Come home with the librarian. The library will be reading ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer. This is not a new book, but has lots of fans. It is flashback/historical fiction set mainly during World War II on Guernsey Island. Put the book on hold, if it is not at the circulation desk. Email librarian@cityofmelissa.com for directions on Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m.


Would you like to observe a Melissa Public Library Board Meeting? Stop by the next meeting on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in the Melissa City Hall Community Room. Get there early and sign up to make citizen comments. Watch the webpage for confirmation and meeting agenda to be posted on the calendar.


Feed the Need Donation Box in the Library! Melissa and Anna are cooperatively collecting food for students who are home on holidays and school breaks. Did you know that 17.5% of elementary age students here in Melissa receive free school lunches? Make sure no child misses lunch during breaks by helping out this coming Spring Break. Most needed items include: sandwich Ziploc bags, paper lunch bags, bags of chips, fruit cups, granola bars, applesauce, peanut butter, jelly. If you would like to volunteer to make or deliver lunches or have questions, email feedtheneedmelissa@gmail.com


MPL Story time for lap babies to homeschoolers is held weekly on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. with Ms. Leslie. Feel free to contact her at lchaney@cityofmelissa.com. Also, be sure to stay and “get those wiggles out” at the monthly sessions of creative music and movement (2nd Fridays) and Bilingual music and movement (1st & 3rd Fridays) both following story time at 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. in the Courtroom.: Here is what is coming up: March 2 - Read Across America. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss; March 9 - Author Brent Vernon and his Puppet Sam visit the Library! Spring Break so for All ages; March 16 - St. Patrick’s Day Family Storytime! Learn about the holiday and maybe some leprechauns too; March 23 - Mark your calendars for a special Story time as we host our second annual Easter Eggstravaganza! Bring your Easter basket and your camera for the Annual Egg hunt and photo op with the Easter Bunny. Babies to homeschoolers invited, while volunteers of all ages can help.


Special Saturday Seuss-arama! Saturday, March 3 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Melissa Public Library celebrates Read Across America with plenty of stations to listen to stories and fun crafts for all ages to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. If you’d like to volunteer to read a story at one of the stations, please contact lchaney@cityofmelissa.com.


Spring Break activities for all ages! All times are 10:30 a.m. unless stated below: March 5 - Family Coloring Day – Stop by and use our pens and books to relax while making art. Grab your granny and come color; March 7 - Perot Tech Truck. The Perot Museum will be sending out their Tech Truck! The Tech Truck will allow for hands-on, maker-based science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) experiences! For ages 8 and up; March 9 - Author Brent Vernon and his Puppet Sam visit the Library! All ages; March 12 - Family Coloring Day! Stop by and use our pens and books to relax while making art. Grab your baby sis and relax; March 14 - Lego Free Build! Come create with your friends in the library. Legos provided free; March 16 - St. Patrick’s Day Family Storytime! Learn about the holiday and maybe some leprechauns too.


Teen Activities Group (TAG) for ages 8-18, Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. with Ms. Jennifer, Contact her at jnehls@cityofmelissa.com; March 1 - Game Night! Play games against each other such as Bag Head and Pop Their Balloon! Don’t know the game? Stop by and play! March 15 - Fandom Night! – The library will be drawing our fandoms.