Friday, June 26, 2015

Library Humor

Closure Reminder

Crystal Springs Public Library will be closed tomorrow, Saturday, June 27 for the annual Tomato Festival.

The library will resume regular hours 12:00 noon on Monday, June 29.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Firemen are our HEROES!


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Batman, Hulk, the Avengers…they may be superheroes in the movie world, but our real heroes are the CS Fire Dept. and the CS Police Dept.!  We honor these brave men and women of our town!  Pictured:  B.J. and Ms. Sharron!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rosie Visits the Library

Rosie, a Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog, was the attention of library patrons, staff, and volunteers yesterday for the three and four year old summer program. Sheila Sanders, the owner had Rosie to perform a few tricks.  Everyone really enjoyed the high five's she could give!  Children as well as adults enjoyed story time with Ms. Gwen.

This bred is believed to have originated from Nordic Wolfhound being introduced some three to five hundred years before the Spanish arrived, however, no one will really know for sure. The state of Louisiana is cited as the point of origin, particularly the area of Catahoula. In 1979, the breed was designated the state dog of Louisiana. The Catahoula was named after a Parish in northeastern Louisiana and after the mottled spots on its coat. At one time this breed was used to round up feral pigs and cattle—livestock that had escaped, and was living in woods and swamps. It involved team effort that is highly coordinated and organized, fast paced, dangerous and a marvel to watch.   Source:

Librarians are Super Heroes!!

Gusty Funchess is one of the dedicated librarians at the library!!  The patrons and library appreciate her dedication and hard work.  We, also, thank her for wearing the cape and mask as a super hero is brave and goes beyond the call of duty!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Three and Four Year Old Reading Program--Tuesday, June23--10:30

Ms. Sheila Sanders is presenting the three and four year old reading program today at 10:30 a.m.  Ms. Sanders has showed, trained, and worked with various breeds of dogs for many years.  She loves the Border Terrier breed, but today she is bringing her beloved Catahoula dog.  This breed is a working breed and will be performing tricks for the program today.  Ms. Sanders will, also, give a brief history of the dog.  Don't miss this fun program!!

Monday, June 22, 2015

And the Good News Is....

From her years as the presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life, kept her level-headed, and led to her success, even in the face of adversity. From facing professional challenges and confronting personal fears to stepping up to a podium for a President, Dana has come to expect the unexpected and has an uncanny ability to find the good news in any tough situation. Her memoir takes us from her Western childhood in Wyoming and Colorado to a chance meeting on an airplane that changes her life entirely. Then, with refreshing honesty and humor, she recounts her frustration with a string of unsatisfying jobs and living circumstances until a key career tip leads her back to Washington, D.C.

Check for availability here.

Reminder for Wednesday, June 24!!

Please make note that the last program for Summer reading is on Wednesday, June 24, and will begin at 2:00 p.m.  Bring in your MS Toughest Kids money.  The money will help to build the lake.

2:00 p.m.        Natural Science Museum Program
                       All cars exit the parking lot at 2:00!!! 
                       Library CLOSES!!

2:30 p.m.        Water Play
                        Children bring a towel and must wear shoes.

3:00 p.m.         Refreshments.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Closure--Saturday, June 27

Reminder: J.T. Biggs Public library will be CLOSED on Saturday, June 27 for the annual Tomato Festival.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

New DVD's

A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly. Narrated by Tom Hanks.

Check for availability here.

"As global Cold War tensions mount and organized crime escalates in the U.S., a young, ambitious man from a wealthy family rises to become the leader of the free world. At the same time, a former dedicated Marine grows disillusioned with America. When their paths ultimately cross, the course of U.S. history will forever change.

Check for availability here.

Based on the New York Times best seller by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, the film is an epic motion picture event chronicling the life and death of Jesus as never before. This thought-provoking account adds new context to the story of Jesus and the conflicts that led to his demise.

Check for availability here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Summer Reading for 3 and 4 year olds! Pete the Cat!

 Miss Gwen reading Pete the Cat book.

Listening intently!                                                
Made Pete the Cat hand puppets.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Reading Program, Wednesday, June 24

Please make note that the last program for Summer reading is on Wednesday, June 24, and will begin at 2:00 p.m.  Bring in your MS Toughest Kids money.  The money will help to build the lake.

2:00 p.m.        Natural Science Museum Program
                       All cars exit the parking lot at 2:00!!! 
                       Library CLOSES!!

2:30 p.m.        Water Play
                        Children bring a towel and must wear shoes.

3:00 p.m.         Refreshments.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Call The Midwife--Season Four

The nurses, midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House invite you to join them again as they try to give the best possible care to the poorest women in London. Now nearing the 1960s, the community enters a new time of social change, while stories of birth, life and death continue to touch your heart. Will live-wire Nurse Trixie marry her young curate? What new project calls for a heart as big as Chummy's? How will Sister Evangelina react to two new nurses? And why does Sister Julienne appear so unsettled by a mystery benefactor? Jenny Agutter (MI-5, The Avengers), Pam Ferris (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Matilda) and Miranda Hart (Miranda, Magicians) star in this award-winning series, inspired by the memoirs of midwife Jennifer Worth.

Check here for availability.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

It's Time for Zinnias!

Zinnias are listed as an easy-care plant in The Flower Gardener's Bible available at the library. They create a dynamic color combination with neighboring plants and flowers.

One of our librarian's shared a simple arrangement with Crystal Springs Library this week.  Zinnias are her favorite flowers.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Crystal Springs Library Three and Four Year Old Summer Reading 2015

Summer reading for three and four year old's at Crystal Springs Public Library was fun for all as the children made Cheerio bird feeders.
Children enjoy story time.

Birds will enjoy their summer treats!

Fun and happy times.
Grandmothers as well as moms enjoy reading!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Chuck Galey at the Library!

The children had an awesome time learning the technique for drawing their own superheroes!


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Are you curious as to why 
hydrangeas develop different colors?
The library has several books explaining the science of flowers.
Come in and check out our section on southern gardens / 635.9.

Summer Reading 2018!!

2018 Summer Reading registration is underway!! Our library rocks!