Vicki Shurly

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Ghosts and Goblins

Halloween is definitely in the air here at Peninsula Community Library.  There are spiders climbing up the wall and ghosts peeking out from the shelves.  It is our favorite time of year.  Our annual Haunted Library and Pumpkin Walk, co-sponsored ...

Sad News

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will RogersSadly, our beloved reading dog Zeb passed away earlier this month.  Zeb was only five years old, but suffered a bout a GVD where a dog's stomach dila...

Wonderful World of Disney

On this day in 1901, Walter Elias Disney was born in the city of Chicago where as a boy, he showed a serious interest in drawing.  At the young age of 18, he became a commercial artist and soon after, with his brother Roy as partner, formed the Disn...

Constitution Day

  "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Poste...

Change

  "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new." Socrates Much change is happening here at Peninsula Community Library, the school and our little comfortable world around us.  Comfort, howe...

Be Mine, Valentine!

  I LOVE vintage Valentines!  They are so reflective of a different era, a simple era of which I was not a part.  I cannot quite imagine sending one like this out today.  Valentine's greetings actually date back to the Middle Ages when a suitor m...

Stuck on You!

On this day in 1930, the 3M company began marketing Scotch Tape.  The brand name came about when Richard Drew was testing a sample of masking tape to determine how much to use. The body shop painter soon became frustrated and told the company repres...

Wanda Crampton's Foresight

Peninsula Community Library is truly a special place, made so by many people - staff, volunteers, patrons and visitors.  It has taken a community to build PCL into the unique, beloved gathering place it is today.  People come, people go and people ...

Power of Words

"Access to communication in the widest sense is access to knowledge, and that is vitally important for us. We do not need pity, nor do we need to be reminded that we are vulnerable. We must be treated as equals, and communication is the way we can br...

Home for the Holidays

People all across the country are getting ready to head somewhere en masse, all for the sake of a turkey dinner and a piece of pumpkin pie!  If your plans include planes, trains or automobiles, know that you are not alone. Some 48 million Americans,...