Thursday, February 21, 2008

Read Across America

Read Across America Day is Monday, March 3, 2008. From the NEA (National Education Association) website:

(Read Across America) was orignally a one-day event to celebrate the joy of reading, NEA's Read Across America, sponsored by the National Education Association, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., and more than 50 national sponsors including the National Football League Players Association, has grown into the nation's largest reading celebration.

Read Across America culminates each year on March 2—the birthday of beloved children's author Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. The program provides children with motivation to read and delivers an important message: Kids who read—and are read to—do better in school and in life. Read Across America calls on every community to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday through reading motivation and awareness. The literacy program also provides NEA members, parents, caregivers, and children the resources and activities they need to keep reading on their calendar 365 days a year.

It's a day to notice, but we hope you don't need a special day to read to your every day!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Digital television

We don't want to encourage you to watch too much television and not read books and visit your library, but we are in the business of providing information. So in that spirit, this is something your need to know.

Here's a link to, a website providing information on the coming transition to digital television:

" is the official Web site of the National Association of Broadcasters' digital television (DTV) transition campaign. Launched in January 2007, the DTV campaign’s mission is to ensure that no consumer is left unprepared, due to lack of information, for the February 17, 2009 federally mandated transition from analog to digital broadcasting for all full-power television stations."

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


What is it?

It's a word libraries and others use to describe how the public might interact with government, whether local, state, or the federal government.

Some interaction can only be done online. Some things can be done both online or in person, which ever is more convenient. For instance, in some counties you can renew your automobile registration online.

We have a link to some Florida government resources and Federal government resources that may be of use to you.

There are many more. Library staff will be happy to assist you in finding them.