Friday, July 31, 2009

Construction progress

Progress is being made in construction on the Emily Taber Public Library (Baker Co. ) expansion.

The library will be closed July 31, August 1, August 7 & 8 for construction.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer programs for children

Summer programs for children are coming to an end. There is still time to attend one or two. Check our schedule here for a list of programs remaining.

Emily Taber Library in Baker County has had to cancel their summer programs due to construction.

Summer library programs aim to keep children reading during the summer months so that children don't lose their reading proficiency.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Man on the moon

Long before Michael Jackson had a moonwalk, there was a scientific moonwalk.

As Americans we like to celebrate firsts and even numbered anniversaries. July 20, 2009 is the 40th anniversary of man's first walk on the moon.

NASA has an excellent web page that tells about the Apollo 11 mission as well as other moon missions and current space programs.

Your library has many books on the history of scientific exploration of space. Try searching for Apollo mission, space shuttle, space missions, space exploration (just to name a few subjects) in the online catalog.

You will see a list of both nonfiction and fiction books of these subjects. Take your pick: non fiction if you like the science and history of space exploration, or a fiction book if you like to read about what could be.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hurricane season

Even thought we haven't had any weather emergencies so far this year, we still need to be prepared. It's hurricane season... time to brush up those disaster preparation plans.

There are online sites to help you prepare for natural disasters such as this one from the FL Department of Emergency Management. This site will help to make you aware of the need for a plan for your home or business, how to help children or those with disabilities.

The libraries also have books on hurricanes and disaster preparedness. Check the 551.55 non fiction section for hurricanes, and the 613.6 nonfiction section for emergency planning.

And take a look at historic photos from the Florida Memory Project provided by the State Library and Archives of Florida.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Batter Up!

Are you a baseball fan? Major league professional baseball is relatively new to Florida, though spring training has been a favorite Florida pastime for many years.

The Florida Memory project has a unique collection of photos of early and local Florida baseball teams on its website: Batter up! A Visual History of Baseball in Florida. There is even a photo of the 'Raiford Prison Team, 1939.' There are many photos on other subjects, too.

Of course, your library has books on baseball for children and adults. Check the 796.357 nonfiction section, or ask a library staff member for assistance.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Library Elf

Would you like to receive email reminders of books that are due? Sign up for a Library Elf account.

Visit and sign up for a Library Elf account. (Choose FL-New River Public Library Cooperative as your library) You will then be asked for your library card number and
PIN (obtain your PIN from the library.)

You can choose a schedule of reminders and Library Elf will email reminders to you. Parents can register children’s cards so you can keep track of everything checked out.

Library Elf is private. You control access to your account. This service is free to library users in Baker, Bradford and Union Counties.