Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Here are some of our favorite Dr. Seuss titles, what are yours?

Hop on Pop was a favorite Dr. Seuss book of mine and also of my children. I read the dickens out of that book to my boys and then they in turn read the dickens out of it to me. It was this book that taught them to read, with its hilarious rhymes and funny illustrations. How proud they were the first time they were able to read to me! We laughed a lot at what Pat sat on and what a bad day Dad had. And who can forget Mr. Brown and Mr. Black! All in all, looking through the book again after all these years brings back such warm memories of time shared with my precious children. Now, onto One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!

Marlene Patten, Library Assistant

Favorite Dr. Seuss book:
I can’t pick just ONE favorite Dr. Seuss book! How about I give you my top 5 instead?
1.) The Sleep Book
2.) Fox in Socks
3.) One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
4.) Green Eggs and Ham
5.) Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Least favorite Dr. Seuss book:

I would have to say The Foot Book. (But, that’s probably because I don’t like feet in general!) 

Dr. Seuss Fun Facts!

Real Name: Theodor Geisel

Where he got his name: Seuss was his middle name, and his mother’s maiden name.

Other Pen Names: Theophrastus Seuss, Theo LeSieg, and Rosetta Stone

Honors: Academy Award (x2), Emmy Award (x2), a Peabody Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, The Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (x2), the Inkpot Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

Dr. Seuss has been in Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid dead celebrities every year since the list was started in 2001.

 “I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so myself, happy birthday to me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

Jess – Young Adult Librarian.

Favorite?

Dr. Seuss’s ABC: I love a good, simple, and fun ABC book. They’re perhaps the pinnacle of all Children’s Books for me! If you can make the ABC’s fun, you can do anything. Seuss does just that with this one.

Least favorite?

I don’t think I have one. There’s a thread of consistency and quality in all of his books, and I think that is something we should recognize.

One additional observation: is it just me, or does anyone else get really hungry if they read “The Butter Battle Book”???

Justin

Dr. Seuss wrote more than 40 books for children!  I have read MANY of them, though I won’t claim to have read them all!

Green Eggs and Ham was one of Dr. Seuss titles I read when learning to read. – Believe it or not, the book only uses 50 different words.  Amazing!

As Jess pointed out earlier, I don’t think I have only one favorite, I enjoy the rhythm of his words.  The illustrations draw me in.  Some of the titles are rather intriguing.

Horton Hears a Who has a wonderful message – one that we should all remember – people are people – size, shape, color, gender, abilities, challenges –  “a  person’s a person, no matter how small”.

Ann Russell, Technology Librarian

Favorite

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories: I like this book the most because as a child I had the big hard copy of this book for myself.

Least Favorite

I did not dislike any of his books but disliked some of the words that he would use, that as a child I could not pronounce.

As a child I would receive books in the mail through an “I Can Read” program. This was one of my greatest memories growing up.

Ginni Nichols, Children’s Librarian

We’re Back!

Well, we, (the staff), have been back in the building since early May.  Color us ALL happy to be back!

We have been able to accept return items, in a limited capacity, for about 2 weeks.  We are keeping ALL items in quarantine for at least 72 hours before we check them in and off your library cards.  Please don’t worry – there are absolutely no fines being accrued to any items checked out of the Gardiner Public Library at this time.  We are here for you, and want to be the least of your worries right now.

THE BEST NEWS . . .

We have a Pick Up Window available!!!

The window has been open for two weeks now, several hours a day, and being well used and appreciated.  The current hours for pick up are Monday thru Friday from 11:00 to 5:00.  Our pick up window is at the back of the building, to the left of the door.

For now, the only items available are items owned by us, as the state-wide van delivery service is not running.  We are hoping by August that we will be able to use the entire Minerva system, and that the InterLibrary Loan service will be up and running.

You are welcome to request items in several ways.

For those of you who are familiar with making requests through the Minerva system, continue using that system.  Please be aware however that only items owned by Gardiner are available to you.  If you scope to Gardiner, I find it easier to see what we might have here in the building,

A second way to request items is to email us with your request(s).  Please include your name; library barcode; the title(s) and format – book, DVD, CD, magazine – you would like.  The best emails to use are either – arussell@gpl.lib.me.us or scott@gpl.lib.me.us

Last, but by no means least, feel free to call us with any requests.  We will do our absolute best to find the items, let you know they are available, and have them checked out and ready for you to pick up at the window in the back of the building.

If you check your library account on-line, you may notice that it seems you have already checked out your requests and that you have them at home.  Please don’t worry, we are doing our best to keep everyone safe, and have checked the items out to you, so that we may just give them to you once we know who you are.  Yes, with the masks we are all wearing, sometimes it is rather difficult to recognize each other.

Please know – WE MISS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!!!!

Wear A Crown Day

Several of the staff here at the Gardiner Public Library would like the world to know ~~~

The Saturday before Halloween shall be considered “Wear A Crown Day”!

For anyone interested, some of us WILL be wearing our crowns this Saturday, October 26th.  We would love you to join us in solidarity!

What type of crown? You might ask, well, that is completely up to you!

Burger King Crowns would be fine, though I don’t know if BK still gives out crowns.  (I’m probably dating myself in even mentioning them).

A jeweled crown would be lovely, but only if you are True Royalty, (as of course, we ALL are!).

Tiaras are a sparkling sensation!

A crown of flowers would smell heavenly, though perhaps a bit hard to find or create this time of year.  But, a crown of autumn leaves could be absolutely stunning!

I am not advocating for a Crown of Thorns, nor a dental crown unless absolutely necessary, but yes, those are crowns for sure.

If you are wondering where and why?  Recently, a young lady, of perhaps 5 came to the circulation desk wearing beautiful gold shoes, an incredibly sparkling dress, and the most beautifulest crown – thus, “Wear A Crown Day” was born!

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