Monday, December 28, 2009

Read Kiddo Read

James Patterson has long been known for his books for adults.  He's a prolific and popular author.

Now, James Patterson has a website 'dedicated to making kids readers for life."  What started out as a project to encourage his child to read, is expanded now as a source for reading information for parents, teachers and librarians.

ReadKiddoRead provides information on good books grouped by ages. Books are suggested, a synopsis given, and other books with similar themes are listed.  Also included are reading guides, tips to encourage reading, and a section aimed at getting boys to read.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays

All libraries and bookmobiles will be closed on December 24-25 in observance of the Christmas holidays.  Libraries will reopen on Monday, December 28 with regular hours.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The 3/50 project.

Have you heard about the 3/50 project?  This is an effort to support local businesses.

The idea is to pick 3 local businesses, spend $50 a month at each, and help your local economy.  Not a bad idea!

See more information here: 

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Computer Classes

A few more photos from our Basic Email computer class.

Classes end on December 10 and will resume in Union County in January. Check Library Events for a schedule.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Computer classes

Some members of Basic Email class at Bradford Co. Library.   Classes in Bradford end on December 10 and will resume in Union County in January.  Check Library Events for a schedule.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Picturing America

Now that Emily Taber Public Library has opened their new addition, they have a nice display space for new books. 

The first display is their Picturing America collection,  books that  reflect our American history and culture.

The libraries in Baker, Bradford and Union Counties are three of 4000 libraries across the United States selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to receive free hardcover editions of 17 classic books as part of We the People Bookshelf grant program. The theme of this year’s bookshelf is Picturing America.   These books were chosen to further the study and understanding of American history and culture.

Some of the titles included are: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, The Birchbark House, The Captain’s Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe; Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez (in both English and Spanish), Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, Democracy in America , and 1776: The Illustrated Edition.

The collection is on display now at the library and all books are available for checkout.