Friday, June 24, 2011

Summerfest Library Book Sale underway!

Here I am helping out with the Library Booksale which is going on today. The sale runs until Sunday so if in the area stop in and say Hi!
I love my books!

Booksale is located across the street from the library next to the Catholic Church.

Look for the signs!

Friday 10am to 6pm

Saturday 10 am to 5pm

Sunday 10am to 2pm

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Oh, the places I have gone! Part 1

I did a little tour around my home town and I want to share my friends with you!

I stopped in at Leigh's Hair Affair to get pampered. It's right across the street from the library.
I had to make a stop at the Farmer's Market. Runs every Friday throughout the summer! This was the site of where the old library was and where I was first found!
At Griep's Jewelry you will find not just only jewelry but Mike repairs clocks and watches . You can even get your vehicle licenses here. I sometimes stick my head in through the back door. The Lotsa Stuff Store is brimming with stuff! Nettie is always there to greet you!
At Pine River Insurance, Carol always has a smile when you stop in.
I always come to the back door myself.

The Pine River Baker had donuts! Stop in and have one or two! They make wonderful cakes too!
Now if you stop at Gardiner's Hardware Hanks say hi to the boys, Beau and
Bud. Not only do they sell hardware but furniture and I just found out that they sell fishing licenses too! Mmmm fish.....

I had a seat outside Stone Woman Herbals. The smell of tea coming from inside made me thirsty!
One of the newest business in town is Jr's #19 BBQ. The place was hopping when I stop by but Ryan took some time from his bbqing to have his picture taken with me! Stop by if your coming through Pine River it's right on Barclay Ave inside Thrifty Living. It smells delicious and I'm sure it taste the same!

Of course if I visit with Ryan I have to see Nancy too at Thrifty Living. They have everything if your looking for anything! At bargain prices too!

My trip around Pine River and I still have more places to visit.

Until Next Time,


Friday, June 10, 2011

Browser crossing at the Cass Lake Library

At the Cass Lake Library in Cass Lake MN, Browser got to sit and watch 5 groups of 1st graders come in and look at books. They liked having him there!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Summer Reading Program begins June 13

A cheery how do you do.

What an odd phrase! How do you do what? This was the polite way to greet a total stranger in days gone by. Today it is more like “hey”. I’m not sure this makes more sense, but it is in the current common vernacular. Anyway, greetings!

It is time for the summer reading program at The Pine River Public Library. I know – or hope, anyway – that most children prefer to be outside during our short summer season, but we do have blustery days.

Also, reading before bed can be very relaxing. I know this to be true. This summer our title for our younger friends ages 5 to 12 is “One World Many Stories”. The dates are June 13th to August 6th. All of you small people who complete the entire program will be eligible for the grand prize drawing! I love drawings. Both kinds.

The older young people ages 13 to 18 will be reading under the theme “You Are Here!” Their reading dates are the same. They, too, will be eligible for the grand prize drawing if they complete the 8 week program. Need I say more? Yes! There will be an end of the summer reading program party at the Pine River Public Library for those who complete the whole program. Party? Do I get to go? Naturally. Be sure to register at the Pine River Library and be a part of something that can make your world a better place.

Speaking of worlds, my paper clone has been travelling. Grab your computer or use the library’s and log on to He/I was able to go to the Indy 500 for their 100th birthday. My younger friends will be tracking these adventures during the “One World Many Stories” program.

Please note that I refuse to use terms such as “kids” and “teens”. From my vantage point you are all people of varying degrees of stature!

By the way, Author Jim Proebstle returns to Kitchigami Libraries with a new book, “Fatal Incident”. Google this and come to The Warehouse Saturday, June 11th at 2:30 to meet the author. This program like so many other really great programs is made possible with funding from the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment, Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Thank you, Minnesota, for caring about us.

So long.
Another odd phrase. How long is it? And what is it?

Browser, the library cat

Printed in the Pine River Journal 9 June 2011

Monday, June 06, 2011

Browser visits the Walker Public Library in Walker, MN

Browser makes a new friend named Clifford, and hears about all the fun stuff at the Walker Public Library from Peggy Trimble.