To be an information center for the citizens of Wilbur and
the surrounding area and all who pass through the area.

To be a source of educational and entertainment materials in various forms.

To foster a love of reading

To provide resources for persons of all ages, varied viewpoints,
and a broad range of interests and understandings.

Thanksgiving is an American holiday.  In 1620 the pilgrims came to America on the Mayflower to find a better life.  It was hard to grow food their first year in America, but the second year produced a harvest of good food.  In 1621 the pilgrims held their first Thanksgiving with the Native Americans who had helped them grow the food.  Now the Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November every year.  (information taken from My Library of Holidays, Thanksgiving, by May Harte, published by the Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., c2004)

Celebrated with big dinners and joyous reunions, Thanksgiving in the United States is usually a family day.  At the mention of Thanksgiving, many people recall memories of kitchens and pantries crowded with good things to eat.  Thanksgiving is also a time for prayer and church services.  (Information taken from the World Book Encyclopedia, Vol. 19, p. 229, World Book, Inc., c2000.)

 

Library note:  Wilbur Smith is celebrating his 50th year of writing with the publication of his 35th novel, DESERT GOD.  He has sold approximately 130 million books around the world.  With this book, he has returned to his much loved Ancient Egypt series.  Readers are encouraged to discover, or rediscover, Wilbur Smith's body of work.

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