Thursday, April 24, 2008

Earth Day

I missed the actual day...April 22 was Earth Day...but you can observe this day everyday.

Books about the earth, ecology and the environment are in various places in the non- fiction section of the library depending on the emphasis of the book. Do a subject search in the online catalog for earth, ecology or environment to find books on this topic.

Another place to look is in the gardening section..635.9.

Nationwide Arbor Day is Friday, April 25. In Florida we observed Arbor Day, a day to plant a tree, in January.

As always, library staff will be happy to assist you.

Friday, April 18, 2008

For Reading Out Loud

The new audio books for children that the libraries were able to purchase (with a grant from the State Legislature and local Rotary clubs) are available at your library. More have been ordered and will be on the shelf soon.

The audio books are a way for children to listen to a story read aloud. Of course, the best way is to read in person to your children. By reading aloud with your children and encouraging them to read on their own, you are helping them become better readers and listeners, and better students.

It's never to early or too late to start reading aloud.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

National Library Week

Of course we're's National Library Week, a time to celebrate libraries.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. This year (2008) National Library Week is April 13-19.

We can celebrate our libraries year 'round though, just by using its resources and spreading the good word about your library.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

For Reading Out Loud

Reading aloud to children is one of the best ways to help them discover the joy of reading. It's never too early or too late to start.

The grant and donations that the Cooperative received on behalf of the libraries is for purchase of audio books for children.

It's not exactly the same as reading aloud in person but there are enough similarities to make this form of reading aloud beneficial to children.

Check out the new audio books we've purchased.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

For Reading Out Loud

Another donation--thanks to Rotary Club of Baker County for their donation to Emily Taber Public Library. This donation supplements the CLIC grant that the Cooperative received on behalf of the libraries.

If you haven't seen them already, look for the displays of new audio books for children in your library.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fools' Day

April 1st: This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three-hundred and sixty-four." — Mark Twain

April 1--a day for silly jokes. It's not really a holiday. The history and origin of the day are nebulous.

Many examples of jokes and pranks can be found, such as the time that Taco Bell 'bought' the Liberty Bell and renamed it the Taco Liberty Bell. April Fool!