The conversion of the hot water closet to a slightly larger server room is done. In fact, we were up and running by Tuesday morning. Thank you Irving Construction, Alfredo’s Ironworks and Blackhawk Moving. During our “down” time, we moved some furniture and shelving for security purposes, installed beautiful iron gates for staff areas and did some heavy cleaning. Thank you everyone for your patience. Dee
The plans are moving forward to get the grant up and running. The laptops for the “center” have arrived as well as a projector. The software and licenses are installed. WE will begin teaching practice classes in July and August. This grant will coincide with the unemployment rate rising. We hope to teach people the skills needed for today’s work environment. We are exceedingly pleased to be one of the recipients of this grant.
A record number of young people signed up for summer reading yesterday. The most ever– 183. Summer reading programs are paid for by the Friends of the Library and we thank them so much. This is a fun and educational part of the summer that all children can enjoy. Just come in and sign up. Adults and teens can join inthe fun too — at the adult reference desk.
May of 2006– 16,000+ people entered the library.
May of 2011– 29,000+ people entered the library.
Amazing and Thank you for your support.
On the other hand, I finished Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and I just felt tired. How can someone hold hown a demanding job and spend hours every day coaching her children on violin and/ or piano. I just don’t know where you get the time, let alone the drive.
I am listening to a P.G. Wodehouse audio book and really laughing. I know humor is personal but his books have lasted for over a century and he is very very funny. I heartily recommend P.G.Wodehouse to everyone.
ebooks are going live next Tuesday. And we start checking out Nooks to help our readers become familiar with ebook readers.
The library will start loaning e-readers very soon. Probably June 1. We will start with Nooks since they are compatible with our e-book distributor, Overdrive. Kindles will soon be compatible as well and we will loan them too.
Check out our book display on books in bloom. Will there ever be a spring? For all you gardeners, this must be frustrating. I don’t want to read about gardening!! I want to be outside.
June 25– mark your calendars. I just finished The Thousand by Kevin Guilfoyle who will be our author at the lunch on June 25. Fabulous book– a thriller and based in Chicago so lots of fun. More every day. Tickets will go on sale this week.