Thursday, February 23, 2012

Strong Partnerships make stronger communities.....

You're never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You're never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you've got.

Each year the National Education Association sponsors “Read Across America” a national celebration that takes place around March 2nd the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Each year thousands of schools, libraries and community centers participate by bringing together children, young adults and books.

The library is pleased to partner with the Lee County School District to participate in their unique program; “Reading Around Lee County.” The kickoff was this morning at the library where Mayor Alexander Boyd and County Chairman Charles Arthur Beasley signed a proclamation declaring the county’s participation in this national effort.

On Friday March 2nd we will be participating with sending out a special emissary to the various schools to help them celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Help us and the school district make this a successful program by stopping by the library and picking up a reading log and more information. “you’re never too old, too wacky, too wild to pick up a book and read with a child.”

What fun! The “Library Ladies” are teaming up with the Lee County Relay for Life team to help them raise money and awareness of the fight against cancer and cancer research. Crafty librarian Brenda has put together a great basket we are calling “Sow the seeds of Life.” You will have to come into the library to see this masterpiece to really appreciate it. We will be accepting donations and some lucky person may be the recipient of this wonderful basket.

As often mentioned, there are a lot of services offered at the library. Resume and homework help, research and job searches just to name a few. We have really seen an upsurge in job related requests, and to that end I will be attending a WorkSC conference in Columbia to improve my skills and network with employers and other state agencies. Debbie Tindal and I have been holding resume building and job searching classes here for almost three years. Deb and I will be going to this conference together so we can have more resources at our disposal. If you need help please do not hesitate to call the library and ask for me.

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