Thursday, August 25, 2011


Have you heard 
about the new TumbleBooks craze?

What's TumbleBooks you ask?

TumbleBooks are a great, FREE way to share the enjoyment of children's books with your child. 

According to, "TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of licensed titles from children's book publishers such as 
Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Harcourt, Little Brown, Walker & Company, Lerner Books, HarperCollins Publishers, amongst others.

The TumbleBookLibrary provides 
enrichment to students who are reading independently with a variety of high interest material. It also provides support to students who require skill building with a variety of exercises that can be matched with other areas of the curriculum. In general, TumbleBooks are a great addition to a reading program that can be worked on independently by each student or by the whole class. It has been exceptionally well received by ESL and Special Education teachers"

Little Dixie Regional Libraries offers TumbleBooks to any cardholder free through our website

Ready to check it out? 
Simply click on the link ( and look for the TumbleBooks logo!

Friday, August 12, 2011

What's @ the Movies is in your Library

Sometimes the book is better than the movie.

Join us as we discover the books behind some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters…new and old. 

All of the books featured here can be found at your local Little Dixie Regional Library!

Book: “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett (2009)

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone. Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

Movie: “The Help” Releases in Theaters: August12, 2011. Starring Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Sissy Spacek, “The Help” is a reflection at what happens when three friends, who were never meant to be friends, break away from the bonds placed upon them by society in the 1960. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Outreach Deliveries

Little Dixie Regional Libraries is proud to offer Outreach services to members of the Randolph and Monroe communities. Outreach services are always free of charge and available to anyone who has a physical problem getting to the library. Books and other materials are delivered by the delivery van or through mail.

If you are interested in learning more about Outreach services available through your local library or would like to sign up, please contact Rachael at the Moberly Public Library.

The next Outreach Delivery will occur 
on August 9th & 10th, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Mr. President!

Today we celebrate our 44th President's Birthday.

Barack H. Obama was born August 4, 1961 in Hawaii. 
He was elected to his presidency in November 2008 and began serving as President on January 20th, 2009. 
He is married to Michelle (Robinson) Obama and they have two children.

Interested in learning more? Check out these links: 
The White House -
The White House Blog -
President Obama's Official Page -
First Lady, Michelle Obama's Official Page -

And as always, be sure to check out the following books 
available at your local Little Dixie Regional Library!

"Life Books Present: 
The American Journey of Barack Obama" (2008) 
The editors of LIFE Books have collected a richly illustrated biography of presidential candidate Barack Obama. This work includes intimate pictures from Obama's childhood and his time as editor of Harvard's Law Review, and culminates with the historic Democratic National Convention

"Dark Days, Bright Nights: 
From Black Power to Barack Obama"
 by Peniel E. Joseph (2010) 
Reimagining the Black power movement -- Malcolm X, Harlem, and American democracy -- Stokely Carmichael and America in the 1960s -- "A place where all things are possible" : Barack Obama and dreams of democracy.


"Barack Obama: 
Son of Promise, Child of Hope"
 by Nikki Grimes (2008)