Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Friends Gift Shop, Book Room Up & Running

The Friends of the Library book sale room and gift shop are serving customers and bringing in funds for library projects.
The gift shop will be open from 2-4:30 p.m. on specified days, and also on Saturday. Stop by the shop to buy book bags, coffee mugs, jewelry and more. The shop is conveniently located across from the main circulation desk. Volunteers are needed to staff the shop.
The book sale room is open when the library is open. Customers bring their purchases to the library's circulation desks to pay for them.

A special book sale is planned for Saturday, April 8, during National Library Week. Friends members can stop by from 9-10 a.m. for special pricing. The general public can attend the sale from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Friends always welcome donations of books, magazines, DVDs, videos and cds to sell in the book sale room. Check your shelves for items you no longer use that others may want to buy.

Celebrate Seuss!

Celebrate Read Across America Day (and Dr. Seuss' birthday) on Wednesday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the library's auditorium. Comedy-magician Don Miller will present a funny, magical, and historical tribute to the author. From Green Eggs and Ham to Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?... it's a show that all ages will enjoy.>

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Blogging Workshop

Here we in the blogging workshop. We're learning this afternoon about what blogs are and why you might use them. I'll demonstrate how to check the spelling. Funny, the spellchecker thing shows that blogging is misspelled.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Flag Raising Ceremony

Monday morning, the library held a flag raising ceremony performed by the American Legion in celebration of the Grand Opening of the new library building. Thank you to everyone who braved the cold to honor the flag and the library.


That's the number of people who attended the library Grand Opening on Sunday. It was cold and snowy outside, but the warmth of excitement at the opening of the new library building was felt by all inside.

The ceremony included comments from Mayor Tom Nipp, State Representatives Tom Saunders and Phil Phlum, and State Senator Beverly Gard. Library Director Jan Preusz, Former Board President Martin Shields, Owners Representative Fred Brames, and Architect Mike Montgomery shared their comments with the audience as well. Library Board President Debby Weidert and Director Jan Preusz cut the ribbon to wrap up the ceremony.

Immediately following the ribbon cutting, Pat Cronk McCraine provided musical entertainment for guests. Mike Fleming and friends sang a variety of bluegrass tunes, and Kevin Kendrick played classical piano during the day as well.

The event, sponsored by Friends of the Library, kicked off a week of events at the library. For more information about upcoming events, log on to

Monday, February 06, 2006

Self-Checkout 2.0

Come check out one of our recent additions at the library -- a second self-checkout machine. It is conveniently located at the main circulation desk. Bypass the lines at checkout and help yourself! Also for your AV convenience, our original self-checkout machine is now located near the AV Helpdesk.