We have two new additions to our library. Come check out our two new egrets. We have a new statue donated to the library that was installed last week that are bronze egrets.

If you haven't seen it yet, the Dinah Bowman birding map is up when you come into the library. It's just to the right when you come through the gate. Both pieces are beautiful new additions to our nature library.

I'm counting down the days until my vacation. I'm leaving behind husband and grandkids and going to sit on the beach in Mazatlan, Mexico for eight days. I can't wait. I just can't figure out if I'm going to go into the ocean or not, depends on how cold the water is this time of year.

Make sure and mark Sunday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. down on your calendar. Our library is going to have the author of the new authority in birding books, David Sibley, at our library. Be sure and come hear his talk. You can also buy his book and get it autographed.

There will be no p.j. storytime, Tuesday or family storytime Wednesday and Feb. 7. I will be on the beach or out birding.

Jean Meadors is the children's librarian for the Northwest Branch Library in Corpus Christi. Readers may contact her at 241-9329.