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Wallgrimace10-09What are they looking at!  These children and their favorite librarian Sarah Arnaudin are pointing at the poor condition of the wall behind them.  But not to worry, the painters are coming.  And the looks that say “eew” will be replaced with smiles of glee.

Hello, from Nora King, President of Friends of Murphy Library. 
Volunteers stilled needed to paint wall Oct. 22, Thurs. 9-11. See below!
OCTOBER 8th-20th   Spread the word!
2009_0120Scholastic10-090004The book choices are perfect for a variety of ages of children and would make nice gifts for birthday, holiday giving, or just to encourage children to read.  Help us get the word out.  And check with Head Librarian Jeff Murphy at 837-2417 to help.
 II.  “Not just a yard sale” Yard Sale

October 15th-17th – This was a great success thanks to all!  


III.  Paint a wall and make a child smile

Oct. 22, Thurs.
Sarah Arnaudin, the Children’s Librarian, wants to paint a meeting room wall with a little more color to make kids smile during storytime and craft times. 

Sarah Arnaudin sits with Emilie Jones and her son Liam after storytime. 

 Volunteers needed to prime wall, Thurs., Oct. 22, 9 to 11 a.m.
You can call Sarah at 837-2025 or at

Nantahala Regional Library’s children’s librarian Sarah Arnaudin holds Storytime for young readers at the Murphy Library on Mondays.  Gates and Liam Jones are two of her young friends who recently stayed to chat after Storytime along with their mom, Emilie.  Gates is four years old and is an excellent speller.   Liam loves the animal friends who accompany Sarah.  Arnaudin&Jones1 

Photo by Julie Chautin

Sarah Arnaudin, Children’s Librarian with Gates Jones, Roberta, the organutang, and Truman, the peacock.  Arnaudin read The Baby Beebee Bird by Diane Redfield Massie to the children  as well as Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo by Karma Wilson.

For back to school stories, Arnaudin likes Book, Book, Book! by Sandra Bruss, and Wolf!  by Becky Bloom.

SarahEmilieLiamSarah sits with Emilie Jones and her son Liam after Storytime.