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Blakely Snyder visited the Murphy Library recently with her mother, Destiny. They live in Cherokee County and Blakely is glad they do. Now she will be able to go to the Scholastic Book Fair at the Murphy Library starting today, November 18, and running through Tuesday, December 1.   The three-month old knows it will take her a few months to learn to read, but she is hoping her mom will start reading to her so she can hear the sound of the words.2015 BlakelySnyderScholBookFair 11-15

Easy reader, picture books and funny stories are all waiting for book lovers like Blakely, not to mention mysteries, fantasy and history books. Now is the perfect time to go holiday shopping for young readers, teen readers and all readers who want to learn something new. And what holiday are you shopping for? If you have a young reader in your family discovering the lure of stories, every day is a holiday!

Call the library at 837-2417 for details, or better yet, drop by the library and find a hidden treasure to give to a young reader.

Nantahala Library Youth Services librarian Bridget Wilson encourages young people to read during Story Time hours at the Murphy Public Library.

Recently she brought out two books parents may want to add to their children’s bookshelf during the Scholastic Book Fair that begins at the library today. One is Ever After High, a story about the lives of dolls by Shannon Hale, for 9 to 12 year olds.2014BridgetWilsonScholastic

Miss Bridget also recommends Pirates Love Underpants with the emphatic statement, “They do and they should.” The humorous book is by Claire Freeman and Ben Cort.

The Scholastic Book Fair runs from May 21 to June 3. This is the perfect time to buy funny and even serious books for your children, grandchildren or maybe something for yourself. You never know what you will find at the book fair. Call 837-2417 for details.

Murphy librarians Melissa Barker and Jeff Murphy show off the trophies they won at the Cherokee County Chili Cook-off.  They are now running the Scholastic Book Fair through November 4.  Call 837-2417.

Murphy librarians Melissa Barker and Jeff Murphy show off the trophies they won at the Cherokee County Chili Cook-off. They are now running the Scholastic Book Fair through November 4. Call 837-2417.

Librarians Jeff Murphy and Melissa Barker were all smiles at the Murphy Public Library last week as they showed off their trophies.  They and their staff had won two awards at the 18th annual Cherokee County Chili Cook-off on October 12.  One was for Showmanship and the other was the People’s Choice award.

However, these chili cooks who also love books, are not taking it easy.  They have a Scholastic Book Fair opening today, October 23 and running until November 4.

The fall Scholastic Book Fair is the best time to look for Christmas and holiday gifts for children, teens and even adults.  Mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy and lots of funny books line the tables at the library.  The stocking stuffers of writing pens, word pointers and bookmarks may also bring smiles, just like the chili trophies brought smiles to the staff at the library.

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

 

The Murphy Library’s film program is partnering with Youth Services librarian Bridget Wilson and the Summer Reading Program.  Her theme this year is “Dig into Reading” and Thursday’s film The Secret Garden digs into an English garden with three of the smartest children who ever walked through the pages of a book.  The film is rated G and will be screened at 6 p.m. and running time is 101 minutes.  This is a film for the young and not-so-young – whatever your age, The Secret Garden will enthrall you!

Mary is a young English girl living with her parents in India.  When they are killed in an earthquake she must return to England where her wealthy but emotionally distant uncle takes her in.  There seems to be no place for love or laughter in his huge mansion.  But one thing is for sure, Mary is not afraid to explore.  Who knows what secrets she will find in this house.

Filming locations capture the beauty of England in such places as North Yorkshire’s Fountains Abbey, Eton College in Berkshire and Harrow School in Middlesex.  Call 837-2417.

Next week Oliver Sullivan will celebrate his second birthday. He and his mother Amanda have just discovered that his birthday coincides with the Scholastic Book Fair at the Murphy Public Library. Maybe a new book is in order for the birthday boy!

The Scholastic Book Fair will run from May 23 to June 4. This is the perfect time to buy books for your children, grandchildren or maybe something for yourself. You never know what you will find at the book fair. Call 837-2417.

The Scholastic Book Fair takes place at the Murphy Public Library from May 23 to June 4.  Murphy residents Amanda Sullivan and her son Oliver often come by bicycle and are sure to visit the library to see what treats Scholastic has in store this year. Call 837-2417.

The Scholastic Book Fair takes place at the Murphy Public Library from May 23 to June 4. Murphy residents Amanda Sullivan and her son Oliver often come by bicycle and are sure to visit the library to see what treats Scholastic has in store this year.                  Call 837-2417.

Amanda and Oliver live in Murphy and often visit the library, she on her bicycle and he in his bicycle trailer. Like many parents in the Murphy area, she understands the importance of introducing a child to a library and its books at a young age.

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.


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