Join in the American Library Association’s Library Card Contest! Here’s the basics, and go to their site for full details!
“September is Library Card Sign-up Month and we want to know how you use your library card to learn, explore, or even just to relax. Or maybe your library card just makes you want to shout, “Excelsior,” like our Honorary Chair for Library Card Sign-up Month and legendary comic book creator, Stan Lee.
Share why you value your library card using our Library Card Sign-up Month word balloons or create your own. Creativity is encouraged! Share on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #LibraryCardSignUp or add to our “My Library Card…” Flickr Group between September 2-23, 2014. All participants will be entered in a drawing for a comic book prize package.”
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Sadly, summer is coming to the end. August 30 is the end of young adult summer reading! Don’t forget to log your books so you can collect your prizes and raffle tickets and be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing. August 30 is also the LAST DAY to collect prizes (and log reading) so come in soon!
If you’re in the children’s summer reading program, don’t forget to come in and collect your prizes! You can no longer log your books, but hurry in to get your prizes and something new to read.
Summer is here! Celebrate with our summer reading program. If you’re lost on what to read, we have some summer reading themed titles for you to check out! Come in and grab one of our new Literary Elements bookmarks. They’re located at the Circulation Desk where the Staff Pick bookmarks are usually located or in our current Adult Summer Reading Display, in the Fiction section.
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Have you checked out one of our Staff Picks yet? The Staff Pick of the Week can be followed on our blog, Facebook Album, or you could look at one of our Staff Pick Bookmarks.
We have 12 bookmarks broken up by genre, including: Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, YA, Nonfiction, and Classics. They’re even color-coded! Nonfiction titles are blue, fiction is green, and YA is black. Bookmarks can be found at the Circulation Desk, the Reference Desk and in the YA room on top of the display. Not every bookmark is out all the time, so keep checking back!
We also want to know what YOUR favorite books are. Tell us on Facebook or Twitter, and maybe one day we can have Patron Pick Bookmarks too!
Don’t forget to sign up for this year’s Summer Reading! Registration just opened, get started today and earn some great prizes – check out our Summer page and look at the prizes you could win in your category. Please note that Children’s is broken into Toddlers and older children… both titled “Fizz Boom Read”.
As you can see when you walk in and look at our latest display, April is National Poetry Month. If a whole book seems like too much work, why not try the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day website?
Or if you are in grades 3-12 why not share your poems with other poets at Poet-to-Poet? Watch award winning poets from the Academy of American Poets’ read their poems, which are fun and accessible, then let them inspire you to write your own! You can email the poems to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and which poem/poet inspired you by April 30. Some will be posted on the website in May! If you’re a teacher, the website also comes with Common Core lesson plans for the project.
If you LOVE poetry, April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Carry a poem with you in your pocket and share it throughout the day.
Don’t forget, we have a great selection of poetry year round. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog via WordPress.