and The Salvation Army.
Thank you Library Patrons for making a difference in your community!
Wednesday’s preschool story time hour went hi-tech! Representatives from the El Paso Community College Northwest Campus visited our library to show children how to use the latest version of Apple’s iPad. After reading books about vegetables, our story time children were eager to try out the iPad 2. The children (and parents) used to the iPad to play educational games such as solving animal puzzles, practicing the alphabet, “coloring” pages, and playing music. It was fun for all!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,900 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Did you follow the yellow brick road to Richard Burges’ Halloween Party this year? RB’s Wizard of Oz Halloween Party was held on October 29. The Wicked Witch, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, Toto, and even a Yellow Brick attended the party along with over 200 children and their parents. We made witch hats, got tattoos, played games, and watched the Wizard of Oz. Thanks to the generous support of our Friends of the Northeast Library group, the party was a huge success.
There’s no place like the Richard Burges Library for Halloween…..
Did you know you might be able to find gold in the desert surrounding El Paso? Some of the members of the El Paso Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America visited our library on Thursday, June 16 and showed us the tools necessary to look for gold in the desert. Along with the equipment, the Gold Prospectors gave us a chance to pan for fool’s gold, or Iron Pyrite, a gold-colored mineral that is often mistaken for real gold. Thank you, Gold Prospectors! We learned a lot!