Now your morning cup of joe can support your local library.

My favorite coffee roaster supporting my favorite library? This was a match made in heaven. And of course, it was wonderful coffee.

But the story only begins there. Head over to The Roasterie’s website, and you’ll find they sell two different “Cause Blends” to support two of the major libraries on the Missouri side of the Kansas City area.

The Library Lovers’ Blend supports Mid-Continent Public Library, the large library system that supports Jackson, Platte, and Clay counties in Missouri, which includes Kansas City. MCPL boasts one of the nation’s largest collections, including a dedicated genealogy center. Easy to see why it’s my favorite. Plus my mom works there.

Apologies for upside down photo.  Apparently the Bookriot people either had too much or not enough Library Lovers’ Blend coffee!


My macros for the last 5 days in reverse order. This was a PMS week and I stayed on track! So proud of myself. I’m enjoying IIFYM combined with paleo. It feels easy and simple.
I plan to start running again next week. I need to. I feel like a slug. Time to dust off the treadmill and get running again. Can’t wait for the snow to melt so I can run outside! I have no winter running clothes though so treadmill it is.
It’s PER time at work and that means brag sheets. I had to write all my “accomplishments” for the Sargeant. And be really detailed about like, like in listing all my duties to someone who doesn’t work with us. His goal is to get me promoted to MCpl before he retires. Crossing my fingers it happens. That would be sweet!

Raina, a circulation assistant at our Fairmont location, recommends How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg (illustrated by Kevin O’Malley).

“It’s a fact - everyone dies!  Even the most famous people die.  We are not always told how or why - but we know they die.  This book tells us the “how and why” in a fun way that young adults can appreciate. The tales of these famous people from history are funny, cool, disgusting, and even sometimes stupid.  Between the pages of this book you will discover how Christopher Columbus died.  Continue reading and unwrap the mystery of how King Tut’s body was turned into a mummy.  Read How They Croaked and unlock the secrets behind the deaths of 19 famous people.”

Michelle, our Virtual Branch Librarian, suggests Zombie In Love by Kelly DiPucchio (illustrated by Scott Campbell).

"This is an adorable picture book about a lonely zombie named Mortimer who just wants to find the ghoul of his dreams. It’s an excellent read-a-loud and is packed with jokes that kids and adults will enjoy."

Pick up Zombie in Love today from our Fairmont, Mannington, or Bookmobile branches!


Marion LiBearian participated Pierpont Community & Technical College’s Mascot Invitational last night. She warmed up with a little Gangnam Style.

Found an old staff shirt today!

In case the text is too small, here’s what it reads:

Top Ten Library Pickup Lines

10. What’s your call number, baby?

9. Hi, my name is MARC. We should INSPEC each other to see if we MeSH.

8. Meet me in the stacks!

7. My reference desk or yours?

6. Archivists do it with gloves on!

5. Do you have any overdue books, because you have FINE written all over you!

4. Can I get a library card, so I can check you out?

3. I’m the Director of Adult Services. How may I help you?

2. If I could rearrange the classification system, I would put U and I together.

1. It’s not the size of the collection; it’s how you use it.

FSU VITA @ Mannington Public Library

Friday, February 22 10:00am-5:00pm & Saturday, March 23 9:00am-3:00pm

No appointment necessary.

The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $51,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers from FSU under the supervision of Teresa Engebretson will provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations.

For more information, please call 304 986-2803


The MCPLS director found this gem on an old disc while cleaning out some files. Note: This video is from 2007 - Bookmobile stops have changed. Please see the Bookmobile schedule for information on current stops.

Jane at Mannington Public Library recommends Benediction by Kent Haruf.

“ I have always been a fan of Kent Haruf’s and couldn’t wait to read Benediction.  As usual, the book wasn’t very large, and also as usual I there were more when I finished.  He is such an honest writer and he writes exactly the way people think and speak.  He doesn’t indulge in shock subject matter, but manages to retain a certain earthiness in spite of that.  The story is about the end of life.  I know that may sound bleak, but the author handles all that with honesty and grace.  I think this book is very, very readable and not at all what you would expect for a book about this subject matter. “

You can find Benediction at our Mannington branch or download the ebook from WVDELI.