A New Zealand Library recently opened to the public when it was supposed to be closed. A error with the way the door locks were programed opened the library to the public with no staff on site. Hundreds of patrons visited the library that day and were able to check out materials using self-checkout. Nothing was stolen.
The FBI’s Kansas City office is seeking information about a theft at the Truman Presidential Library that happened in…1978. Apparently some ceremonial swords were taken. It is unclear to me what effort was made to recover the swords when the crime occurred. A reward is being offered, though, so double-check any ceremonial swords you may have.
The South Pole now has a Little Free Library! It is the first on Antarctica. Excellent news for travelers to the South Pole who may not bring enough reading materials. 😉
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to new words and updated definitions in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Check them out here.
The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is open and continuing to serve during the pandemic. Please pass along this information for anyone who you know who may need it.
Columbia Public Schools is planning to provide meals to students while they are closed. Again, please pass along this information to anyone who needs it.
We may find ourselves cooking more while at home during this pandemic. Here are some ideas for meals to cook from the New York Times.
Stay safe and well everyone!
Would you bring a bag of snakes into a library? It happened in North Carolina at the Madison County Public Library. The patron gathered up his snakes and left the library when asked, and the library revised its policy about animals in its building.