What makes your library special to your community? How does it enrich the lives of you and your neighbors? Tell us about it in an essay of 700 words or less. Up to four women’s stories will be featured in an upcoming issue of Woman’s Day and/or on WomansDay.com. Enter between February 9 and May 9; see below for official rules and how to enter.
1. No purchase necessary. In 700 words or less, tell us how the library is important to your community. Entries will be judged equally on originality, clarity of ideas and grace of expression. Include your name, address, daytime phone number and email address. Entries may be submitted on or after 12:00 Noon ET on February 9, 2010 and must be submitted no later than 12:00 Noon ET on May 9, 2010. Please send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org By participating, each entrant accepts these rules.
The library has always been a place to save money. Where else can you get books, CDs and DVDs without buying them? And these days libraries offer even more—a host of activities and services that cost you nothing. As part of our annual Woman’s Day/ American Library Association essay contest, we introduce you to four winners who found big savings— and even changed their lives—at their local library.
City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, a long time advocate for public libraries, had vast support from the New York Public Library, the Queens Library and the Brooklyn Public Library when he introduced the Library Card Act, which was passed by the full City Council on Thursday, March 25.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed it into law on Wednesday, April 14.
The legislation will make it easier for students to apply for library cards because it requires the Department of Education (DOE) to supply library card applications and information on how to apply for the cards. The applications will be distributed to students who are entering kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade. It also requires the DOE to supply students who are transferring to a new school with library card applications.
22 April 2010: A polar bear dance, a doomed thresher shark, and a crowd of giant tortoises gathered at dawn in the Galapagos are just a few of the stunning images that have been selected as the top 40 nature photographs of all time.
The images, chosen by the world’s top professional conservation photographers, will be auctioned to raise money for charity to coincide with the 40th annual Earth Day today.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this week, Soles4Souls (a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and people!) hopes to collect over 150,000 gently used shoes! They are partnering with mall around the county and you can find the location nearest to you to drop off a pair. I wonder if any libraries are partnering to collect? Why not create your own fundraiser? Many schools and organizations are getting involved. What a great idea!
Check out the plastic bags and plastic bottle displays at the library and the resources on display.
If You Give a Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Five Little Monkey’s Sitting In the Tree by Eileen Christolow
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Lemony Snickers (VS. A Series of Unfortunate Incidents by Lemony Snickett)
War & Pies (vs. War & Peace) by Leo Tolstoy
The Monster Book of Monsters
Saints, Sinners and T.V. Dinners by Lisa Majury
My apologies to “Crossed Bones” our final cake based on Crossed Bones by Kathy Reichs which I unfortunately missed getting a picture. We had a wonderful turn out and had many generous bidders, raising money for the Sweetwater County Library Foundation.
Dedicated to all the wonderous librarians who give their time and talent to help people with their information, reading and entertainment needs while having a great deal of fun. Thanks to all who made National Library Week good for all of us!