April 2016 archive

Apr 12

A Bit about BookCrossing

  Several years ago, my mom found a book with a curious label in it.  The label said it was a “BookCrossing” book.  My mom doesn’t have a computer, so I registered the book and I was off and running. I think this idea is so cool. Each book has a unique BCID (BookCrossing ID). …

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Apr 07

Our Little Free Library on the Front Page of our Local Newspaper!

      Hooray!  I’m not sure if we’re getting any more readers from this but we’re definitely getting more book donations.   Right now, we’re getting an average of 5 new books donated each day – faster than I can keep up with stamping and adding BookCrossing bookplates.   I have started reading up …

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Apr 06

Tartan Day: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Scotland – ABC News

I have my Black Watch tartan ready to go to wear at the parade in New York this weekend…     Don’t be surprised if you see people decked out in tartan this weekend. Today, April 6, the United States is celebrating National Tartan Day. The day is intended to recognize the contributions of Scottish …

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Apr 06


NATIONAL TARTAN DAY   April 6 is National Tartan Day. This is an official national holiday. National Tartan Day honors all the Scottish heritage that flows through this nation. From its earliest beginnings, Americans with Scottish ancestry endeavored for that freedom as much as any American.  It was in their blood. It was 400 years …

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Apr 04


I spent many years helping the school librarian in my son’s elementary school. They do fantastic things! April 4th is National School Librarian Day.  It is set aside to honor all school librarians. School librarians spend long hours keeping the library organized, helping our children find the resources they need to keep learning and are …

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Apr 04

Beverly Cleary on turning 100: Kids today ‘don’t have the freedom’ I had – The Washington Post

The Greenbriar Little Free Library currently has a few Beverly Cleary books – but they don’t stick around long!   Beverly Cleary doesn’t really want to talk about turning 100. “Go ahead and fuss,” she says of the big day, April 12. “Everyone else is.” Across the country, people are delving into Cleary nostalgia, with …

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Apr 03

The New Shelf is IN!

  The new shelf is in. We continue to get book donations – many thanks to all who have donated!  One of my piano students brought a bag of children’s books to his last lesson 🙂 Greenbriar Little Free Library #33664 https://www.facebook.com/GreenbriarLittleFreeLibrary/

Apr 02

Adding a New Shelf

  The Greenbriar Little Free Library #33664 has only been open for a week but donations are coming in so modification are alreading being made. There’s also talk of a “Children’s Annex” but we’ll see about that! https://www.facebook.com/GreenbriarLittleFreeLibrary/

Apr 01

A is for an April Fool’s Day Joke 

Q: How many critics does it take to change a light bulb? A: Critics can’t change a light bulb. But they’ll watch you do it and tell you a hundred ways you could have done it better. Source: A is for an April Fool’s Day Joke | ARHtistic License