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Library News

By The Staff

 

    LaFollette Library Update- July, 2009   NEWS FROM THE STACKS for LaFollette Public Library Customers   Director: Nancy Green                                   Hours:     Monday – Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed:      12:30-1:30 for lunch Saturday:   9 a.m. -2 p.m. Phone:    (423) 562-5154                                               Fax:       (423) 562-0013                                                Email:     laflib@comcast.net                           Webpage: www.lafollettepubliclibrary.org   Flower for July: Larkspur Birthstone:          Ruby   Summer reading successful   This year’s Summer Reading Program, “Be Creative @ Your Library” was, as usual, lots of fun, lots of prizes, lots of pizza, and lots of kids. We ended the program on July 7 with awards, certificates, T-shirts, and a pizza party. 68 participants were awarded an “Express Yourself” LaFollette Public Library T-Shirt, which means they read at least 100 books to qualify for this top prize. Total books read by the 142 participants during the 5 week session was 8,645.  A special thank you is extended to the following sponsors: McDonalds, Hardee’s, Sonic, El Pueblito, Burger King, and the Movies. These merchants provided coupons as reading incentives free of charge. Also, thank you to the Friends of the LaFollette Library and to Councilman Hansford Hatmaker for their financial support, and to the Campbell County Board of Education Summer Reading Program and coordinator Frances Smith for providing lunches to the children. Thanks are in order also to volunteers Norma Asher, Tensia Huddleston, Joy Robinson, Laura Coyne, and Bobby Smith. And as always, thank you to the participants and especially to all the parents, grandparents, and all adults who took the time to bring their children to the weekly programs. We couldn’t do it without you. We have added a wonderful resume program for your convenience here at the LaFollette Public Library. It is called WinWay Resume Deluxe and makes writing your resume so simple anyone can do it. Just let me know when you come in that you want to write a resume. We are still providing the Boating Safety Test to the youth of the area. And with the summer in full swing, this has been a highly used service. We are the only local site for taking this necessary test. And don’t forget our recycling bin located behind the city hall. Bring all your old newspapers and place them in this bin. Proceeds go directly to the library. We are still in hopes of building a new library facility. We can use your help. Contact your mayor and council members and tell them you support a new library being built directly behind the library in the city parking lot. This will help tremendously. Thank you, and have a wonderful month of July.