Audio books, Children's Literature (all forms), Digital World, Slice of Life

Dreaming in Enderverse

As a child in Taiwan, being read to was a rarity.  I sincerely cannot recall either of my parents reading to me.   Maybe one or two of my elementary teachers read aloud to my classes once in a while.  But of course, I wanted stories, just like any child from any culture — so palm puppet shows in the public spaces, Taiwanese opera series on TV, Peking Operas in the theater, and mini series on TV were all part of my story-diet.  I wonder if my insatiable appetite for stories contributed to my early reading abilities and habits.  But I never really listened to radio plays or audio books.  (Don’t even know if they existed in the 60s Taiwan!) Fast forward almost 40 years from when I started reading… just recently audio books have become my favorite way to “get stories” when I am not reading or simply can’t read…

Blogger Angela Reynolds, Programming Ideas

Celebrating Anne

Since I live in the province where the fictional Anne Shirley was born, it seemed only fitting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Anne of Green Gables. What better way to have a fun summer program than to host an ice-cream social?? We got a local business to donate the ice-cream, and the town co-sponsored the program by lending us their summer recreation staff to run the old-fashioned games (potato-sack and three-legged races). When over 100 people show up for an event, especially in a town of 1000, you know you’ve got a winning program on your hands. So I thought I’d share. Our program was held from 6-8 PM, in the town park which is beautifully situated by the river. There’s an old-timey bandstand in the park, the perfect setting for our event. Free ice-cream was available from 6-8, as well as the games. Every 20…