Elf on the Library Shelf

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Yes, we’re lucky enough to have an Elf on the Library Shelf this year!  But he needs a name before he’ll begin his duties. Starting today, you can drop by the library to fill out your name idea. And then keep your eyes on our Facebook page for crazy fun in December!

Lest We Forget

The library will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th, for Remembrance Day.

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Please keep all returns until Wednesday.

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It’s a Spooooooky Day!

While we don’t have any special events going on today for Halloween, we wish all of our young trick-or-treaters a happy and safe Halloween night!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Be Thankful, Day 4

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Just a reminder, the library will be closed on Monday, October 13 for Thanksgiving. If you need books, drop in today or Saturday to stock up! And don’t worry, you won’t be charged fines for the days we’re closed, so please keep all returns until Tuesday, October 14th when the Blue Return Box will go out at 9am.

Today, be thankful to that person who made you a reader, or thank someone in your life who is a reader! Reading isn’t a luxury….it helps us grow and learn, it lets us be creative and discover new worlds and people, it makes us well-rounded people. So, make a point today of declaring your love of reading, and thanking the person who was responsible for it all (whether they’ll read it or not). Post on your Facebook page or on Twitter, and let the world know you’re a reader!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Published in: on October 10, 2014 at 3:17 am  Leave a Comment  
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Be Thankful, Day 3

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Today is all about being thankful for your local library. Many smaller towns and even big cities are losing their libraries due to lack of funding. Libraries are such important places these days, for so many reasons, and we should do all we can to keep them in our communities.

No longer is the library “just” a place to get a book. Libraries are now information hubs for the community, convenient meeting spots, afterschool tutoring locations, maker spaces, digital go-to sources, wi-fi zones, community resource centres and so much more. You can get books, take a course, make some crafts, listen to stories, prepare and send out resumes, surf the web, play a game, research your family history, learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks on your device, and find out if you’re on the voting list for the upcoming election. If we didn’t have libraries as a central part of the community, where would people go? In this age of information, we’re less connected than ever before, so keeping libraries as a free zone to meet up with other community members, develop friendships that go beyond the library walls, and learn about community resources in a safe and welcoming environment is essential to the workings of a happy and healthy society.

Today, thank your local library. Make a donation. Drop in and say hello. Take part in a project or event. Stop by and see what’s happening. If you haven’t been in a while, you might be surprised at what is being offered!

Published in: on October 9, 2014 at 3:02 am  Comments (1)  
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