Sunday, February 28, 2010

Computer Classes for Adults

Computer classes for adults start on March 9  at  Bradford Co. Public Library. Basic classes on learning to use a computer and some intermediate classes will be offered.

In addition, as part of this series of classes, we will teach a series on using Learning Express, an online program that can help you brush up on job and interview skills. Assistance will also be offered on filling out government forms online.

The class series for adults repeats in April in Union County and in May in Baker County. Check your library for a schedule or look (and register) online under Library Events on our webpage.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Coretta Scott King Awards

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal, written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, is the Coretta Scott King Author Book winner for 2010. 

My People, illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr., is the King Illustrator Book winner. The book was written by Langston Hughes.

These two join others of this award on your library shelves.   You can look at a full list here.

  The Coretta Scott King Awards are presented annually by the American Library Association to honor African-American authors and illustrators who create outstanding books for children and young adults. Initially, the award was established in 1969 to recognize authors and then was expanded to include a separate award for illustrators in 1979. These awards are given to commemorate the life and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her continuing efforts in working for peace and civil rights issues.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Staff training day

On February 15, library staff from the three counties joined together for a staff development day.
The sessions included items to help us to better do our work, which is helping you, our customers.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Olympics 2010

The winter Olympics 2010 start today.  You will probably watch various events on television, but don't forgot there are good stories about past Olympics to be read too.

Sports in general are in the 796 nonfiction section of the library.  There are also individual biographies on well known Olympic athletes. 

Library staff will be happy to help you find the information you need.

Olympics 2010:  the official Olympic webpage.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Michael L. Printz Award

Going Bovine by Libba Bray received the 2010 Michael L. Printz Award.

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

If this book is not already in your public library, it will be soon.

For a complete list of Printz Award winners check here.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Newbery Award

The Newbery Award for 2010 winner is When Your Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

If it is not already of the shelf in your library, it soon will be.  For a full list of Newbery Award winners check here.