Back to School and Fall Plans

Do you have overdue fines? During the first two weeks of August, we are going to offer a time of “Food for Fines.” You may pay overdue fees by donating one non-perishable food item for each dollar owed. The food will be donated to RIFA, and your child will be all set to check out the materials needed during the school year.

If your child is given a reading list at the beginning of school, we would like to have a copy of it so that we can make sure we have the items you need. We also are making an effort to purchase e-book copies of required reading.

We have just finished a fantastic summer packed with programming for people of all ages. During the month of August we will be making plans for the remainder of the year.  The Friends of the Library already have a great line up of first Thursday “Noon Book Reviews” for you. The Library Foundation is already making plans for the biggest and best “Books of Madison County” event to date.

Is there a topic you would like to know more about? A skill you would like to learn? Or, maybe there is a topic or skill you would like to share with the community. If there is, please give me a call and make your request known.

The library is the place to go for information whether it be written, accessed through technology, or shared verbally.

 

Programming for February 2014

February 3:
Resume Writing in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
February 4:
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
“Basic Computers” class at North Branch at 11:00 am
“Completing Applications” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
February 5:
“Interview Techniques” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
February 6:
Preschool Story Time at North Branch at 10:15 and 11:00 am
Noon Book Review with Florence Roach at Main Library in Program Center
“Interview Techniques, cont.” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
“Basic Computers” class in Community Classroom at Main Library at 3: 00 pm
“Elephant and Piggie” Party for Kids at 4:00 pm at Main Library
February 7:
“Communication in the Workplace” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
Library Club for Homeschoolers at Main Library at 2:00 pm

February 10:
Resume Writing in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
February 11:
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
“Internet/E-mail” class in Community Classroom at Main Library at 11:00 am
“Completing Applications” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
February 12:
“Interview Techniques” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
February 13:
Preschool Story Time at North Branch at 10:15 and 11:00 am
“Interview Techniques, cont.” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
“Internet/E-mail” class in Community Classroom at Main Library at 3: 00 pm
February 14:
“Communication in the Workplace” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
Library Club for Homeschoolers at Main Library at 2:00 pm

February 17:
Closed for President’s Day
February 18:
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
“Tablet Computers” class at North Branch at 11:00 am
“Completing Applications” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
February 19:
“Interview Techniques” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
February 20:
Preschool Story Time at North Branch at 10:15 and 11:00 am
“Interview Techniques, cont.” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
“Social Media” class in Community Classroom at Main Library at 3:00 pm
February 21:
“Communication in the Workplace” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
Library Club for Homeschoolers at Main Library at 2:00 pm

February 24:
Closed for President’s Day
February 25:
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
“Tablet Computers” class in Community Classroom at Main Library at 11:00 am
“Completing Applications” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
February 26:
“Interview Techniques” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
February 27:
Preschool Story Time at North Branch at 10:15 and 11:00 am
“Interview Techniques, cont.” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
“Tablet Computers” class in Community Classroom at Main Library at 3:00 pm
February 28:
“Communication in the Workplace” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
Library Club for Homeschoolers at Main Library at 2:00 pm

Rebirth

It is a new day at the library. Many are calling it a “rebirth,” and that is really the feel you get when you enter either of the library’s locations. The remodeling at the Main Library has been completed, and our North Branch is flourishing in its new location as well. Our focus now will be on providing you with the level of library service you deserve. The stage has been set; we are ready to serve!

Just to catch you up on our regular programs, I will list them below:

  • We have four preschool storytimes each week: Main Library on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30. North Branch on Thursdays at 10:15 and 11:00.
  • We have a Library Club which meets on Fridays at 2:00 pm. This group consists of homeschoolers.
  • We now offer several computer classes each week. We are partnering with Workforce Essentials; they teach a class each day, and a member of the library staff teaches a few extra classes per week. Most classes are conducted in our “Community Classroom” at the Main Library, but we have recently added a couple classes per month at our North Branch. Call the Library and ask for Zoe for more information.
  • The Friends of the Library continue to present delightful guests to the community at their “Noon Book Review” on the first Thursday of each month.

Our special “Teen Room” was opened last week. The young adult reading collection is housed in this area along with dedicated touch screen computers and a gaming system. The materials may be checked out by any patron, but the computers and gaming system are restricted to teens only.

Both the Main Library and the North Branch have program rooms which are available should your group need a meeting place.

Connect here for Technology, Literacy, and Community!