Sunday, February 10, 2008

And the winner is............

Congratulations to Ms. Mary Dixon who won the Valentine Basket raffle. We hope she enjoys her basket. Many thanks to everyone who participated in this contest. All proceeds will go to help expand our 2008 Summer Reading program. Already Librarians Brenda and Elizabeth are lining up exciting new cultural and educational experiences for our Summer Readers. We look forward to our returning Readers and anticipate a larger participation of new Readers.

We will be kicking off the Summer Reading Program the week that the schools close.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Love is in the air......................

For Valentine’s Day, stop in and check out our wide variety of DVD’s. We have lots of romantic comedies and classic romance movies that would be perfect for an evening at home with that some one special.

Several people have come in and taken advantage of our in house training for computers. If you would like help with MS Word, Ms Excel, Powerpoint or any other software programs, just come or call the library and ask for Elizabeth.

Fun Factoid: Today is “National Pancake Day” – whoo – hooo. It occurs to the librarians (and the patrons) that many, many factoids involve food. We don’t know what that means – but Librarian Missy suggests that I eat before I write the Fun Factoid.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

February at LCPL>>>>>>>>>>>>

February is “Black History Month”, and the library has scores of biographies, reference and activity books honoring African-Americans. In 1926, African-American author and teacher Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, who is considered to be the “Father of Black History,” established the first Negro History Week to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans.

Fifty years later, on the nation’s bicentennial, this celebration of African-American heritage was extended to one month. A commemoration of the historical, cultural and contemporary roles of African Americans in the United States, Black History Month aspires to educate the nation on topics significant to the African-American experience, including slavery, segregation and the civil rights movements.

Tribute is paid to leaders, martyrs, artists, authors and heroes whose remarkable achievements in their respective fields represent the tragedies, triumphs and continuing struggles of the Black community.