Margaret Mahy, Children’s Author, New Zealand. "Ms. Mahy wrote more than 150 books, including illustrated stories for small children like “A Lion in the Meadow” (1969), “Beaten by a Balloon” (1998) and the best-selling “Bubble Trouble” (2009), as well as young-adult novels, including “The Haunting” (1982). ... Ms. Mahy’s stories often tapped what she called the “surprises lurking in the heart of everything.” Her own life did, too." Died July 2012. Will be sadly missed.
Six-year-old Alyssa Smith stopped by the Bull Street Library this week to pick up her Summer Reading Program Disney World Grand Prize, which was presented to her by “Snow White.” Alyssa read throughout the summer and completed Tier 4 of the program, a minimum of 40 hours. She participated at the Springfield Library and attends Isle of Hope Elementary School. Congratulations, Alyssa, and keep on reading! http://www.liveoakp.org