Monday, March 27, 2017

National Library Week 2017

National Library Week, April 9 – 15, 2017, is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries and library workers for transforming lives through technology, information literacy, diverse collections and opportunities for community engagement.
In a world of rapid technological and cultural change, libraries and library workers are establishing themselves as trusted resources for both individuals and the community at large. Conducting an online search can be a daunting task, even for an experienced researcher, with millions of hits for any question or topic. Librarians are trained experts who can guide library users through this information jungle to find what they are seeking, whether they are verifying news sources, investigating healthcare options or exploring sources of student financial aid.
Libraries also provide a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse wants and interests, including cultural heritage collections, materials in alternate formats such as large print, online language courses, and many other programs.  Library programming and offerings continue to expand to reflect the changing needs of the communities they serve.
This year’s theme for National Library Week is “Libraries Transform,” and Olympic soccer gold medalist and World Cup champion Julie Foudy is lending her support as National Library Week Honorary Chair. Foudy is helping to shine a light on the value of all types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – and the expertise of library workers.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is observed each April by the American Library Association and libraries across the country. For more information on National Library Week, visit ILoveLibraries.org/NLW or follow #NationalLibraryWeek.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Friends fundraisers

There will be two upcoming painting programs at the Lillie M. Evans Library in Princeville.  Both are fundraisers for the Friends of the Library.  The mission of the Friends is to support the needs of the Library in a variety of ways. The Friends strive to enhance the available resources of our library to meet current and future needs of our community. Some of the items provided by the Friends include: furniture in the young adult area, Nintendo Wii gaming system, patron shopping cart, sturdy benches outside the library, and help with the summer reading program.


The first program is on Saturday, February 25, 10AM-noon – Cost $20. Come to the LME Library to paint away the winter blues! There will be a hot chocolate and coffee bar and staff from “Your Kiln Me” will instruct us on painting ceramic bunnies. Enjoy some creative time with friends and family @ the Library.  Class size is limited to 20, so be sure to register ASAP.  Cost is $20 for each bunny and bunnies will be fired at “Your Kiln Me” before being available for pickup.


The second program will be on Saturday, March 11, 10AM-noon – Cost $20. Come to the LME Library to paint a glass! There will be a luau theme and we’ll have a build your own kiddie cocktail bar.  No need to have experience—just come and enjoy some great creative time with friends @ the Library.  Class size is limited to 20, so be sure to register ASAP.  Cost is $20 and each painter will paint a glass to take home. 

Registration for each class is required. Children under 5th grade must be accompanied by an adult. Call the library at 385-4540 or email us at lill@lmelibrary.org to register – class size is limited so reserve your spot today! Any additional funds collected will go to the Friends of the LME Library. To join the Friends, please contact the library.