Northeast Regional Library Blog

Staff Reviews: The Honeymoon Cottage by Lori Foster

Staff Reviews: The Honeymoon Cottage by Lori Foster The Honeymoon Cottage by Lori Foster is extremely enjoyable to read!  Yardley, a wedding planner in the small town of Cemetery, Indiana, and Travis, single big brother of the bride-to-be, are both very likeable characters.  Yardley’s best friend Mimi is struggling in her marriage with a new baby.  More relationships and a special surprise bond are formed throughout the story.  The people in the town demonstrate a Read more…

‘Arthur’ will end with 25 seasons as the longest-running kids animated series in history

It looks like it won’t be a wonderful kind of day for fans, as the iconic PBS Kids show “Arthur” will come to an end Monday after 25 seasons. According to PBS PressRoom, “Easily recognized by its timeless and joyful theme song, the iconic, award winning PBS Kids series has touched audiences around the world with its heartfelt and humorous stories about family, friends, and the challenges of growing up.” Based on Author and Illustrator Marc Brown’s books, the show centers Read more…

Black History Month

Black History Month Resource Round-up February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements by Black Americans. To help you celebrate, we compiled a list of resources to inform and help librarians with programming ideas to teach and recognize the important achievements of Black Americans. Do you have favorite resources that are not listed below? Please share them in the comments or email us at photos@nereg.lib.ms.us Online resources and LibGuides 400 Years of Read more…

Suggested Family Activity • National 🍪 Cookie Day

Tomorrow is National Cookie 🍪 Day so it’s the perfect time to start enjoying your favorite holiday cookies.  People love to bake, decorate, and (of course) eat cookies at any time of the year but December cookies are always the best!  Cookies make a great holiday treat for not only your family, but also other special people in your life – friends, co-workers, neighbors, or teachers at school.  Now is also a great time to Read more…

Suggested Family Activity • Holiday ❄ 2021 Craft and Activity Packets

The holiday ❄ season is here and with it, another special packet of winter and holiday themed crafts and activities that have lots of fun things for everyone in your family to enjoy. Northeast Regional Library Holiday 2021 craft and activity packets include: A Family set that has a ⛄ ✔ Winter Activities To Do List, 📅 an Advent Reading Countdown,  🔎 a Scavenger Hunt, 📝 a holiday writing prompt, and other fun sheets. (A Family Read more…

Punkin’ Chunkin in Tish County

I have Thanksgiving 🦃 with my sister Tish Hinkle every year, and part of the annual tradition is “Punkin’ Chunkin’.”  Tish enthusiastically decorates her home with real 🎃 pumpkins for fall, discarding them immediately after the 🍗 Thanksgiving meal. Their grandson Grayson became a part of this as soon as he could walk—he’s 9 years old now. His Maw Maw and Paw turned it into a fun adventure for him, so now every year we Read more…

The Weirdest Literary Conspiracy 🔎 Theories People Really Believe

by Lucas Maxwell | BookRiot I used to love conspiracy theories as a kid. I found them a fun way to read and to kill time. Today? Not so much. I feel like conspiracy theories are, in a way, responsible for many terrible, terrible things, especially on social media. But we’re not here to talk about those kinds of things, we’re going to talk about literary conspiracy theories, ones I love. I’m going to discuss Read more…