First Line: Once upon a time there was a girl named Cinderella.
Summary: Cinderella is poor little girl who sleeps in the fire place with the ashes and cleans for her mean step-mother. One day she wishes that she could go to the ball at the palace to dance and wear a pretty dress. Her wish is granted by her fairy godmother. She has a wonderful time until the prince asks for her name. Rather than giving it she runs away and losing one of her glass slippers in the process. The prince is determined to find the young girl and he scours the countryside looking for her. You know the rest. Or do you?
My Thoughts: This was a cute little spin on the traditional Cinderella story. But most of the changes happen at the end when Cinderella realizes that she can make her own choices and choose her own destiny.
I loved the illustrations. They were beautiful silhouettes. I liked that it has a positive message for young girls about making their own decisions and not relying on a man to fix everything. It is easy to see why it was the November/December pick for Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf book club.
FYI: This is a short picture book. I expected more when I placed it on hold.
*This is my pick for category #7 (A selection from a celebrity book club) for the ReadICT challenge.*
Derby Public Library to launch partnership, new catalog Aug. 19
Derby Public Library is pleased to
announce the creation of a new library consortium, KanShare Libraries.
Beginning Aug. 19, Derby Public Library, Andover Public Library and Park
City Public Library will share a common catalog
and patrons of the three libraries will be able to check out items from
any of the three libraries with their current library card.
Catalog change will affect patrons Aug. 17-18
Because of the new catalog and creation of
the consortium, the Derby Public Library’s current catalog will be
offline Aug. 17 and 18. The library will remain open and community
services will be available, including passport application
processing, and fax and notary services.
will be due on those days, nor will items be able to be renewed. Items
on hold can still be picked up, but no new holds will be able to be
placed until the new catalog launches Aug. 19.
Public-use computers and public Wi-Fi will
also be available in the library Aug. 17 and 18. However, patrons will
not have access to the computer catalog to check their account, search
for items, place items on hold, or renew items.
This will also affect use of the library app.
These dates are a good time to take
advantage of the many digital services the library offers, including
Sunflower eLibrary via Libby or your computer, online learning resources
through the library website, audiobooks and magazines
from RBDigital, and e-books, audiobooks and video content available in
the Hoopla app.
Partnership offers many patron benefits
The consortium also brings some changes
that directly affect checkouts at the Derby Library. The number of
magazines, DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks that patrons are able to
check out at one time has been increased.
The partnership of these three libraries
will mean that library patrons will be able to seamlessly request an
item from one library and pick it up at the library of their choice.
Items will be transferred from one library to another
via courier, so patrons will be able to choose where they would like to
pick up items they’ve placed on hold.
example, an Andover
cardholder will be able to put a book on hold from Derby and pick it up
in Andover if they desire. Additionally, library patrons will be able to
visit any of the libraries in the consortium and check out items using
their current library card. Those items can
then be returned at any library in the consortium.
Other regional libraries, including
Goddard, El Dorado, Rose Hill, Mulvane and Augusta, are scheduled to
join the consortium later this year or in the first several months of