VRP 2007 – Forest Park Branch Display

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Reading takes you everywhere, and the Forest Park Branch’s VRP display shows the real and imaginary places where reading can take you!

Forrest the Bear sits in for the VRP Bear.  The book he reads takes him to different cities and countries around the world, represented by models and collectibles contributed by our staff.  Above his head is an imaginary world where dinosaurs roam, school buses fly and Aladdin rides his magic carpet!

Here are a few photos of our display, but stop by the Branch to get the full effect!









Published in: on June 28, 2007 at 2:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

Resume Writing Workshop


Working on your resume? About to start your resume? Want to polish off your resume? Then join us at the Headquarters Library for tips & techniques on writing an effective resume!

Mr. Marcell Ausborn, the CEO and Owner of the Hampton based firm, Solutions in HR, will be facilitating two free resume seminars at the Headquarters Branch in July. Mr. Ausborn is a senior Human Resources professional with over 20 years of experience in HR management in Government and private industry.

Dates: Fridays, July 6th and 20th
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Where: Headquarters Branch Meeting Room
Note: Registration is required at the Information Desk.
Phone: 770-473-3850

Published in: on June 27, 2007 at 5:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

Clifford the Big Red Dog Visits Headquarters

You know him, you love him…Clifford the Big Red Dog. Well, that big dog stopped by the Headquarters Library on Tuesday, June 19 to visit with the children during a special storytime featuring, what else, Clifford stories! He gave and received lots of hugs and posed for pictures too. Scroll down to see the terrific pictures.

Most people recognize Clifford from TV, but Clifford the Big Red Dog was first created in books and stories by the author Norman Bridwell. He started as a small red puppy, but he grew up quickly into a dog the size of a house! Go to the Scholastic website to find out more about Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, and all his friends and play some games and activities. Click here to explore the Scholastic website http://www.scholastic.com/clifford/index.htm or click here to explore the PBS Kids website http://pbskids.org/clifford/index-puppy-flash.html.

Stop by any of the Clayton County libraries to find lots of Clifford books to read. You can add them to your Vacation Reading Program reading log.

Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford greeted all his friends.

Clifford posed for pictures
Families came to pose for pictures with Clifford.

Clifford gave special hugs
This lucky little girl got a hug from Clifford.

Clifford waves hello
Clifford waved goodbye.

Published in: on June 26, 2007 at 10:10 pm  Leave a Comment  


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PaperToys.com is a neat website that I found while searching for material for our VRP display. It is a free site where you can download and print templates from which you can build paper models of objects like cars, hats, musical instruments, historic buildings, and aircraft. There’s even a Bruce Lee paper doll!


The templates are nicely detailed and many are in full color. Assembly is fairly easy, and quick in some cases: Just cut out, fold and glue. Some models are fairly complex and take as much patience as building detailed plastic or wooden models. But your patience is rewarded with an attractive representation of the real thing.


I built a four different models using the regular 20 lb. paper and got good results. I would recommend using card stock if you want your model to last, and having a ruler, Exacto knife and tacky glue for tools is a good idea. Test fold and join pieces for correct fit, and take your time, just as you would building models with other materials.


Pictures of my models will be included with our display, which I hope to have completed in the coming week. Meantime, visit PaperToys.com and have some fun!


Another site to visit is Creative Park.  The models here are more challenging and a bit more complex, but the results are amazing!

VRP 2007 – The American Kasper Theatre

Kasper and Friends

The Forest Park Branch hosted the American Kasper Theatre on Monday June 4. The American Kasper Theatre, founded by Franklin Bunn, is a puppet theater that features the adventures of a silly fellow named Kasper.

Kasper is a character from German puppet theatre. Mr. Bunn went to Germany to learn about puppetry and how to perform shows using Kasper. When he returned to the United States, he began the American Kasper Theatre, performing shows around Georgia using Kasper and his different friends!


Below are some pictures from Monday’s performance.

The show begins!

The Show Begins!


Kasper pays his Grandmother a visit on her birthday.
Kasper and Grandma

It’s the Witch! She wants to steal Kasper’s money, but he has a surprise for her!

Kasper and Witch

Mr. Bunn shows the Kasper puppet to an eager audience member!
Franklin Bunn and Kasper


Visit the American Kasper Theater website: http://www.americankasper.com/

Published in: on June 6, 2007 at 3:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

Check it out Reading Challenge

Registration for this event ended on August 1st, 2007

Kindergarten through 12th grade students:

Receive a free youth ticket to Atlanta Hawks or Atlanta Thrashers game just by checking out and reading at least one book from the library! Go to www.checkitoutreading.com for more information. A free bookmark is available at all of our Branch libraries.

A parent or guardian must fill out the online registration form by August 1st, 2007.

Win a free ticket to to a hawks or Thrashers game