“The day I disappeared in 2002, not many people even seemed to notice. I was twenty-one, a young mom who stopped at a Family Dollar Store one afternoon to ask for directions. For the next eleven years I was locked away in Hell. That’s the part of my story you may already know. There’s a whole lot more that you don’t.” I read this section of the preface of Finding Me and I was intrigued. I love a good biography, artists, celebrities, historic figures. I’ve read a few. I steered toward a more dark story with this autobiography about Michelle Knight, one of 3 kidnapping victims of Ariel Castro, a school bus driving in Cleveland, Ohio. Her life was far from a fairytale to begin with; poverty, abuse, homelessness and single parenthood. The majority of this book will shock with graphic descriptions of this young woman’s life and her struggle to keep hope alive during such unimaginable circumstances. But, as you continue on through her story, you realize the strength and courage that it took for her to build her life back up in order to live her life. She would not be broken…and now she is a beacon of hope for victims of abuse.
Archives for March 2016
March 14, 2016 is better known as Pi Day (think 3.14159) and the Friends of the Drake Public Library will be holding their own Pie Day. Help us celebrate this never ending day…and Einstein’s birthday, by stopping by the library and purchasing a fresh, homemade pie! All pies are graciously baked and donated by many of our dedicated patrons and FDPL members. All pie bakers should drop their pies off at the library Monday morning after we open at 10:00am. The official start time to purchase pies is 1:59pm, but we will not turn away early birds. 🙂 All proceeds from the sale of these yummy pies will benefit Drake Public Library.
This week, March 7 through March 12, is our annual Scholastic Book Fair. Patrons are having fun browsing the many children’s book titles on display at our book fair. This is a great opportunity to purchase books for yourself or a young person in your life. You can also purchase a book from our Wish List and donate it directly to the Children’s Library. Our online book fair is also set up and running through March 18 at bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/drakepubliclibrary .
There are so many ways to support your Drake Public Library and now you can show your support through shopping!
From Monday, March 7 through Saturday, March 12, we will be hosting our annual Scholastic Book Fair in our meeting room. This event is a fundraiser for the children’s library programming. For every dollar spent on books and merchandise at the book fair, a percentage comes back to our library’s account with Scholastic to purchase books, audio books, posters, bookmarks, and summer reading program prizes. We are considered a “success story” with Scholastic because we have increased our sales and utilized our “Scholastic Dollars” in so many ways. This year our reward for this is a free basket of books worth $100! We will also be holding an online fair this year so that you can still purchase from our event, even if you are unable to attend in person. The website is bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/drakepubliclibrary If you are interested in volunteering to help us run our book fair, please call us at 856-6676. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and able to make change and run a cash register. Thank you in advance for your continued support of our annual Scholastic Book Fair and the children’s programming at Drake Public Library!