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Murphy resident Becca McNabb and her two-year-old daughter Vivian are fans of Story Time on Mondays at the Murphy Library. They also like the Scholastic Book Fair running from September 5 through September 18 at the library. Call 837-2417 for details.

Vivian McNabb is 2 years old and that is the perfect age for the Murphy resident to visit the Murphy Library, especially Story Time on Mondays when Youth Services Librarian Bridgett Wilson shows young ones the magic of books.

Vivian’s parents Becca and Lawrence McNabb understand how important it is to start children reading early.

The Scholastic Book Fair is another opportunity to open up the book world to young people – giving them their own shiny new books.  The Book Fair starts today and runs through September 18. Read the rest of this entry »

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This Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Hugo, Martin Scorcese’s masterpiece.  We had previously scheduled it for May 31 but the Scholastic Book Fair took over our favorite movie spot with their wonderful books.  This is a film for book lovers and movie lovers and for those of us who like to solve puzzles and make things work. Read the rest of this entry »

This past week Joy Bowlin turned six, and what did she do to celebrate?  She visited the Murphy Library along with her 8-year-old sister Grace and 4-year-old sister Hope.

Joy, Grace and Hope Bowlin love to read and visit the Murphy Public Library, especially when the Scholastic Book Fair is going on.

Their parents are Ellen and Larry Bowlin of Murphy and the girls are home-schooled. Like a lot of students in Cherokee County, they often visit the library to browse the bookshelves.

This Thursday, May 24 is another good time to visit the Murphy Public Library. The Scholastic Book Fair is starting and will run from May 24 to June 5. Read the rest of this entry »

If you ask Angela McCarty’s 12-year-old daughter Jamie if she’s ever read the Skippyjon Jones series by Judy Schachner at the Murphy Library, her eyes will light up.  “I love them!” she exclaims.  Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Chihuahua.  When she was reading that series, the sixth grader at Murphy Middle School used to “get piles of them” to read.

There are also books at the Murphy Library that offers kids lists of world records in sports, the environment, space — you name it.  And adventure stories, like the one about an English boy in a Yorkshire village foster home who finds there’s witchcraft going on nearby.

 These are from Scholastic Book Publishers.  Starting tomorrow, you can find books for your favorite young readers too.  The library is holding its fall Scholastic Book Fair running from September 15 through September 28.  Books include award-winning fiction, picture, easy reader and chapter books.  The library can accept credit cards, cash and checks.  As we like to say, anytime is a good time to buy a kid a book.  Call 837-2417.

The Murphy Library is hosting  Scholastic Book Fair beginning Thursday, May 19, and continuing through Wednesday, May 24. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Thursday, when hours will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Thursday movie has been canceled to provide the meeting room for the book sale.

 

The book fair will offer specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult best sellers and more from more than 100 publishers.

 

In addition, featured will be the One for Books program, where kids can share the thrill of reading by donating loose change to purchase books from the book fair for new children’s books, kids who can’t buy a book, etc.

 

Scholastic matches monetary donations with a donation of up to 1 million books, which go to national non-profit organizations dedicated to helping families in need such as the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots Foundation, Kids in Distressed Situations Inc. and Kids in Need Foundation.

 

For details, call the library at 837-2417.

 

Friends of Murphy Library is holding a Book Sale in the Breezeway at the back of the library this Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library’s garage is bulging at the seams with good buys on books.

 

Mysteries, detective novels, romances and various nonfiction selections are just some of the choices.  Want a fun gift idea?  Buy a Murphy Library book bag and fill it with books for that special someone.  At Breezeway prices you can choose books with abandon.

 

Friends of Murphy Library have a lot of opportunities to volunteer such as this sale. Membership is $10 per year.  Come by and chat with Friends’ members about how you can help.

 

And the Scholastic Book Fair is going on inside the library until October 19. Call 837-2417 for details.

Scholastic Books sends their biggest truck laden with books for their book fair at the Murphy Library. That’s because children love to read in our town and parents and grandparents know books make great gifts.

Librarian Jeff Murphy announced that the truck would be arriving soon.  The Scholastic Book Fair will run from October 7 to October 19 in the main room of the library.

Jeff Murphy will be greeting a Scholastic Book truck the week of October 4 just like he greeted this truck in 2009. The Scholastic Book Fair will be held from October 7 to 17. All sorts of books will be available for purchase.

It’s not too early to find Christmas presents, assistant librarian Melissa Barker added.  Actually, anytime is a good time to buy a child a book.  Books include award-winning fiction, picture, easy reader and chapter books.  There are special bookmarks and software for sale too.  Adults will also find books.

The library accepts credit cards, cash and checks.  Call 837-2417 for details.


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