Visit Your Library More in 2016

Resolve to visit your library more in 2016! “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Chinese Proverb Well it’s that time of year again. We identify areas of our life we want to improve and we proclaim THIS IS THE YEAR…….That’s the easy part.…

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Summer Reading

As far as the library world goes, I think summer is my favorite time of year. It brings on a nice change of pace from the school year. We often see faces in the summer that we don’t see any other time of year. May, June, and July are by…

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The Catfish Capital of the World

In an effort to add a little more local flavor, we are working on a few projects in the Burlington Branch. We actually completed our first project last winter by creating a display of a variety of historical artifacts of significance to the history of the Burlington Library. These items…

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Ebooks and Libraries

New technologies impacting our way of life is nothing new, but it sure seems the speed of change has increased rapidly. E-books have been around for quite a while, but usage significantly grew about five years ago. Amazon Kindles, Sony e-Readers, Barnes and Noble Nooks, and tablets greatly improved the…

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Youth Media Awards

Every January, the American Library Association (ALA) announces its Youth Media Award Winners at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. I often use these awards for collection development, readers advisory, and to personally find some good reads. There are quite a few different awards presented. Debatably, the most popular are the Newbery…

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