Archive for July, 2011

This week will wrap up the 2011 summer reading program of “One World, Many Stories” for the children.  There were 34 children registered.   We want to thank everyone who registered and the presenters, Carol Walker for presenting the Australia program, Ada Welsh from the Theater Group, and Karen Beguin who presented the Egypt tour.  Thanks also to all the citizens who donated ice-cream buckets and oatmeal boxes.  The children made drums out of these items.  There were 13 Teens, and 12 Adults registered in their individual programs.  The wrap up events for the Adults will be on Monday, July 11, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. and for the teens will be on Tuesday, July 12, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Have you heard about 3-D printers?  The machines actually don’t cost much and have been around for many years.  The machines use plastic strips, not paper and the machines print out real 3-D objects like wrenches.  Of course, copyright issues are popping up all over the place.

Check it out at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing.

The library staff and many volunteers are steadily working through the process of changing all the barcodes on the books to match the new software called Alexandria.  We completed all the adult fiction sections and began work on the Young Adult section.  As soon as summer reading is over, we will begin on the easy fiction sections and the youth fiction.  The non-fiction sections will be last and will be time consuming for the staff to enter into the computers.  We are gaining and plan to have the web address for home use available by the end of July. 

Thanks to all the staff and volunteers for helping us get this far!

New fiction:  “The Delta Solution” by Patrick Robinson;  “Alice Bliss” by Laura Harrington;  “Born To Die” by Lisa Jackson;  “The Girl in the Green Raincoat” by Laura Lippman;  “Best Staged Plans” by Clair Cook;  “Pacific Glory” by P. T. Deutermann;  “The Lake of Dreams” by Kim Edwards;  “Final Justice at Adobe Wells” by Stephen Bly; “Watch Me Die” by Erica Spindler;  “Heat Wave” by Nancy Thayer;  “Smokin’ Seventeen” by Janet Evanovich;  Tigerlily’s Orchids” by Ruth Rendell;  “Trespasser” by Paul Doiron;  “A Young Wife” by Pam Lewis;  “When Passions Rule” by Johanna Lindsey;  “Folly Beach” by Dorothea Benton Frank;  “One Summer” by David Baldacci;  “Breaking Silence” by Linda Castillo;  “The Kingdom” by Clive Cussler;  “From Barcelona, With Love” by Elizabeth Adler;  and “Summer Rental” by Mary Kay Andrews.  There are more coming soon.

The Panhandle Library System is helping provide movies to the area libraries that would like to take advantage of this.  We are about to wrap up the second quarter of this program.  Some of the movies we have on hand are “Charlie “Wilson’s War”;  “Super Cross”; “Tender Mercies”; “He’s Just Not That Into You”;  “Baby Genius Favorite Nursery Rhymes”;  “Dora Explorer Super Babies”;  “The Wind in the Willows”;  “Artic Tale” and “The Happy Elf”.  To check them out you need a current library card, can check out 1 at a time and keep it for 3 days.