Entries by Stephanie, Reference Coordinator

Virtual Vacation

Summer is getting closer and COVID-19 projections and precautions have erased many of our typical summer plans. This is usually the time of year when spring fever eases, but this year it’s reaching new and unprecedented heights as the world buckles in for months and even years of recovery. As someone who finds large crowds […]

Baking News!

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is jumping on the cake wagon and joining the many public libraries with cake pan collections! You batter believe it! Libraries around the country have been curating collections of cake pans for decades. Specialty cake pans can be expensive, especially considering how infrequently most people use them. They also […]

The Grandest Characters

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” — Rudy Giuliani Well, with one of my grandmothers, it was root beer floats, not cookies, but the point still stands. Grandparents, and those wonderful people who step […]

A Midsummer Night’s Musings

Midsummer’s Eve, alas, has come and gone; embark upon the drudg’rous plodding path of dwindling days and never-ending nights ‘til the sun’s rebirth at winter solstice. But far from o’er is glorious summer. Nears the month of ambitious Julius; Fiery, famous, frenetic, and fierce as its founder, ‘tis rife with festivities. Then succeeding Julius, as […]

A Hibernating Hobbyist

It’s late November. Winter is settling in for the long haul, and so am I. I’m always a bit of a homebody, but when the weather adopts an attitude of bitter cold and relentless snow, I get downright hermit-like. Mother Nature’s encouraging autumn whisper, gentling murmuring stay inside, where it’s cozy and warm has become […]