HELP... I'm being eaten by an alligator!

Meet Gus

Remember the alligator head I brought back from Florida... well this is the one I wanted to bring.  His name is Gus and he is 13 feet long. He lives in the parlor of the LDS Deseret Ranch just outside of Orlando. For years he lived in the orange groves and was kind of a "pet."  He got old and grumpy and way too aggressive so he ended up here. I could just imagine him at storytime. 

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery


Shrek and Donkey came to visit today.

There's a contest for everything!
including beards and moustaches.  Take a look at a few of the winners.


Maria Gomes Valentim
About to turn 115

Guinness World Records confirms that Brazilian Maria Gomes Valentim has taken the title of 'Oldest Living Person' aged 114 years and 313 days. Maria was born on July 9, 1896, in Carangola, Brazil, where she has resided all her life. She attributes her longevity to a healthy diet.

How did the Guiness Book of World Records get started?

On May 4, 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, then the managing director of the Guinness Brewery, went on a shooting party in North Slob in County Wexford, Ireland. He became involved in an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe, then later realized it was impossible to confirm in reference books. He then thought that a book supplying answers to such questions could be popular.

The first 197-page edition of the "Guinness Book of Records" was bound on Aug. 27, 1955, and went on to the top of the British best-seller list by Christmas. Over 400 million copies have sold since. The most recent one to hit the shelves is the "Guinness World Records 2011."


103 minutes of non stop laughter.  We have had a good time!


This is our last week in the library.  Since we can't check out books we will be watching a fabulous G rated movie.  Don't ask... it's a surprise. 

The first graders watched Land Before Time last Friday.  All 75 of them were mesmerized.  Watch a clip below...



"Bee" a reader this summer...

Sign up for Summer Reading at the Provo City Library
Saturday May 28th


in the library

Buy one get one free...


The year is winding down. Today is the last day to check books out from our Freedom Academy Library.  But please, don't stop reading. The Provo, Orem and soon to be finsihed Springville Public Libraries are magical places.

CLICK ON THIS LINK... to hear a delightful song about
Summer Reading


I hope you will all sign up for the Provo Library Summer Reading Program.  We won the summer reading challenge last year and we can do it again.

Used with permission. "Words and Music by Susan Elliott and Joe Romano, ©2009. For more information on Susan Elliott and Joe Romano and their library/school programs, please contact Susan Elliott at (713) 660-0356, or visit their web site at http://www.moodindigojazz.com/.”


Only three more days of testing........Hurrah!


 Happy May Day!

What an unpredictable Spring we have had. This week there are sunny skies and 75 degrees temperatures in the forcast.  And... four weeks left until Summer vacation.  Hurrah!