Friday, May 23, 2008

Cards for Soldiers

Not only can you send cards to members of the military stationed overseas, you can make them throughout the year. There are plenty of places to look online, especially scrapbooker and cardmaker blogs. Local scrapbooking and craft stores also organize card-making events. There are even specific sites dedicated to this idea. The idea is to make handmade blank cards in batches so soldiers can send greetings to their families.

Here's an official site to check out:


Monday, May 19, 2008

They're Here!

All those lovely books I ordered are in! So, come on down and get your leisure reading picks for Memorial Day!

Here's another way to organize your reading and share with your friends: It's free, and you can do all sorts of things.

Which reminds me: a plug for Library Elf, an online service that helps keep your library materials in order. Elf will alert you when your library books are due, when your requests are in, and will even post your due dates on a calendar. Tell your folks: if you have lots of siblings with their own library cards, mom and dad can use Library Elf to keep everybody's stuff separate. No more losing it under the bed! Here's the address:

Ever been a Reading Buddy? The Hart Library has a Reading Buddies program during the summer. Read to kids up to 7 years old and earn Community Service credit. Sign up at the library now!